Permits are obtained by submitting an electronic application on the Permit Portal


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). Please note for new account registrations: After account is approved, an email from [email protected] will be sent with further instructions. 
  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.


$150.00 as of July 1, 2021.



Building Plans detailing the proposed construction are required and shall include wall framing details and dimensions. All plans shall be uploaded in PDF format via the online permit portal. Plans shall be submitted in a single PDF file. 


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.