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.
Licensing, Permits, Fees and Fines Payments
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 "firstname.lastname@example.org" 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 email@example.com.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Access the Online Electrical Permit Application.
Online Electrical Permits Orientation
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 email@example.com for assistance.