Apply for a Permit

Before you start, explore the possibilities and get informed!

  1. Research your property
    Visit the City's GIS Map to determine zoning, potential critical areas, etc.
    To quickly view specific layers (or groups of layers), use the following links:
    Zoning Map
    Critical Areas Map
    Water Purveyor Map

    Each zoning district specifies required setbacks, hard surface area standards, land uses, and more.

  2. Determine what you want to do
    Refer to our "3x4 Process" to identify what permits you might need.

  3. Ensure your project is consistent with the Edgewood Municipal Code
    As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that your project satisfies all applicable regulations, including the Edgewood Municipal Code (EMC)

    If you’re not sure about a particular regulation, don’t panic–we are here to help! If you have any questions, please contact the Front Counter. 

  4. Find the appropriate forms
    For most permit types, you will need an application form and checklist. Please visit Permit Forms for all available forms. 

  5. Collect all materials listed on the checklist
    1. Review your application checklist to identify all required submittal items. 
    2. Work with your design professionals as needed to create or collect plans, calculations, and documents.
    3. Ensure your submittal items are saved and named appropriately by following our Electronic Document Submittal Standards.

Create your Application

  1. Apply online through the Edgewood Permit Portal.  

    If this is your first time applying for an electronic permit, you’ll need to make a new portal account. Visit and click “Sign Up” to create your account. 

    Once you have an account, visit, click “my portal” and then “Apply Online” to start your application. 

  2. Fill out Project Details 
    Have your information available. Depending on your permit type, the application page will ask for project details such as impervious area or valuation of work. 

  3. Upload required documents
    Upload all PDF required submittal items to your permit number. 
    Not uploading all required permit documents collected in Step #5 will delay the processing of your application.

  4.  Submit your application
    Once you’ve provided the necessary information and uploaded your documents, you’re ready to submit your application. Click the submit button at the bottom of the application page. 

  5. Completeness Check
    Staff will confirm that all required submittal documents have been provided. If required submittal documents are missing, you will receive a Notice of Incomplete Application identifying what is needed. 

  6. Pay review fees
    Payment of review fees is the final piece of a complete application. You will receive an email containing instructions on how to make your payment. 

    Your application will be fully complete when all required submittal documents have been provided and the appropriate review fees have been paid.

Review, Comments, and Approval

Your complete application will be routed to the Development Review team. Staff members will review your application for compliance with the Edgewood Municipal Code (EMC). When an application requires your attention, you will receive email communication outlining your next steps. 

Building Division Review Timelines

Still have questions?
Contact the Front Counter. We are happy to talk through your project with you.