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Environmental Health Fees

Last updated: September 12, 2022

Department of Health’s Fees for Environmental Health Services

Food Service Facility Operating Permits

Bed and Breakfast (High Priority) $400
Bed and Breakfast (Medium Priority) $270
High Priority $590
High Priority (mid-year operating less than 4 months) $395
Medium Priority $395
Medium Priority (mid-year operating less than 6 months) $195
Low Priority $195
Mobile Units $395
Semi-Permanent $395

Temporary (Excluded Organization)
An excluded organization is defined as a bonafide
nonprofit charitable, fraternal or religious organization
with tax-exempt status.

Temporary (High and Medium Priority) $114
Temporary (Low Priority) $35


Food Service Facilities – Plan Review – HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points System) and Structural

High/Medium Priority Structural Plan Review $750
High/Medium Priority HACCP Plan Review $750
Low Priority Structural Plan Review $500
Reinspection Fee for Food Service Facility $175



Pool Operator for 3 years $60


Perc Tests

Platted lot $450
Retest of an unplatted lot $400
Subdivision (unplatted lot) $750/lot


Public Swimming Pool/Spa Permits

Public and Semi-Public Pools/Spas Operating 6 months or more $725
Public and Semi-Public Pools/Spas Operating less than 6 months $350


Public Swimming Pools/Spa Plan Review

Public or Semi-Public Pool $500
Public or Semi-Public Pool with Spa $750


Septic Installation Permits

Bay Restoration Advanced Pretreatment Unit $600
Commercial Grease Trap $1,000
Commercial System $1,500
Commercial System (Each additional 2,000 gal/day flow) $1,500
Complete System $600
Drain Field or Drywell $475
Holding Tank $225
Liquid Waste Hauler Vehicle Inspection $150
Non-Conventional Nitrogen-Reducing System $750
Piping Only $225
Pump Pit $225
Septic Distribution Box $225
Septic Tank $350


Well Construction Permits

Geothermal Well*
*A well or cluster of wells used exclusively to transfer heat to or from the ground or groundwater

New Well $630
Replacement Well $315
Test, Observation or Monitoring Well $160


Applications and fees for perc testing, sewage disposal system installation and liquid waste vehicle inspection should be submitted to the Anne Arundel County Permit Center, 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Applications and fees for public swimming pools and spas and food service facilities should be submitted to the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, Environmental Health Bureau, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Applications and fees for well construction can be submitted to the Permit Center or the Department of Health.

Perc testing, sewage disposal installation and well construction permit fees are waived for applicants who are qualified for assistance from the Well and Septic Assistance Program.

For general information about services provided by the Environmental Health Bureau, call 410-222-7193 on weekdays or visit Environmental Health.

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