Building Plans (3 copies)


Life Safety Review/Sprinkler Permit application is only required for sprinklered homes.  Converting a basement into a separate, rentable dwelling unit is not permitted in most residential zones.

Permit Category

Residential Home Improvement
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Economic & Community Development

The Department of Economic and Community Development maintains and oversees the built environment within the City of Laurel. The department is responsible for zoning compliance, subdivision and development review, historic preservation review, economic development, affordable housing, and implementation of the City’s Master Plan. These activities are intended to improve the life quality in the City. Department staff strive to provide these services in a timely and efficient manner while promoting high-quality development which is compliant with State of Maryland regulations and statutes.