Residential Permits Notices & Alerts

Residential Fence and Gate Owner Certification form for Fence Permits

New Requirement Helps Streamline the Permit Process for Residential Fences

DPIE's Site/Road Plan Review Division (SRPRD) has streamlined permitting procedures for Residential Fence Permits by designing a form that establishes when a permit review is needed or not needed by the SRPRD. The landowner is required to sign and submit the new "Residential Fence/Gate Owner Certification" form for all residential fence permits. This form will help shorten the timeframe for residential fence permits by predetermining the review steps in order to keep the permit moving forward.

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Building Permit Fee Multiplier Adjustment

Effective April 1, 2022, the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement will change the building permit fee multiplier used for new building construction and additions.

The new formula will be calculated by using the Building Valuation Data (BVD) issued by the International Code Council dated February 2022. The International Code Council updates the BVD table bi-annually; however, Prince George’s County will update the fee multiplier annually.

The BVD table provides the “average” construction costs per square foot, when calculating permit fees for new construction and additions within a jurisdiction. The 2018 International Building Code gives instructions concerning permit fee schedules in Section 109.2 and building permit valuations in Section 109.3.  Permit applications submitted prior to the effective date will be calculated by the appropriate BVD.

For additional information or questions regarding this Notice, please call 301-636-2070.

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New Virtual Permit Center (VPC)

DPIE launched the VIRTUAL PERMIT Center (VPC), an online system that allows customers to have plans reviewed virtually, for homeowner walk-through permits following COVID-19 safety protocols. A list of the eligible permit types can be found HERE.

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Mandatory Electronic Permitting for Retaining Walls

Effective April 15, 2020, Building Permit applications for all Retaining Wall Permits must be submitted online. The only exception to this requirement is for walk-through retaining wall permits. Retaining walls not greater than 4'6" in height, grade to top of the wall, typically will qualify for the walk-through review process. To get started, access the ePermits Online Portal. For more information about using ePlan, download the "ePlan User Guide."