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
Building Permit Activity 3rd. Qrt. 2019

2014 - 2019 Building Permit Activity

Enforced Applicable Codes for Wicomico County:
2015 IBC, IRC, IECC  Amendments to 2015 IRC & IBC
2018 International Plumbing Code
2018 NFPA 101
2017 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 Building Code
Maryland Building Codes Administration
Dept. of Energy
Helpful Resources:

Fill Out Forms: Additions    Pole Sheds
Misc. Requirements: Manufactured Home Piers Pool Barriers
Agreements: Pool Barriers