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Inspections and Permits Vision & Mission

Land Use Core Group Vision


Our vision is that development in Anne Arundel County will proceed in a manner that is well planned and respectful of private property rights; ensures that our citizens live and work in safe structures; provides the infrastructure necessary to support and enhance our quality of life; promotes economic expansion and job creation; protects our open spaces and historic structures; and offers ample opportunities for recreation, athletic participation and interaction with our natural environment.


Mission of the Department of Inspections and Permits

Our mission is to:

  • provide efficient plan review and permit processing of development projects
  • inspect all building, grading and infrastructure permits to ensure compliance with building codes, laws and regulations and to protect public health and safety and the natural environment
  • investigate all customer complaints for unauthorized and unpermitted development and construction in critical areas
  • issue permits and commercial licenses, and
  • inspect private stormwater facilities as part of the County’s stormwater management program.