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  • DPS Presentation of 2015 Commerical IECC Changes
    • Changes to the 2015 International Energy Construction Code as presented at DPS Open House on Code and Regulations changes. Presenters notes are available just click on the call out bubble in the corner of the page.
  • DPS Presention of 2015 IMC Code Changes
    • Changes to the International Mechanical Code are highlighted. Presenter notes are available just click on the call out bubble in the corner of the page.
  • DPS Presentation of 2015 Residential Code Changes
    • DPS Open House powerpoint presentation for Significant Changes to the International Residential Code 2015. Presenters notes are available just click on the call out bubble in the corner of the page.
  • Quick Chart for New Building Permit Fees- Method 2
    • The new ER 9-15AMII regulation eliminates the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) surcharge, replaces multiple construction-type based fee rates with a per square foot construction rate, or flat fees and eliminates the Fire Code Building Permit Inspection Fees. This regulation includes Building Permit fees for electric vehicle charging stations and rooftop solar photovoltaic systems for single family dwellings as required by Bill 11-14 Buildings – Electrical Vehicle Charging Station Permits – Expedited Review and Bill 1-14 Buildings – Solar Permits – Expedited Review both of which were effective July 31, 2014. The fees for Benefit Performance Licenses and the fee for Storage of Vendor-Confiscated Goods have been moved to this regulation from Executive Regulation 15-13 Schedule of Fees for Permits, Licenses and Inspection – Method 3 (COMCOR No 19.67.02). This regulation supersedes Executive Regulation 14-13 in its entirety.
  • Quick Chart Land Development Permit Fees- Method 3
    • Executive regulation 8-15 simplifies several elements of the Department of Permitting Services’ fee structure, adjusts fees based upon functional analysis, provides additional flat fees including for utilities, moves payment of the balance of sediment control permit fee from second review to one year after permit issuance for certain sediment control permits and applies a rate stabilization factor to address revenue volatility and avoid excess reserves. This regulation supersedes Executive Regulation 15-13 in its entirety.
  • ePlans Training now offered ONLINE!
    • DPS now offers training for Apply Online permits and for electronic plan submission.
  • ePlans Updated Applicant User Guide
    • Get the most recent ProjectDox training with the updated Applicant User Guide.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Updated System Requirements
    • ePlans has new updated system requirements for ProjectDox for easier use and compatibility.
  • DPS Location and Hours of Operation
    • Click the link to browse the details (PDF format)
  • 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.
  • 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.


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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.