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Councilman Marks: Baltimore County to prioritize storm-related permits

Baltimore CountyBaltimore County Councilman David Marks on Thursday passed along the following memorandum issued by John Bryan in Baltimore County government.

The memorandum states that permits will be prioritized for those homes and businesses recovering from the storm that hit the region on Wednesday, May 29th.

“I would like to thank the County Executive’s staff for prioritizing permits needed to recover from this intense storm,” said Councilman Marks.

The memorandum reads as follows…

To All:

A serious weather related event occurred Wednesday May 29, 2019 which impacted residences in the Perry Hall and White Marsh Communities, with major damage isolated to a portion of those communities. With most clean up and repairs beginning today, contractors will also be brought in to begin the task of repairing storm damage and restoring electrical service to those impacted homes.

Pursuant to section 105.2.1 Emergency Repairs of the International Building Code 2015 edition; repairs may be made in an emergency situation with permits being applied for the next working day, which for our purposes would be Friday May 31, 2019.Inspectors should insure any contractors preforming emergency repairs are licensed and that they are aware of their responsibility to obtain necessary permits by May 31, 2019.

Applications for permits that are directly related to storm damage shall receive priority attention along with any requested inspections.

During and after a major event such as this is when Baltimore County Government is at its best.

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