Active permits will continue to be processed. Anyone with questions about the permitting process is encouraged to contact the Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) at 443-984-1809 for assistance. The E-permits system is operational, however, we are unable to process payments online. Applicants should continue to apply for permits using E-permits, and use the message board to communicate with staff. Payments will need to be made in person (by check or money order), or mailed to DHCD. Please make checks payable to "Director of Finance" and include the permit number in the memo section on the check. Your permit will be issued once a completed application has been approved and your payment has been received.