Prince George’s County mandates a Third-Party Plan Review Program for the review and approval of building plans and documents through the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE). This program allows owners and applicants to select a DPIE authorized Third-Party Plan Review Agency (TPPRA) at their own cost to review and approve drawings of building projects in lieu of County staff. TPPRAs may be used on multifamily residential and commercial buildings. TPPRAs must be retained for building plan review on:
- All commercial buildings valued at over $50 million;
- All design-build commercial buildings;
- All government (e.g., school) buildings;
- All fire protection systems (see "Third-Party Plan Review Manual for Fire Protection Systems"); and
- All multifamily (apartment/condominium) residential buildings at over $50 million
- Other structures determined by the Building Code Official, or their representative, to be of unusual design or where code reference standards require special architectural or engineering inspections.
- The Building Code Official, or their representative, may include or exclude a project from the TPPRP due to its simplicity or complexity upon request from the property owner and recommendation from the Deputy Building Code Official, Building Plan Review Division (BPRD).
All revisions to Third-Party Plan Review projects must also be reviewed and approved by Third-Party Plan Reviewers. All Third-Party Plan Review projects must go through DPIE’s Third-Party Inspections Program (TPIP).
For more information, please refer to the following resources: