14 episodes

Go behind the scenes at the Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services and connect with local experts about the permitting process for your commercial and residential projects.

Permitting Services Podcast Gail Lucas

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Go behind the scenes at the Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services and connect with local experts about the permitting process for your commercial and residential projects.

    Home Improvements and Permits

    Home Improvements and Permits

    Are you planning home improvements? The 14th episode of the Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (DPS) Podcast features DPS Customer Support and Outreach Division Chief Gail Lucas and Residential Program Manager Dave Burch in conversation about when you need and don’t need a permit for home projects. If you are planning to add a pool, modify an accessory structure, replace your flooring, renovate your kitchen, update your windows, and/or hire a contractor, this podcast episode ...

    • 15 min
    GIS Maps

    GIS Maps

    In this episode of the Permitting Services Podcast, Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (DPS) Customer Support and Outreach Division Chief Gail Lucas and Information Technology Specialist Josh Cole discuss three new GIS Maps that are available on the front page of the DPS website and why DPS customers and stakeholders may find these new maps informative and useful. Their conversation features an overview of the Floodplain and Storm Drain map, the My Inspector and Property map,...

    • 11 min
    Design for Life Property Tax Credit Program

    Design for Life Property Tax Credit Program

    In this episode, Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services Customer Support and Outreach Division Chief Gail Lucas and Plan Reviewer Mariella Dallas discuss how to apply for building permits when adding accessibility design features to your home in order to qualify for the Montgomery County Design for Life Property Tax Credit Program. This episode, which is also available on video, highlights the two levels of the program, various design features, and the application process. Got an...

    • 20 min
    A Look Ahead at 2024

    A Look Ahead at 2024

    In this episode, Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (DPS) Director Rabbiah Sabbakhan and Customer Support and Outreach Division Chief Gail Lucas discuss some of the department’s new initiatives, programs and services, including the DPS Customer Bill of Rights, and they look ahead at what’s coming in 2024. Their discussion features useful info and tips for customers who are applying for permits. Got an idea for a future podcast? Email dps.podcast@montgomerycountymd.gov

    • 15 min
    Residential Fast Track Permits

    Residential Fast Track Permits

    In this episode, Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (DPS) Customer Support and Outreach Division Chief Gail Lucas leads a discussion about Residential Fast Track permits for eligible projects and shares updates about the Apply Online platform. Lucas, who hosts the DPS podcast, is joined by Permitting Manager Crystal Roberts and Plan Reviewer Mark Stup. Their discussion features useful info and tips for customers who are applying for Residential Fast Track permits. Got an idea...

    • 15 min
    Accessory Dwelling Units

    Accessory Dwelling Units

    In this episode, Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (DPS) Podcast Host Gail Lucas welcomes DPS Deputy Director Ehsan Motazedi for a conversation about accessory dwelling units (ADUs), and their growing popularity across the nation. Their discussion covers what homeowners need to know about the permitting and licensing process for an ADU in Montgomery County, Maryland. If you are planning to convert a space into an ADU, you will want to listen to this podcast! &nbs...

    • 13 min

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