DPS Constructive Comments



March 2019

 2019 Water Table Testing Deadline Approaches

2019 Water Testing

The 2019 Montgomery County water table testing season began in January and tentatively ends on Monday April 15th, 2019. These dates are subject to change based on precipitation amounts and field observations during the testing season. A water table test is required for all
proposed sewage disposal areas. Upon successful completion of the water table evaluation, percolation
tests may then be conducted any time to determine soil suitability.

The submission deadline for applications for water table testing shall be April 1, 2019. Applications submitted after April 1, 2019 may be at risk for missing the 2019 testing season.

New Process for Fire Licenses

Fire Testing

The process for application and renewal of Fire Code Compliance, Operational permits and Fire System Licenses has changed. Please see our letter of explanation for details.

If your permit or license is expiring or you need to schedule an inspection, please send an email to dps.eServicesFPCC@montgomerycountymd.gov and DPS staff will contact you.

DPS Website Features for Permit Information

DPS Permit Search

In January, DPS rolled out their new website.  The online action buttons for the new DPS website provide several features for finding information about permits.

Check Permit Status - provides the user with information about the status of a permit.  You must know the application type and permit number to obtain information about reviews and permit status. If you don’t know the permit number, use Data Search to search by property address.

Data Search - provides the user general information about permits for a property address, by contractor, complaint status, residential inspectors, special interests and more.

Department of Permitting Services
255 Rockville Pike, 2nd Floor
Rockville, MD  20850
For more information, call 311 or 240-777-0311