A Storm Drain Permit is required before any enclosed storm drain construction may be started in the public right-of-way. It ensures that pipe and storm drain structures are installed properly to eliminate roadway and property flooding, and that pipes are properly constructed to maintain roadway integrity.
A permit will be issued when all appropriate fees have been paid, necessary bonds posted, and plans have been approved by the Department. In granting the permit, the Department may attach conditions that the Department deems reasonably necessary to prevent
Actual processing time may vary according to workload and/or complexity of the project. If Montgomery County Department of Transportation (DOT) Traffic Control Plan (TCP) approval is required, the permit issuance will take longer.In general, the permit is valid for 18 months. A written request prior to the expiration date of the permit sent to the DPS Land Development Permit Processing Section is required for permit extension.
After permit issuance, and 48 hours prior to starting construction, the permittee must contact the DPS ROW Inspector listed on the permit to schedule an inspection. Required inspections and testing are performed during the construction (see Public Right of Way Inspections).
For the permit to be considered finalized and the bond returned, a final inspection must be made.
The applicant notifies DPS Land Development Permit Processing Section in writing to request an extension to the permit. Upon approval and payment of a permit extension fee, the permit is extended for 12 months.
|Right of Way Permit Application||Application for Construction on Property Dedicated to Public Use|
|Other Standard Forms & Documents|
|Title||Property Dedicated to Public Use Scope of Work Form|
|Property Dedicated to Public Use Checklist|
|Storm Drain and Paving Checklist|
|Paving Right of Way Permit Fees - See Page 2||Executive Regulation 15-13|
|Automation Enhancement Fee||Executive Regulation 13-13|
|Credit Card Authorization Form||Credit Card Authorization Form|
|Bond Information||Bond Information|
|Performance Bond||Performance Bond Sample|
|Letter of Credit||Letter Of Credit|
|Certificate of Guarantee Sample||Certificate of Guarantee Sample|
|Codes, Standards, Executive Regulations|
|Montgomery County Code — See Chapter 49||Montgomery County Code|
|MC Design Standards||MCDOT Design Standards|
|MC Drainage Design Criteria||MCDOT Storm Drainage Design Criteria|
|Guidelines, Memorandum of Understandings, Interpretations|
|Right of Way Guidelines and helpful Information||DPS Right of Way Guidelines|
|Title||Right of Way Inspections|
|Frequently Asked Questions|
|311 Web Portal: Enter key word "Right-Of-Way"||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|
|Other Agencies to Contact|
|Other Agencies and Utilities to Contact||Allegheny Power|
|Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. (BG&E)|
|Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA)|
|Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT)|
|Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)|
|Washington Gas Light Co.|