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.

For more info about plans submittal  ➡ 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.

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

Listen to the DPS Podcast for more information about deck permits and inspections. 

Guidelines for Deck Maintenance



Permit Plans Review

How it Works

Residential Codes