Town of New Market | Permitting Toolbox

You may be considering adding a fence, deck, shed or some other structure or improvement. To aid you in this effort, we have outlined below the proper procedures for requesting these additions/improvements. Any improvements involving new structures outdoors, or plumbing, electrical, or structural changes indoors, will require a permit. Remember, no improvements can begin until the following approvals have been processed.

  1. Apply for and receive approval with your Homeowner’s Association (if applicable).
  2. Apply for a permit with the Town of New Market. There is an application fee. Please see Resolution 2017-01 by clicking here. To download the application please click the General Permit  or stop by Town Hall located at 39 West Main Street to pick up a copy. Applications should be returned to Town Hall along with the fee. It is very important that you include your HOA approval letter and provide diagrams, site plans, and/or photos with your application.
  3. Your application will be reviewed by the Zoning Administrator to ensure that the request meets Town ordinances.
  4. If your application is approved you will be notified by the Town. You may then either pick up your signed approval or have it emailed to you.
  5. For some projects, your signed application will have to be taken to Frederick County to obtain County permits. You will need to contact the County to determine their procedures (301.600.1134).
  6. If your project requires a County permit, you will need to notify the Town Office with the AP# that you receive from the County in order for the Town to sign off on the County’s computerized system.

Plan your projects accordingly…this process takes a minimum of 15 days if the County is involved.

We hope that this information will help you with your projects.  Please call our office at 301.865.5544 with questions or concerns.