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Program Description

  Zoning and Site Plan Enforcement

The Zoning and Site Plan Enforcement program protects the quality of life in Montgomery County and the public health, safety, welfare, and comfort through the effective application and enforcement of zoning code standards and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission certified site plan requirements. This division reviews plans prior to permit issuance, conducts inspections, and investigates and responds to complaints to administer and enforce the zoning standards established by Chapter 59 of the Montgomery County Code. This program regulates the size, shape, height, and mass of a building; the uses that are allowed on the property; and signage.

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
Number of signs approved553531550575600
Percent of plans approved for compliance with Zoning Ordinance92.9%92.3%92.0%
Percent of sites compliant with zoning ordinance within 14 days of initial inspection97%98%95%

Program Budget Changes

FY21 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY20 Approved461609232.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-2094850.00
FY21 Recommended440660732.00