Plan Review & Permitting

Division of Plan Review & Permitting

PLAN REVIEW

MISSION:

To provide direction and oversight for orderly, sound and cost effective land development that supports the Washington County economy and its citizens while assuring the maintenance and expansion of the infrastructure needed to serve it.

PRIMARY CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Engineering and Land Use Plan Review
  • Support Land Development Public Infrastructure Construction Inspection
  • Stormwater Management Engineering Plan Review
  • Manage Washington County's Floodplain Management Program
  • Enforces the Zoning Ordinance and Weed Ordinance
ADVISORY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS:
  • Washington County Traffic Advisory Committee
  • Washington County Planning Commission
  • Washington County Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Land Use Council, Washington County Home Builder's Association
  • Stormwater Association of Maryland
  • Maryland Association of Floodplain and Stormwater Managers
  • Upper Potomac River Tributary Strategies Team
PERMITTING

MISSION:

To protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Washington County by providing exemplary customer service in the administration and enforcement of adopted building related codes and ordinances.

VISION:

To confidently approach everyday with an award-winning attitude dedicated to discovering new worlds of service.

  • Receiving and processing all types of residential/commercial building permits and trade permits
  • Issuing of licenses for junkyards, mechanical, plumbing and electrical contractors
  • Providing administrative services to the Plumbing/Mechanical Board, Board of Examiners & Supervisors, Animal Control Board and Building Board of Appeals
  • Enforcing local and state building related codes and ordinances
  • Enforcing the Zoning Ordinance
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