Building Permit applications are to be completed online. If applying for a residential driveway permit, please go to Online Permit Applications; enter the information directly into the County’s Permitting System under Site/Road Permit; write down the application number created and bring the number with you to the Permits Center.


Applicant is required to bring in 3 copies of the Site/Plot Plan showing driveway location with dimensions. These drawings will be reviewed by Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement, and a Structural Engineer.

General Information

  • A Driveway Permit is issued with a one-year expiration date.
  • An extension is allowed with the payment of an extension fee.
  • Construction must meet County specs and standards.
  • Instructions for inspections are provided with the issued permit.
  • At least 30 days are required after final acceptance of the permit work to receive refund of a cash bond.