What we do

The Residential Building and Intake Program is responsible for ensuring public safety through the effective application of residential building, structural, electrical, mechanical, and energy conservation codes. This is accomplished through plan reviews and construction inspections. This program processes all commercial, fire protection, and residential permit applications, handles construction complaints, and aids in recovery during natural and other disasters and incidents.
The Fire Code Compliance Program which is responsible for ensuring public safety through the enforcement of the National Fire Codes and Standards; the Montgomery County Fire Code; and the Maryland State Fire Prevention Codes in existing buildings. This program issues Fire Code Compliance permits and performs preventive inspection for businesses, schools, multi-family buildings, healthcare facilities, places of worship and all other commercial buildings or occupancies. This program responds to and investigates code violations through a complaints program.