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The table below contains information on inspections specific to each type of permit.  Scheduling an inspection will vary depending on the type of permit.  Find your permit type below for the  inspection scheduling methods.  For permits that can be scheduled online click on “YES” in the Schedule Online column.  For information on inspections related to a specific permit type click on the permit type.

 

PERMIT TYPE

SCHEDULE ONLINE

CALL IVR

(Interactive Voice Response)

(240) 777-6210

CALL

311 OR

(240) 777-0311

SCHEDULE

WITH INSPECTOR

Building Construction Permits

Building Residential Permit 

YES

YES

YES

NO

Commercial Building Fast Track Permit

YES

YES

YES

NO

Commercial Building Permit

YES

YES

YES

NO

Commercial Building Electrical

 YES

YES 

 YES

 NO

Commercial Building Mechanical 

 YES

 YES

 YES

 NO

Demolition Permit

YES

YES

YES

NO

Electrical Permit

YES

YES

YES

NO

Fence Permit 

NO

NO

NO

NO

Fire Alarm Permit

YES

YES

YES

NO

Fire Protection Systems Permit

YES

YES

YES

NO

Mechanical Permit

YES

YES

YES

NO

Retaining Wall Permit

YES

YES

YES

NO

Site Plan (MNCPPC)

NO

NO

NO

YES

Special Exception

NO

NO

NO

YES

Use and Occupancy Commercial

YES

NO

NO

YES

Use and Occupancy Residential

 YES

NO 

 NO

 NO

Land Development Permits

County Well Permit

 NO

 NO

NO 

YES 

Public Right of Way Permit 

NO

NO

NO

YES

Sediment Control Permit

NO

NO

NO

YES

 There are typically no inspections associated with fence permits, however, any fence associated with a swimming pool must have inspection approval before the swimming pool can be utilized.

PARTIAL INSPECTION – Inspections outside of the normal sequence are conducted upon request. A $121.00 fee must be paid, at the DPS office, when scheduling this inspection.

 

INSPECTIONS

By performing mandatory inspections, DPS can help in complying with the provisions of the legislation. FOR ALL INSPECTIONS, A SET OF APPROVED PLANS STAMPED BY MONTGOMERY COUNTY DPS MUST BE ON THE JOB SITE FOR INSPECTOR’S REVIEW. Montgomery County residential inspectors are cross trained in building, mechanical and electrical inspections, therefore the close-in and final building, electrical, and mechanical must be combined. However, close-in and final inspections must be requested under the relevant Building, Electrical and Mechanical Permits. If all trades are not ready, the inspector will disapprove the scheduled inspections.

SCHEDULING YOUR INSPECTIONS; HOW TO DO IT, WHO TO CONTACT:

To expedite scheduling  or cancelling inspections please have your Permit Number and Contact ID Number at hand before making your request.

 Online:

You can schedule, change or cancel your inspection, learn the name of your inspector and check the status of your permit by clicking here . Please make note of your confirmation number, you will need it to cancel or change inspection dates by telephone.

 By telephone - Interactive Voice Response System (IVR):

You can call 240-777-6210 and schedule using the Interactive Voice Response System (IVR). To cancel an inspection you must have your confirmation number and your Contact ID #.

 OR:

If you prefer, you may call 311 or 240-777-0311 (If outside of Montgomery County) and provide your request to the information specialist. To cancel an inspection you must have your confirmation number and your Contact ID #.

Inspections may only be scheduled for permits that have been issued, and that have not already had an approved final inspection. Inspections shall be requested at least 24 hours prior to the date the inspection is needed.Requests for building inspection(s) that are received before 12:00 p.m. will be scheduled for the next business day. Requests for building inspection(s) that are received after 12:00 p.m. will be scheduled for the second business day. You cannot request a specific time for your inspection. Cost for these inspections is included in your building permit fee. Additional inspections outside of the normal sequence shall be arranged in person at our offices; An additional fee may apply. (You can get an approximate time of arrival by calling your inspector after 3 PM the day before your scheduled inspection or, on the morning of your inspection.) Call your Inspector directly to discuss any job specific questions you may have.

Requests for County Well inspections, Right-of-Way inspection(s) and for Sediment Control inspection(s) must include your name and phone number. You must call your inspector to schedule the date of your inspection since these inspections are based on the inspector’s workload and availability. Call 311 to obtain the name and phone number of your inspector.

REINSPECTION FEE – A $121.00 re-inspection fee will be required after a building or electrical inspection has been disapproved twice. To alert you of the re-inspection fee the inspector will leave a disapproval sticker indicating a fee is due and outlining the payment procedure. This fee must be paid prior to requesting any future inspections. Inspections which cannot be performed because the inspector cannot gain access to the construction, or where work is incomplete, will be considered disapproved, counting toward the two allowed disapprovals. To avoid re-inspection fees, footing, parging and slab inspections not ready due to weather conditions, may be cancelled by phone or upon the inspector’s arrival up to 8:30 a.m. on the scheduled day. All other inspections must be cancelled prior to inspector’s arrival on the job site. To cancel an inspection follow the instructions below.

Canceling Inspection Requests:

To cancel an inspection, please use the Online Services-Data Search page and enter your permit number and application type under the Search Criteria tab, then go the Cancel Inspection tab; from the pull down menu select the scheduled inspection you wish to cancel. Not all application types are eligible for online inspection cancelling. The online inspection cancelling function is available only if the application:

  • is one of the eligible application types,
  • is a valid and active application (not in void or stop work or inactive status), and
  • has at least one scheduled inspection.

To cancel an inspection request by phone you will need your Contact ID#, permit and inspection confirmation number that was assigned when you made the inspection request. Call 311 or 240-777-0311 (if outside Montgomery County) and speak with the Information Specialist or use the IVR by calling 240-777-6210.

How to search the DPS Permit System: 

The ONLINE SERVICES-DATA SEARCH tool is very useful for gathering data on virtually any parcel and construction project in the county. It provides six options for retrieving real-time data from the DPS Permit System: Search by Application Date, Application Type and Number, Contact ID #, Licensed Contractor, Property Address or, search by Zip Code. It is easy to navigate and complete instructions are provided with each search option.