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Program Description

  Zoning, Well & Septic and Code Compliance

The Zoning, Well & Septic 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 standards; Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission certified site plan requirements; well and septic system reviews and approvals; and emergency vehicle access. Division Staff perform zoning reviews of plan applications prior to permit issuance, conduct inspections, and investigate and respond to complaints to administer and enforce the zoning standards established by Chapter 59 of the Montgomery County Code.

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 zoning, well and septic, and fire department access reviews 29,107 28,735 29,000 29,200 29,200
Percent of MNCPPC active site plans in compliance every 10 days98%93%95%95%95%
Percent of Zoning service requests started and responded to the customer within 48 hours85%90%90%90%90%

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved440660732.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.3222662.00
FY22 Approved472887334.00