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Regional Updates: COVID-19

Please find a list of the latest municipal updates and changes affecting the regions below. You can also download a copy of our extensive list of current updates here.

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ENTIRE STATE Under the "Reopen Connecticut" plan, eligible businesses may reopen In CT on Wed. May 20th. Offices, retail stores, restaurants and museums are required by the state to submit an online form to certify their facilities have met a list of safety requirements prior to reopening.

 

MARYLAND

Anne Arundel County In addition to accepting plan submittals via the USPS during the closure, the Department of Inspections and Permits has located an orange drop-box outside the Permit Center, building 2664, for public use.  The drop-box may be used for submittals to Inspections and Permits; and the Office of Planning and Zoning.

The drop-box is available 8:00 am – 3:45 pm, Monday through Friday and staff will monitor and retrieve items regularly. It is not available on weekends or holidays.
Baltimore SUSPENDED - In-person services for permits and plans review. Services available online and by calling (443) 984-1809.
Montgomery County (DPS)

The Department of Permitting Services Lobby is currently open to receive payments and submit plans. Operations continue to be delivered remotely on a telework schedule. E Services will continue to be open 24/7

DPS will continue to deliver services with modifications utilizing alternative business processes as outlined below.

Prince George's County (DPIE) DPIE is closed to the public, but maintains their online services. DPIE will continue to review their plans submitted electronically for permit issuance and process license applications. Customers who are unable to use online services will have access to a drop-box available at the building to drop off plans and payments. DPIE will continue to conduct inspections as scheduled.
City of Rockville

 

NEW JERSEY

  • Newark DOB is closed for full quarantine of staff members due to a positive COVID case. Tentative reopen date is 8/10/2020. We anticipate delays with plan reviews, permit processing, and signoffs with minimal impact to inspections.
  • Governor Murphy has ordered the resumption of non-essential construction effective Monday 5/18 at 6am. Please refer to the construction site guidelines on page 5-7 of Executive Order 142.
  • The NJDEP issued a Compliance Alert on 4/21/20 providing guidance to DEP-regulated entities on what they should do if they cannot satisfy a regulatory or permit obligation because of resource constraints resulting from COVID-19.
  • DCA issues Guidance for Ongoing Construction Projects (3/25/20)
  • On March 14, 2020, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 127, extending permit deadlines until 90 days following the end of the public health emergency. 

NEW YORK - LONG ISLAND

 

Town of Hempstead Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin is inviting restaurants affected by COVID-19 to apply for free outdoor-seating permits under forthcoming legislation. The application is available at hempsteadny.viewpointcloud.com.
Town of Huntington Town Hall is currently working on a modified schedule and remains closed to in-person visits. The public can contact the building permits dept. at (631) 351-2821 between 8:30am and 3:30pm and visit huntingtonny.gov for resources.

Town of Brookhaven

The Town of Brookhaven’s Building Division will be implementing an online submission service effective immediately.

Town of Islip

Open - operating at 50%. Limited inspections. Only issuing permits for essential work. Applications, packaged in cardboard or paper (not plastic) can be mailed to the Town of Islip Building Division, Attn: Permits Department at One Manitton Court, Islip, NY 11751.

Town of Oyster Bay

Offices remain closed to in-person visits. All types of building permit applications can be filed by mail. Employees will call to confirm receipt of applications and will mail a receipt for the filing fee once operations fully resume. All applications must include a contact phone number and email. If a specific employee is working on your paperwork please include their name on the documentation. If you wish to send in documents via mail, please address it to: 

Department of Planning & Development
74 Audrey Avenue
Oyster Bay, NY 11771. 

 

PENNSYLVANIA

ENTIRE STATE All businesses in the construction industry in Pennsylvania are permitted to resume in-person operations starting Friday, May 1 at 7 AM. Please refer to the guidance for all construction businesses and employees in PA.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced an Executive Order detailing the limitations under which construction activity in Philadelphia can resume on May 1st. The order allows projects with permits as of March 20 to continue, except for underpinning, demolition of attached structures, and/or projects that require support of an existing party wall.

 

VIRGINIA

City of Alexandria Open
Arlington County

4/28/20 - In-person services remain CLOSED 

ONGOING SERVICES:
Charlottesville The Permit Center is still accepting applications from the public during limited hours. 
Chesapeake Use the eBUILD process for application of permits, and construction plans. For documents that can't be submitted electronically, a department drop box is located in the lobby of City Hall on the 1st Floor.
Fairfax County Closed to public as of 3/20, fully operational 
Front Royal Open to public as of 3/20
Henrico County Closed to public. The Permit Center’s locations at the Henrico County Government Center are open for drop-off service only. *still operational electronically
Loudoun County The department’s lobby areas at 1 Harrison Street, Leesburg, are closed to the public until further notice.
Prince William County Closed - Large bins will be located outside the Development Service Building Plaza side entrance.  The bins will be labeled by agency.

 

WASHINGTON, DC

Washington, DC

Operational, but the DCRA offices will be unavailable to the public for in-person services for the duration of the public health emergency. Applicants are encouraged to utilize DCRA's online services

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