Division of Planning and Permitting

HIGHLIGHT: Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan


Now Hiring Inspectors!

Have you ever considered a career as a Full Time or Part Time County Inspector? 

A variety of full time and part time opportunities are now open. Full time positions include generous benefits. 

Learn more about the positions, salaries, benefits of working in the public sector and apply online here.

Now Hiring Inspectors Apply Online Opens in new window

Land Preservation, Parks & Recreation Plan (LPPRP) Adopted

LPPRP News Web Icon Opens in new window
The LPPRP is updated every five years and is required by the State in order to maintain the County’s eligibility for Program Open Space funding. The plan is created in partnership with the County’s municipalities. Learn More.

The Residential Expedited Permitting Process

Residential Permit Graphic Opens in new window

The program is offered for qualified residential jobs including minor interior alterations, basement finishes, small additions, decks, porches, sheds, swimming pools/hot tubs, solar panels and more. Learn More

Jefferson Historic District Story Map

Trees and 2 Houses in Jefferson

Frederick County has a wealth of historic resources including pre-historic archeological sites, historic farmsteads, bridges, and rural villages. This page illustrates some historic resources and lists properties designated to the County Register of Historic Places. Learn More

The Expedited Permit & Inspection Certificate (EPIC) Program

EPIC Press Conference Opens in new window

The Expedited Permit & Inspection Certificate (EPIC) Program is designed to support small commercial and professional services that move into existing space, and to provide permit review and approval within one week.

Now Hiring A Traffic Engineer!

Now Hiring Traffic Engineer Opens in new window

Interested in a professional engineering position? An immediate opening is available for a traffic engineer which includes review of traffic elements of development review projects, traffic studies, travel demand modeling, & assisting in regional  transportation planning studies. Learn more about the position, benefits of working in the public sector, and apply here


The Division of Planning and Permitting helps to shape our physical communities with the goal of upholding the highest standards of livability. This involves planning and design, regulatory compliance, and conservation and preservation. Planning and design includes comprehensive, transportation, environmental, and water and sewer planning. Regulatory compliance includes development review, environmental compliance, and life safety. Conservation and preservation includes historic preservation, agricultural preservation, and forest resources.


Planning and Permitting Division

30 North Market Street

Frederick, MD 21701

P: 301-600-1153

Staff Directory