Our Mission

The Inspections Division provides regulation of construction, development and grading activity in the County, with the exception of the City of Laurel, through inspection and enforcement. Codes enforced include building, electrical, fire, mechanical, energy, accessibility, grading, stormwater management, site and road and other applicable State and County codes for construction projects in the County.

It should be noted that commercial projects, with the exception of those involving work of a minor nature (<$200,000), are required to be certified by third party inspection agents under the Third Party Inspection Program (TPIP). The Divisions’ Commercial Construction/Life Safety Section oversees the TPIP. When contacting us, please have the case number or the building address available.

Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement’s Inspections Division Temporarily Suspends Some Inspections

Due to an increased effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the following inspections will be temporarily suspended:

  • Existing family/commercial day care, group home, and board and care facilities
  • All existing residential/commercial interior renovation, alterations, and/or additions associated with the project
Hard Hat with County Seal

During this time, the contractor/owner/applicant may utilize APPROVED third-party inspections and provide certifications to complete all required inspections including U&O’s. All building final inspections require a WSSC sign off before they will be authorized.

APPROVED Third-Party Inspectors Lists:

Also view the Temporary Third-Party Inspection Procedures (PDF).

Any deviation from the list above must be preapproved by the Inspections Division. Please contact Code Enforcement Officer Joseph Busby at for any questions or concerns.

The inspection certifications must be e-mailed to the County inspector to upload into ePermits, and the originals mailed to:

Prince George’s County Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement
9200 Basil Court, Suite 307
Largo, MD 20774

DPIE’s Inspections Division will continue the following inspections:

  • All new construction for residential/commercial/industrial property
  • All existing residential exterior inspections without the need for entry, i.e. decks, driveways, foundations, backfill, etc.

We will reevaluate this process in the coming weeks.



Within the County there are 27 municipalities, and permitting and inspection responsibilities within them are defined in the following charts.

To determine if your project is within one of these municipalities, please visit the Atlas website; click on "Map Layers" (the second icon on the right).

View the list of choices, then click on the drop-down menu by "Administrative" Layer and click on the "Municipal Boundary" layer.

Inspection Forms

Visit our Forms & Checklists pages under Resources to access Inspection forms, reports and applications.