NOTE: NEW PERMIT FEES SCHEDULE WENT INTO EFFECT ON JULY 1, 2021.

Permits are obtained by submitting an electronic application on the Permit Portal https://portal.cityoflaurel.org/Energov_Prod/SelfService#/home

 

The following steps must be followed when using the Permit Portal:

1. Create a New Account (click on the Login or Register button) or if you already have an account (sign In through this button).

2. After you sign on, click on the Permit button.

3. Find the permit that you are looking for and click on the Apply blue button to start the process.

4. Fill in all information leaving no blanks.

 

All permit applications are reviewed by FMPS for compliance with all applicable zoning and property ordinances, building, fire, & life safety codes and regulations. This process can take up to 10 business days. Complicated or extensive projects, including those for properties in the Historic District, may take longer.

Failure to start the work or establish the use authorized by a permit within six months of the permit issue date renders the permit invalid and a new permit must be obtained.  Once work begins, noticeable progress must continue until completion.  All work must be complete within eighteen (18) months of a permit issue date, regardless of when work begins.

Permit fees are due at the time of application submission.  No permit will be reviewed or approved without the fees being paid.  Permit applications must be submitted by the property owner or property owners authorized contractor with the property owner's written acknowledgement and permission.

All permit applications must be submitted with the appropriate supporting documentation. Applications submitted without such documents will not be reviewed until supporting documentation is provided.  The specific supporting documentation for a given permit varies, however most require site plans and building plans.  These plans must be properly scaled and, in some instances, may need to be sealed by an engineer, architect, surveyor, or other licensed professional. If a plat for a property is needed, contact the local Land Records office where the property is located.

 

Fees are not refunded on permits that have been issued.  If a permit is denied, an applicant has the option of having the Department's decision reviewed by the Director, Department of the Fire Marshal and Permit Services.

 

 

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Permit Applications

Permit Category Title/Description
Handicapped Parking Permits
The City of Laurel’s Residential Reserved Handicapped Parking Program is a free program administered by the Department of Public Works and made available to all residents of the City with a disability.
Parade/Public Assembly Permits
Currently Under Review   
Special Vehicle Parking Permit
The City of Laurel Special Vehicle Parking Permit Program provides an opportunity to allow certain vehicles that meet established criteria to park on City streets. The permit application fee is $25.
Building and Development
City Building Codes
Building Codes and Standards The City of Laurel has adopted the following codes and standards by reference with amendments: 2017 NFPA 70  National Electrical Code
Building and Development
Commercial Building Permit Application
Commercial New Construction Permit Application  
Building and Development
Commercial Tenant Fit Up/Alteration
Interior renovation of an existing commercial building or space.  
Building and Development
Demolition - Commercial
Permits are obtained by submitting an electronic application on the Permit Portal https://portal.cityoflaurel.org/En
Building and Development
Electrical Permit Application
Permits are obtained by submitting an electronic application on the Permit Portal https://portal.cityoflaurel.org/En
Building and Development
Electrical Plan Review Form
Fee is: $160 per hour/2 hr. minimum. (Payment due at time of building permit application). As of July 1, 2021.   Electrical Plan Review form.
Building and Development
Fire and Life Safety Review Application
The Fire and Life Safety Review Application shall be completed for fire sprinkler, standpipe systems, hood suppression systems, other extinguishing systems (including paint booths), life safety pla
Building and Development
Grading Permit Application
Bond Required and “Green Stamp” Plans from P.G. County Soil Conservation District (Cost estimate required.  Must be sealed and on engineer’s letterhead)
Building and Development
Mechanical Permit Application
Usually applied for separately by Mechanical Contractor. - Residential Mechanical Permit Application  - Commercial Mechanical Permit Application  
Building and Development
New Fee Schedules - Effective July 1, 2021
new_building_permit_fee_schedule_7-1-21.pdf
Building and Development
Right-of-Way Permit Application
Permits are obtained by submitting an electronic application on the Permit Portal https://portal.cityoflaurel.org/En
Building and Development
Sitework Permit Application
- Sitework Permit Application
Miscellaneous
Portable Storage Containers (PODs)
Permits are obtained by submitting an electronic application on the Permit Portal https://portal.cityoflaurel.org/En
Miscellaneous
Residential Rental Licenses
The rental licensing program is a program that sets minimum property maintenance standards that must be met by all rental property owners.  These standards are derived from the International Proper
Miscellaneous
Security Systems and Burglar Alarms
Sec. 8-11 of the City of Laurel Municipal Code contains provisions for the registration and permitting of burglar alarms and security systems. 
Miscellaneous
Sign Permits
Permits are obtained by submitting an electronic application on the Permit Portal https://portal.cityoflaurel.org/En
Miscellaneous
Yard Sales and Garage Sales
Permits are obtained by submitting an electronic application on the Permit Portal https://portal.cityoflaurel.org/En
Use and Occupancy
Family Day Care License & Permit
Permits are obtained by submitting an electronic application on the Permit Portal https://portal.cityoflaurel.org/En
Use and Occupancy
Home Occupations and Home Professional Offices
Permits are obtained by submitting an electronic application on the Permit Portal https://portal.cityoflaurel.org/En
Use and Occupancy
Use and Occupancy Permit
Permits are obtained by submitting an electronic application on the Permit Portal https://portal.cityoflaurel.org/En
Residential Home Improvement
Basement Finishing
Permits are obtained by submitting an electronic application on the Permit Portal https://portal.cityoflaurel.org/En
Residential Home Improvement
Decks and Patios
Decks and Patios Permit Application  
Residential Home Improvement
Demolition - Residential
Demolition - Residential Permit Application  
Residential Home Improvement
Driveways
Driveways Permit Application  
Residential Home Improvement
Fences
Fences Permit Application  
Residential Home Improvement
Fireplaces
Fireplaces Permit Application  
Residential Home Improvement
Garages
Garage Permit Application  
Residential Home Improvement
Interior Renovations
Interior Renovations Permit Application  
Residential Home Improvement
Pools (including Hot Tubs and Spas)
Pools / Hot Tubs / Spas Permit Application  
Residential Home Improvement
Porches
Porches Permit Application  
Residential Home Improvement
Residential Additions
Residential Additions Permit Application  
Residential Home Improvement
Retaining Walls
Retaining Walls Permit Application  
Residential Home Improvement
Roof Sheeting Replacement (townhouses only)
Roof Sheating Replacement (Townhouses Only) Permit Application  
Residential Home Improvement
Sheds
Sheds Permit Application  
Residential Home Improvement
Walkways and Sidewalk Paving
Walkways & Sidewalk Paving Permit Application  
Main Street
Main Street Area Building Permits Fees Program
Main Street Area Building Permit Application  

Fire Marshal & Permit Services

The Department of the Fire Marshal and Permit Services (FMPS) is divided into two Divisions who are responsible for the management and enforcement of the City’s codes and ordinances as it relates to wide range of areas, to include building and property standards, fire and life safety standards, rental housing licenses and permitting services.