Single Family Dwelling


Building Permit applications are to be completed online. Please go to Online Permit Applications; enter the information directly into the County’s Permitting System; and print three (3) copies of the computer-generated application prior to visiting the Permits Center. (Printers are NOT available onsite for customers.)


The following documents and plans are required to apply for a new Single Family Dwelling permit:
  • 1 Concept Approval Letter
  • 1 Approved Storm Drain Plan (if needed)
  • 6 Site/Plot Plans - Signed and Sealed
  • 2 Architectural Drawings - Signed and Sealed
  • 2 Structural Drawings - Signed and Sealed
  • 2 Landscape Plans
  • 1 Sediment Control Plan - Green stamped if the disturbed area is greater than 5,000 sq. ft.
  • 3 Approved Tree Conservation Plans or Exemption Letter
Prior to issuance of a permit, the following is required:
  • Building Contractors License
  • Maryland Home Builder Registration
  • Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) Environmental Planning Approval
  • Building Plan Review Division Approval
  • Health Department Approval
  • Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) - Building Certification Release (BCR)
  • Payment of Applicable Fees, including School Surcharge and Public Safety