Building Departments in Talbot County, Maryland

There are 3 Building Departments in Talbot County, Maryland, serving a population of 37,461 people in an area of 269 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 12,487 people, and 1 Building Department per 89 square miles.

In Maryland, Talbot County is ranked 2nd of 24 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 2nd of 24 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Talbot County Building Departments

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


Easton Planning and Zoning Department 14 South Harrison Street Easton, MD

Talbot County Permits 215 Bay Street Easton, MD

Talbot County Zoning 215 Bay Street Easton, MD

About the Talbot County Building Department

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

Talbot County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Talbot 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.

Talbot County Residential Housing Units
 Talbot CountyMaryland
Total Housing Units20,1522,427,014
Occupied Housing Units16,498 (81.9%)2,181,093 (89.9%)
Talbot County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Talbot CountyMaryland
Single-Family Detached Homes12,767 (77.4%)1,158,356 (53.1%)
Single-Family Attached Homes1,085 (6.6%)459,488 (21.1%)
2 Apartments425 (2.6%)29,128 (1.3%)
3 or 4 Apartments569 (3.4%)44,991 (2.1%)
5 to 9 Apartments679 (4.1%)106,101 (4.9%)
10 or More Apartments584 (3.5%)354,951 (16.3%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing389 (2.4%)28,078 (1.3%)
Talbot County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Talbot CountyMaryland
2014 or Later189 (1.1%)17,675 (0.8%)
2010 to 2013326 (2.0%)52,604 (2.4%)
2000 to 20092,921 (17.7%)260,846 (12.0%)
1980 to 19995,346 (32.4%)671,719 (30.8%)
1960 to 19793,762 (22.8%)568,321 (26.1%)
1940 to 19591,842 (11.2%)372,876 (17.1%)
1939 or Earlier2,112 (12.8%)237,052 (10.9%)
Talbot County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Talbot CountyMaryland
1 Room87 (0.5%)27,124 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms1,276 (7.7%)190,564 (8.7%)
4 or 5 Rooms3,998 (24.2%)572,371 (26.2%)
6 or 7 Rooms5,694 (34.5%)671,326 (30.8%)
8 or More Rooms5,443 (33.0%)719,708 (33.0%)
Talbot County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Talbot CountyMaryland
No Bedroom87 (0.5%)31,145 (1.4%)
1 Bedroom1,299 (7.9%)214,444 (9.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms11,198 (67.9%)1,274,867 (58.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms3,914 (23.7%)660,637 (30.3%)
Talbot County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Talbot CountyMaryland
With Complete Plumbing Facilities16,433 (99.6%)2,174,324 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities16,349 (99.1%)2,169,342 (99.5%)