Town of Ocean City Code

Welcome to the Building Department. Our mission is to guide homeowners and contractors throughout the construction process. Our support staff is here to help you with the permit application. We work with different agencies and departments to ensure an adequate review of your project including Zoning, Fire Marshal’s Office, GIS, Engineering, and others.

  • Our inspectors are available to verify work and approve required inspections once your permit is issued and the project has started. It is the applicant’s responsibility to call into our office and follow through with these steps.
  • Code Enforcement: Inspectors are actively involved in monitoring property throughout town to be sure building standards and safety are met. Unpermitted work is also enforced.
  • What requires a permit? We are currently working on a detailed list reflecting current code. For more information, please call 410-289-8855.
  • Noise/Construction Hours: View Code
  • For other questions such as licensing requirements, contractor information and permit types, please call our offices.


Building and Inspections: 410-289-8855

Zoning Department: 410-289-8944

Critical Areas/Storm Water: 410-289-8825

Fire Marshal’s Office: 410-289-8788

Plumbing Department: 410-289-8713

Licensing: 410-289-8861