Building / Permits

The Municipal Annex Building is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm (Mon. - Fri.)

Online Submissions

The City offers the ability for the public to submit applications and plans to the Building department online. Payment of fees by credit card can now also be accepted online. Click the appropriate links below.

(NOTE:  If you  will be submitting your project at our One-Stop Shop held on Tuesdays only from 8-11 am, you DO NOT submit a Pre-Submittal Form above.  Refer to the One-Stop Shop list of projects that are eligible for this process.)

One-Stop Shop Permits

One-Stop Shop for same-day permitting is held on Tuesdays only from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  


The Building/Permits Department, a division of DPW, is dedicated to the service of the community by ensuring that the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens are addressed through its responsibilities in the administration and enforcement of all adopted building and construction codes of the City of Frederick. In its commitment to excellence in community growth and development, the Building Department will strive to afford an efficient and responsive environment by providing consistent, organized, and courteous service to the public.

View Building Permits Status

The public can view their permit status using the same online portal which they submitted through.  This is an end to end online permitting system.  

For Permits submitted after 12/11/2023 and to request Inspections via the portal, click the link below and login.  Enter the portal now

For Permits submitted before 12/11/2023 the City of Frederick is pleased to allow the public to view all building permits online using the Citizen Access Portal. Enter the portal now.

Water & Sewer Allocation & Impact Fee Ordinance

View the newly adopted Water and Sewer Allocation and Impact Fee ordinance.

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