How Can I Expedite or Accelerate my Plan Review and Inspection Times?
Overtime Off-Set Services
With the approval of Executive Regulation 20-07AM, the Department of Permitting Services created the "Overtime Off-Set Program." This program makes expedited services available to customers who pay a fee for overtime work performed by DPS staff. DPS staff offer the services listed below during non-business hours, if staff are available.
The Construction of Buildings
Includes plan review and inspection services for residential, commercial, and industrial work. This area provides plan review in the fields of zoning, construction standards, and building and electrical permits/inspections.
Sediment Control and Stormwater Management
Includes plan review and inspection services for large and small areas of land disturbance. This area provides plan review for erosion and sediment control, storm water management, floodplain districts, fire protection systems, and special protection areas.
Right of Way and Driveway Access
Includes plan review and inspection services for construction work done in public right-of-way. This area provides plan review for all grading, construction, paving, repair, and maintenance of streets and driveways.
Note of Importance
Payment of overtime plan-review fees must be made prior to permit issuance. The Department of Permitting Services may charge an overtime-offset fee of 25% of the regular fee that has already been set by Executive Regulations previously approved for any plans review and inspection activity for which the department offers overtime services.
An additional 5% Automation Enhancement Fee is charged on the cost(s) listed above.
When requesting overtime offset services, a separate written request must be submitted to DPS for each permit. Overtime-offset services are provided on a first-come, first serve basis using available resources.
Fire Code Inspections are not performed by DPS staff and therefore cannot be offered as overtime offset.
DPS does not control nor influence other agencies’ (Department of Health and Human Services, Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Montgomery County Department of Public Works and Transportation, etc) involvement in the development process.