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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 Tim Goetzinger of the Department of Housing and Community Affairs at 240.777.3728 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 FY17Actual FY18Estimated FY19Target FY20Target FY21
Percent of cases that achieve voluntary compliance in code enforcement cases before a citation is written9696.596.596.596.5
Number of housing code enforcement repeat offenses: More than 2 cases in a 2 year period10984908580

Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved367962735.50
Enhance: Increase Single Family/Accessory Apartment Licensing Fees for Three Code Enforcement Inspectors2335953.00
Enhance: Funding for Two Vacant Lapsed Housing Code Inspector Positions1444500.00
Add: Enhance the Housing Code Inspections Delivery System and Routing1000000.00
Increase Cost: Motor Pool Adjustment297090.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.1530980.00
FY20 Approved434047938.50