Planning Department

Town Planner

Kevin Rubenstein

Development Coordinator
Jana Antrobus

Kevin Rubenstein serves as the Town Planner and assists with all zoning, permitting, and development related activities. 

Jana Antrobus serves as the Development Coordinator and assists with maintaining daily operations of the office. 

Proposed developments and property improvements must conform with the Town Charter & Municipal Code.

Click here to view the Town's Zoning Map.

Responsibilities of the Planning Department include:

  • Staff Liaison to the  Planning Commission
  • Staff Liaison to SPARC ( Parks & Rec)
  • Staff Liaison to the Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Processing County Building Permits
  • Processing Public Utility Permits: Click Here
  • Processing Zoning Certificates: Click Here
  • Coordinating Special Projects
  • Applying for and managing grant funds and projects 
  • Coordinating Development Review Process
  • Notary - Call 410-795-8959 to make an appointment

Kevin can be reached by email or by calling 410-795-8959

Jana can be reached via email or by calling 410-795-8959


Work Requiring a Permit

A building permit is required from the Town of Sykesville and from Carroll County for some interior improvements as well as exterior improvements to your property, this includes but is not limited to:

  • Additions
  • Decks
  • Garages
  • Pools
  • Retaining walls
  • Sheds

Application Information

For a permit, please contact the Town House and/or Carroll County Permits and Inspections or visit the Carroll County Permits and Inspections website before beginning work.

Sykesville Historic District

Property owners in the Sykesville Historic District must also submit an application to the Historic District Commission. Please contact the Town House or the Historic District Commission for information.

Contact Us

  1. Town House


    7547 Main St.

    Sykesville, MD 21784

    Phone: 410-795-8959

    Carroll County Permits & Inspections


    Phone: 410-386-2674

    Staff Directory