Deputy Commissioner, Permits & Litigation
Jason Hessler, Deputy Commissioner, Permits & Litigation, began working for the Department of Housing & Community Development as assistant counsel, Northwest District, Code Enforcement Legal Division, in 2001. On the road to becoming deputy commissioner, Mr. Hessler has served as the Code Enforcement Legal Division’s managing attorney, deputy director, and acting director, before eventually being named assistant commissioner of litigation. The Baltimore native’s area of expertise is in code enforcement litigation. As Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Hessler oversees all aspects of zoning, permitting, plans examining, licensing, trade inspections, registration, special investigations, and litigation. Mr. Hessler earned his JD from the University of Baltimore and bachelor’s degree in government and politics from the University of Maryland, College Park.