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.


Food Truck Hubs Are Coming to Prince George's County

Prince George’s County is implementing a Food Truck Hub Program to:

  • Increase access to food options
  • Encourage economic development and community revitalization
  • Promote innovative entrepreneurship
  • Enhance public safety

A Food Truck Hub is an outdoor area in which 2 or more mobile units cluster together to sell freshly prepared food. There can be up to 12 hubs in the County. A Food Truck Hub License will be issued on a yearly basis to a Hub Coordinator.

Food Truck Coordinators List:

  • M-NCPPC/Watkins Regional Park
    301 Watkins Park Drive
    Largo, Maryland  20774
    Coordinators:  Kathleen Garrity & Leslie Long - Telephone #:  301-218-6700
  • Town Center Market
    4705 Queensbury Road
    Riverdale Park, Maryland 20737
    Coordinator:  Demetrios Spiropoulos - Telephone #:  301-758-3821; Business Telephone #:  301-277-9271


NOTICE - Beginning Monday, March 28, 2016:

Food Truck Hub Vendor and Coordinator Applications Will Be Accepted

Please bring all required documentation to:

DPIE's Licensing Center
9400 Peppercorn Place, Suite 151
Largo, MD 20774

For a copy of the Questions and Answers from the Food Truck Hub meeting, click here.
For a copy of the PowerPoint in English, click here.
For a copy of the PowerPoint in Spanish, click here.

Click here for Coordinator Information in English, and click here for Coordinator Information in Spanish.

Click here for Vendor Information in English, and click here for Vendor Information in Spanish.



Building and Electrical Code Changes


Effective January 11, 2016, the 2015 editions of the following codes will be implemented:

  • International Building Code

  • International Mechanical Code

  • International Energy Conservation Code

  • International Existing Building Code

  • International Residential Code for one- and two-family dwellings

  • 2014 National Electric Code


Electrical Permit Applications Now Completed Online


Effective Monday, March 7, 2016, Electrical Permit applications should be completed online.  For your convenience, computers are available on-site, and our staff are available to assist you.

To obtain permission to apply for electrical permits online, the master electrician will need to register.

  1. First, complete the "Online Permit Application - Electronic Signature Acknowledgment Form"
  2. Next, register and/or create your user profile at the below link:
  3. Finally, send an e-mail to DPIE at:
The e-mail information should contain the following information:
  • Company Name
  • E-mail Address (used as the login when setting up the profile)
  • Electrical Contractor (Company) License Number (the number shown in black text)
  • Completed Electronic Signature Form
  • Scanned, color copy of the latest Master's Electrician License

Should you have any questions, please send an e-mail to:

Access the Online Electrical Permit Application.



Building and Electrical Code Changes to Plans on File


Effective July 1, 2016, all “Plans on File” shall be updated to include the 2015 editions of the “International Building Code,” “International Mechanical Code,” “International Energy Conservation Code,” “International Existing Building Code,” “International Residential Code” for one- and two-family dwellings and the “2014 National Electric Code” with local Code amendments.


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


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 Rushern 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.