School, Public Safety Fees Adjusted
Effective July 1, 2023, the School Facilities Surcharge fees and Public Safety and Behavioral Health Surcharge fees were adjusted for inflation for Fiscal Year 2024 by an increase of 4.9% on new residential construction for which a building permit is issued, as required by Maryland State Law and ordinances (CR-069-2023 and CR-063-2023) enacted by the Prince George’s County Council per the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers published by the United States Department of Labor.
Pursuant to the Prince George’s County Code, except for residential construction in certain areas qualified for a reduction in the School Facilities Surcharge fee, the School Facilities Surcharge fee for Fiscal Year 2024 shall be $11,560 for permits issued for buildings located between Interstate Highway 495 and the District of Columbia. For permits issued for buildings included within a Basic Plan or Conceptual Site Plan that abut existing or planned mass transit rail station sites operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), the School Facilities Surcharge fee shall also be $11,560. The School Facilities Surcharge fee shall be $19,826 for permits issued for all other buildings.
Additionally, pursuant to the Prince George’s County Code, the Public Safety and Behavioral Health Surcharge fee shall be $3,123 for permits issued for construction located inside the Transportation Service Area I as defined by the Maryland–National Capital Park and Planning Commission in the Prince George’s County Approved General Plan and for construction in an area included in a Basic Plan or Conceptual Site Plan that abuts an existing or planned mass transit rail station site operated by WMATA and that complies with the requirements of any Sector Plan, Master Plan or Overlay Zone approved by the Prince George’s County District Council. The Public Safety and Behavioral Health Surcharge fee shall be $9,362 for all other buildings.
View “Surcharge Fees Notice.”