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When is a Single Family Use and Occupancy Permit Required?

After July 19, 2011, all applications for New Single Family Homes or Townhouses require a Use and Occupancy Registration. 

What is the Application Process?

The registration is processed automatically with the building permit application; The applicant does not have to submit any additional information.  The Permit Technician will process an administrative registration fee during the building permit submittal process.

After the Building Permit is Issued:

Following the approval of all required building, electrical, mechanical and WSSC inspections a Use and Occupancy inspection will be performed. This inspection will verify all code related safety and health requirements have been met. A Use and Occupancy Certificate will be mailed to you following the inspection approval.

Application Package
Application is part of the Residential Building Application Process Residential Building Application
Fees and Taxes
Fee Schedules Executive Regulations
Automation Enhancement Fee Automation Enhancement Fee
Credit Card Authorization Form Credit Card Authorization Form
  Impact Tax Information
  Bond information
Codes, Standards, Executive Regulations
None at this time  
Guidelines, Memorandum of Understandings, Interpretations
None at this time  
Inspection Requirements
  Residential Inspections
Frequently Asked Questions
311 Web Portal: Enter key word "Single Family Use and Occupancy"
Online Permitting Status Information and Inspections
Online Data Search Search DPS
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 Prevention Association (NFPA)
  Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)
  U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  Washington Gas Light Co.