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Public Right-of-Way Inspection


Please reference the Public Right of Way Inspector Area Map to determine the DPS Right of Way Inspector assigned to your area.

 To schedule a Right of Way Inspection, contact the inspector listed on your permit. Should you not have your permit available, you can view our Public Right of Way Inspector Area Map from the above link.

To cancel a Right of Way Inspection, contact the inspector listed on your permit. Should you not have your permit available, you can view our Public Right of Way Inspector Area Map from the above link.

 For Driveway Permits and Special Use Permits

After permit issuance, and 48 hours prior to starting driveway construction, the permittee must contact the DPS ROW Inspector listed on the permit to schedule an inspection. The permit requires a minimum of three inspections:

  • preconstruction
  • forms, sub grade (or for special use - placement of traffic control measures and installation of equipment)
  • Final - be sure to arrange for this final inspection. Once passed, the process for the bond release will begin.

The applicant secures his/her own contractor to construct the driveway. (DPS does not construct the driveway for the applicant.)  For the permit to be considered finalized and the bond returned, a final inspection must be made.

 For Grading Permits

 After permit issuance, and 48 hours prior to starting construction, the permittee must contact the DPS ROW Inspector listed on the permit to schedule a pre-contstruction inspection.

 Multiple inspections will take place including but not limited to:

  • placement of construction entrance
  • grubbing/removal of topsoil
  • borrow material (must be approved prior to placement)
  • utility placement
  • stabilization

 For periods of inactivity, inspector must be notified in advance of starting construction after the preconstruction meeting and 24 hours prior to any activity resuming after periods of inactivity.  For the permit to be considered finalized and the bond returned, a final inspection must be made.

 For Storm Drain Permits

 After permit issuance, and 48 hours prior to starting construction, the permittee must contact the DPS ROW Inspector listed on the permit to schedule a pre-contstruction inspection.

 Multiple inspections will take place including but not limited to:

  • inspections noted for grading permit above
  • concrete pipe and structure manufacture (pipe and structures must be supplied from approved Montgomery County Department of Transportation manufacturer).
  • trench widths for installation
  • pipe/structure placement (including acceptable bedding)
  • backfill material

For the permit to be considered finalized and the bond returned, a final inspection must be made.

 For Paving Permits

 After permit issuance, and 48 hours prior to starting construction, the permittee must contact the DPS ROW Inspector listed on the permit to schedule a pre-contstruction inspection.

 Multiple inspections will take place including but not limited to:

  • inspections noted for grading and storm drain permit(s) above as required
  • curb and gutter installation/placement
  • tops of storm drain structures for consistency with curb and gutter placement
  • fine grading prior to pavement placement
  • installation of proper base material
  • final paving

For the permit to be considered finalized and the bond returned, a final inspection must be made.

 

Application Package
Public Right of Way Application Public Right of Way Application
Fees and Taxes
Fees for Driveway Permit (see Page 2) Executive Regulation 6-11
Automation Enhancement Fee Executive Regulation 5-98
Credit Card Authorization Form Credit Card Authorization Form
Bonds
Bond Information Bond Information
Performance Bond Sample Performance Bond Sample
Letter of Credit Sample Letter of Credit Sample
Codes, Standards, Executive Regulations
MCDOT Design Standards MCDOT Design Standards
Montgomery County Code - See Chapter 49 Montgomery County Code
Guidelines, Memorandum of Understandings, Interpretations
Right of Way Guidelines and helpful Information DPS Right of Way Guidelines
Inspection Requirements
Inspection Information Public Right of Way Inspections
Frequently Asked Questions
311 Web Portal: Enter key word "Driveway" http://www3.montgomerycountymd.gov/311
Online Permitting Status Information and Inspections
Online Permit Status Search DPS
Applicants with Contact ID Sign In Sign In
Call for More Information
In Montgomery County 311
Outside of Montgomery County 240-777-0311
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