Howard County Permits (Maryland)

Search for Howard County, MD county permits. A county permit search can provide information on applying for a permit, permit requirements, building permits, land use permits, demolition permits, septic system permits, access permits, utility permits, special event permits, renovation permits, temporary event permits, reserving public property, looking up permits, checking if a permit is valid, fire code permits, certificates of zoning compliance, and water system permits.


The Howard County Clerk's Office maintains public records for a county, including vital documents like birth certificates and marriage licenses, as well as Howard County permits. Clerks in Howard County, Maryland may be responsible for filing and issuing county permits, including building permits, land use permits, access permits, utility permits, and special event permits. These permits may be required for installing or repairing septic systems, demonstrating that a building meets fire codes and other building codes, demolition, repairs, renovations, and adjusting boundary lines. They may also be required for temporary events, reserving public property, or a number of land development uses. The Howard County Clerk Office can provide information on how to apply for a Howard County permit or how to check if a permit is valid, and their permit information and records are usually available online.

Howard County Clerk Ellicott City MD 8360 Court Avenue 21043 410-313-3825


A Howard County Building Department creates and enforces building codes and zoning rules to ensure the construction of safe buildings. As part of their job, Building Departments in Howard County, Maryland issue and file building permits. These county permits may be required for renovations, demolition, repairs, land development, and installing or repairing septic systems. Howard County permits can show if a building meets fire codes and other building codes, which may be called a certificate of zoning compliance. These Howard County public records can be used to prove a building project has a valid permit or to look up building permit rules, apply for a permit, or see approved permits. Building Departments often provide online access to county permit information and records.

Howard County Planning Department Ellicott City MD 3430 Court House Drive 21043 410-313-2350

Howard County Zoning Ellicott City MD 3430 Court House Drive 21043 410-313-2395