Building Departments in Frederick, Maryland

There are 4 Building Departments in Frederick, Maryland, serving a population of 69,330 people in an area of 23 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 17,332 people, and 1 Building Department per 5 square miles.

In Maryland, Frederick is ranked 18th of 700 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 19th of 700 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Frederick Building Departments

Find Frederick, Maryland building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Frederick City Building Department 140 West Patrick Street Frederick, MD

Frederick County Permits 12 East Church Street Frederick, MD

Frederick County Planning & Zone 30 North Market Street Frederick, MD

Frederick Planning Department 140 West Patrick Street Frederick, MD

About the Frederick Building Department

Building Departments in Frederick, 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 Frederick 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:
  • Frederick, Maryland building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Frederick building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Frederick, MD zoning laws and requirements

Frederick Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Frederick 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.

Frederick Residential Housing Units
 FrederickFrederick County
Total Housing Units28,78694,688
Occupied Housing Units26,987 (93.8%)90,022 (95.1%)
Frederick Occupied Residential Buildings
 FrederickFrederick County
Single-Family Detached Homes9,383 (34.8%)56,817 (63.1%)
Single-Family Attached Homes8,164 (30.3%)18,195 (20.2%)
2 Apartments536 (2.0%)900 (1.0%)
3 or 4 Apartments773 (2.9%)1,320 (1.5%)
5 to 9 Apartments1,948 (7.2%)2,587 (2.9%)
10 or More Apartments6,144 (22.8%)9,565 (10.6%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing39 (0.1%)638 (0.7%)
Frederick Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 FrederickFrederick County
2014 or Later149 (0.6%)1,027 (1.1%)
2010 to 2013863 (3.2%)2,580 (2.9%)
2000 to 20094,830 (17.9%)16,263 (18.1%)
1980 to 199910,890 (40.4%)35,736 (39.7%)
1960 to 19794,557 (16.9%)17,943 (19.9%)
1940 to 19592,047 (7.6%)6,010 (6.7%)
1939 or Earlier3,651 (13.5%)10,463 (11.6%)
Frederick Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 FrederickFrederick County
1 Room298 (1.1%)549 (0.6%)
2 or 3 Rooms3,005 (11.1%)5,088 (5.7%)
4 or 5 Rooms8,502 (31.5%)19,140 (21.3%)
6 or 7 Rooms8,632 (32.0%)28,692 (31.9%)
8 or More Rooms6,550 (24.3%)36,553 (40.6%)
Frederick Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 FrederickFrederick County
No Bedroom354 (1.3%)636 (0.7%)
1 Bedroom3,432 (12.7%)5,755 (6.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms16,936 (62.8%)50,447 (56.0%)
4 or More Bedrooms6,265 (23.2%)33,184 (36.9%)
Frederick Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 FrederickFrederick County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities26,961 (99.9%)89,758 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities26,755 (99.1%)89,313 (99.2%)