Building Departments in Caroline County, Maryland

There are 3 Building Departments in Caroline County, Maryland, serving a population of 32,785 people in an area of 320 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 10,928 people, and 1 Building Department per 106 square miles.

In Maryland, Caroline County is ranked 1st of 24 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 5th of 24 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Caroline County Building Departments

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


Caroline County Permits 403 South 7th Street Denton, MD

Caroline County Planning Department 210 South 7th Street Denton, MD

Denton Planning and Zoning Department 13 North 3rd Street Denton, MD

About the Caroline County Building Department

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

Caroline County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Caroline 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.

Caroline County Residential Housing Units
 Caroline CountyMaryland
Total Housing Units13,5642,427,014
Occupied Housing Units11,996 (88.4%)2,181,093 (89.9%)
Caroline County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Caroline CountyMaryland
Single-Family Detached Homes9,724 (81.1%)1,158,356 (53.1%)
Single-Family Attached Homes450 (3.8%)459,488 (21.1%)
2 Apartments282 (2.4%)29,128 (1.3%)
3 or 4 Apartments332 (2.8%)44,991 (2.1%)
5 to 9 Apartments353 (2.9%)106,101 (4.9%)
10 or More Apartments182 (1.5%)354,951 (16.3%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing673 (5.6%)28,078 (1.3%)
Caroline County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Caroline CountyMaryland
2014 or Later49 (0.4%)17,675 (0.8%)
2010 to 2013227 (1.9%)52,604 (2.4%)
2000 to 20091,901 (15.8%)260,846 (12.0%)
1980 to 19993,601 (30.0%)671,719 (30.8%)
1960 to 19792,786 (23.2%)568,321 (26.1%)
1940 to 19591,422 (11.9%)372,876 (17.1%)
1939 or Earlier2,010 (16.8%)237,052 (10.9%)
Caroline County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Caroline CountyMaryland
1 Room60 (0.5%)27,124 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms528 (4.4%)190,564 (8.7%)
4 or 5 Rooms3,478 (29.0%)572,371 (26.2%)
6 or 7 Rooms4,425 (36.9%)671,326 (30.8%)
8 or More Rooms3,505 (29.2%)719,708 (33.0%)
Caroline County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Caroline CountyMaryland
No Bedroom60 (0.5%)31,145 (1.4%)
1 Bedroom593 (4.9%)214,444 (9.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms8,638 (72.0%)1,274,867 (58.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms2,705 (22.5%)660,637 (30.3%)
Caroline County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Caroline CountyMaryland
With Complete Plumbing Facilities11,940 (99.5%)2,174,324 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities11,919 (99.4%)2,169,342 (99.5%)