Public Information

DPIE Public Information Office

The Public Information Office serves as the information connection for the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE) to both the news media and to Prince George's County citizens and residents. We work to keep you informed about the services and programs available to you and maintain relationships with community associations, businesses and residents. We also provide departmental emergency communications, facilitate customer service complaint resolution and oversee Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA) requests sent to DPIE.

In an effort to supply you with current information, we provide a monthly departmental newsletter, DPIE Developments. You will not want to miss a single issue!  You may sign-up for your eNews at Subscribe My PGC.

For information about MPIA requests, visit our MPIA Processing at DPIE web page.


Fall 2023 Community Partners' Meeting flyer on blue background with fall leaves



Fall 2023 Virtual Community Partners' Meeting

DPIE hosted the virtual Fall Community Partners' Meeting in combination with DoE and DPW&T. All three departments shared information about programs, services and new initiatives!

If you missed the meeting, you may view the combined Fall Community Partners' Meeting presentation here.

Information regarding the Winter Community Partners' Meeting will be available soon.








Important Message

DPIE is experiencing lengthy delays in permit application and building plan reviews for several reasons: higher than normal application submittals, staff shortages due to retirement, staff resignations and other factors.  To address these delays, DPIE is utilizing overtime, employing contract plan reviewers and providing residential templates for deck design to reduce review times. DPIE is also providing outreach community information sessions to walk residents through processes.

School Facilities Surcharge and Public Safety Impact Fees Adjusted

Effective July 1, 2022, the School Facilities Surcharge and Public Safety Surcharge fees were adjusted for inflation for Fiscal Year 2023 by an increase of 8.3% on new residential construction for which a building permit is issued, as required by Maryland State Law and ordinances (CR-079-2022 and CR-080-2022) 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. Click to view the "Notice: School Facilities Surcharge and Public Safety Impact Fees Adjusted."