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Charles County, Maryland



Notice: Effective May 1, 2019 a Pre-Submittal Conference is required for plan applications being submitted to the Planning Division for review. Applications impacted by this new policy will not be accepted until the applicant has participated in a Pre-Submittal Conference. To learn more or to schedule your Pre-Submittal Conference please click here.

Pre-Submittal Conferences are not required for Building Permit or Development Services Permit applications.

The Department of Planning and Growth Management has an online portal to make applying for permits and plan review easier. All building permits and plan review applications can be submitted online, via the Citizen Self Service (CSS) portal, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Through the CSS, applicants will also be able to see the status of any permits, plans, or licenses applied for.

Refer to the links below for instructions on how to register with CSS and how to apply for a permit or plan review. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions as these may help you as you go through the permitting process. 


Before You Apply
How to Register with CSS
How to Apply for a Permit/Plan Review

Planning Pre-Submittal Conference Request Information
CSS Frequently Asked Questions
Register with CSS

Apply for a Permit/Plan Review

Projects within the town limits of La Plata or Indian Head
If your permit or project request is for property located in the Town of Indian Head or the Town of La Plata please contact the appropriate Town Hall.

Town of La Plata:        301-934-8421
Town of Indian Head: 301-743-5511