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Program Description

  Zoning and Code Compliance

The Zoning 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 development and use standards; Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) certified site plan requirements; and emergency vehicle access review and approvals. Division Staff perform zoning reviews of plan applications prior to permit issuance, conduct inspections and investigations while ensuring compliance of M-NCPPC certified site plan projects and responding to service requests across multiple disciplines within its authority.

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 zoning, well and septic, and fire department access reviews33,09032,42731,00031,20031,500
Percent of MNCPPC active site plans in compliance every 10 days92%94%95%96%97%
Percent of Zoning service requests started and responded to the customer within 48 hours96%87%95%96%97%

Program Budget Changes

FY24 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY23 Approved497242635.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-601542-6.00
FY24 Approved437088429.00