Building Departments in Allegany County, Maryland

There are 2 Building Departments in Allegany County, Maryland, serving a population of 72,591 people in an area of 425 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 36,295 people, and 1 Building Department per 212 square miles.

In Maryland, Allegany County is ranked 6th of 24 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 14th of 24 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Allegany County Building Departments

Find Allegany County, Maryland building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Allegany County Zoning 701 Kelly Road Cumberland, MD

Maryland Planning Department 113 Baltimore Street Cumberland, MD

About the Allegany County Building Department

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

Allegany County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Allegany County 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.

Allegany County Residential Housing Units
 Allegany CountyMaryland
Total Housing Units33,0462,427,014
Occupied Housing Units27,759 (84.0%)2,181,093 (89.9%)
Allegany County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Allegany CountyMaryland
Single-Family Detached Homes20,035 (72.2%)1,158,356 (53.1%)
Single-Family Attached Homes2,043 (7.4%)459,488 (21.1%)
2 Apartments1,007 (3.6%)29,128 (1.3%)
3 or 4 Apartments907 (3.3%)44,991 (2.1%)
5 to 9 Apartments1,228 (4.4%)106,101 (4.9%)
10 or More Apartments1,669 (6.0%)354,951 (16.3%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing870 (3.1%)28,078 (1.3%)
Allegany County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Allegany CountyMaryland
2014 or Later35 (0.1%)17,675 (0.8%)
2010 to 2013449 (1.6%)52,604 (2.4%)
2000 to 20091,531 (5.5%)260,846 (12.0%)
1980 to 19993,767 (13.6%)671,719 (30.8%)
1960 to 19797,263 (26.2%)568,321 (26.1%)
1940 to 19596,197 (22.3%)372,876 (17.1%)
1939 or Earlier8,517 (30.7%)237,052 (10.9%)
Allegany County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Allegany CountyMaryland
1 Room339 (1.2%)27,124 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms2,223 (8.0%)190,564 (8.7%)
4 or 5 Rooms8,307 (29.9%)572,371 (26.2%)
6 or 7 Rooms10,903 (39.3%)671,326 (30.8%)
8 or More Rooms5,987 (21.6%)719,708 (33.0%)
Allegany County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Allegany CountyMaryland
No Bedroom387 (1.4%)31,145 (1.4%)
1 Bedroom2,637 (9.5%)214,444 (9.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms19,991 (72.0%)1,274,867 (58.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms4,744 (17.1%)660,637 (30.3%)
Allegany County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Allegany CountyMaryland
With Complete Plumbing Facilities27,693 (99.8%)2,174,324 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities27,567 (99.3%)2,169,342 (99.5%)