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Due to System Maintenance, ePlans Will Not Be Available today from 5:00P.M, 11/21/2014.
Due to System Maintenance, Apply Online, ePlans, Inspection Scheduling/Cancelling and Complaint Status May Not Be Available from 7:00A.M , 11/22/2014 to 7:00A.M , 11/24/2014.
New Zoning Ordinance Effective October 30, 2014
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  • DPS Online Services Down Begining 7am 11/22
    • DPS Online Services will be unavailable from 7:00 am 11/22/2014 to 7:00 am 11/24 to complete server maintenance and migration. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Recipes for Success
    • Beginning on November 4, 2014,new and current restaurant owners can sign up for a Free Design Consultation and receive a Recipes for Success Welcome Packet online or a print version at one of the Regional Service Centers.
  • Update on Proposed IgCC Amendments for Review
    • This is the current revision for the proposed IgCC (International Green Construction Code) amendments after reviewing all the submitted comments.
  • ePlans Video
    • The Department of Permitting Services is rapidly expanding our award winning eServices including ePermits and ePlans. ePlans is a web-based application for electronic plan submission and review using ProjectDox software. Click link to view video.
  • Electronic copy of IgCC
    • Electronic copy of the 2013 International Green Construction Code. For more information contact Mark Nauman at 240-777-6270.
  • Preliminary Design Consultation
    • Ask for a free Preliminary Design Consultation for your construction project. Get information on permits required, the permitting process and permit fees.
  • Overview of Proposed IGCC
    • A powerpoint presentation outlining the proposed International Green Construction Code (IGCC)
  • Register for ePlans Training
  • Design For Life Applications for Tax Credit 3-1-14
    • The Department of Permitting Services will begin accepting applications for Design for Life Tax Credits on March 1, 2014. Review web page for requirements.
  • DPS Location and Hours of Operation
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Building Construction

The Building Construction Division is responsible for ensuring public safety through the effective enforcement of construction codes and standards. We are responsible for plan review of building permits, inspection of construction projects and the investigation of complaints.


Customer Service

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Land Development

The Division of Land Development regulates all aspects of the process by which raw land is improved, including soils testing, stormwater management/sediment control and right-of-way construction. Members of our Division review plans and issue permits for all types of land improvement activities.

Zoning and Site Plan Enforcement

Building Construction

Zoning and Site Plan Enforcement Division is responsible for enforcing both the Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 59) and the agreements made between the Planning Commission (MNCPPC) and those developing property in Montgomery County.