DPS Constructive Comments


Montgomery County's Department of Permitting Services  

June 2019

Free Deck Maintenance Inspections Over 180

Free Deck Maintenance Inspections

The DPS extension of free deck maintenance inspections resulted in almost 200 requests and continues to climb.  DPS inspectors are working hard to ensure residents are aware of the safety of their existing decks.

It's important to be sure that all contractors are licensed, and new decks are permitted to ensure their safety.



DPS Hosts Free Fire Permit Clinics

FCC Permit Clinics

The Department of Permitting Services is offering free Fire Code Compliance (FCC) permit clinics on Tuesdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Staff will be available to assist with the permitting process and the electronic renewal system.  The clinics are free, however space is limited register early.

Deadline Approaches for Comments on Executive Regulation

Executive Regulation 22-19

The proposed Executive Regulation 22-19 for schedule of fees for Fire Safety Code Permits, Code Modifications, Inspections and Licenses for Fire Code Compliance will continue to receive comments until June 30, 2019.


Send any additional comments to:

Hemal Mustafa, Division Chief 

Fire Protection and Code Compliance

Department of Permitting Services

255 Rockville Pike

Rockville, MD 20910

This regulation amends existing Executive Regulation 8-18.

DPS Fees & Impact Taxes Increase

Effective July 1, 2019

Enterprise Fund Stabilization Factor (EFSF) is calculated each year and
is applied to each fee on July 1 of the Fiscal Year.  

Each fee for DPS services, including those in Executive Regulations I 1-17, 26-16,
20-07AM, 15-16, and 12-12 and County Council Resolution 18-317, will be subject to the
EFSF - which is an upward adjustment of 5% over FY19 fees.

Both DPS Fees and Impact tax increases will also go into effect on July 1, 2019.

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