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Program Description

  Housing Code Enforcement

This program enforces Chapter 26 of the County Code, Housing Maintenance, by inspecting rental condominiums, multi-family apartments, and single-family housing to ensure safe and sanitary conditions; Chapter 48, Solid Wastes; and Chapter 58, Weeds, the County's residential weeds and rubbish codes. Approximately 80 percent of the single-family inspections result from tenant and/or neighbor complaints; other inspections are the result of concentrated code enforcement efforts in specific areas. The multi-family inspections are based on a requirement for triennial inspections and in response to tenant and/or neighbor complaints. This program is supported by the collection of single-family and apartment/condominium licensing fees.

Program Contacts

Contact Frank Demarais of the Department of Housing and Community Affairs at 240.777.3619 or Pofen Salem of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2773 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Number of Housing Code Enforcement inspections 138,789 28,253 29,101 40,000 41,200
Housing Code Enforcement Program Customer Service - Number of MC311 Service Requests 28,997 6,888 7,095 7,307 7,527
Housing Code Enforcement Program Customer Service - Percent of MC311 Service Requests meeting service length agreement69.6%61.5%63.4%65.3%67.2%
Code Enforcement - Number of violations per unit1.161.641.69 1.50 1.35
Code Enforcement - Average severity of violations per unit 1.581.
1  Per the requirements of Bill 19-15, beginning FY18 DHCA began an intensive two-year housing code enforcement initiative.
2   7,527

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved453842938.50
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.569610.00
FY22 Approved459539038.50