Queen Anne's County Basement Remodeling Permits

Queen Anne’s County Basement Remodeling Permits and Fees


Queen Anne’s County Basement Remodeling Permits and Fees

This blog will show you everything you need to know to get all of the necessary Queen Anne’s County permits to complete your next basement remodeling project.

Queen Anne’s County Building Permits

A building permit costs at least $90.00 minimum and takes about one or two weeks for approval. To get a Queen Anne’s County building permit, you must first submit a site plan to the Zoning Office that includes:

  • The property’s address (including the 911 emergency address)and the owner’s full name and contact information.
  • The contractor’s name and contact information, including license number. Any “renovation, alternations, repairs or additions” requires the contractor also have a Maryland Home Improvement license.
  • All electrical, HVAC and plumbing contractor’s names license numbers for Queen Anne’s County.
  • The county tax map and tax identification number (refer to your tax bill for this information).
  • All dimensions, including the occupied and unoccupied areas, must be clearly outlined.
  • The estimated value of the completed construction.
  • The square footage of the property.


When applying for a building permit, you must also include 4 plot plans that show the location of all of the roads and septic systems, along with the property lines and dimensions. You must also have 2 sets of building plans (blueprints) that have a floor plan showing the size of all doors and windows, the footer and foundational plans, cross sections and elevations.

Orio to getting a building permit in Queen Anne’s County, you must also have a sanitation permit from the Environmental Health Department (758-2281), and a plumbing and mechanical permits from the Plumbing Office at the Environmental Health Department (758-2281).


There is also a water connection fee of $25 and a sewer connection fee of $50 whenever applicable. For more information, contact the Sanitary Distract at 643-3535.

Plumbing Permits in Queen Anne’s County

Queen Anne’s County plumbing permits cost $10.00 (and also need an extra $50.00 for a gas permit, an extra $50.00 for public sewer, and an extra $50.00 for water or sewer alterations when applicable). It costs $50.00 for the first 5 fixtures or appliances, and $5.00 for each additional fixture or appliance after that.

Electrical Permits in Queen Anne’s County

We will be explaining residential permits, though commercial permits are available as well. Both have a minimum fee of $50.00. HVAC connection fees range from $15.00 to $45.00, minor alterations and additions cost $60.00 for the first 25 outlets, and $30.00 for every 15 outlets past that amount. Construction service fees range from $65.00 (under 400 amps) to $90 (for over 400 amps), with possible service reconnection or upgrading fees of $45.00.

Mechanical Permits in Queen Anne’s County

Mechanical permits have a base fee of $10.00. Each heating and cooling system is $50.00 for residential projects, and $25.00 for each additional unit. If you have a heating system only or an air conditioning system, it still costs the same amount ($50.00)

Other Fees For Queen Anne’s County Basement Remodeling

  • New constructions and additions cost $12.00 per square foot, but renovations, alterations and repairs cost $7.00 per $1,000.00 of the overall estimated costs.
  • Re-inspection fees typically cost $50.00 per visit.
  • Most basement remodeling projects will have to pay a $50.00 fee to get a temporary certificate of occupancy



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