August 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Officials Identify One-Third of County Apartments as ‘At Risk’ or ‘Troubled’

County Executive Marc Elrich held a press conference Thursday to announce the completion of a two-year apartment building inspection project. During the two-year initiative, the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) inspected 22,199 apartment units. Overall, they discovered 31,000 violations—96% of which were corrected. Violations were given one of three labels based […]

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June 12, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

County Extends Free Inspections After Two Decks Collapse

Just a few weeks after two deck collapses in Germantown, Montgomery County’s Department of Permitting Services is extending free residential deck inspections into the summer. One of the reasons has been the rainy weather. Official observers for Weather Underground report that the area has received nearly 65 inches of rain for the last 12 months. […]

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November 16, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Metro Transit Police Increase Patrols and Inspections Systemwide

In response to the attacks in Paris, the Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) has announced that is has increased patrols systemwide. According to a news release, riders will likely notice an increased police presence throughout the transit system. Police said the additional patrols began Friday evening and will continue for an unspecified period of time. […]

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July 28, 2015 | Staff Writer

Cable Office Conducts More Than 10,000 Inspections

Inspectors with Montgomery County’s Office of Cable and Broadband Services, in the Department of Technology Services, have performed more than 10,000 inspections of residential, commercial, public and educational sites since 2010. The inspections are available to assist consumers with cable equipment located in yards, throughout neighborhoods and within business districts. “This is one of the […]

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February 12, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Transportation Secretary Orders Bridge Inspections Statewide

Working to ensure motorist safety and alleviate concerns regarding the structural integrity of Maryland bridges, Acting Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn today ordered the State Highway Administration (SHA) and Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) to immediately inspect all State-owned bridges of similar age and condition to the I-495/I-95 (Capital Beltway) bridge that is being repaired after […]

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May 20, 2012 | Staff Writer

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Building Safety Month (Video)

In this report, learn about building safety inspections in Montgomery County.

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