To help raise awareness of building safety, the Department of Permitting Services is celebrating Building Safety Month in May. DPS will be offering free deck maintenance inspections for single-family detached homes, townhouses and duplex dwellings. The inspections are available to all Montgomery County residents in the month of May only - excluding the City of Rockville and the City of Gaithersburg. The inspection will include a checklist for homeowners to help them maintain a safe and sound structure. Homeowners will be contacted before the inspection is performed. All requests will be honored as the inspectors' workloads permit. To schedule an inspection complete the "Online Services - Submit a Complaint" form by clicking on link below or call 311 in Montgomery County or 240.777.0311 outside of Montgomery County.