March 31, 2021

New Online Series Will Update Business Professionals and Homeowners on County’s Permitting Procedures

Montgomery County’s Department of Permitting Services (DPS) has launched a new online educational series for business professionals and homeowners that will update the department's regulations and permit processes. The first of the series covered the topic of Sediment Control Permits.

Each session will provide a general overview of the permitting process and tips on ensuring plans are reviewed quickly. It is hoped that the series will reduce the number of reviews.

“Our goal is to help customers maneuver through our permitting and plan review process and avoid some of the common mistakes that can increase plan review timeframes,” said Linda Kobylski, chief for the DPS Land Development Division. “We hope these sessions will also reduce any surprises in the field during construction. DPS is also exploring opportunities for design professionals to earn CE credits for attending these educational webinars.”

Spring has arrived and many property owners will consider improvement projects including installation or replacement of a fence. The next session in the DPS series will cover fence permitting. DPS experts will provide a guide through the requirements for construction of a new fence, repairs or replacement, zoning requirements and how to avoid issues related to encroachment of the public right of way. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions as well.

The session on fencing will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. on April 15. Registration is

The session on sediment control permits can be viewed at