Land Development

Development drawings are reviewed to ensure compliance with applicable codes and to ensure that public infrastructure is designed per City Standard Standards and Specifications. For more information, please contact Taeko Wakasono at 301-600-2202 or by emailing Taeko.

Utilities Planning

The Utilities Planning Division develops water, sewer, and drainage master plans to help guide infrastructure development and growth of the city. This division also provides assistance with requests for Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO), water/sewer allocation, easement agreements, and drainage and flooding problems involving the city. For more information, please contact Jeff Wright by calling 301-600-1406 or by emailing Jeff.

Surveying & Mapping

The Surveying & Mapping Division provides surveying and mapping services to internal departments and outside agencies that are relative to annexation, subdivision, utilities, watersheds, and the municipal boundary.

This division also maintains the city-wide control network for all surveying, mapping, and engineering as well as drawings of development plans and existing public infrastructure, including as-builts in many cases. For more information, please contact Debra Brewer by calling 301-600-3843 or by emailing Debra.


The Traffic Division reviews traffic impact studies prepared in support of land development applications. Staff also evaluates the city’s roadways and responds to public traffic safety concerns, signage requests, temporary road/lane/sidewalk closures, and handicapped parking space requests. For more information, please contact Donnie Lawson by calling 301-600-3885 or by emailing Donnie.

Floodplain/Stormwater Management

The Stormwater Management Division reviews land development plans for adherence to applicable federal, state, and local codes. The SWM Division also coordinates with other DPW departments to ensure compliance with NPDES general permits for storm water discharges.