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Program Description

  Zoning, Well & Septic and Code Compliance

The Zoning, Well & Septic and Code Compliance Division protects the quality of life, public health, safety, and welfare of Montgomery County. This is accomplished through the effective application and enforcement of the Montgomery County Zoning Ordinance Chapter 59 development and use standards; Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission certified site plan requirements; State and County Well and Septic regulations established by COMAR 26.04 and COMAR 27A; and emergency vehicle access review and approvals. Division Staff perform zoning reviews of plan applications prior to permit issuance, well and septic permit application reviews, conduct inspections and investigations while ensuring compliance of MNCPPC certified site plan projects and responding to all service requests across all disciplines of its authority.

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 zoning, well and septic, and fire department access reviews 28,735 33,09033,00033,00033,000
Percent of MNCPPC active site plans in compliance every 10 days93%92%95%95%95%
Percent of Zoning service requests started and responded to the customer within 48 hours90%96%95%95%95%

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved472887334.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.2435531.00
FY23 Approved497242635.00