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

Wicomico County 2016 Building Permit Activity as of 4/20/16

Wicomico County 2014-2015 Activity Report

Enforced Applicable Codes for Wicomico County:
2015 IBC, IRC, IECC  Amendments to 2015 IRC & IBC
2012 National Standard Plumbing Code Illustrated
2015 NFPA 101
2014 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
ICC
Dept. of Energy
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