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.

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 Start Guide" is available at 
  the following link:

 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 or 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.


Online Electrical Permit

Effective March 1, 2014, DPIE will no longer accept electrical applications by mail.  However, you may apply for your permit by accessing our online electrical permit application Website. 
To obtain permission to apply for electrical permits online, the master electrician will need to register for and attend the online electrical permit orientation. 

A schedule of upcoming orientation sessions is listed on our Calendar page.  After you determine which session you plan to attend, select “Online Electrical Training Class,” and send an e-mail to to register for the electrical permit orientation.  The master electrician must bring a valid electrical contractor’s license and a valid state-issued photograph identification to the orientation.

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

Access the Online Electrical Permit Application.
Online Electrical Permits Orientation

Online Special Utility

Utility companies can obtain Special Utility Permits online.

Access the Online Special Utility Application.