The Community Development Department focuses on promoting and enhancing economic development, community appearance and character, the physical environment, and overall quality of life for the residents, property owners, businesses, and visitors of Germantown. This is done by developing and maintaining an overall community vision through the 2020 Comprehensive Plan and implementation of that vision with appropriate land use, zoning, and building regulations.
The department provides a wide range of services and functions, including:
Land use planning
Development review and permitting
General zoning code and enforcement
Shore land, wetland, and floodplain zoning code administration and enforcement
Building, electrical, and plumbing permitting, inspection, and code enforcement