Building Permits and Inspections

Division Mission
The Wicomico County Building Inspection Department 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 department'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.

Wicomico County Geographic Design Criteria

Enforced Applicable Codes for Wicomico County:
2012 National Standard Plumbing Code Illustrated
2012 NFPA 101
2008 National Electrical Code

 General Requirements for  Residential Building Permits  General Requirements for Commercial Building Permits and Agricultural Buildings
 Residential Building FAQ's Minimum Plan Submittal Requirements
 Residential Application Commercial Application

 Calculate your Permit Fee Submit Application                            

 Helpful Links:
Wicomico County Code
Maryland Codes Administration
Dept. of Energy
 Helpful Resources:
Fill Out Forms: Additions    Pole Sheds
Misc. Requirements: Manufactured Home Piers Pool Barriers
Agreements: Pool Barriers