Code Enforcement Process
Inspections are conducted as part of an overall and ongoing departmental "cleanup" strategy in communities or in response to complaints. Should violations be identified during an inspection, the Code Official (inspector) issues a Notice of Violation (NOV) and/or a Civil Citation to the owner or responsible person for the property.
The NOV or citation references the violation(s) of the County Code and the length of time allotted to address the violation(s). A follow-up inspection is conducted after the allotted time to ensure compliance. If the violation(s) has not been addressed at the time of re-inspection of the property, appropriate action will be taken.
What Code Enforcement Services Are You Looking For?
All Short-Term Rental Licenses are administered by DPIE's Enforcement Division.
All Single-Family and Multifamily Rental Licenses are also administered by DPIE's Enforcement Division, except for the following cities/towns which are NOT licensed in our jurisdiction: Berwyn Heights, Bowie, Brentwood, Capitol Heights, Cheverly, College Park, District Heights, Edmonston, Forest Heights, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Landover Hills, Mount Rainier, New Carrollton, Riverdale Park, Seat Pleasant, Town of Laurel and University Park.
Please include the address of the property in question and a brief description of the complaint or suspected violation. Report information 24/7 on the website. Call 311 if you are inside the County or 301-883-4748 if you are outside of the County, Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. except Federal and County holidays.