|The Inspections division provides customer assistance and inspection services to verify compliance with zoning, building, electric, plumbing, Floodplain Regulations, Minimum Livability and Maryland Accessibility Codes, and ordinances. Assistance to Zoning Administration staff are also provided. Technical assistance is provided at pre-issuance (permit and construction drawing review), and as a follow-up (inspection coordination and technical assistance to the builder and the contract inspection agency MDIA) to issuance of construction permits by the Permits Review Section. Upon collection, review and approval of inspection reports from the contract inspection agency, as well as the zoning inspection staff, structures are "certified" for occupancy.
|Zoning inspection and compliance functions of this section range from follow-up on citizen inquiries, violations to site inspections for compliance with conditional uses, over lot grading and storm water management. Additional tasks include land use inventory activities such as nonconforming use and sign inventories.
|• Commercial Plan Reviews
• Commercial Site
• Critical Area
• Investigate Work without
• Home Occupation
• Floodplain Regulations
• Maintains Records for
Inspection, Inquiries, Unsafe Structures, etc.
|• Residential Site
• Stormwater Management
• Zoning Inspections
• ADA/Handicap Inspections
• Minimum Livability Code
Inspections (Rental Code)
• Perform Initial
Damage Assessment for the Dept.
of Public Safety after a
Customer Assistance Guides, or CAGs, are information
sheets answering questions relating to many aspects of
Land Use & Growth Management. Below is a list of the
CAGs that are helpful in understanding aspects of the
inspection process and procedures.
Building Permits for Pools
Building Permits for Decks
Building Code Inspections and Fees
Maryland Performance Standards (MBPS) 2015
Residential Fire Sprinkler Protection System
Codes & Amendments
St. Mary's County Building Code.
Minimum Required Inspections
View the county’s
Minimum Required Inspections for Residential
Citizen Inquiry Form
When filled out in its entirety,
Citizen Inquiry Form will allow you to inquire about
the status of a permit, work being performed, or alert
the county to unpermitted, illegal activities.
following websites are great resources for the
inspections community. Find information on current
codes, new products and as well as purchase
inspections-related materials, code books, etc.
• National Fire Protection Agency
Maryland Building Officials Association