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Program Description

  Residential Building Construction & Intake

The Residential Building and Intake program is responsible for ensuring public safety through the effective administration of residential building construction codes. This is accomplished through review of building plans and field inspections related to the building, structural, electrical, mechanical, fire-safety, and energy conservation codes. In addition, this program processes all commercial, fire protection and residential permit applications, seeks correction of building code violations and supports disaster recovery efforts.

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
Residential (home) Permits -- Additions -- Average total time (In days)21.922.61171717
Residential (home) Permits -- Additions -- DPS average review time (In days)7.112.22666
Residential (home) Permits -- New Construction -- Average total time (In days)68.355.33606060
Residential (home) Permits -- New Construction -- DPS average review time (In days)22.823.02161616
Residential (home) Fast Track -- Percentage of permits serviced within 2.5 hours90.7%92.58%96%96%96%
Mechanical Permits -- Percentage of walk-in service permit within 2 hours98.2%98.8%98%98%98%
Electrical Permits -- Percentage of walk-in service permit within 2 hours98.8%94.9%98%98%98%

Program Budget Changes

FY19 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved499473942.90
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-8673-2.00
FY19 Approved498606640.90