Do I Need a Permit?

You DO need a permit for:

  • Additions  
  • Alterations
  • Arbors
  • Banners
  • Bulkheads
  • Carports
  • Decks
  • Driveway entrances
  • Ductwork
  • Electrical wiring
  • Fences
  • Garage conversions
  • Gas appliances
  • Gas lines
  • Gazebos
  • Mobile homes
  • Piers
  • Pools
  • Sewers
  • Sheds
  • Sheetrock
  • Signs
  • Tents (commercial)
  • Water lines
  • Yard sales

You DO NOT need a permit for:

  • Church yard sales
  • Doghouses
  • Driveways on private property (if you are not in a Chesapeake Bay Preservation District)
  • Electrical fixtures
  • Pain
  • Playground equipment 
  • Plumbing fixture replacement (in the same location) other than gas water heater
  • Replacing floor coverings
  • Resident re-roofing and re-siding
  • Wall paper
  • Window & door replacements - of the exact size in single-family dwellings