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With the exception of a roof cover, carports are exposed to the elements much like a lean-to structure. The front, back and sides may be left open or screened with latticework for improved aesthetics. All carports must have permanent foundations.

The details and restrictions for carports found in this section also are applicable to the construction of covered or enclosed boat storage facilities on residential lots. If constructing one of these structures, a Building Permit must be obtained, and site plans showing existing and proposed structure location(s), including well and/or septic (if applicable), must be submitted. Structural plans are also required.

Electrical work for carports requires an application for an Electrical Permit by a Master Electrician licensed with Prince George’s County

If your home is located in a subdivision with a Homeowner’s Association (HOA), a separate approval from the HOA may be necessary. Unless erected by the homeowner, all home improvement projects require that a contractor licensed with the Maryland Home Improvement Commission is used.


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