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Program Description

  Residential Construction & Fire Code Compliance

The Residential Building and Intake Program is responsible for ensuring public safety through the effective application of residential building, structural, electrical, mechanical, and energy conservation codes. This is accomplished through plan reviews and construction inspections. This program processes all commercial, fire protection, and residential permit applications, handles construction complaints, and aids in recovery during natural and other disasters and incidents.

The Fire Code Compliance Program is responsible for ensuring public safety through the enforcement of the National Fire Codes and Standards; the Montgomery County Fire Code; and the Maryland State Fire Prevention Codes in existing buildings. This program issues Fire Code Compliance permits and performs preventive inspection for businesses, schools, multi-family buildings, healthcare facilities, places of worship, and all other commercial buildings or occupancies. This program responds to and investigates code violations through a complaints program.

Program Contacts

Contact Barbara Suter of the Department of Permitting Services at 240.777.6244 or Rafael Pumarejo Murphy of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2775 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Percent of service requests completed within 3 business days 86.1%97.0%90.0%90.0%90.0%
Percent of commercial establishments in compliance with the Fire Code59.7%74.7%70.0%75.0%80.0%
Number of inspections performed by Residential and Fire Code Compliance FCC inspectors 44,941 44,535 45,000 45,000 45,000
Number of residential plan reviews performed 6,204 6,740 6,450 6,450 6,450
Residential Permits - Percent of inspections completed on the scheduled day97.8%98.9%98.0%98.0%98.0%

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved558249046.90
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.4593880.10
FY22 Approved604187847.00