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, bicounty 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 the following.


  • Permit Processing
  • Plan review
  • Construction inspection
  • Property code enforcement
  • Business licensing
Department Headquarters Building
Department Headquarters Building Lobby Monitor
Customer Service Functions on the First Floor
The primary customer service 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:
  • Cashier’s Office
  • Customer Lobby with Customer Work Counter, ATM and Vending Machines
  • Customer Queue Management Displays
  • Customer Service Counter
  • Homeowners and Mega Projects Suite
  • Internet Service Counter
  • Licensing Center
  • Permit Processing Stations
  • Plan Screening Counter
  • Walk-Thru Plan Review Stations
  • Welcome Station

Legacy of DPIE

DPIE helps to position 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. 


Customer Satisfaction Survey

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: FY2021-2022 DPIE Customer Satisfaction Survey.