Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement

Welcome to the Department of Permitting,
Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE).
DPIE is the result of an initiative to streamline County government operations in the areas of permitting, business licensing, inspections and property code enforcement.




Online Permits, Payments and ePlan Applications


All users may complete ONLINE PERMIT APPLICATIONS by electronically entering information on an online form. To PAY ONLINE, click here. Questions may be referred to the Permit Center at 301.883.5900. Inquiries regarding ePlan submissions may 
e-mailed to


Foreclosure Property Registration Form

– Attention Lenders –


Please click here to register a property (residential or commercial) that is in the process of foreclosure.  After the information is completed, it will be added to Prince George's County's Foreclosure Property Registry.

Effective February 5, 2016, ALL FORECLOSURE REGISTRATION FORMS must be submitted online.

Please click below for the registry link:

After inputting the foreclosure information, users will be able to print a confirmation receipt for record keeping purposes.   
Registration of the intent to — or court proceedings to — foreclose on a property located within Prince George’s County, Maryland MUST be submitted to the Director of the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement within five (5) calendar days of filing the docket pursuant to County Code, Subtitle 13. Housing and Property Standards, Division 11 — Notice Concerning Residential Property Subject to Foreclosure.    

A grace period of thirty (30) days will be allowed for this change in processing.  Foreclosure registrations received from February 5, through March 31, 2016 will be returned unprocessed to the lenders.  Foreclosure forms received on April 5, 2016 and thereafter will be destroyed. 

Should you have questions regarding this change in process, please contact Toya Burnett, Administrative Aide in the Office of the Director, by telephone at 301.636.2022 or through e-mail at


Sidewalk Snow and Ice Removal Responsibilities of
Adjacent Property Owners/Occupants

Although the recent weather in the Metropolitan Washington. D.C. area has had some residents questioning whether they live in Florida or not, there is still a very real chance that this area might actually experience snow and ice this winter.  In the event that we actually do experience inclement weather, the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE) wants to remind Prince George’s County residents that owners, tenants and managers of residential and commercial properties with paved sidewalks adjacent to their properties, are responsible for ensuring that the sidewalk area is cleared of snow and ice.

Making sure that sidewalks are cleared of snow and ice is an important safety and accessibility consideration for pedestrians, especially those who have ambulatory disabilities, young children and students who walk to school, and seniors.  The obligation for clearing snow and ice accumulation from sidewalks adjacent to residential and commercial properties in Prince George’s County is based on Section 23-150 of the County Code. 

The Code requires that responsible parties remove accumulated snow and ice from abutting sidewalks within 48 hours after snow has fallen or ice has accumulated to a depth of 2 or more inches.  Responsible persons who fail to clear the abutting sidewalks within 24 hours will be issued a Reminder Notice/Door Hanger by a DPIE inspector.  After the 24-hour period, DPIE’s inspector will conduct a re-inspection and if the responsible persons have failed to clear the abutting sidewalks within that time (total of 48 hours after the event), the inspector will issue a citation that carries with it a fine of $100.  Additional citations will be issued for each subsequent 24-hour period that the snow and ice continues to obstruct the sidewalks.  Also, the fine will continue to accumulate with each citation.    

If the snow and ice are not removed or treated by the property owner or lessee in a timely manner, the County has the authority to hire a contractor do so.  The resulting contractor’s costs will be added to the fine associated with the violation citations.

Areas of primary focus include sidewalks:

  • Adjacent to commercial establishments and apartment complexes
  • Along roadways within 1.5 miles of a school
  • Along State designated highways
  • Along County primary roadways
  • Abutting major public gathering places — like churches, assembly halls, etc.
  • Reported through public complaints (CountyClick 311 or )


Daniel L. Dornan, Selected to Receive the GFOA-WMA Award for Excellence in Government Finance on Behalf of DPIE

Dr. Haitham A. Hijazi, Director of the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE) announced that DPIE received the Government Finance Officers Association of the Washington Metropolitan Area (GFOA-WMA) 2015 Award for Excellence in Government Finance. This Award was presented in recognition of the tremendous strides the agency has made in improving and delivering more efficient and effective permitting, inspection and enforcement services to the customers and citizens of Prince George’s County.

The Story of DPIE, written by Daniel Dornan, Special Assistant to the Director, captures the history of DPIE and served as the basis for the GFOA-WMA Award. The Story highlights the three years of continuous effort to create, develop and implement DPIE, which stemmed from the forward thinking vision of County Executive Rusher L. Baker, III to streamline permitting, inspections and enforcement services.

Photo (left to right):  Mr. Cyril Bryon, Jr., President of GFOA-WMA; Paul Geraty, KPMG Partner and GFOA-WMA Board Member; Daniel Dornan, Special Assistant to the Director, DPIE; Carla Reid, General Manager, WSSC; and Nicholas A. Majett, Prince George's County Chief Administrative Officer.