Preliminary Design Review Meeting

The purpose of the Preliminary Design Review Meeting (PDRM) is to have the requester, the applicant and/or architect/engineer meet with the County's Building Plan Review Division to discuss code-related design items in reference to building/structural, electrical, mechanical, fire & life safety, health and ADA accessibility.

Please be aware that the Site/Road Plan Review Division, Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) and Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) reviews are not part of the Building Plan Review Division, but they are required to obtain a permit. Contact these agencies separately as needed:

Scheduling a PDRM

To request a PDRM, send an email to Kayla Durrett at and copy Requests for a meeting need to be made 10 business days in advance of actual meeting date. Meetings will be scheduled at a minimum two weeks after the payment has been processed.


Access the Preliminary Design Review Meeting form.

Answer questions 1 through 16 as thoroughly as possible, review the information and fee on page 2, and submit this form to and copy at least five days prior to your meeting.