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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 conservation 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 Rafael Pumarejo Murphy of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2775 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Number of permits receiving final approvals 2,5172,8013,0003,4003,800
Commercial Permits - Percent of inspections completed on the scheduled day97.0%98.5%98.0%98.0%98.0%
Percent of plans receiving a complete first review within 30 days92.2%85.0%90.0%90.0%90.0%

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved578678244.50
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.10845246.50
FY22 Approved687130651.00