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Department of Permits & Inspections
200 Chesapeake Blvd., Suite 2200
Elkton, Md. 21921
 Office: 410-996-5235   Rising Sun Area: 410-658-4041  Fax: 410-620-4263  
Permit Applications are taken from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ONLY
Office Hours are Monday - Friday   7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Permits Must Be Applied For And Picked Up In Person
We Do Not Accept Permits By Mail
 A $30.00 non-refundable application fee will be required at time of processing.  Payment may be made by cash, check, money order or certain credit cards.There is a third party convenience/transaction fee when paying via credit card 

The Department of Permits & Inspections provides permitting, inspection and code enforcement services to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Cecil County.  The function of the Department is to issue building, plumbing, electrical and heating & air conditioning permits, issuance of licenses for specific coin-operated machines, manufactured home parks and adopted licenses for trades enforced by the Department in Cecil County.  Applications are sent to the appropriate approving agencies for their review prior to the issuance of a permit.  Once a permit is issued, field inspections are conducted consistent with the applicable adopted codes. Cecil County Permits Department does not govern properties within the corporate limits of  Elkton (410)398-4999 or Rising Sun (410)658-5353.      

The Department of Permits & Inspections acts as a clearinghouse for most permit applications.  Applications are distributed and tracked from this office.  Inquires about the status of a permit should be directed to this Department.







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