Kent County Government - Planning, Housing, and Zoning

Building Permit Requirements

What is Needed To Apply For A Permit?

To obtain a permit for building a new dwelling, the following items must be submitted:
  • Application form. For instructions for filling this out, click here
  • Two sets of construction plans (Three sets are required for additions and renovations)
  • Site plan drawn scale of 1" = 40', a sample site plan is available at the Planning Office
  • Any applicable fees. For the Planning and Zoning fee schedule, click here. Health Department, sediment control and stormwater fees may also be required.
Where Do I Submit These Items?

The application and attachments should be submitted to:

Kent County Department of Planning & Zoning
County Government Center
400 High Street
Chestertown, Maryland 21620

If you have any questions, please call the Planning and Zoning Department at (410) 778-7423 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday or fax at 410-810-2932.


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