Here's a simple guide to all of the possible permits you may need on your next basement remodeling or refinishing project in Howard County, Maryland! The list includes links to residential forms and current (2020) prices of building, electrical, and plumbing permits in Howard County.
The fee for a building permit in Howard County, MD is $0.18 per square foot for a residential single-family home, and $0.22 per square foot for multi-family buildings (a 10% technology fee is also included on all permits).
The full fee schedule form, which covers everything from private swimming pool permits to temporary structure permits (satellite dish, arbor, trellis, detached kiosk, etc.), is here.
If you're still unsure about the process and what you'll need to do, check out the the Residential Building Permit Checklist to make sure all of your bases are covered.
The application fee for a residential electrical permit in Howard County, MD is $50 (a 10% technology fee is also included on all permits). The permit itself starts at $150 and goes up depending a variety of different factors:
There a lot more fees on the schedule form, but don't typically apply for most people (it depends on the depth and complexity of your project).
The cost of a plumbing and gas permit in Howard County depends on a few different factors, but the application itself is a flat $50 (plus the 10% tech fee on all permits). Here are the additional fees for residential plumbing projects.
The fee for commercial plumbing fixtures starts at $50, but each additional fixture is still only an extra $5. However, similar to the residential list above, there are exceptions that cost $50 each instead of $25. Check the fee schedule form for more details.
An HVAC permit application in Howard County costs $50 (additional 10% tech fee as well). The permit itself depends on the type of building. For a multi-family or multi-occupancy residential dwelling, per dwelling unit (apts. or condos) and per room (hotel/motel) costs $80. If you only need a permit for a single family attached or single family detached dwelling, the cost per heating/cooling zone is $40.
The HVAC fee schedule is much less convoluted than the rest, but here's a link to the permit fee form if you want to check it out.
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