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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 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 FY17Actual FY18Estimated FY19Target FY20Target FY21
Residential (home) Permits -- Additions -- Average total time (in days) 122.6126.62202020
Residential (home) Permits -- Additions -- DPS average review time (in days)12.2211.12666
Residential (home) Permits -- New Construction -- Average total time (in days)55.3364.57606060
Residential (home) Permits -- New Construction -- DPS average review time (in days)23.0220.52161616
Residential (home) Fast Track -- Percentage of permits serviced within 2.5 hours92.58%95.44%96%96%96%
Insurance Services Office (ISO) building code effectiveness grading schedule score which measures the quality of the County's building codes and performance in enforcing them: One- and two-family dwellings, score range of 1 to 10 (1=best)33332
Mechanical Permits -- Percentage of walk-in service permit within 2 hours98.8%99.01%98%98%98%
Electrical Permits -- Percentage of walk-in service permit within 2 hours94.9%96.69%98%98%98%
1  Projections are dependent upon volumes of work, other tasks, staffing, and staff availability. It is our estimation of an outside reasonable commitment that can be met under varying work volumes and circumstances. When performance indicators are specified in days, they are calendar days and not work days.

Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved498606640.90
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.2989570.00
FY20 Approved528502340.90