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Program Description

  Commercial Building Construction

The Commercial Construction program is responsible for ensuring public safety through the effective enforcement of commercial building construction codes and standards. This is accomplished through engineering plan review and construction inspection related to the administration and enforcement of building, structural, electrical, mechanical, fire-safety, and energy conservation codes and standards. This program processes building, mechanical and electrical permit applications, issues permits, and maintains related records. The program also seeks correction of unpermitted building, electrical, and mechanical code violations through a complaints program. This program is also responsible for conducting damage assessments during natural and other disasters and incidents and provides assistance in disaster recovery efforts.

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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.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY16Actual FY17Estimated FY18Target FY19Target FY20
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)43332
Commercial Permits -- Additions -- Average total time (In days)122106.58555555
Commercial Permits -- Additions -- DPS average review time (In days)32.728.84353535
Commercial Permits -- New Construction -- Average total time (In days)85.572.34140140140
Commercial Permits -- New Construction -- DPS average review time (In days)34.530.43555555
Commercial Fast Track -- Percentage of permits serviced within 2.5 hours74.18%81.17%80%80%80%
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: Commercial structural, score within a range of 1-10 (1=best)43332
Building Construction Inspections -- Percentage occurring on scheduled day97.2%98.2%98%98%98%
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Program Budget Changes

FY19 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved510049041.50
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.2401371.00
FY19 Approved534062742.50