Building / Permits

Building Department Covid-19 Update

On Friday March 13th, The City of Frederick declared a State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak and initiated operational adjustments to City employees. Due to these adjustments the Municipal Annex and Building Department is closed to the public. The Building Department continues to conduct inspections by appointment.

The City of Frederick is committed to the health and safety of residents and our City workforce. To stay up to date on the City’s response, please visit the City’s Covid-19 page  or our social media channels.

Online Submissions

Beginning today, Wednesday April 1st, the City is pleased to now offer the ability for the public to submit applications and plans to the Building department online. Payment of fee’s by credit card can now also be accepted online. Click the appropriate links below and complete the pre-submittal application for your request. You will then be contacted by a staff member to complete the submission process.

One-Stop Shop Update

One-Stop Shop is cancelled until further notice. Please continue to monitor this webpage for updates.


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 Status

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.

Water & Sewer Allocation & Impact Fee Ordinance

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

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