The public is encouraged to limit non-essential in-person interaction with Camden County employees and departments when at all possible to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Citizens are encouraged to use any online services that may be available to communicating with Camden County employees via email or telephone.


  • Limit non-essential, in-person contact with employees and departments when at all possible. Employees should wear gloves when handling money or other paper documents.
  • Inspectors in office and staff should remain behind glass for conversation with contractors.
  • Inspectors should have masks available in field for inspections inside occupied houses and should maintain social distance when conversing with workers on site.
  • Plats and surveys needing approval and signatures should be left at front desk. Staff can meet in front lobby or outside keeping distance.


*** IMPORTANT *** We are transitioning to an all-fillable-pdf system for building permit applications and will be going away from Cognito forms as of the end of July 2021.  If you have any application from Cognito bookmarked, it will no longer work after that time. ***

  • Permits may be applied for online by clicking here
    • Scroll down and find the appropriate permit type and click its link
    • Read the instructions on the page (permit requirements, supplemental documents required, etc)
    • Click the application link
      • Application link will take applicant to Cognito Forms¬†
      • Fill in form, select any appropriate selections (items with "*" are required)
      • Any items with "*" that are N/A, either select N/A or enter a 0, unknowns should enter 99999
      • If applicable, download and fill out Fill Permit, then scan form to digital format or take picture of both sides, upload back to system
      • Download and print "Affidavit of Signature" located at bottom of form, scan signed affidavit to digital format or take picture and upload back to system
      • Click Submit
      • Data will be transmitted to us for processing, you will be notified when permit is ready for pickup.