ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND

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BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS

The Board of License Commissioners regulates the retail sale of alcoholic beverages in Anne Arundel County (Code Alcoholic Beverages Article, secs. 11-101 through 11-2802). The Board processes applications for and renewals of licenses to sell beer, wine, and liquor. It also is responsible for inspections of businesses licensed to sell alcoholic beverages. Violators of alcoholic beverage laws may be fined or have their licenses suspended or revoked.

Appointed by the Governor with Senate advice and consent, the Board's three members serve two-year terms. No more than two members shall belong to the same political party. The Governor names the chair (Code Alcoholic Beverages Article, secs. 11-101 through 11-208).


DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONS & PERMITS

The Department of Inspections and Permits, in cooperation with the County Health Department, conducts all building-related inspections in Anne Arundel County. In addition, the Department offers inspection training programs on building and construction standards (County Charter, sec. 507; County Code, Art. 15).

Under the Department are the Environmental Programs and Infrastructure Inspections Division, and the Permit Application Center. Assisting the Department are the Amusement License Commission, the Board of Electrical Examiners, and the Plumbing Commission.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS & INFRASTRUCTURE INSPECTIONS DIVISION
Permit inspections related to landscape grading, stormwater management, and infrastructure are conducted by the Environmental Programs and Infrastructure Inspections Division. The Division also investigates complaints of unauthorized work done on grading, and vegetation removal.

Under the Division are three units: Code Compliance; Inspection Services; and Zoning Enforcement.

PERMIT APPLICATION CENTER
In Anne Arundel County, permits are required for building construction, and most permanent or temporary structures, such as fences, and swimming pools. Many repairs may also require permits.

The Permit Application Center accepts applications for building, grading, trade and subdivision permits. Licenses required to professionally perform permitted actions also are issued through the Center.

Reporting to the Center are four units: Building Plan Review; Commercial Licensing; Permit Intake; and Site Review and Agreements.

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