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Welcome to Howard County, Maryland's Citizen Portal

Please Note:  Permit applications for work on buildings and structures owned by Howard County, Maryland; Howard County Board of Education; Howard Community College; Howard County Fair Association; incorporated volunteer fire departments; and capital projects cannot be submitted online at this time. Additionally, permit applications requiring food service approval from the Howard County Health Department are not available for online submission at this time. If you have questions, please contact Donald Mock at 410-313-3948.  Thank you.

We are pleased to offer our citizens, businesses, and visitors access to government services online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Howard County is fulfilling our promise to deliver powerful e-government services and provide valuable information about the community while making your interactions with us more efficient, convenient, and interactive. We trust this will provide you with a new, higher level of service that makes living and working in our community a more enjoyable experience. Please pay attention to changes in this web site as we increase access to additional services in the near future.


This website has been established as a service to the public, to assist members of the public in applying for licenses and permits and in otherwise doing business with the Howard County Department of Inspections, Licensing, and Permits (DILP). While every effort is made to ensure that the information on this website is accurate, complete, and up-to-date, portions of the information may be incorrect or not current. Moreover, users of the site should be aware that the site is under development and will be evolving over time. DILP reserves the right to make any changes to a webpage at any time to update, add, correct, amend, or modify the information made available.

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