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When is New Single Family Dwelling and Townhouse Permit Required?New House Framing

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.

Purpose.

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.

Application Package
Application Residential Building Application
Sprinkler Permit Policy Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems
Right of Way Application Application to Construct in the Right of Way (Driveways)
Sample Letter of Permission Right of Way Letter of Permission
Required Roadside Tree Affidavit Roadside Tree Affidavit
Sediment Control Application Sediment Control Application
Fees and Taxes
Impact Taxes Development Impact Fee
New Construction Fees Executive Regulation Fee Schedule
Automation Enhancement Fee Automation Enhancement Fee
Sediment Control Fees Executive Regulation Fee Page
Right of Way Fees Executive Regulation Fee Page
Credit Card Authorization Form Credit Card Authorization Form
Bonds
Bond Information Bond Information
Letter of Credit Letter of Credit
Codes, Standards, Executive Regulations
Chapter 8 Montgomery County Code
Helpful Guidelines for IRC and IECC Requirements Residential Code Notes
Important IRC code references Important IRC Code References
Energy Conservation Requirements Residential Energy Code
Guidelines, Memorandum of Understandings, Interpretations
  Single Family and Townhouse Use and Occupancy
Plan Submittal Guidelines Plan Submittal Guidelines for New Construction (Single Family and Townhouses
Energy Efficiency Sample for Residential Energy Efficiency Certificate
Titleblock Requirements fo Plan Submittal Titleblock Requirements
Inspections
What and When Inspections Are Required Residential Inspections Timing Checklist 
Buildings Notice of Required Residential Building Inspections
Blower Door Testing  Whole Building Blower Test Report
Decks Notice of Required Residential Deck Inspections
Third Party  Third Party Inspections
Scheduling Residential Inspections Page
Frequently Asked Questions
311 Web Portal: Enter key word "Demolition" http://www3.montgomerycountymd.gov/311
Online Permitting Status Information and Inspections
Online Data Services Search DPS Online
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 Allegheny Power
  American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. (BG&E)
  Board of Appeals
  Historical Preservation
  International Code Council (ICC)
  Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation
  Maryland Department of the Environment
  Maryland Division of State Documents
  Masonry Institute of America (MIA)
  Miss Utility
  National Glass Association (NGA)
  MNCPPC: Historic Area Work Permits
  MNCPPC: MC Atlas
  MNCPPC: Zoning
  Municipalities
  National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)
  Recycling
  U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  Verizon
  Washington Gas Light Co.
  WSSC

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