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Program Description

  Land Development

The Land Development Program is responsible for ensuring the protection of the County's land and water resources and for the protection of the environment and the safety of residents and businesses through its engineering and inspection functions related to stormwater management; sediment control; floodplain management; special protection areas; well-and-septic systems approval; storm drain design and construction; roadside tree protection; tree canopy enhancement; record plat approval; fire department access; and compliance and work in the public right-of-way.

Program Contacts

Contact Barbara Suter of the Department of Permitting Services at 240.777.6244 or Gary Nalven of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2779 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY18Actual FY19Estimated FY20Target FY21Target FY22
Land Development permits issued4,2934,1274,2004,2004,200
Percent of record plat reviews completed 2 business days or less99%99%99%
Successful Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Delegation of Review of Sediment Control and Storm-Water Management 1YesN/AYesn/aYes
1  Sediment Control Delegation reviews are performed biennially, with the next review scheduled in July 2020.

Program Budget Changes

FY21 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY20 Approved856822463.50
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-265410.00
FY21 Recommended854168363.50