elevated deck off of a single family home

A building permit is required for all decks, regardless of the height above grade. For decks constructed with stairway illumination, hot tubs, and spas, an electrical permit may also be required. 

Check out this presentation for step-by-step directions about how to apply for a deck permit.

For information about submitting plans for residential decks: Guidelines for Residential Decks.

Montgomery County Residential Deck Details may be used in lieu of construction plans for single-span, single-level decks. These decks cannot be constructed with roofs, screened porches, hot tubs, or other additional loads.  NACo Achievement Award 2023 - Deck Details

Listen to the DPS Podcast episode, "Check Your Deck," about deck permits and inspections.  Watch this Deck Inspection video for more information about the importance of permitting  your deck and keeping it well maintained.

For information about maintaining your deck: 
Guidelines for Deck Maintenance.


Permit Plans Review

How it Works

Residential Codes