The Division of Permits & Inspections provides permitting, inspection and code enforcement services to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Cecil County.  The function of the division is to issue building, plumbing, electrical and heating & air conditioning permits, licenses for specific coin-operated machines, manufactured home parks and licenses for trades that are enforced by Cecil County.  Building permit applications are reviewed by the appropriate approving agencies prior to the issuance of a permit.  Once a permit is approved and issued, field inspections are conducted consistent with the applicable adopted codes.   If property is within the incorporated town limits of Cecilton, Chesapeake City, Charlestown, North East, Perryville, or Port Deposit, the approval of the Town is required prior to applying for a County Building Permit. Contact the appropriate Town for information and approval process.

The Division of Permits & Inspections does not govern properties within the incorporated town limits of Elkton (410-398-4999) or Rising Sun (410-658-5353).

Permits must be applied for and picked up in person.

$30.00 non-refundable application fee will be required at time of processing.
Payment may be made by cashcheckmoney order or certain credit cards. There is a third party convenience/transaction fee when paying via credit card.

To set up an escrow account,
complete and submit an escrow application to the cashier.