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  • DPS Comprehensive Permit Fee Study
    • The DPS Comprehensive Permit Fee Study Report conducted by Fiscal Choice. This comprehensive fee study was based on a functional analysis of how staff spends time processing permits and work related to permits and plans. The Study examined all areas of the DPS work flow. The Proposed Permit Fee Regulations 8-15 and 9-15 are based on the results of this comprehensive study.
  • Proposed Regulations for Fees and Building Codes
    • Hearing for MCER 8-15,MCER 9-15, and MCER 4-15 was held on April 9, 2015. The record will be open until April 30th for comments. Contact for MCER NO 8-15 Linda Kobylski, Manager, Land Development – 240-777-6346; Contact for MCER NO 9-15 Gail Lucas, Manager, Building Construction – 240-777-6267; and MCER 4-15 - Hemal Mustafa, Manager Building Construction - 240-777-6226,
  • ePlans Training now offered ONLINE!
    • DPS now offers training for Apply Online permits and for electronic plan submission.
  • Commerical Building ePlans Checklist!
    • ePlans is now accepting commercial building plans. ePlans still requires the Commercial Building Checklist to be included with your application. Please make sure to include the checklist to ensure your plans through the DPS process faster.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • New Edition of Constructive Comments
    • DPS proposes a 30 business days to receive first review on Commercial and Residential Plans. More about Trees and the Tree Laws.
  • DPS Location and Hours of Operation
    • Click the link to browse the details (PDF format)
  • Overview of Proposed IGCC
    • A powerpoint presentation outlining the proposed International Green Construction Code (IGCC)


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.