DPS Constructive Comments May 2016

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May 2016

DPS Celebrates Building Safety Month

Building Safety Month
BSM Proclamation

BUILDING SAFETY MONTH . . . Creating building projects of all types with safety in mind—and making them more accessible for the disabled—were the themes as Montgomery County Council recognized the month of May as “Building Safety Month.” Representatives of the County’s Department of Permitting Services and the Commission on People with Disabilities joined the ceremonies led by Council President Nancy Floreen and Councilmember George Leventhal.

DPS Zoning Spring Sign Sweep

DPS Spring Sign Sweep

In response to a request from the Takoma/Langley Crossroads community, DPS Zoning mobilized and conducted outreach to businesses and a sweep of mounting illegal signs from both predatory advertisers with in the public right-of-way as well as from brick and mortar businesses.

DPS Zoning Team contacted 75 businesses and cleared over 200 utility poles and traffic control devices.  Over 400 illegal signs were removed during the DPS 2016 Spring Sign Sweep.

The feedback from community was very appreciative and positive.

Pictured above center: James Nichols, DPS Mananger speaks with local businesses and bottom left: Victor Salazar conducting a training session with Roger Waterstreet to bring the team together and explain the mission.

DFL Kick Off

County Executive Kicks off DesignforLifemc.org

County Executive kicked off the new website designforlife.org at a press event.  The website is to increase participation and awareness of the property tax credits available for building accessible homes.

Pictured above with the County Executive Ike Leggett are members of the Commission on Person's with Diabilities, Classic Home Builders and Diane Schwartz Jones, Director, Permitting Services. 

Property Tax Credits for Homeowners and Builders

Design for Life

Mondays are for eServices Training

Paperless begins on July 5, 2016!

DPS is Going Paperless with eServices

Countdown to Paperless for Fire Alarm, Electrical and Utility Permits has Begun! 

On July 5, 2016 DPS will begin requiring use of eServices for 3 permit types: Fire Alarm, Electrical and Utility permits. The countdown is on . . .  to a faster, paperless path to permitting! 

Mondays are for eServices Training! DPS has dedicated Mondays for training at 9 am - not need to register just come by the Training Room at 9 am located at the DPS Offices at 255 Rockville Pike.  DPS Staff will be on hand to go through the process on ePermits and ePlans or answer any questions. 

Check out the green tab on the DPS website for more information about eServices .

Questons about eServices? Contact us at: dps.eServices@montgomerycountymd.gov


eServices now accepts ACH payments for online permits!

Department of Permitting Services

255 Rockville Pike, 2nd Floor

Rockville, MD  20850

For more information call 311 or 240-777-0311