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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, accessibility, and sustainability construction codes and standards. As the "First Preventers," this is accomplished through plan review and construction site inspections to facilitate compliance with approved plans and regulations. This program processes applications for and issues building, mechanical, fire protection, and electrical permits. The program also handles construction complaints during natural and other disasters and assists in disaster recovery.

Program Contacts

Contact Barbara Suter of the Department of Permitting Services at 240.777.6244 or Justine Jones of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2627 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Number of permits receiving final approvals 110,8686,7476,8006,8006,800
Commercial Permits - Percent of inspections completed on the scheduled day98.2%98.3%98.0%98.0%98.0%
Percent of plans receiving a complete first review within 22 business days89.5%86.0%90.0%90.0%90.0%
1  The calculation method was revised in FY23, resulting in a lower number than the previous year.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved741659852.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.10084320.00
FY25 Recommended842503052.00