Division of Planning and Permitting

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Livable Frederick Now Hiring Planner I!

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Interested in joining the Livable Frederick team – Frederick County’s long-range planning department? We are now hiring a Planner I. Learn more about the position and the benefits of working in the public sector, and apply here

The Residential Expedited Permitting Process

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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

Now Hiring Inspectors!

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A variety of full time and part time (PT) opportunities are now open including a Building Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, and Electric Inspectors. Learn more about these positions, benefits of working in the public sector and apply online here.

The Expedited Permit & Inspection Certificate (EPIC) Program

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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.

Access to 30 North Market Street

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The Planning, Permitting, and Treasury offices opened to the public on Monday, April 4.

Jefferson Historic District Story Map

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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 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.

Contact Us

Planning and Permitting Division

30 North Market Street

Frederick, MD 21701

P: 301-600-1153

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