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Effective March 18, 2020, the following procedures have been implemented to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus:

Development Review

The Department is not presently hosting in-person appointments or walk-ins.  Any and all documents submitted for review by the department, including Preliminary Plans, Site Plans, and Record Plats, should be dropped off in the marked bin in the lobby of 220 S. Main Street in Bel Air.   Staff will be in contact to confirm receipt and provide further instruction as needed.  Documents may be submitted electronically to  Please call 410-638-3103 for additional information.

Board of Appeals

Pre-application meetings will be held via phone or video conferencing.  Applications may be dropped off in the marked bin in the lobby of 220 S. Main Street in Bel Air or mailed to the Department.  Staff will contact applicants to provide further instruction as needed.  Please contact Dave Culver for additional information at dculver@HarfordCountyMD.GOV or 410-638-3227.

Building Permits

The Harford County Permit Center at 220 S. Main Street is closed to the public.  Building permit applications should be completed and placed in the drop box in the lobby for processing. Staff will contact applicants with a tracking number and next steps.  Online transactions through the ePermit Center are strongly encouraged:  For questions or help with applications, please call 410-638-3122.

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