Online Permit Services
Get your electronic permit (ePermits) started at the ePermits Online Portal. You will see the image shown above for a variety of Online Permits, including Site/Road, Floodplain, Lodging Establishments, Public Pool and Spa, and Temporary Food Facility Permits.
For those who need to access ePlan, please read the below paragraph "Online & ePlan Applications" and remember to click to add ePlan (ProjectDox software) to your favorites at the bottom of the ProjectDox Login screen. For those customers returning to ePlan, you may click directly on the ePlan link.
Change in Govolution Fees
Effective April 18, 2020, the Govolution servicing fees for ACH, credit and debit card payment processing were revised as follows:
- eCheck/ACH payments will incur a servicing fee of $1.50.
- Visa Consumer Debit Transactions will incur a flat rate service fee of $3.95.
- All other Credit & Debit card transactions will incur a service fee of 2.45% of the payment amount.
Please verify payment information before submitting. Visit ePayments to make online payments.
Short-Term Rental License Information
New Short-Term Rental License information is available on the Short-Term Rentals (STR) page.
- For the Online Electrical Permit, you will need a scanned, color copy of the latest Master’s Electrician License (wallet card) and a scanned, color copy of the Master’s Driver’s License. You will also need to submit a copy of the “Electronic Signature Acknowledgement Form (PDF).”
- For the Online Mechanical Permit, you will need a scanned, color copy of the latest HVACR MD State issued License AND a scanned, color copy of the Master’s Driver’s License. You will also need to submit a copy of the “Electronic Signature Acknowledgement Form (PDF).”
- Part 1: Introduction to Online Electrical Training
- Part 2: Registration for Online Electrical Permit
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View the below videos on YouTube for assistance in completing your application.
- Part 1: Introduction to Online Mechanical Training
- Part 2 : Getting Started with Online Mechanical Training
- Part 3: How to Complete an Online Mechanical Permit Application
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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.
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 email 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 & ePlan Applications
Online Application System
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 email from "email@example.com" with instructions on how to upload your plans; please remember to configure your email spam filters to accept email from this address. An "ePlan Applicant Quick Start Guide (PDF)" is available, as well as an "ePlan User Guide (PDF)." If you just got started in January 2020, the “new quick start guide” or new “ePlan Applicant User Guide 2.0 (PDF)” will be applicable for your plan review. If you need assistance, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For your convenience, we also have a page of ePlan Helpful Links.
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 it is required if submitting plans electronically through ePlan. Questions may be referred to the Permit Center at 301-636-2050. Inquiries regarding ePlan submissions may be emailed to our office.
All ePlan post revision requests should be sent to email@example.com. The request should include an attached written narrative with a detailed work description along with a list of the project-related revised drawings or documents. All post revisions of projects initially approved through ePlan must go through the ePlan process.
GETTING STARTED: ePlan Helpful Information Links
The following links provide helpful information to guides and a "How to" video.
- ePlan Applicant Quick Start Guide — This guide provides a short overview of the process.
- ePlan User Guide — This guide is for those who started applications prior to January 2020.
- ePlan Applicant User Guide 2.0 — This guide is for those who started applications in January 2020.
- ePlan System Applicant Training Video — This video provides a step-by-step visual guide through the ePlan process.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: ePlan/ProjectDox Update
If you are experiencing issues with seeing or reviewing your design(s) in their Drawing Folders or unable to view Reports, review your Internet Trust/Permission settings and Firewall settings. Please review the attached "Implementing ProjectDox (ePlan) v. 9" guide with your IT Team or Provider.
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. For questions or concerns, please call (301) 636–2066.
Fee: All post revision commercial projects that include revisions or changes to the drawings will be assessed a $525.00 fee, and all post revision commercial projects that do not include revisions or changes to the drawings will be assessed a $78.75 fee. All post revision residential projects will be assessed a $105.00 fee. Additional fees may be assessed during the post revision review process.
The point of contact throughout the ePlan online process will be the applicant that completes the online application. Therefore, we encourage all applicants working within the same company to utilize a generic email address and password during the completion of the online application. In the event that the applicant leaves the company, the company will be required to provide the contact information of the new applicant. The contact information of the new applicant can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Effective Immediately, all applicants with access to the ePlan system will have the ability to add any additional members with “view only rights” to the projects on the applicant’s current task list. The applicant can also request for additional members to be added to the project on the applicant’s current task list by sending an email to email@example.com as an alternative.
“View only rights” for the additional members will allow the following access to the ePlan system: access to the “projects reports” that provides current department review and project status updates; access to see all the uploaded documents/drawings in the applicable folders.
The additional member will be required to provide first name, last name and email address to the applicant in order to be added with “view only rights” on the ePlan system. Please review pages 23 thru 25 of the ePlan Applicant User Guide. Additional members added with “view only rights” will not be able to perform any applicant task.