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Free Deck Maintenance Inspections

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 to insure access to the deck. All requests received for month of May will be honored as the inspectors' workloads permit. Due to the COVID 19 inspection protocols in place, no paperwork will be handed to a customer. All information will be transmitted to the email address provided by the resident. Additionally, any interior inspection of ledger connections or supporting structures will be conducted between a customer and County inspector by using a video call on a smart phone or tablet. The inspector will be on-site to inspect the exterior portions of the deck and, if needed, a virtual inspection will be conducted for anything interior to the occupied home. At all times the inspector will maintain the proper social distancing.
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To speak with a Customer Service Representative, please call 311 during business hours.

Last Updated: 06/01/2020 11:18:36