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Program Description

  Land Development

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

Program Contacts

Contact Barbara Suter of the Department of Permitting Services at 240.777.6244 or Justine Jones of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2627 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Total number of public right of way permits issued (roadside trees, driveways, plats, et al.)3,4783,7903,4003,4003,400
Number of Sediment Control inspections completed18,95920,64619,50019,50019,500
Number of roadside tree plan reviews1,7961,6151,4501,4501,450
Percent of Sediment Control inspections that pass inspection indicating a compliant site95.6%96.4%95.0%95.0%95.0%
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.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved761921553.00
Re-align: Transfer Plan Reviewer Position from Residential to Land Programs1281801.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.8502180.00
FY25 Recommended859761354.00