May I walk my permit application through the process?
If the permit application is for an addition to an existing single-family home, the application may be walked through the process. If the permit application is for a "commercial tenant finish" (i.e., interior alterations within a building for which a building permit was previously approved, to enable a particular occupant to move in) or straight occupancy (without additional construction), the permit application may be walked through the process under certain limited circumstances. Excluded from the commercial walk-through process are permit applications for buildings that existed prior to 1971 unless a detailed site plan was later approved for the property, and permits involving a change in use from that specified on the original building permit. Other applications may be excluded from the walk-through process if problems arise during the walk-through review that necessitate more in-depth review or submittal of more information.

For more information, please call 301-952-3749.

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1. I purchased my home years ago because the land behind me was wooded. Does anyone have the right to come in now and develop this property?
2. How long does it take to process my permit application?
3. What can I do to quicken the processing of my permit application?
4. What is a site plan, and why do I need to submit one with my permit application?
5. Does Park and Planning issue my permits?
6. Why does Park and Planning need to see my permit application anyway?
7. May I have a business in my home, and do I need a permit for it?
8. May I walk my permit application through the process?
9. Why won't you pull my permit application out of the pile and put it on top to review before the others?
10. What happens to my non-walk-through permit application after you complete your review?