Public Information

DPIE Public Information Office

The Public Information Office serves as the information connection for the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE) to both the news media and to Prince George's County citizens and residents. We work to keep you informed about the services and programs available to you and maintain relationships with community associations, businesses and residents. We also provide departmental emergency communications, facilitate customer service complaint resolution and oversee Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA) requests sent to DPIE.

In an effort to supply you with current information, we provide a monthly departmental newsletter, Under Construction. You will not want to miss a single issue!  You may sign-up for your eNews at Subscribe My PGC.

For information about MPIA requests, visit our MPIA Processing at DPIE web page.

For updates on COVID data, assistance, openings and closures, vaccinations, and other information, visit the County's Environmental Health's Disease Control page on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Third-Thursday Accessing Information from DPIE, pic of information hwy thru data bits of 0s and 1s

Accessing Information from DPIE

Staff shared information about documents that are available to the public and tips about how to access everything from brochures and flyers to copies of permits, plans and violation notices.

DPIE is holding virtual monthly seminars on a variety of topics in our Third-Thursday Community Information Sessions series. Our Zoom seminar, “Accessing Information from DPIE,” included a PowerPoint presentation, followed by a listening session where staff answered questions from the floor. If you missed it, you may view the presentation at Accessing Information from DPIE or click the image.

Winter Community Partners Meeting Flyer with snow and small village

ICYMI:
Winter 2022 Virtual Community Partners' Meeting

DPIE, DoE and DPW&T held a virtual meeting to present information on best practices for the winter season. If you missed it, you may view the PowerPoint at Winter 2022 Virtual Community Partners' Meeting.

Third-Thursday Open Forum II - December 2022 Flyer with drawings of nail salon and debris in yard

Virtual Open Forum II

Come ask your questions and share your concerns with representatives from DPIE staff and top management.

DPIE is holding virtual monthly seminars on a variety of topics in our Third-Thursday Community Information Sessions series. Our Zoom seminar, “Virtual Open Forum II,” included a PowerPoint presentation, followed by a listening session where staff answered questions from the floor. If you missed it, you may view the presentation at Open Forum II or click the image.

Save the Date Fall 2022 Community Partners Meeting, bordered with leaves in fall colors

ICYMI:
Fall 2022 Virtual Community Partners' Meeting

DPIE, DoE and DPW&T held a virtual meeting to present information about programs, services and new initiatives. If you missed it, you may view the PowerPoint at Fall 2022 Virtual Community Partners' Meeting.

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The Business of Investigating Zoning Violations

Find out how DPIE's Code Enforcement Zoning Unit investigates violations and how you can effectively report violations to help us bring the properties into compliance.

DPIE is holding virtual monthly seminars on a variety of topics in our Third-Thursday Community Information Sessions series. Our Zoom seminar, “The Business of Investigating Zoning Violations,” included a PowerPoint presentation, followed by a listening session where staff answered questions from the floor. If you missed it, you may view the presentation at The Business of Investigating Zoning Violations or click the image.

Third-Thursday Residential Infill Permit Process flyer with empty lot showing in photo and on map

Understanding the Residential Infill Permit Process

Learn how to review: issues before purchasing a lot, residential infill stormwater management requirements and the permit process.

DPIE is holding virtual monthly seminars on a variety of topics in our Third-Thursday Community Information Sessions series. Our Zoom seminar, “Understanding the Residential Infill Permit Process,” included a PowerPoint presentation, followed by a listening session where staff answered questions from the floor. If you missed it, you may view the presentation at Understanding the Residential Infill Permit Process or click the image.

Third Thursday Community Information Session: Virtual Open Forum flyer, pic of chickens

Virtual Open Forum

DPIE took questions from the virtual floor that were answered by staff.

DPIE is holding virtual monthly seminars on a variety of topics in our Third-Thursday Community Information Sessions series. This month’s Zoom seminar, “Virtual Open Forum?,” included a short PowerPoint presentation, followed by a listening session where staff answered questions from the floor. If you missed it, you may view the presentation at Virtual Open Forum or click the image.

Third-Thursday Community Session August 2022 - Who Handles That with contact list to resolve issues

Who Handles That?

Learn how to connect with the appropriate agencies to respond to some of your most frequent complaints.

DPIE is holding virtual monthly seminars on a variety of topics in our Third-Thursday Community Information Sessions series. This month’s Zoom seminar, “Who Handles That?,” included a PowerPoint presentation, with information by staff from several agencies and a Q&A session. If you missed it, you may view the presentation at Who Handles That? or click the image.

Campaign Signs all over street corner

Campaign Sign Removal Alert

DPIE would like to remind candidates whose campaigns ended with the primary on July 19, 2022, that it is the responsibility of the candidates and campaigns to remove political signs placed in the public rights-of-way within 10 days after the primary. Those who fail to remove signs may be cited and/or fined. Email DPIEPIO@co.pg.md.us for more information.

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Code Enforcement — What Constitutes a Violation?

Tired of looking at your neighbor’s rotted siding or their growing pile of old appliances? DPIE experts offer a presentation to help you learn how to be part of the solution.

DPIE is holding virtual monthly seminars on a variety of topics in our Third-Thursday Community Information Sessions series. This month’s Zoom seminar, “Code Enforcement — What Constitutes a Violation?,” included a PowerPoint presentation, with information by enforcement staff and a Q&A session. If you missed it, you may view the presentation at Code Enforcement — What Constitutes a Violation? or click the image.

Third-Thursday Mastering the DPIE Permit Application Process - June 2022

Considering a home improvement or residential building project?

DPIE experts help you navigate the permit application process!

DPIE is holding virtual monthly seminars on a variety of topics in our Third-Thursday Community Information Sessions series. This month’s Zoom seminar, “Mastering the DPIE Permit Application Process,” included a PowerPoint presentation, with directions by permitting staff and a Q&A session. If you missed it, you may view the presentation at Mastering the DPIE Permit Application Process or click the image.

Third-Thursday Community Information Session May 2022 - Verify Before You Buy FLYER

Considering buying a house or other property? 

Let DPIE help you avoid problems!

Before you buy a property, there are certain things you should know. Is there unpermitted construction there? Is it located in a flood-prone area? What commercial projects are set for construction nearby? The Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE) recently held its first Third-Thursday Community Information Session on “Verify Before You Buy.” If you missed it, you may view the presentation at Verify Before You Buy or click the image.