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For your convenience, the Washington County Division of Permits & Inspections implements the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System to the contractors and citizens of Washington County, Maryland. By using a touch-tone telephone and calling 240-313-2488, callers are able to schedule inspections, cancel inspections, obtain results of inspections, check on the status of building permits and obtain County information by fax, twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week. We strive to make customer service our top priority within this department. We are proud to offer our customers these services because it will help make the process of construction not only more convenient but also more efficient.

The step by step brochure provided will guide you through the process. When using the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System, you must use the building permit activity number for information pertaining to building permits. Stand-alone permits for plumbing, mechanical, and electrical work must use the permit number assigned to the individual trade permit(s). Project numbers (numbers beginning with P) are not to be used for transactions on the IVR System. Inspections called in prior to 12:00 a.m. will be scheduled for the following business day.

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Permits & Inspections

Washington County Administrative Annex

747 Northern Ave
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Phone: 240-313-2460
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 240-313-2461

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Permit Processing Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 7:30 am. – 3:00 p.m.

TTY users may call any government office through the Maryland Relay Service 1-800-735-2258

Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government


Liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential personal on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, until noon. Essential personnel are expected to fulfill their duties as usual.

The starting time for today’s Board of County Commissioners meeting will be reevaluated at 9:00 am.

For those required to travel, exercise caution on the roadways. If driving is necessary, ensure your vehicle is completely cleared, drive at a reduced speed, practice caution, and avoid crowding or passing plows.
We’ll keep the public informed of any changes. Stay updated by monitoring Washington County Government’s website and social media channels for the latest information. Your safety is our priority!