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Program Description

  Residential Construction & Fire Code Compliance

The Residential Construction staff is responsible for ensuring public safety through the effective application of residential building, structural, electrical, mechanical, and energy conservation codes. This is accomplished through technical plan review and inspection processes.

The Fire Code Compliance staff is responsible for ensuring compliance with adopted National Fire Codes and Standards, the Montgomery County Fire Code, and the Maryland State Fire Prevention Codes in existing buildings. This is accomplished through reviews and preventive inspection processes for businesses, schools, multi-family buildings, healthcare facilities, places of worship, and all other commercial buildings or occupancies.

The Division staff respond to and investigate code violations and aid in recovery during natural disasters and other incidents.

Program Contacts

Contact Barbara Suter of the Department of Permitting Services at 240.777.6244 or Joshua Watters of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2768 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Percent of service requests completed within 3 business days 97.0%99.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%
Percent of commercial establishments in compliance with the Fire Code74.7%61.3%65.0%75.0%75.0%
Number of inspections performed by Residential and Fire Code Compliance FCC inspectors 44,535 49,59950,00050,00050,000
Number of residential plan reviews performed 1 6,740 9,6579,5009,5009,500
Residential Permits - Percent of inspections completed on the scheduled day98.9%99.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
1  COVID - many home office additions, DIY projects, etc.

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved604187847.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.131330-1.00
FY23 Approved617320846.00