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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 disasters and other incidents.

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
Percent of service requests completed within 3 business days 92.1%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%
Percent of commercial establishments in compliance with the Fire Code78.5%86.3%78.0%78.0%78.0%
Number of inspections performed by Residential and Fire Code Compliance FCC inspectors69,82066,17163,00063,00063,000
Number of residential plan reviews performed9,4919,7619,5009,5009,500
Residential Permits - Percent of inspections completed on the scheduled day99.4%99.1%99.0%99.0%99.0%

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved654718846.00
Enhance: New Permitting & Code Compliance Inspector1492211.00
Enhance: New Plan Reviewer Position917061.00
Re-align: Transfer Plan Reviewer Position from Residential to Land Programs-128180-1.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.5649380.00
FY25 Recommended722487347.00