Building Plan Review Forms

The Building Plan Review Division conducts architectural, building/structural, electrical, mechanical, energy conservation, ADA compliance and fire/life safety plan reviews.

Co-located agencies who review plans under the Building Plan Review Division at DPIE are: Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission WSSC (water/sewer connections) and Prince George's County Health Department, Division of Environmental Health (food service and mobile food service facilities, public swimming pools and spas, and on-site sewage disposal systems and wells).

Forms & Applications


  1. BPRD Requirements for Signs (PDF)
  2. Building and Trade Permits Plan Review Submission for Architectural and Professional Engineer Seal Requirements (PDF)
  3. Change of Occupancy Use per the Building Code (PDF)
  4. Climatic and Geographic Design Criteria (PDF)
  5. Peer Review Program Manual (PDF)
  6. Rack Storage Plan Review Requirements (PDF)
  7. Tenant Fit-Outs Guide (PDF)
  8. Variance Request (PDF)
  9. Work Exempt from Permit List (PDF)

Generales, en español

  1. Presentación de revisión del plan de permisos comerciales y de construcción para requisitos de sello de ingeniería arquitectónica y profesional

Āt’ek’alayi, be’āmarinya

  1. Yeginibata ina yenigidi fek’adochi ik’idi gimigema le’arikitekicheri ina lemuya meh?anidisi (e/i) mahitemi mesiferitochi - AMHARIC

Architectural and Structural

  1. Architectural and Structural Single Family and Townhouses Checklist
  2. Commercial - Structural Plan Review Requirements
  3. Minimum Plan Submission Requirements for Residential Projects (PDF)
  4. State Accessibility Compliance Form for Alteration & Addition to Existing Commercial Buildings (PDF)

Common Details for Residential One- & Two-Family Dwellings and 3-Story Townhouses

  1. PG County - Areaway Detail (PDF)
  2. PG County - Carport Detail (PDF)
  3. PG County - CMU Basement Wall Detail (PDF)
  4. PG County - Concrete Basement Wall with Waterproofing Detail (PDF)
  5. PG County - Concrete Retaining Wall (PDF)
  6. PG County - Exterior Concrete Stair and Landing Detail (PDF)
  7. PG County - Finishing Basement (PDF)
  8. PG County - Foundation Drain System (PDF)
  9. PG County - Gas Tank Locations (PDF)
  10. PG County - Guardrail and Stair Stringer Detail (PDF)
  11. PG County - Masonry Retaining Wall (PDF)
  12. PG County - Residential ADA Ramp (PDF)
  13. PG County - Residential Roof Repair Detail (PDF)
  14. PG County - Shed Detail (PDF)
  15. PG County - Solar Panel Plan Requirement (PDF)
  16. PG County - Steel Beam Post Detail (PDF)
  17. PG County - Wall Section - Slab on Grade (PDF)
  18. PG County - Wall Section with Crawl Space (PDF)
  19. PG County - Window Well Details (PDF)
  20. PG County - Wood Deck (PDF)
  21. PG County - Wood Deck - Prescriptive Residential Free-Standing Wood Deck Construction Guidelines (PDF)


  1. Area Site Lighting Requirements (PDF)
  2. DPIE Guidelines for Permitting Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (PDF)
  3. DPIE Guidelines for Permitting Rooftop PV Solar Array Systems (PDF)
  4. Electrical Plan Review Requirements (PDF)


  1. HVAC System Certification Form (PDF)
  2. Mechanical Plan Review Requirements (PDF)

Fire & Life Safety

  1. Fire Protection Systems Permitting Process Simplified — FIR Cases