What work is exempt from obtaining a permit?

The following are exempt: 

  • A one-story detached accessory structure on one- and two-family dwelling properties with less than 150 square feet of floor space not designed or intended for occupation or habitation and limited to 1 accessory structure only per property. 
  • All forms of paving less than 500 square feet except for parking surfaces. 
  • A retaining wall not greater than 2 feet in height unless supporting a structure. 
  • A fence not greater than 4 feet in height. 

For more information, refer to Subtitle 4. Section 4-111., IBC Section 105

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1. What are the building codes in Prince George's County?
2. What work is exempt from obtaining a permit?
3. How long is the permit valid?
4. What is the design snow load for Prince George’s County?
5. What is the required frost depth?
6. What are the minimum plan submission requirements for residential projects?
7. I want to build a deck. What is the Application Process?
8. I want to put up a shed. When is a permit required? And what is the Application Process?
9. I want to finish my basement. What is the Application Process?
10. Where can I get my site plan? When do I need a site plan?
11. Where can I get zoning information for my property?