Building Permits

Permit Applications

The following permit applications are available under our Forms and Applications page. Email Plancheck or call them at 301-870-8710.

  • Building Permit
  • Utilities Service Permit
  • Major Facility Fee Permit
  • Certificate of Occupancy and Compliance*
  • Plumbing Permit
  • Electrical Permit (Planchek)
  • Mechanical Permit (Planchek)
  • Backyard Chicken Permit
  • Noise Permit
  • Irrigation System Permit (Separate from plumbing permit)
  • Mobile Food Service Facility Permit
  • Sign Permit
  • Public Works Permit Application (For all work within a Town Right-of-Way)
  • Grading Permit

Do I Need a "Stamp" From a Design Professional?

The Town of La Plata requires a drawing to be stamped by a design professional when applying for new residential construction and all commercial projects.

Commercial Business License

As per Town Code Section 128-1, no commercial business may operate in the Town of La Plata without first obtaining a proper license or permit from the Charles County Clerk of Courts or other authority which has jurisdiction over the type of business involved.

When submitting an application for Occupancy and Compliance, a copy of a license to operate a business in the state of Maryland must be attached. If the business does not require a license, please provide documentation certifying that the business does not require a license from the Charles County Clerk of Courts of other authority which has jurisdiction over the type of business.

A complete list of businesses that require state licenses may be found on the Maryland Department of Labor and Licensing Regulations website.

The Circuit Court Clerk's Office may be reached at 301-932-3223 or visit their website.

Additional information is available on the State License Bureau website.

Building Code

On August 11, 2021 the Town will be under the 2018 Building Codes! View the new Code Amendments.

The building and construction standards for the Town of La Plata are enumerated in Chapter 75: Buildings Construction of the Code of Ordinances. The following codes are enforced:

  • International Building Code, 2018
  • International Existing Building Code, 2018
  • International Energy Conservation Code, 2018
  • International Mechanical Code, 2018
  • International Plumbing Code, 2018
  • International Fire Code, 2018
  • International Property Maintenance Code, 2018
  • International Fuel Gas Code, 2018
  • National Electrical Code, National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 70, 2018
  • Code of Maryland Regulations 05.02.02 - Maryland Accessibility Code
  • Code of Maryland Regulations - Maryland Safety Glazing Law
  • Code of Maryland Regulations 29.06.01 State Fire Prevention Code
  • NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, 2021; NFPA 1 Fire Code, 2021
  • Code of Maryland Regulations 10.15.03 - Food Service Facilities
  • Code of Maryland Regulations 26.04.02 - On-site Water Supply and Sewer Disposal
  • Maryland Accessibility Code (COMAR 05.02.02)