The Developer will call the DPW&T set up a Final Inspection or may e-mail a request by filling out our
Inspection Request Form
The Office Manager schedules a date and notifies the Developer, the DPW&T Director, Manager of Construction & Inspections, Manager of County Highways and the Deputy Director. When a Final Inspection has been performed for any of the permits (i.e., Grading, Construction Right-of-Way or PWA, etc., the Manager of Construction and Inspections submits a Field Report to the Permits Coordinator stating whether the permit can be released. If it can be released, the Permits Coordinator types the Field Report for the Manager of Construction & Inspection's signature, obtains the original surety from the Department's safe and types a Letter of Release for the Director's signature. It is then mailed to the Applicant along with the original surety and a copy of the Field Report.
For release of Grading Permits where storm-water management is required and once the As-Built has been reviewed/approved, the Notice of Construction Completion Form is signed and dated by the Department's Manager of Construction & Inspections (or duly authorized representative) and forwarded to the following address by the Permits Coordinator: Maryland Department of the Environment, Technical & Regulatory Services Administration, Attn: Mr. Wayne H. Jenkins, 2500 Broening Highway, Baltimore, MD 21224 . Original completed forms are kept by the Permits Coordinator in the Completed NOCC Form File.
With the Acceptance of Roads into the County Highway System, the Permits Coordinator types the Field Report from the Manager of Construction & Inspections releasing the permit and submits a copy to the Office Manager, the Manager of County Highways and Office Manager. The release is then posted in the appropriate database. At this time, the Office Manager prepares the appropriate Traffic Resolutions (i.e., speed limit and stop sign, etc.) for presentation to and signature by the Commissioners of St. Mary's County. Once these documents are returned to the Department, the Office Manager records the signed Resolution and updates the Road Data Index.
Pursuant to the authority granted under Section 10-I of Article 25 of the Maryland Annotated Code and Section 25-102 (a) (10) and Section 21-803 of the Maryland Annotated Code, Transportation Article, the Commissioners of St. Mary's County may alter the speed upon a public road within the County; and
Pursuant to the authority granted under Sections 1 and 10-I of Article 25 of the Maryland Annotated Code, Section 109-1 of Article 19 of the Code of Public Local Laws of Maryland, and Section 25-102 of the Transportation Article of the Maryland Annotated Code, the Commissioners of St. Mary's County is authorized and empowered to regulate traffic by means of a traffic control device, and to designate any intersection as a stop intersection, or yield intersection.
The above Resolutions provide direction to the Director of the Department of Public Works and Transportation is directed to install the signage necessary in accordance with Section 21-801.1(f) and 21-803 (c) of the Maryland Annotated Code, Transportation Article.
of Public Works Agreement
is also signed by the Director.
Repair and Maintenance Bond
Upon acceptance of the roadway and storm drainage systems, the applicant shall be required to post a Maintenance Bond with St. Mary's County in an amount equal to ten (10) percent of the construction cost as estimated by the design engineer, and verified by the Director of Public Works & Transportation. The Maintenance Bond is to cover latent defects in the roadway and storm drainage facilities and damages resulting from construction equipment and vehicles during the term of the Bond. Please refer to our standard
Public Road Maintenance Agreement form
. The Maintenance Bond shall be maintained in the requisite amount for one (1) year or longer if defects are detected and not corrected during the 1-year period, until six (6) months after the approved completion of repairs.