Building Permits and Inspections

Division Goal
The Wicomico County Building Inspection Division receives applications, reviews construction documents and issues permits for the erection, and alteration, demolition and moving of buildings and structures, inspects the premises for which such permits have been issued and enforces compliance with the provisions of the adopted building code.

The division’s goal is to establish the minimum requirements to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment. Enforcement should be done in a reasonable matter with the least amount of delay in the permitting process as possible.