Effective 10/01/2010 there will be a minimum charge of $10 for credit card payments.
Credit card payments are accepted at Laurel Municipal Center, Laurel Police Department, Robert J. DiPietro Community Center, Laurel Armory, Laurel Pool and Greenview Pool.
***Please note: Only cash payments are accepted for Yard Sale Permits and Animal Licenses***

Permits are obtained by submitting an appropriate permit application.  All permit applications are reviewed for compliance with the zoning ordinance and building codes. This process takes a minimum of 10 business days. Complicated or extensive projects, including those for properties in the Historic District, can take longer.

All permits expire six (6) months after date of issue.  Failure to start the work or establish the use authorized by a permit within this six month period 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 application fees are due at the time of submission.  No permit will be reviewed without the fees being paid.  Permit applications must be submitted by the property owner or submitted with the property owner's acknowledgement and permission in writing.

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If a submitted permit application is withdrawn before issuance of a permit, a portion of the permit fee may be refunded.  Refund requests must be submitted in writing, referencing the permits number, property address, and applicant.  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 City of Laurel Board of Appeals.

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 City Administrator’s Office and made available to all residents of the City with a disabi
Parade/Public Assembly Permits
The City Administrator's Office also has the additional responsibility of issuing permits for parades and public assemblies within the City limits of Laurel.
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 $2
Building and Development
City Building Codes
Building Codes and Standards   The City of Laurel adopted the following codes and standards by reference with amendments:  
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. The following permit applications are required when submitting plans for a tenant fit up:  
Building and Development
Demolition - Commercial
Fee $150.00
Building and Development
Electrical Permit Application
Usually applied for separately by Electrician. Note: Applications for City of Laurel Electrical Permits shall be signed by a Master Electrician licensed through Prince George's County.
Building and Development
Electrical Plan Review Form
Fee is: $90 per hour/2 hr. minimum. (Payment due at time of building permit application)
Building and Development
Fee Schedules
Please see below for the current City of Laurel Permit Fee Schedules:
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.
Building and Development
R-O-W Permit Application
Right-of-Way Permit Application
Building and Development
Sitework Permit Application
Sitework Permit Application
 
Miscellaneous
Portable Storage Containers (PODs)
Sec.
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
Signage throughout the City of Laurel is regulated by Division 7. SIGNS AND ADVERTISING STRUCTURES of the Unified Land Development Code.  This article describes what types of signage are a
Miscellaneous
Yard Sales and Garage Sales
Sec. 20-1.12 (e) of the Unified Land Development Code allows for private noncommercial sales in residential zones (i.e.
Use and Occupancy
Family Day Care
The zoning ordinance allows for a residence to serve as a family day care for up to eight (8) unrelated minors, provided that the care providers are the owners and/or full-time residents of the res
Use and Occupancy
Home Occupations and Home Professional Offices
Home Occupations and Home Professional Offices are legally defined in Sec. 20-1.7 and Sec.
Use and Occupancy
Use and Occupancy Permit
To legally inhabit and utilize any property, a Use and Occupancy Permit must be obtained.  Every Use and Occupancy Permit is issued to a specific person or corporate entity for a specific allowable
Residential Home Improvement
Basement Finishing
Fee $125
Residential Home Improvement
Decks and Patios
Fee $100.00 for decks/patios 500 sq. ft. or less; $150.00 for decks/patios more than 500 sq. ft.
Residential Home Improvement
Demolition - Residential
Fee $150.00
Residential Home Improvement
Driveways
Fees Paving: $50.00 Right-of-Way: $25.00 + (curb/apron construction cost x .075)
Residential Home Improvement
Fences
Fee $50.00
Residential Home Improvement
Fireplaces
Fee $50.00
Residential Home Improvement
Garages
Fee $100.00
Residential Home Improvement
Interior Renovations
Fee $40.00 + (construction cost x .0075)
Residential Home Improvement
Pools (including Hot Tubs and Spas)
Fee $50.00 for above-ground; $200 for in-ground
Residential Home Improvement
Porches
Fee $60.00 for porches 500 sq. ft. or less; $125.00 for porches more than 500 sq. ft.
Residential Home Improvement
Residential Additions
Fee $40.00 + (construction cost x .0075) + City Impact Fee
Residential Home Improvement
Roof Sheeting Replacement (townhouses only)
Fee $55.00
Residential Home Improvement
Sheds
Fee $50.00
Residential Home Improvement
Walkways and Sidewalk Paving
Fee $50.00
Residential Home Improvement
Walls
Fee $40.00 + (construction cost x .0075)
Main Street
Main Street Area Building Permits Fees Program
About the Permit Fees

Fire Marshal & Permit Services

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Permit Services is charged with enforcing City Codes and Ordinances relating to building and property standards.