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June 2021

DPS Reopens on June 14th at 7:30 am

DPS Reopens

Montgomery County’s Department of Permitting Services (DPS) will be welcoming walk-in customers to its new offices at 2425 Reedie Dr. in Wheaton starting on Monday, June 14. 

DPS offices will operate from 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

DPS offices were previously located in Downtown Rockville.  The relocation to the new 14-story office building that is part of the Wheaton Revitalization Project and part of the County’s efforts to consolidate many of its departments into a single location. However, the new building was dedicated in October during the COVID-19 health crisis when most County facilities were closed for safety reasons.

The new DPS offices are on the seventh floor of the new building. 

“In response to the pandemic, the Department of Permitting Services transitioned quickly and efficiently from in-person to online services,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “I want to thank Director Mitra Pedoeem and all of the employees at DPS, as well as our residents and businesses, for their adaptation and patience to our online permitting process. As we move back to in-person services, I am confident that the resilience and innovation that DPS displayed over the past year will help enhance the level of customer service the department provides to residents and businesses for years to come.”

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Discover Your Career Path at DPS

DPS Career Pathway Session

DPS will host the last session of the DPS Career Pathways Sessions to talk about the wide variety of career paths open to a variety of professionals.

DPS Careers with Zoning, Code Compliance and Well & Septic

When: Jun 24, 2021 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.

Description: DPS Career Pathways Session focuses on Zoning, Code Compliance and Well & Septic. Learn more about careers as Inspectors and Plan Reviews for Zoning.

License & Permits Extensions end June 30, 2021

Time running out for license extensions

The Governor has ordered that the extensions for certain professional licenses, permits, registrations authorized by the State of Maryland, any agency of the Sate of Maryland , or any political subdivision of the State of Maryland will expire on June 30, 2021

Please renew any licenses or permits that have been extended due the Governor's order before June 30 to ensure proper processing.

Please check with the Maryland State website for more information or contact MC 311 or 240-777-0311.

New Impact Taxes Effective July 1, 2021

Impact Taxes FY22

Council has approved impact taxes that go into effect on July, 1, 2021.  Check the DPS website for more information.

DPS Moves to Online Payments 


DPS Accepts Only Online Payments

DPS now accepts only online payment for all their processes including bonds, permits and licenses.  Payments for bonds will be received through ACH (Automated Clearing House), permit and license can be paid online with credit card or electronic check.   

As of  April 15th, 2021, DPS will no longer accept payments at their offices in Wheaton.  

DPS Telework Survey


DPS Survey to Evaluate Teleworking

In a continuing effort to improve DPS Customer Support, DPS is still seeking responses to evaluate and improve services while employees are teleworking.

Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DPS-Telework

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