DPS Constructive Comments Celebrates Building Safety Month 2017

Constructive Comments

May 2017

DPS Celebrates Building Safety Month



Proclamation Kicks Off Building Safety Month

BUILDING SAFETY MONTH . . . Creating building projects of all types with safety in mind—and making them more accessible for the disabled—were the themes on May 2 as the Montgomery County Council recognized the month of May as “Building Safety Month.” During May, the Department of Permitting Services will perform inspections of decks at no cost to homeowners. Among those at the ceremonies in Rockville, from left to right, were: Jessica Fusillo of the Department of Permitting Services; County Fire Marshal Rick Merck; Councilmember Sidney Katz; Director of Permitting Services Diane Jones; Councilmember Marc Elrich; and Alan Hinde, chief of the Fire and Rescue Service’s Division of Volunteer Services. 

Design for Life Showcase

Inaugural Design For Life Showcase

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined the staff from the County’s Department of Permitting Services for the inaugural Design For Life (DFL) Showcase.  Over 22 Building Professionals displayed finished products and features for participants to view.  Several hundred residents came out to view the showcase and generated interest for more information.

NBC's Michael Gordon reported on the Design for Life event.

The DFL Property Tax Incentive Program provides 3 tiers of property tax incentives to make homes more universally accessible. For new home construction a school impact tax credit may be available for projects meeting Level I and Level II Accessibility standards. Whether you are a first time homebuyer, young family, active adult, or person living with a temporary or permanent impairment, these additional design elements will enhance your home and, at the same time, meet your needs and your visitors’ needs throughout your life.