Frederick County Building Department

Find Frederick County Maryland building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections. Building Departments provide information on certificates of occupancy (CO), building codes, construction codes, inspections, safety, violations, permits, community planning, zoning laws, regulations, ordinances, maps, and land use.


Frederick City Building Department 140 West Patrick Street Frederick MD 21701 301-600-3812


Frederick County Permits 12 East Church Street Frederick MD 21701 301-694-1172

Frederick County Planning & Zone 30 North Market Street Frederick MD 21701 301-600-1138

Frederick Planning Department 140 West Patrick Street Frederick MD 21701 301-600-1499

Building Departments by City

How much does a building permit cost?

Building permit fees vary significantly from one locality to another. The fees are usually based on the total cost of the project.

If I have been issued a building code violation, can I appeal?

Yes, a building code violation can be appealed. In most cases, a local board will hear building code appeals. An appeal should be filed as soon as possible, as some jurisdictions impose deadlines for submitting appeals. The appeals process may require a fee.

Can the Building Department recommend a local home improvement contractor?

Local Building Departments are generally reluctant to recommend specific contractors. However, many will provide a list of licensed contractors that serve the local area.