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Program Description

  Zoning and Code Compliance

The Zoning and Code Compliance Division protects the quality of life, public health, safety, and welfare of Montgomery County. This is accomplished through the effective application and enforcement of the Montgomery County Zoning Ordinance development and use standards; Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission certified site plan requirements; and ensure compliance of M-NCPPC certified site plan projects. Division Permit Specialists perform zoning reviews of plan applications prior to permit issuance, monitor applicant adherence to M-NCPPC certified site plans and provide direct staff support to the Sign Review Board, M-NCPPC Development Review Committee, Predesign Consultation Services and the Tower Committee - Transmission Facilities Coordination Group. Division Field Staff inspect for compliance with M-NCPPC certified site plan projects, and Conditional Uses/Special Exceptions. Moreover, ensure zoning ordinance compliance through scheduled inspections, investigations of constituent complaints and when necessary, issue civil citations, and enforce the orders issued by the Hearing Examiner, Board of Appeals, District Court, Circuit Court, and Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

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 zoning and fire department access reviews32,42729,61429,50029,50029,500
Percent of MNCPPC active site plans in compliance every 10 business days94%96%95%95%95%
Percent of Zoning service requests started and responded to the customer within 2 business days87%87%90%90%90%

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved437088429.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.2154890.00
FY25 Recommended458637329.00