Online Permit Services

These helpful online tools will be invaluable in making the permit and inspections process faster. See what is available in the comfort of your home or office. Check back soon for new Web-based tools that are being developed for your ease.


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Applying for a Permit Online

Use the link for ePermits and enter all requested information into the system. Once all the information is entered, including the case name/type and all other applicable information is filled out, the case will be sent to processing. Once processed, you will receive an e-mail from a supervisor in the Permit Center stating that you are ready to come in and proceed with your case unless you have chosen to proceed within the ePlan process (see below). 

Online and ePlan Applications

All users may fill out an ONLINE APPLICATION by electronically entering information on an online form, as opposed to handwriting the information on a paper application.  Once the application is completed, one of the following must be done for the application to be processed:

• Continue the process by bringing paper plans to the Permit Center for review; or

• Continue the process by submitting digital plans online through the ePlan system, which 
  is more convenient.  You will receive an e-mail from "" with 
  instructions on how to upload your plans; please remember to configure your e-mail spam 
  filters to accept e-mail from this address.  An "ePlan Applicant Quick Start Guide" is
  available, as well as an "ePlan User Guide." 

If one of the above steps is not completed, the application will not be processed.

The ONLINE APPLICATION is an option if submitting paper plans, but is required if submitting plans electronically through ePlan.  Questions may be referred to the Permit Center at 301.883.5900.  Inquiries regarding ePlan submissions may be e-mailed to

Online Building Permit Application

DPIE is offering customers online tools to increase the speed, accuracy and convenience of the building permitting process. Customers can now complete the building permit application via the web. Once the application is completed online, the customer’s information is entered directly into the County’s permitting system without the need for a staff member to retype the information. In addition, customers can upload building plans for review via our eplan online application. This eliminates the need for customers to bring paper plans to our offices for many types of permits.

Building Permit Applications and Plans are not accepted at DPIE through the mail.  Building Applications and Plans may be submitted in person at 9400 Peppercorn Place, 1st Floor, Largo, MD 20774 or through our electronic plan review process (ePlan) described above in "Online and ePlan Applications."


Online Electrical Permit

Effective immediately, master electricians are required to apply for electrical permits via the DPIE Online Electrical Process. Electrical Orientation Training is no longer required. The master electrician must follow the steps below to register and obtain access to the DPIE Online Electrical Process.
After you submit your information, please allow 24 hours for verification of your registration information before our department grants you access.

  1. First, complete the "Online Permit Application - Electronic Signature Acknowledgment Form"
  2. Next, register and/or create your user profile at the below link:
  3. Finally, send an e-mail to DPIE at:

The e-mail information should contain the following information:

  • Company Name

  • E-mail Address (used as the login when setting up the profile)

  • Electrical Contractor (Company) License Number (the number shown in black text)

  • Completed Electronic Signature Form

  • Scanned, color copy of the latest Master's Electrician License

Only revisions to electrical permits will be processed by DPIE staff in the Permit Center.  Computers are available in the Permit Center for public use to process online electrical permits. However, DPIE printers will not be available to print the electrical permits.

Should you have any questions, please send an e-mail to:

Access the Online Electrical Permit Application.

Online Special Utility Permit

Utility companies can obtain Special Utility Permits online.

Access the Online Special Utility Application Guide.

Online Single Family Rental License

The Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE) offers the option of applying for a Single Family Rental License at 9400 Peppercorn Place, 1st Floor, Largo, Maryland, or online.  Offering online registration is part of DPIE's ongoing efforts to provide convenient, web-based services to our customers.

Customers can access the system through their browser at the following address:

For a first-time registration, the owner or designated agent should choose the "New Customer Sign-up" link.

Online Food Service Facility Permit Renewals

Effective September 1, 2015, all High, Moderate and Low Priority Food Service Facility Permits for on-time renewals are required to be renewed online.  

A Facility Number and corresponding PIN Number were mailed to you for each Food Service Facility location and are required to complete the registration and payment process.  If you have misplaced this information, or have other inquiries regarding Food Service Facility Permits, please e-mail for assistance.
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