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Permits and Inspections

Permits and Inspections

Contact Information

Permits and Inspections Office
215 Bay Street, Suite 3
Easton, MD 21601
410-770-6840
410-770-8043

Permits and Inspections

Permits and Inspections protects health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of Talbot County though the administration and enforcement of building codes in Talbot County.

Online Permitting Service

Apply for all permit types online, renew and apply for licenses, submit plans and documents, schedule inspections, and more on OpenGov.

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Do I need a permit?

Use this helpful guide to see if your project needs a permit.

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Look up an address or a record to see activity and information.

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Calendar

Upcoming Public Hearings/Meetings

  • Board of Electrical Examiners
    August 15 2024, 1:00pm
    [details]

    The Board of Electrical Examiners will meet at 1pm in conference room 1 at 215 Bay St, Easton. A copy of the meeting agenda may be found on the Permits and Inspections page. 

  • Board of Electrical Examiners
    September 19 2024, 1:00pm
    [details]

    The Board of Electrical Examiners will meet at 1pm in conference room 1 at 215 Bay St Easton.  A copy of the agenda may be found on the Permits and Inspections page. 

  • Board of Electrical Examiners
    October 17 2024, 1:00pm
    [details]

    The Board of Electrical Examiners will meet at 1pm in conference room 1 at 215 Bay St, Easton. A copy of the meeting agenda may be found on the Permits and Inspections page.

  • Board of Electrical Examiners
    November 21 2024, 1:00pm
    [details]

    The Board of Electrical Examiners will meet at 1pm in conference room 1 at 215 Bay St, Easton. A copy of the meeting agenda may be found on the Permits and Inspections page. 

  • Board of Electrical Examiners
    December 19 2024, 1:00pm
    [details]

    The Board of Electrical Examiners will meet at 1pm in conference room 1 at 215 Bay St Easton. A copy of the meeting agenda may be found on the Permits and Inspections page. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kinds of projects require a permit?

    All new homes, commercial structures, additions, demolitions (at no charge), renovations, remodels, agricultural buildings, sheds, marine construction, swimming pools and fuel tanks.

  • What work does not require a permit?

    All work requires a permit, except for the following:

    Exterior: Roof shingle repairs, siding replacement, painting, fences less than four (4) feet tall, sidewalks, at-grade patios, driveways, playground equipment or swings .

    Interior: Cabinet replacements, floor covering replacements, in-kind replacement of windows and doors or the repair of leaking pipes or fixtures.

  • How much do permits cost?

    Zoning Permits: Required for agricultural buildings, sheds (under 300 square feet), marine projects, and fences. They cost $70.00, payable by check, cashier’s checks or money orders, made payable to Talbot County or online with a credit/debit card or e-check.

    Building permits: Issued for all other projects, and fees are calculated based on the value of construction, the trades needed, and fees needed for additional reviews (forestry, flood, etc.) Talbot County only accepts checks, cashier’s checks or money orders in our office. Permits may be paid online with a credit/debit card or e-check. 

  • What is required to submit a permit?

    For a zoning permit: A completed online application, a completed checklist, a legible, to-scale site plan, drawn to an engineer’s scale, showing all property lines. Each application includes required attachments to be uploaded. 

    For a building permit: A completed online application, a completed checklist, legible, to-scale site plan, drawn to an engineer’s scale, showing all property lines and legible copies of your building plans drawn to a standard architect’s scale (minimum ¼”=1’0” scale). Each application includes required attachments to be uploaded. 

  • I’m looking for information regarding purchasing a property in Talbot County. How can your office help?

    We can provide basic information regarding zoning setbacks for your prospective property. We also fulfill Public Information Act Requests (see Office of Law for application) for information we may have regarding past or outstanding permits.

    For more detailed information please call the Planning and Zoning Office (410-770-8030) for setback and zoning ordinance information and the Environmental Health Department (410-770-6880) for septic and well information. 

  • Where does your office have jurisdiction?

    In all areas of Talbot County, Maryland, except the incorporated towns of Easton, St. Michaels, Trappe, Oxford and Queen Anne.

  • What are your hours?

    The office is open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM except for observed holidays.

    We schedule inspections for the next business day until 3:30 PM

    Our staff is always available to answer any questions or clarify any information at 410-770-6840

    Talbot County Permits and Inspections
    215 Bay Street, Suite 3
    Easton, MD 21601
    Phone (410) 770-6840 Fax (410) 770-6843
    Open Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Talbot County Permits and Inspections Office Presents “OpenGov” Permitting Seminar

Talbot County Permits and Inspections Office Presents “OpenGov” Permitting Seminar

04/09/2024
Category: Permits and Inspections Planning and Zoning

The Talbot County Office of Permits and Inspections is pleased to announce an upcoming seminar focusing on the OpenGov Permitting Portal. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Talbot County Community Center, Wye Oak Room located at 10028 Ocean Gateway, Easton, MD 21601.

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