Building Permit Requirements


What is Needed To Apply For A Demolition Permit?


To obtain a building permit, the following items must be submitted:

  • Building Application form (For information on how to complete, please refer to: Application instructions)
  • 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.


To obtain a logging permit, the follow items must be submitted:


For more information on the permit fees and forms that may be required in addition to the Building Permit Application, please see the checklists below:  

Supplementary forms:


What Building Codes are Used?

Effective May 29, 2023

  • 2021 IRC 
  • NFPA 101 Life Safety Code 2018
  • 2021 IECC International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2021 International Plumbing Code
  • 2021 IBC
  • NFPA 1 Fire Code 2018
  • 2021 International Mechanical Code (IMC)

Effective May 1, 2024

  • NFPA 70 National Electrical Code Handbook 2023


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.