Washington County Permits (Maryland)

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

Washington County Clerk Hagerstown MD 95 West Washington Street 21740 301-733-8660


A Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County, or see approved permits. Town and City Halls typically provide online access to their county permit records.

Clear Spring Town Hall Clear Spring MD 146 Cumberland Street 21722 301-842-2252

Funkstown Town Hall Hagerstown MD 30 East Baltimore Street 21740 301-791-0948

Hagerstown City Hall Hagerstown MD Ste 1, 1 E Franklin St 21740 301-790-3200

Keedysville Town Hall Keedysville MD 19 South Main Street 21756 301-432-5795

Sharpsburg Town Hall Sharpsburg MD 106 East Main Street 21782 301-432-4428

Smithsburg Town Hall Smithsburg MD 21 West Water Street 21783 301-824-7234

Williamsport City Hall Williamsport MD 2 North Conococheague Street 21795 301-223-7711


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

Hagerstown Building Department, Planning Zoning and Permits Hagerstown MD 1 East Franklin Street 21740 301-790-4163


A Washington County Code Enforcement Office is responsible for ensuring compliance with building codes as well as other rules and regulations. As part of enforcing building codes and zoning regulations, Code Enforcement Offices in Washington County, Maryland may issue county permits. These Washington County permits can be required for land development, installing septic systems, demolition, repairs, and renovations. They may also be required to show that a building meets fire codes and other building codes, which may be known as a certificate of zoning compliance. These Washington County public records can also show if a building had a valid permit, and they can be used to look up building permit rules, apply for a permit, or see approved permits. Code Enforcement Offices typically provide online access to their county permit records.

Hagerstown Code Enforcement Hagerstown MD 1 East Franklin Street 21740 301-790-3200