Division of Plan Review & Permitting

Becky Gander - Chief of Permitting



Mon, Tues, Thurs. & Friday 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed. 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Same Day Permits Hours: Wed. 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Appointment Scheduling Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Note:  No appointments between 12 PM – 2 PM


 On December 17th, after 5pm, the County’s phone system will be upgraded.   There may be some interruption of service to voice mail and the IVR during a 3-4 hour period. Should you experience any problems leaving a voice mail or scheduling an inspection through the IVR during this time, you may contact our office at 240-313-2460 the next morning and someone will be happy to assist with your request.  You may also schedule your inspection online using Citizen Access at  We apologize for any inconvenience. 


Permitting is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Receiving and processing all types of residential/commercial building permits and trade permits
  • Issuing of licenses for junkyards, mechanical, plumbing and electrical contractors
  • Providing administrative services to the Plumbing/Mechanical Board, Board of Examiners & Supervisors, Animal Control Board and Building Board of Appeals
  • Enforcing local and state building related codes and ordinances
  • Enforcing the Zoning Ordinance
  • Enforcing the Excise Tax Ordinance

Mission Statement: To protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Washington County by providing exemplary customer service in the administration and enforcement of adopted building related codes and ordinances.

Vision Statement: To confidently approach everyday with an award-winning attitude dedicated to discovering new worlds of service.

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