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Program Description

  Commercial Building Construction

The Commercial Construction program is responsible for ensuring public safety through the effective application of commercial building, structural, electrical, mechanical, fire-safety, accessibility, and sustainability conservation codes and standards. As the "First Preventers," this is accomplished through plan review and construction site inspections to facilitate compliance with approved plans and regulations. This program processes applications for and issues Building, Mechanical, Fire Protection, and Electrical Permits. The program also handles construction complaints during natural and other disasters and assists in disaster recovery.

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
Number of permits receiving final approvals 12,80110,72010,50010,50010,500
Commercial Permits - Percent of inspections completed on the scheduled day98.5%98.7%98.0%98.0%98.0%
Percent of plans receiving a complete first review within 30 days85.0%98.8%95.0%95.0%95.0%
1  now includes not previously noted combuild pieces such as electrical and mechanical finals.

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved687130651.00
Add: Climate Action Plan Sustainability Program Manager and Electrification Program Manager 1589482.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-106673-1.00
FY23 Approved692358152.00