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DPS is the permitting authority on many environmentally related construction projects.  DPS reviews/permits plans for Sediment Control and Stormwater Management as well as Well and Septic Review.

DPS also ensures that prior to issuance of any Building Permit that notification is made to the applicant by virtue of the Roadside Tree Law  and Affadavit that  a county or municipality may not issue a building permit to an applicant for any clearing, construction, or development that will result in the trimming, cutting, removal, or injury of a roadside tree until the applicant first obtains a permit from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources in accordance with Natural Resources Article Section 5-406(d).

Additionally, DPS has been involved in Green Building for both commercial and residential building permits. Please refer to the application page links below for further information on the respective reviews.


Application Package
Sediment Control Permit Application Sediment Control Permit Application
Stormwater Concept Application Stormwater Concept Application
Well and Septic Information County Well Permit
  Sewage Disposal Permit
Commercial Building Permit Commercial "New Building" Permit  
Residential Building Permit Residential "New Home" Permit
Fees and Taxes
Fees Executive Regulation
Automation Enhancement Fee Regulation Executive Regulation 13-13
Credit Card Authorization Form Credit Card Authorization Form
General Bond Information Bond Information
Performance Bond Performance Bond Sample
Letter of Credit Letter of Credit Sample
Codes, Standards, Executive Regulations
Montgomery County Code - Chapter 19 Montgomery County Code
Guidelines, Memorandum of Understandings, Interpretations
Water Resource Section Standards, Guidelines and Helpful Information DPS Water Resources Section Guidelines
Stormwater Management Concept Information Stormwater Concept
Roadside Tree Law  Roadside Tree Law
Inspection Requirements
Inspections information Inspections
Frequently Asked Questions
311 Web Portal: Enter key word "Sediment Control"
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)
  Board of Appeals
  Maryland Department of the Environment
  Miss Utility
  Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (MCDEP)
  MNCPPC: MC Atlas
  MNCPPC: Zoning
  Montgomery Soil Conservation District
  Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)
  Washington Gas Light Co.