What is the easiest way for me to schedule an inspection of my work? You can schedule an inspection by calling the Automated Inspection Request and Information System (AIRIS) Line at 301-755-9000, between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., Monday through Friday.
There is construction in my area. The trucks leave a lot of mud and dirt in the road. Who is responsible for cleaning the street? Mud, dust or run-off from construction sites, due to truck traffic or other means, should be reported to the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement's Inspections Division. Please enter a service request under Construction Issues and include the name of the development as well as the intersecting streets.
During what hours can construction be done? Is there a noise ordinance? Who do I call to report this to? Construction noise is permitted daily from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Noise that can be heard within fifty (50) feet, or in a residence outside of these hours should be reported to the Police Department. Call the non-emergency number at (301) 352-1200. This will allow for an immediate response and investigation.
I witnessed a vehicle dump a lot of trash and furniture on the construction site last night. How do I report this? If the area is an active construction site, please report the issue to the Police Department. Call the non-emergency number at 301-352-1200 for an immediate response. If the area is not an active construction site, please enter a service request under Construction Issues.
I just purchased my home and I’m concerned about the structure being unstable, who can I contact? The County investigates new home claims (homes one year old or less) of sub-standard construction. Please enter a service request under Property Damage Inspection and include specific concerns regarding the homeowner's claim, as well as the builder's name and contact information if known.
I’d like to report an abandoned construction site. There hasn’t been any activity in several months. Is there anything that can be done? Building permits expire after six (6) months of construction inactivity and/or no scheduled inspections. To report an abandoned construction project, enter a service request under Construction Issues.