Department of Permits & Inspections
200 Chesapeake Blvd., Suite 2200
Elkton, Md. 21921
Office: 410-996-5235 Fax: 410-620-4263 Rising Sun Area: 410-658-4041
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 applications by mail
Payment is accepted in the form of cash, check and most major credit cards.
Only the owner(s) or authorized agent of the owner(s) may apply for a permit. No permits will be issued to anyone other than the present owner(s) of the property without written authorization from the owner(s)
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.