When You Don't Need a Permit and Reviews with No Cost Associated

Projects for Which You Do Not Need a Permit


  • Doghouses
  • Driveways on Private Property - if not in a Chesapeake Bay Preservation District
  • Electrical Fixtures
  • Paint
  • Playground Equipment
  • Plumbing Fixture Replacement - in the same location, other than gas water heater
  • Replace Floor Coverings
  • Replace Kitchen Cabinets
  • Residential Re-roofs & Re-siding
  • Wall Paper
  • Window and Door Replacements - of exact size in single-family dwellings
  • Church Yard Sales

Reviews With No Charge


  • Developer Pre-application / Pre-project Plan Review
  • Chesapeake Bay Review Committee Items include:
    • Resolution of district boundary dispute
    • Exceptions to the General Performance Criteria
    • RPA Buffer encroachments (enable by the Ordinance)
  • Site Plan Review Items Include:
    • Concept Plan for pre-application conference
  • Stormwater Management Plan Review
  • Subdivision Plat Review
    • Conceptual Plat for pre-application conference (min. 4 prints required)
    • Subdivision without public infrastructure
  • Building Plans / Construction Document Review
    • Residential