The Administrative Hearing Unit (AHU) hears Administrative Citations issued by DPIE inspectors in the areas of property standard violations for commercial and residential properties, unpermitted construction and Short-Term Rental License violations.
Citations can be issued in a variety of ways. If DPIE receives a complaint by a citizen through CountyClick311 or direct communication (phone, email, in person, etc.), DPIE will investigate the matter and issue violation notices and/or citations to the property in order to seek compliance. All citations can be appealed to the AHU within 30 days.
To view the Administrative Hearing process by violation category, click on the below images.
In September 2020, the law changed. Unpermitted Construction and Short-Term Rental Citations will now be adjudicated by the Administrative Hearing Unit in addition to Property Standards.
Final Dispositions and Orders for abatement will be issued directly by the Administrative Hearing Unit’s Hearing Officers. A Respondent may ask for a request for reconsideration. If it is denied, the Respondent may appeal to the Circuit County of Prince George’s County.
Overall, AHU provides a faster adjudicative process and quicker abatement of citations issued for Property Standards, Short-term Rentals, and Unpermitted Construction.
To reference Prince George's County Code, view the Administrative Hearings legislation.