NOTICE TO OUR PUBLIC CUSTOMERS RE: COVID-19
We appreciate your patience as we try to remain operational during this time. Please check frequently to check new updates posted here regarding the Planning and Community Development Department.
City Hall is currently closed to the general public.
We will be processing permits and payment online.
– We are not scheduling any in-person meetings until further notice.
– We are asking that you send any applications or associated paperwork to: [email protected]oceancitymd.gov and we will contact you if any additional information is needed.
– If your files are large and over 15gb, please provide a link to a ftp site.
– We are still performing inspections until further notice is given from our administration team.
– If you have any questions, please call or email us. If you are not able to reach us by phone, please leave a message and we will contact you as soon as we are able to. Keep in mind that the recent changes may increase the turn around time on processing permits.
– We are working on a solution that will allow us to still hold public meetings over a voice or video conference type platform. Further details for these meetings will be made available as soon as we are able to provide them, which may include postponement or cancellations.
– ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS are allowed to work under the following guidance:
Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19 Response – March 28, 2020
Essential Workforce includes Public Works and Infrastructure Support Services, Commercial Facilities, Residential Facilities and Services, and others.
* Workers who support the supply chain of building materials from production through application/installation, including cabinetry, fixtures, doors, cement, hardware, plumbing, electrical, heating/cooling, refrigeration, appliances, paint/coatings, and employees who provide services that enable repair materials and equipment for essential functions.
* Workers in hardware and building materials stores, consumer electronics, technology and appliances retail, and related merchant wholesalers and distributors – with reduced staff to ensure continued operations.
* Workers distributing, servicing, repairing, installing residential and commercial HVAC systems, boilers, furnaces and other heating, cooling, refrigeration, and ventilation equipment.
* Workers performing housing construction related activities to ensure additional units can be made available to combat the nation’s existing housing supply shortage.
* Workers supporting the construction of housing, including those supporting government functions related to the building and development process, such as inspections, permitting and plan review services that can be modified to protect the public health, but fundamentally should continue and serve the construction of housing (e.g., allow qualified private third-party inspections in case of government shutdown).