Did you know that an HSIA Building Permit is required every time an Anne Arundel County Building Permit is issued for any work done at your property? The responsibility of obtaining an HSIA Building Permit falls on the owner, not the contractor.
Why does HSIA require and issue building permits? Per HSIA Covenants & Deed Restrictions, HSIA’s sideline setbacks (15’) are different from the County (7’). We encourage anyone having work done at their property to reach out to the HSIA Building Permit Chair, before designing your structure or applying to the County. Failure to obtain a HSIA Building Permit prior to the start of construction will result in a stop work order and, at a minimum, an increase in the cost of the permit. You may reach the permit chair via email, email@example.com, or by calling 410-263-4456 (HSIA 24-hour voicemail), and leaving a message.
The fee for an HSIA Building Permit has increased to $25 and $50 if the work has already begun and you failed to apply for an HSIA Building Permit. The following items are required to obtain a HSIA Building Permit:
A copy of the Anne Arundel County Building Permit.*
A TO SCALE copy of the site plan.*
A TO SCALE copy of the plans and elevations of the structure(s).*
Cash or check in the amount of $25., made payable to HSIA.
Mail payment and all required documents to HSIA, PO BOX 3485, Annapolis MD 21403
Provide current mailing address, as your HSIA permit will be mailed via USPS.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT AN EMAILED PDF OF THE COUNTY PERMIT, THE TO-SCALE SITE PLAN and/or TO-SCALE PLANS & ELEVATIONS OF THE STRUCTURE(S) IS PREFERRED AND MAY EXPEDITE THE PROCESS OF OBTAINING A HSIA BUILDING PERMIT.
HSIA Covenants & Deed Restrictions, recorded among the Land Record of Anne Arundel County, Maryland in Liber 900, Folio 334, are binding as a matter of law and are for the benefit of all other lot owners in Hillsmere.
Anne Arundel County Code, 2005, Article 18, Zoning, Title 2, General Provisions, Subtitle 3, Setbacks