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Residential projects requiring a Use and Occupancy (U&O) Certificate:

Beginning April 24, 2011 the Department of Permitting Services (DPS) will issue Use and Occupancy certificates for new construction of residential dwellings.  When the final building permit inspection has been approved DPS will issue a U&O certificate for the home. The property owner may have this certificate mailed to them or they may pick it up from our office. The residential U&O certificate will be issued free of charge until July 1, 2011. After July 1 there will be a $90.00 (DPS review zone) or $145.00 (Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission review zone) fee.


Application Package
Residential Building Permit Application ApplicationForResidentialBuildingPermit
Roadside Tree Law Affidavit AffidavitForResidentialCommercialBuildingPermit
Electrical Permit Application ApplicationForElectricalPermit
Mechanical Permit Application ApplicationForMechanicalPermit
Sediment Control Permit Application ApplicationForSedimentControlPermit
Application for Use and Occupancy Certificate ApplicationForUseAndOccupancyCertificate
Waiver of Final Inspection FinalInspectionWaiver
Fees and Taxes
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Credit Card Authorization Form Credit Card Authorization Form
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Codes, Standards, Executive Regulations
Final Inspections for Expired Residential Permits BCP11-10
Guidelines, Memorandum of Understandings, Interpretations
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Inspection Requirements
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Frequently Asked Questions
311 Web Portal: Enter key word "Demolition"
Online Permitting Status Information and Inspections
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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
  American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. (BG&E)
  Board of Appeals
  Historical Society
  International Code Council (ICC)
  Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation
  Maryland Department of the Environment
  Maryland Division of State Documents
  Masonry Institute of America (MIA)
  Miss Utility
  National Glass Association (NGA)
  MNCPPC: Historic Area Work Permits
  MNCPPC: MC Atlas
  MNCPPC: Zoning
  National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)
  U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  Washington Gas Light Co.