Organization History and Intro

On July 1, 2013, Prince George’s County opened its newest public service agency, the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE). DPIE is designed to provide a one-stop shop for all those seeking regulatory approval of economic development, redevelopment and preservation of residential, commercial and retail properties across the County. This is achieved by combining into one facility the functions and staffs of various County, bi-county and State agencies involved in the authorization and regulation of building, site, road and utility permits and business licenses. DPIE consolidates the functions and streamlines the processes that significantly affect economic development across the County, including:

·         Permit processing

·         Plan review

·         Construction inspection

·         Property code enforcement

·         Business licensing

The creation of DPIE fulfills a commitment by the Baker Administration to improve and make meaningful changes in the way permitting, business licensing, inspections, property maintenance and enforcement are done in Prince George’s County.​ 

DPIE Organization Structure and Staffing

The DPIE organization consists of five operating divisions and one administrative services division. The operating divisions are arranged into two groups: one focused on office-based functions (permitting, plan review and licensing) and the other on field-based functions (inspections and enforcement).

DPIE has a staff complement authorized at 280, with an additional 100 co-located staff coming from the Environmental Health Division of the Health Department, Office of Law, Fire Marshall’s Office, Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Soil Conservation District (SCD), State Highway Administration (SHA) and Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC).


Customer Service Functions on First Floor

The primary customer-facing functions of DPIE are located on the first floor of the 9400 Peppercorn Place to make it easier for our customers to do business with us. These include:

·      Welcome Station

·      Customer Service Counter

·      Customer Queue Management Displays

·      Internet Service Counter

·      Plan Screening Counter

·      Permit Processing Stations

·      Walk-Thru Plan Review Stations

·      Homeowners and Mega Projects Suite

·      Cashier’s Office

·      Licensing Center

·      Customer Lobby with Customer Work Counter, ATM and Vending Machines

Legacy of DPIE

DPIE is a signature achievement of the Baker Administration, positioning Prince George’s County as a national leader in fostering economic development consistent with environmental stewardship. The enduring legacy of DPIE will be the lasting economic benefits to County residents and businesses resulting from a streamlined regulatory framework that ensures safe and sustainable development in the County.

We hope that your experience with DPIE proves to be a positive one as we strive to improve and provide the best services possible to all who currently — or in the future — live, work, visit and invest in Prince George’s County.