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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 application of residential building, structural, electrical, mechanical, and energy conservation construction 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.

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
Residential Permits - Number of permits issued 134,55234,20435,77035,00035,000
Residential Permits - Percent of inspections completed on the scheduled day98.9%97.8%98.0%
Residential (Home) Fast Track -- Percent of permits serviced within 2.5 hours95.44%92.44%93.00%9393
1  This is total number of permits issued by DPS permitting technicians under the Residential Program as totaled by a current report; this report is not limited to residential permits nor is it a count of all DPS permits.

Program Budget Changes

FY21 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY20 Approved528502340.90
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.2974676.00
FY21 Approved558249046.90