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When is a Permit Required in Germantown?
Ordinary repairs to buildings may be made without application or notice to the department; but such repairs shall not include the cutting away of any wall, partition or portion thereof, the removal or cutting of any structural beam or bearing support or the removal or change of any required means of egress or rearrangement of parts of a structure affecting the exitway requirements; nor shall ordinary repairs include addition to, alteration of, replacement or relocation of any standpipe, water supply, sewer, drainage, drain leader, gas, soil, waste, vent or similar piping, electric wiring or mechanical or other work affecting public health or general safety.
Not withstanding ordinary repairs or renovations, restoration or repair to a building necessitated by damage from fire, storm, flood or earthquake requires at a minimum submission of a “Scope of Work” describing the nature and extent of the work being done.
Permits may be needed if homeowners perform repairs on their home or repair or replace their fence or roof. To ensure that improvements meet the applicable building codes and safety of installed equipment, permits are required and inspection conducted to ensure work was done adequately.
City Germantown MD Residential building permits & codes City of Germantown MD building Permits for more info:
Montgomery County CouncilStella B. Werner Council Office Building
100 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850