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For those zones or conditional zoning actions which require conceptual and/or detailed site plan review and approval, building permits cannot be issued until such plans are approved by the Planning Board. All construction and landscaping must meet the terms of the approved site plan.
Building, Use and Occupancy, and Sign permits are issued by the Department of Environmental Resources. Applications for permits are also referred to other local agencies including the Department of Public Works and Transportation, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, and the Health Department and the M-NCPPC for review and recommendations as to zoning requirements. Any permit issued without such review and recommendation is invalid.
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission determines what sewer line extensions may be necessary to service a particular development approved by the County Sewerage Plan. The WSSC also determines the conditions under which any needed extensions will be built, or sewer connections, or hook-ups authorized.