A Bond is required for the following permit types: Demolition, Sediment Control, Grading, Stormdrain, Paving, and Driveway. This is to insure completion of the work as specified in the Montgomery County Codes.
There are four types of bonds:
For Demolition permits the bond amount is based on the estimated cost of the demolition activities, the minimum being $400.00 in accordance with Montgomery County Code - Chapter 8.
For Right-of-Way permits (excluding Short Term Road Occupancy and Revocable Permits) the bond amount is determined based on Montgomery County Code - Chapter 49 by the Department of Permitting Services using the “ROW Bond Estimating Prices” list. This is a list of specific construction activity costs which must be approved by DPS. The prices are an average based on surveys periodically taken from the constructing community (1 to 3 years).
For Sediment Control permits the bond amount is determined by the Montgomery County Code, Chapter 19 using the following formula: .02 x total disturbed area (sq. ft.) $300.00 (minimum bond amount) = Total SC Bond ($10,000.00 Maximum) Estimated Stormwater Management Cost = Total Bond Amount. The stormwater management portion of the bond is based on actual costs of stormwater devices proposed
Department of Permitting Services determines the bond amount and notifies the applicant. When notification is received, the applicant submits bond prior to the issuance of the required permit. Please note that the bond posted for the permit is returned to the Permittee (applicant). Refer to the DPS Policy on Bond Acceptance and Refunds.
Department of Permitting Services requires that the bond be valid for the duration or life of the permit.
In order to clarify procedures for completing application and bond forms the following list has been developed which will help expedite processing of bonds.
All Information shown on the bond may be typed or printed and must be legible.
General wording on the bond shall correspond to wording approved by the County Attorney’s Office. Sample forms for the Performance Bond and Letter of Credit are available in the below table.
Both the bonding company and the power of attorney signing for the bonding company must be registered with the MontgomeryCounty, Clerk of the Circuit Court.
Notify the Department of Permitting Services that the work has not started and that there is no intention on beginning work in written form. The Department of Permitting Services will inspect the site, confirm that no work has begun, review the permit requirements based on development approvals and if possible cancel the permit and return the bond.
If the Permitee is not willing or not able to complete the work, the Department of Permitting Services will seize the funds from the bond to complete the work.
The Permittee is required to call the Department of Permitting Services for final inspection. The Department of Permitting Services will release the bond after a final inspection has been completed and all aspects of the completion of the project are approved. Posted bonds are returned to the permittee of record.
Bonds are released on an average of six (6) weeks. Processing time for release of bonds varies according to workload and complexity of the permit.
|Demolition Permit||Demolition Permit|
|Public Right of Way Permit (Driveway and Special Use)||Public Right of Way Permit (Driveway and Special Use)|
|Public Right of Way Permit||Public Right of Way Permit|
|Sediment Control Permit||Sediment Control Permit|
|Fees and Taxes|
|Bond Reduction or Replacement Fee for Right of Way and Sediment Control Permit Bonds||Executive Regulation 6-11|
|Performance Bond Sample||Performance Bond|
|Letter of Credit Sample||Letter of Credit|
|Right Of Way Bond Estimator||ROW Bond Estimating Prices|
|Codes, Standards, Executive Regulations|
|Demolition Bonds - Chapter 8||Montgomery County Code|
|Sediment Control and Stormwater Management Bonds - Chapter 19||Montgomery County Code|
|Public Right of Way Permits - Chapter 49||Montgomery County Code|
|DPS Policy on Bond Acceptance and Refunds||Policy on Bond Acceptance and Refunds|
|Frequently Asked Questions|
|311 Web Portal: Enter key word "Bond"||http://www3.montgomerycountymd.gov/311|
|Call for More Information|
|In Montgomery County||311|
|Outside of Montgomery County||240-777-0311|
|Other Agencies to Contact|
|Other Agencies and Utilities to Contact|