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 plat for a property is needed, contact the local Land Records office where the property is located.
If a submitted permit application is withdrawn before issuance of a permit, a portion of the permit fee may be refunded.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.