Adequate Public Facilities

  1. IMPORTANT CHANGES
    Draft revisions to water and sewer regulations in the Adequate Public Facilities Standards are now available for review. At its 7 p.m. May 8 meeting, at City Hall, the Planning Commission will consider whether to recommend approval of the draft changes to the Mayor and Council.

As part of the Mayor and Council's initiative for improved mobility and public services, the city has adopted an Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) and Adequate Public Facilities Standards (APFS) [PDF] to establish minimum service standards for public facilities such as roads and schools.

New developments are required to perform studies to to determine if the capacity of certain public facilities could accommodate new development and redevelopment and, if deemed appropriate, require that their impacts be mitigated prior to approval.

The test for school program capacity is based on data provided by Montgomery County Public Schools and is updated each Fiscal Year. The data for FY2019-2024 is shown at Supplemental School Data for FY2019-2024

The Comprehensive Transportation Review (CTR) [PDF] is referenced in the APFO for transportation-related measures. The process outlined in the CTR ensures that each development application meets the minimum transportation standards set forth in the city's APFO. For more information on the CTR, please contact Emad Elshafei at 240-314-8500.

Water and Sewer Authorization Form (WSA)
Water and Sewer Capacity is tested through the submission of a Water and Sewer Authorization Application. Capacity Standards are established through Sec. 24-12 of the City Code and Charter and located here: Water-Sewer Adequacy Standards

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