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. This  presentation features step-by-step directions about how to apply for a deck permit. For info about submitting plans for residential decks, see  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. 

Watch this Deck Inspection video for more information about the importance of permitting  your deck and keeping it well maintained.
Guidelines for Deck Maintenance (En Espanol) features more info for maintaining your deck.


Permit Plans Review

How it Works

Residential Codes