Single Homes, Single Family and Townhouses
When is New Single Family Dwelling and Townhouse Permit Required?
A permit is required prior to construction of detached one- or two-family dwellings and townhouses not more than three stories above grade plane in height with a separate means of egress.
The purpose of a new construction permit is to ensure that the lot has been approved and is zoned for such use. The permit also regulates compliance with all other Montgomery County Codes and agencies.
What is the Application Process?
Applications must include a Residential Building Application, Right of Way Application, Sediment Control Application, Site Plan, Construction Drawings complete with all required Code Notes and Compliance Information, and a Roadside Tree Affidavit (See Below).
Certification of modified drawings.
Plan submittal changes which result from the suspension of a plan review must include a "Certification Of Modified Drawings". The design professional(s) responsible for the design of the project shall review all the changes from each of the disciplines and certify that the resubmitted design documents prepared under their license did, or did not, require modification as a result of any changes made.
Notice to Sprinkler and Building Contractors:
Be advised, all fuel-fired equipment located in attics/concealed spaces of all residential occupancies in buildings up to four stories in height and one-and-two-family dwellings starting with building permit numbers (COMBUILD) #660755, (COMFAST) #600668, (BUILDING RESIDENTIAL) #600659 or greater must be protected with sprinklers. This requirement is in accordance with NFPA 13R, 2007 Sec. 6.9.6 and NFPA 13D, 2007 Sec. 8.6.5.
How Can I Expedite my Review Process?
Please see our Expedited Plan Review and Inspections Page.