Building Departments in Bel Air, Maryland

There are 3 Building Departments in Bel Air, Maryland, serving a population of 10,139 people in an area of 4 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 3,379 people, and 1 Building Department per 1 square miles.

In Maryland, Bel Air is ranked 4th of 700 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 3rd of 700 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Bel Air Building Departments

Find Bel Air, Maryland building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Bel Air Town Zoning 705 East Churchville Road Bel Air, MD

Hartford County Building Department 220 South Main Street Bel Air, MD

Hartford County Planning Department 39 North Hickory Avenue Bel Air, MD

About the Bel Air Building Department

Building Departments in Bel Air, MD are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Bel Air DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Bel Air, Maryland building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Bel Air building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Bel Air, MD zoning laws and requirements

Bel Air Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Bel Air Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Bel Air Residential Housing Units
 Bel AirHarford County
Total Housing Units4,92198,853
Occupied Housing Units4,602 (93.5%)92,895 (94.0%)
Bel Air Occupied Residential Buildings
 Bel AirHarford County
Single-Family Detached Homes1,933 (42.0%)56,738 (61.1%)
Single-Family Attached Homes677 (14.7%)19,038 (20.5%)
2 Apartments39 (0.8%)650 (0.7%)
3 or 4 Apartments96 (2.1%)1,487 (1.6%)
5 to 9 Apartments587 (12.8%)2,990 (3.2%)
10 or More Apartments1,270 (27.6%)9,538 (10.3%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing-2,454 (2.6%)
Bel Air Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Bel AirHarford County
2014 or Later20 (0.4%)826 (0.9%)
2010 to 201391 (2.0%)2,813 (3.0%)
2000 to 2009288 (6.3%)14,441 (15.5%)
1980 to 19991,380 (30.0%)36,833 (39.7%)
1960 to 19791,817 (39.5%)24,456 (26.3%)
1940 to 1959758 (16.5%)8,679 (9.3%)
1939 or Earlier248 (5.4%)4,847 (5.2%)
Bel Air Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Bel AirHarford County
1 Room86 (1.9%)900 (1.0%)
2 or 3 Rooms477 (10.4%)3,676 (4.0%)
4 or 5 Rooms1,638 (35.6%)20,145 (21.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms1,330 (28.9%)30,133 (32.4%)
8 or More Rooms1,071 (23.3%)38,041 (41.0%)
Bel Air Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Bel AirHarford County
No Bedroom106 (2.3%)1,018 (1.1%)
1 Bedroom399 (8.7%)4,009 (4.3%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms3,417 (74.3%)57,558 (62.0%)
4 or More Bedrooms680 (14.8%)30,310 (32.6%)
Bel Air Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Bel AirHarford County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities4,541 (98.7%)92,668 (99.8%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities4,527 (98.4%)92,347 (99.4%)