Building / Permits


The Building/Permits Department, a division of the Engineering Department, 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 Online

The City of Frederick is pleased to allow the public to view all building permits online using the Citizen Access Module. Enter the portal now.

One-Stop Shop

Same day permitting is available at One-Stop Shop on Tuesdays Only from 8 to 11 am*  Applications for One-Stop Shop are limited to:

(*Due to Holiday Closings, One-Stop Shop will only be offered from 8:00 am to 10:00 am on Tuesday,  Dec. 24   &   Dec. 31  of 2019).

  • Basement finish
  • Commercial tenant fit-outs under 5,000 square feet with no change in use
  • Decks
  • Demolition (accessory structures w/no utilities)
  • Fences
  • Garages/carports
  • Pools/hot tubs/spas
  • Re-roofing
  • Residential interior renovation
  • Residential paving (pavers, concrete, asphalt)
  • Retaining walls under 5 feet high
  • Sheds
  • Signs
  • Temporary trailers
  • Zoning Applications

Applications located in the Historic Preservation District must provide 2 copies of the H.P.C. Certificate of Approval and all supporting documentation in order to be eligible for One-Stop Shop.

Payments made by cash, credit cards or check (City of Frederick) only.

Water & Sewer Allocation & Impact Fee Ordinance

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

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