Harford County Executive Barry Glassman today waived permit fees for residential property owners who suffered damage from Winter Storm Jonas. The waiver is effective from January 25 through March 7 for single-family homes, townhouses, and any associated accessory structures such as detached garages or sheds.
“Some roofs, porches, and decks may be compromised by the weight of our record-breaking snowfall,” said County Executive Glassman. “I am taking this action to help ease the burden on our citizens by allowing them to make storm-related repairs without paying for their required permits.”
Authority to waive permit fees for 30 business days is provided for in the Harford County Code following a state of the County emergency declaration. County Executive Glassman signed such a declaration on Friday, January 22, 2016.
Although a fee waiver is in effect, property owners are still required to apply for their permits through the Harford County Permit Center located on the first floor at 220 S. Main Street in Bel Air. For more information, please call 410-638-3122. Refunds will be available to qualifying property owners who paid for their permits within the effective period prior to this announcement.