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Program Description

  Commercial Building Construction

The Commercial Construction program is responsible for ensuring public safety through the effective application of commercial building, structural, electrical, mechanical, fire-safety, and energy conservation codes and standards. This is accomplished through plan reviews and construction inspections for compliance with approved plans and codes. This program processes applications for and issues Building, Mechanical and Electrical Permits. The program also handles construction complaints during natural and other disasters and provides assistance in disaster recovery.

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
Commercial Permits - Number of final permit approvals issued1,8212,5172,2002,2002,200
Commercial Permits - Percent of commercial construction inspections completed on the scheduled day96.7%97.0%97.0%
Percent of commercial plans first full review completed in 30 days92.0%92.2%95.0%9595

Program Budget Changes

FY21 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY20 Approved571280743.50
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.739751.00
FY21 Recommended578678244.50