Building permits are regulated and enforced under Title 3, Subtitle 1, Section 3.100 of the Howard County Code for the protection of the public health, safety and welfare.
Grading permits are required under Title 3, Subtitle 4 of the Howard County Code to assure that prior to construction, erosion and sediment controls are approved to minimize soil erosion and off site sedimentation.
The Office of Consumer Affairs is responsible for licensing companies that tow vehicles from private property without the permission of the owner of the vehicle.
No person shall engage in soliciting or peddling in Howard County unless that person has obtained an identification (ID) card from the Office of Consumer Affairs. Howard County Code, Section 14.700.
HVAC permits are required under Title 3, Subtitle 1 of the Howard County Code to assure that HVAC installations are performed by licensed personnel and that these installations are in compliance with the International Mechanical Code.
The Licenses and Permits Division coordinates the issuance and inspection process of Annual Mobile Park Licenses in conjunction with other County and State Agencies. The list of licensed mobile home parks is here.
Howard County, Maryland
George Howard Building3430 Courthouse Drive Ellicott City, MD 21043
Information & Referral numbers: (P) 410 313 2022 (F) 410 313 3390