Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement

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DPIE is experiencing lengthy delays in permit application and building plan reviews for several reasons:  higher than normal application submittals, staff shortages due to retirement, staff resignations and other factors.  To address these delays, DPIE is utilizing overtime, employing contract plan reviewers and providing residential templates for deck design to reduce review times. DPIE is also providing outreach community information sessions to walk residents through processes.

Coming Events:
November 29:  Business Development Section
"Building Permits, U&Os and Inspections for Commercial Businesses" Webinar

December 13:  Community Partners' Meeting
"Winter Session"

Holiday Closure:
DPIE and other County government offices will be closed on
Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November, 25, 2022 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

NEW BULLETIN:  Important information clarifying the definition of "Raze" as it pertains to a structure and definitions of "Interior Demolition" and "Partial Demolition."
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Welcome to DPIE!

The Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement (DPIE) consolidates into one location the various functions associated with the regulation and approval of economic development and redevelopment projects within Prince George’s County. These functions include the authorization and regulation of building, site/road and utility permits, as well as business licensing, all of which help to drive the local economy and ensure the health and safety of County residents, businesses, investors and visitors.

As part of this process, DPIE provides inspection oversight of construction, development and grading activities for residential and commercial construction and renovations to verify Code compliance. In addition, DPIE is charged with the enforcement of County codes that address property standards to ensure that Prince George’s County’s many diverse communities are maintained in a safe and aesthetically pleasing manner for the benefit of all.

For additional information, take a moment to watch our YouTube video, "An Overview of DPIE."

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