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 registration: 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.

Grading Permit Application – A grading permit (separate from the building permit) application shall be submitted via the online permit portal.

Required with permit application submittal:

  1. A “Green Stamp” Sediment and Erosion Control Plan approved by the Prince George’s County Soil Conservation District shall be uploaded as a single PDF file. Note: One (1) wet stamped original “Green Stamp” Plan shall be provided to the Department of the Fire Marshal and Permit Services prior to the issuance of a Grading permit.
  2. A cost estimate on letterhead, signed and sealed by an Engineer licensed in the State of Maryland shall be uploaded as a PDF file. Note: A bond will be required and all bond information will be provided by the Department of Economic and Community Development.

Permit Category

Building and Development
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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.  

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.