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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 Alison Dollar of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2769 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY16Actual FY17Estimated FY18Target FY19Target FY20
Right-of-way Permits -- DPS average review time (In days)5.15.84555
Sediment Control Permits - DPS average review time (In days)29.923.06303030
Septic Permits -- DPS average review time (In days)18.227.18121010
Well Permits -- DPS average review time (In days)16.815.63121010
Record Plats -- DPS average review time (In days)2.986.7999
Sediment Control Enforcement -- Percentage of Inspections in compliance with code/law95.7%94.9%95%95%95%
Successful Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Delegation of Review of Sediment Control and Storm-Water ManagementYesN/AYesN/AYes

Program Budget Changes

FY19 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved831901264.25
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.31515-1.00
FY19 Approved835052763.25