General Overview


Prince George’s County's Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE) provides a "one-stop shop" for those seeking regulatory approval of economic development, redevelopment and preservation of residential, commercial and retail properties in 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 significantly affecting economic development to include:

Permit processing

  • Plan review
  • Construction inspection
  • Property code enforcement
  • Business licensing

The administration of County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III is committed to improving and making meaningful changes in the way permitting, business licensing, inspections, property maintenance and enforcement are done in Prince George’s County.

Customer Service Functions on the First Floor

The primary customer-facing functions of DPIE are located on the first floor of
9400 Peppercorn Place to make it easier for 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.  To help us in assessing our
performance, please take a short survey by clicking on the following link:
DPIE's 2015-2016 Customer Satisfaction Survey.