This page offers a brief overview of commercial-related permitting within the City. For more information, visit the City's Building / Permits Department page or contact 301-600-3808. 

All City permit requests are now being accepted through an online portal. For all permitting needs, complete the general pre-submittal application to be contacted by the appropriate staff member to complete your specific permitting process.

  1. Certificate of Occupancy
  2. Construction / Renovation Work
  3. Work in the Historic District
  4. Signage
  5. Water & Sewer
  6. Food Industry Permits
  7. Special Event Permits
  8. One-Stop Shop

A Certificate of Occupancy is required prior to the occupation of any structure.