I just bought a lot and want to build my own house. Can I do this?
Yes, you may build your own house. The Permit Processing Unit will provide you with all the information you need to prepare for your project. Before being issued a building permit, you will be required to meet with staff to discuss your construction needs, and provided a Building and Grading Permits Guide and supplementary permit brochures. These publications will assist you in pulling together everything you need to proceed with your construction application. The telephone number to the Permit Information Line is 301-883-5776.

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1. Who do I call to register a complaint regarding a vacant lot that needs to be cleaned?
2. My neighbor’s grass is knee high. Who should I call to report this problem?
3. Who do I contact about repairs that need to be made in my apartment?
4. Can I operate an auto repair business out of my house?
5. How many unlicensed vehicles can I keep on my property?
6. How do I obtain a Rental License to rent my single-family house?
7. Where can I apply for a construction permit?
8. How do I obtain the necessary information to prepare my permit application?
9. I just bought a lot and want to build my own house. Can I do this?
10. What is the easiest way for me to schedule an inspection of my work?
11. Water enters my basement every time it rains. What actions can I take to correct the problem?
12. Our organization is planning a public meeting to include a discussion on the services provided by the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement. Can you help?
13. How do I apply for a permit online?
14. What is needed to apply for each type of permit?
15. What fees are associated with my permit?
16. How long can I expect the process to take?
17. Who needs a Site/Road permit and why?
18. What types of Site/Road permits does DPIE issue?
19. What can I do when I see a problem in the roadway in a residential subdivision or commercial development that is under construction (i.e., safety issues, drainage problems, potholes, etc.)?