Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement Representative
4 citizens appointed by the County Executive
Additional support provided by:
Jared McCarthy, Associate County Attorney, Prince George's County Office of Law
Duties and Responsibilities
The board shall hear complaints which allege that any premises constitute a public nuisance. Upon receipt of such allegation, the board shall give notice and an opportunity for a hearing to determine whether a public nuisance exists. If the Board determines a nuisance exists, it will render a decision to immediately cease the activity and may impose a monetary fine. The 1st violation is $500 and the 2nd violation is $1000. The Police Department may issue a criminal violation in lieu of a civil citation.
The Nuisance Abatement Board was created for residents that experience within a 1-year period on the same property two or more occurrences of disorderly acts that disturb the public peace such as:
Gatherings for which admission/entry fees, cover charges, ticket sales, food or beverage sales or adult entertainment charges (prostitution, human trafficking) result in personal profit to the homeowner or organizer; or
Gatherings for the purpose of illegally administering a controlled substance, illegal criminal gang activity or activities which endanger the health, life, or safety - or obstruct the quiet enjoyment and reasonable use - of property or persons in a particular area, and are reported to local, state or County agencies with the authority to cite for non-compliance activity per the County Code.
For further information or questions regarding the Nuisance Abatement Board, please contact the Administrator of Boards and Commissions at 301-636-2020.
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