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How Can I Expedite or Accelerate my Plan Review and Inspection Times?

Overtime Off-Set Services

With the approval of Executive Regulation 20-07AM, the Department of Permitting Services created the "Overtime Off-Set Program." This program makes expedited services available to customers who pay a fee for overtime work performed by DPS staff. DPS staff offer the services listed below during non-business hours, if staff are available.

The Construction of Buildings

Includes plan review and inspection services for residential, commercial, and industrial work. This area provides plan review in the fields of zoning, construction standards, and building and electrical permits/inspections.

Sediment Control and Stormwater Management

Includes plan review and inspection services for large and small areas of land disturbance. This area provides plan review for erosion and sediment control, storm water management, floodplain districts, fire protection systems, and special protection areas.

Right of Way and Driveway Access

Includes plan review and inspection services for construction work done in public right-of-way. This area provides plan review for all grading, construction, paving, repair, and maintenance of streets and driveways.

Note of Importance

Payment of overtime plan-review fees must be made prior to permit issuance. The Department of Permitting Services may charge an overtime-offset fee of 25% of the regular fee that has already been set by Executive Regulations previously approved for any plans review and inspection activity for which the department offers overtime services.

When requesting overtime offset services, a separate written request must be submitted to DPS for each permit. Overtime-offset services are provided on a first-come, first serve basis using available resources.

DPS does not control nor influence other agencies’ (Department of Health and Human Services, Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Montgomery County Department of Public Works and Transportation, etc) involvement in the development process.

Application Package
  Request During Permit Application
Fees and Taxes
 Fee Schedules Executive Regulations
 Automation Fee Automation Enhancement Fee
Credit Card Authorization Form Credit Card Authorization Form
  Bond Information
Codes, Standards, Executive Regulations
  Montgomery County Code
Guidelines, Memorandum of Understandings, Interpretations
Titleblock Requirements for Plan Submittal  Titleblock Requirements
Inspection Requirements
Title Link of the document
Title Link of the document
Frequently Asked Questions
311 Web Portal: Enter key word "Expedited Services"
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.