You can use Baltimore City’s online permitting system to apply online for an ePlans permit (those with full construction documents/plans) and the following types of permits:
- Permit Extensions
- Amendments to add/change contractors
- Construction/Alterations (1- and 2-Family Dwellings)
- Demolition (interior and exterior)/Razing
- Use & Occupancy
Applicants use the same login for ePlans and ePermits. The online system will allow you to:
- Apply for a permit 24 hours a day
- Send and receive messages about your permit
- Pay for your permit
- Receive your permit via email
Please review the information and links below to learn more about the ePermits process and it requirements. You can view videos on how to process ePermits and download step-by-step guides at https://dhcd.baltimorecity.gov/permit-pro-workshop-series. You can email your questions to DHCD.Permits@baltimorecity.gov or call 443-984-1809 for assistance.
To begin processing an application you will need the full scope of the work to be done, the contractor's name and license number, and PDF versions of any required drawings/sketches or construction plans.
NOTE: All electrical, gas, HVAC&R, and plumbing work requires a licensed contractor. Contractors used for construction work on 1-and 2-family dwellings must have a Maryland Home Improvement (MHIC) license.
Licensed contractors: Licensed contractors must be registered in the ePermits database in order to be added to a permit. You will need an ePermits access code that is provided by staff in order to register your license. You will need your contractor license and a valid photo ID to receive the ePermits access code. Please note that we only provide the ePermit access code to the license holder. To request license registration, please send an email or call 443-984-1809 for assistance.
Applicants using contractors: Before you can use a contractor to complete work on your permit, the contractor must first sign up to use the ePermits system and register their license (see above). Please have your contractor's name and license number available when you apply.
Message board: To enhance electronic communications, we have created a message board feature in the ePermits system. You will receive an email if a permit processor has posted a message for you to view. You will then log into your account to respond. You can attach any requested documents to your message. All documents uploaded to the ePermits system must be in PDF format. You can also initiate a message or ask a question about your permit through the message board.
Payment: You will need to pay your permit fees through the online system or at the One-Stop Shop Permit Center before your permit can be issued. Payments made online by check are free; payments made by credit card are subject to a small fee. Once payment is made you will receive your permit via email.
Check Plans Status: Once you have your Plans Number, you can check your status online anytime.
All permits must have a final inspection before a Certificate of Occupancy can be issued. All inspections can now be scheduled online, following the prompts once you log into your account. Customers can also call the QuickTrac system (443-984-2776) 24 hours a day to schedule permit inspections via phone.
Building, Fire, and Related Codes of Baltimore City (2020 Edition)
Request Duplicate Documents Form (e.g. Permits, Certificate of Occupancy, Plans)
For questions about ePermits call 443-984-1809
For questions about ePlans call 410-396-3460