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The County's First Preventers in Building Safety

December 2020 

Permitting Services Webinar: Residential Typical Deck Details on December 3 at 2 pm

DPS Deck Details

Join Montgomery County’s Department of Permitting Services to learn about the 2018 International Residential Code requirements with local amendments for deck construction.



Please register for DPS Webinar: Residential Deck Details on Dec 3, 2020 2:00 PM EST at:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Contact: Jessica Fusillo - Jessica.Fusillo@montgomerycountymd.gov with any questions.

DPS Turning Up the Dial on Customer Service

Customer Service Survey

DPS has launched a new campaign to provide superior service for our customers.

An important indicator of our progress is captured through the important feedback you, the customer, provide. 

Your feedback will help DPS keep track of our progress.  There are two surveys to help DPS improve our services linked below:

Rate DPS Online Services:


Look for follow-up Rate Me Surveys about the service you have received from our employees.  The surveys are anonymous, however is space for comments and to leave a name. 

DPS Hosts Small Business Forum on December 10, 2020.

DPS Small Business Forum

DPS will host an open Forum for Small Businesses to come with questions and concerns.

You are invited to the DPS Zoom Small Business Forum.
When: Dec 10, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you have any questions contact Jessica Fusillo at jessica.fusillo@montgomerycountymd.gov . 

Holiday Tips from NFPA

Holiday Tips

Festive celebrations, flickering lights and winter greens are hallmarks of the holiday season, but they also present fire risks that can quickly turn this festive time of year into a devastating one. 

Each year the National Fire Protection Association provides safety tips for the winter holiday season

For more information on Holiday Tips:

Winter Holiday Safety Tips

Christmas Tree Holiday Tips

DPS Provides Guidelines for Outdoor Tent Dining

Outdoor Dining

As cooler weather quickly approaches; Montgomery County has released new guidelines for use of tents and heaters for Outdoor Dining purposes during the Covid-19 health emergency.  These guidelines include: Guide to Outdoor Café Seating, Covid Guide to Outdoor Dining Tents, and Requirements for Outdoor Heating.  If your restaurant has previously registered for Outdoor Dining and now plan to utilize tents, you must re-register with DPS (provide link to registration form).  This will allow DPS inspection staff to visit your establishment to ensure the seating, tent and heating source are installed safely.

Happy Holidays!

Department of Permitting Services
2425 Reedie Drive, 7th Floor
Wheaton,  MD  20902
For more information, call 311 or 240-777-0311