NOTICE: MHIC Procedure Changes
Effective November 1, 2017, Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC) license holders are required to follow the procedure indicated below:
• Submit a letter on company letterhead from the MHIC licensed contractor indicating: MHIC license number; date of letter; MHIC licensed contractor’s name and signature; and list of person(s) authorized to obtain permits with their license.
• The identification of each contractor and their designee will be verified to ensure validity of license and authorization by the MHIC licensed contractor.
Should you have any questions regarding this notice, please call 301-636-2050.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Application Requirement Change for New Commercial Building Construction Projects
Effective Monday, July 10, 2017, plans for ALL NEW commercial building construction projects are required to be submitted through the County’s electronic plan review system (ePlan).
Visit Online Permit Services on DPIE’s website to: access the online portal, submit building permit application(s) directly into the County’s Permitting System, and select the ePlan option on the application so plans can be electronically submitted for review.
Training for using the ePlan system is provided on the third Thursday of every month and may be scheduled through Robin McLean at RAMclean@co.pg.md.us. ePlan user guides are available at http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/1578/Online-Permit-Services.
If you have any questions, please contact the Permitting and Licensing Division at 301-636-2050, or send an e-mail.
Building Permit Applications Completed Online
As of July 1, 2016, Building Permit applications must be completed online. Please go to http://dpiepermits.princegeorgescountymd.gov/; enter the information directly into the County’s Permitting System; and print three (3) copies of the computer-generated application prior to visiting the Permits Center. (Printers are NOT available onsite for customers.)
Revisions and applications for blocks of Building Permits that include more than four (4) case numbers will continue to be accepted for processing using the appropriate forms (i.e., Application for Building Plan Examination and Permit, Transmittal, Sign Permit Application and/or Volume Form).
If you have questions about the process, please call 301-636-2050.
The Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE) issues the following types of permits: residential building, commercial building, building trade, use and occupancy, temporary use and occupancy, raze, signs and site/road permits.
Depending on the type of permit, you are required to have 3 site plans and 3 sets of building plans. For Use and Occupancy and cases that do not need building plans, you still are required to have 3 site plans.
Permits are required for all construction projects, as well as for installation or construction of:
- Certain Fences
- Installation or renovation of certain electrical devices and wiring
- Swimming Pools
- Wood Burning Stoves
Fees associated with each type of permit vary and can be found on the Bonds and Fees page.
The Permits Application form is used to apply for a building, sign, or Use and Occupancy permit.
Access information about commercial building permits and the different permit types.
Information about the Permitting Process
These helpful online tools will be invaluable in making the permit and inspections process faster. See what is available in the comfort of your home or office.
The Permits Section operates and manages the County Permits Center, which entails providing residential and commercial customers with the information needed to submit permit applications and plans.
To raze a building in Prince George's County, a letter from each applicable utility company (gas, electric, water/sewer - even if there were no utilities to the building) stating that the utility has been disconnected, must be submitted to the Department.
Find lists of residential permits and projects.
Prince George's County's Sign Ordinance regulates the placement of signs on private properties in Prince George’s County, with the exception of the City of Laurel.
A Certificate of Occupancy or Use of Occupancy Permit is issued by the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement to officially state that the business identified meets local zoning and safety requirements and may legally operate.
For Walk-through Permits, the process can take up to an entire day depending upon how crowded the Permit Center is. For submittal cases, the usual review time is 1 to 2 weeks.
Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA) processing at DPIE allows customers the opportunity to research or view the application status for permits processed and issued by DPIE.