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Decks, Fences, and Sheds

Decks

Permit Required
Before making any repairs, additions or modifications to a deck that is more than 16 inches above adjoining grade, you need a permit. Note: Removing, altering or repairing railings or guards is considered a modification.

Exemptions
If you are only replacing / repairing non-structural decking boards, you are exempt.

Important Note
Be aware that even if no permit is required, any modified decks or patios must still meet current land-use regulations. The Town of Poolesville issues the Zoning Compliance Permit and Montgomery County issues the Building Permit

Residential Deck Permit Submittal Requirements

  • General Permit Application Form
  • Property Location Plat drawn to scale depicting all existing structures and proposed location for new.
  • Front, rear and side yard setbacks
  • Type of materials
  • All structure dimensions / sizes
  • Property area

    Fences

    Permit Required
    Residential fences require a Poolesville building permit

    Residential Fence Permit Submittal Requirements

    Maximum Height (Residential)

    • The maximum height in the front yard is 4 feet.
    • The maximum height in the side and rear yards are 6 feet.
    • All boundary fences shall be located 2 inches inside the property lines

    Sheds

    Permit Required
    Zoning Compliance Permit must be obtained from Poolesville and in most cases a Building Permit from Montgomery County is required.

    Residential Deck Permit Submittal Requirements

    • General Permit Application Form
    • Property Location Plat drawn to scale depicting all existing structures and proposed location for new.
    • Front, rear and side yard setbacks
    • Picture or drawing of proposed shed
    • Type of materials to be used
    • Shed dimensions, length, width and height