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Permits & Zoning

Department of Planning and Zoning in the George Howard Building


Permits may be required at the County level if you are building or renovating physical structures and can be applied for online or in-person







Businesses - including home-based businesses - may be subject to zoning restrictions at the County Level.

  1. First step is to look at the map to determine in which zone your buiness will be located. 
  2. Second step is to understand the uses that are allowed in that zone

Any questions? Check with Howard County Planning and Zoning Department for clarificactions.


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George Howard Building

3430 Courthouse Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043 


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