Utility Plan Review Section

The Utility Section reviews the following types of plans:

  • Utility and Small Wireless Permits*
  • Right-of-Way Dedication Plats and Easements
  • Street Tree and Lighting Plans
  • Referral Review of Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Conservation Plans

*DPIE liaisons with utility companies (WSSC, PEPCO, BG&E, SMECO, Verizon, Comcast, Washington Gas and others).

The Utility Section also maintains:

  • New Roadway Inventory
  • County Pavement Management System
  • County Storm Drainage Inventory
  • County Stormwater Management BMPs Inventory


The Utility Section consists of five units that oversees the following processes:

Bridge and Structural Review Unit

  • Bridges and Major Culverts
  • Retaining Wall Plans
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Data for Stormwater Management BMPs

Floodplain Review Unit

  • Floodplain Studies, Delineations, Information Requests and Waivers
  • Floodplain Studies and Mapping

Water and Sewer Planning Review Unit

  • Water/Sewer Waivers 
  • Water/Sewer Category Changes
  • Water/Sewer Record Plats

Geotechnical Review Unit

  • Geotechnical Studies

Infill Review Unit

  • Residential Infill Lots