Building & Zoning Department

Building/Zoning Permits

No building, structure, or land shall be used or occupied, and no building, structure or part thereof shall be erected, constructed, reconstructed, moved, demolished, or structurally altered within Town limits without a permit issued by the Zoning Administrator.

Examples where a permit is required include, but are not limited to:  demolition, new construction, remodeling, additions, sheds, decks, fences, new/replacement roofs (if replacing plywood), driveways, sidewalks, installing signs, beginning a new business, etc.

The Town uses one universal Permit Application for all applicants.  The application is available online below and only parts relative to your project need to be filled out.  Fees vary depending upon work proposed, and are collected at the time of permit approval and pick up.  You may contact the Town Office for fee quotes.

  1. Residential renovations and construction – Permit applications should be submitted with three (3) copies of a site plan, as well as three (3) copies of building plans or building/deck detail sheet (if applicable).  Site plan should include all measurements and calculations on existing and proposed buildings, driveways, walks, etc.
  2. Commercial renovations and construction – Permit applications must be submitted with three (3) sets of architecturally sealed plans.

Plumbing/Electrical/Mechanical Permits

The Town requires filing of permits for all plumbing, electrical and mechanical work to be performed within Town limits.  However, these applications are not available online.  You may contact the Town Office to have a form mailed to you, or you may stop by in person to pick one up.

Tree Removal Permits

Tree removal within Town limits requires a zoning permit application to be filed with the Town.  Trees removed may be required to be replaced if they are located within the Critical Area. There is currently no fee for tree removal permits.


Building-Zoning Permit Application

Building Detail Sheet

Deck Detail Sheet

Subdivision Application

Building Codes

The Town of Queenstown currently uses the following codes:

2015 IRC (International Residential Code)

2015 IBC (International Building Code)

2015 IEBC (International Existing Building Code)

2015 NFPA 101 (Life Safety Code)

2014 NEC (National Electric Code)

2015 IFC (International Fire Code)

2015 IECC (International Energy Conservation Code)

2015 Maryland Plumbing Code

2011 Maryland Accessibility Code