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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 construction 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 Katherine Bryant-Higgins of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2764 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY21Actual FY22Estimated FY23Target FY24Target FY25
Number of permits receiving final approvals 10,72010,86810,87010,90010,930
Commercial Permits - Percent of inspections completed on the scheduled day98.7%98.2%98%98%98%
Percent of plans receiving a complete first review within 30 days98.8%89.5%90%91%92%

Program Budget Changes

FY24 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY23 Approved692358152.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.4930170.00
FY24 Approved741659852.00