To apply for a Garrett County, MD building permit, you must apply in-person at the Permits and Inspections Services office between Monday and Friday, 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.
You'll need to give them two copies of floor plans or drawings that clearly outlines the dimensions and square footage of the home, as well as what each room is for, and the locations and sizes of all windows and doors (all to scale “whenever possible” according to their website, though dimensions must be exact). You must also show what the house is made of, how many baths and fireplaces are in it, and the type of heating and air conditioning it has. You must include the names of all contractors, electricians and plumbers along with their license numbers, and if the house has had more than one owner in the last year, then their names and specific dates of transfer must be included.
After the building permit has been granted, construction must begin within one year or else the permit is nullified. Permits are also void if work ceases for six months.
The cost of building permits for a basement in Garret County, Maryland depends on the square footage of the new addition. Additions cost $0.10 per square foot with a $100 minimum, plus a $15 use and occupancy fee.
The Garret County Building Code adheres to the following:
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