Kent County Permits (Maryland)

Search for Kent 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 Kent County Clerk's Office maintains public records for a county, including vital documents like birth certificates and marriage licenses, as well as Kent County permits. Clerks in Kent 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 Kent County Clerk Office can provide information on how to apply for a Kent County permit or how to check if a permit is valid, and their permit information and records are usually available online.

Kent County Clerk Chestertown MD 103 North Cross Street 21620 410-778-7460


A Kent County Town or City Hall provides municipal services for their community, which can include issuing and filing permits. These county permits may be required for a number of building projects, including renovations, demolitions, repairs, land development, and zoning compliance. In addition to building permits, Town and City Halls in Kent County, Maryland may also issue land use permits related to boundary lines, private roads, addresses, and water systems, as well as access permits, utility permits, and special event permits. These records can be used to prove that a project has a valid permit or to look up county permit rules, apply for a permit in Kent County, or see approved permits. Town and City Halls typically provide online access to their county permit records.

Betterton Town Hall Betterton MD 3 3rd Avenue 21610 410-348-5522

Chestertown Hall Chestertown MD 118 North Cross Street 21620 410-778-0500

Galena Town Hall Galena MD 101 North Main Street 21635 410-648-5151

Rock Hall Town Hall Rock Hall MD 5585 North Main Street 21661 410-639-7611


A Kent 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 Kent 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. Kent County permits can show if a building meets fire codes and other building codes, which may be called a certificate of zoning compliance. These Kent 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.

Kent County Planning and Zoning Chestertown MD 400 High Street 21620 410-778-7423