Interior Renovations Permit Application


Permits are obtained by submitting an electronic application on the Permit Portal

The following steps must be followed when using the Permit Portal:

  1. Create a New Account (click on the Login or Register button) or if you already have an account (sign In through this button). Please note for new account registrations: After account is approved, an email from [email protected] will be sent with further instructions. 
  2. After you sign on, click on the Permit button.
  3. Find the permit that you are looking for and click on the Apply blue button to start the process.
  4. Fill in all information leaving no blanks.


$65.00 + (construction cost x .0075) 


- Residential Interior Renovation Permit Application

- Detailed Building Plans 


Plans shall be uploaded via the online permit portal as a single PDF file. Creating a seperate, rentable dwelling unit within an existing single-family dwelling is not permitted in most residential zones. If the residence is sprinklered, a sprinkler permit shall be submitted by a Maryland licensed sprinkler contractor. Please note: If a home is not sprinklered and the interior renovations of the existing structure are estimated to equal or exceed 50% of the assessed value as shown on the most recent tax assessment for the State Department of Assessments and Taxation of the building, a sprinkler system is required. 

Permit Category

Residential Home Improvement

Fire Marshal & Permit Services

The Department of the Fire Marshal and Permit Services (FMPS) is divided into two Divisions who are responsible for the management and enforcement of the City’s codes and ordinances as it relates to wide range of areas, to include building and property standards, fire and life safety standards, rental housing licenses and permitting services.