Site/Road Plan Review
Site/Road Plan Review Location Change within DPIE's Permit Center
Effective Monday, May 22, 2017, Site/Road Plan Review staff on the permits counter have been temporarily shifted to the "A" side of the Permit Center. Please visit:
- A8 for the Site/Road Tech of the Day — for plan drop-off and pickup
- A9 and A10 for the Site/Road Engineer of the Day — for screening and engineering review of walk-thru permits
- A18 for Site/Road Permit Processing — for initial processing and issuance of site/road permits
The Site/Road Plan Review Division of the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE) reviews and approves site and roadway plans for proposed site development and road improvement projects in Prince George’s County.
To process your Site/Road or Floodplain application online, please visit the Online Permits application.
Permits are issued for work located within County rights-of-way and private property site developments. The County is divided into three Site/Road districts: North, Central and South. Please refer to the District Boundary Map by Engineer for district engineering locations.
The data that Prince George’s County Government has been gathering as part of the Pavement Assessment Management System (PAMS) is now available online. This website is the authoritative source for:
- Determining whether a roadway is county maintained or not
- Describing recently completed and proposed paving projects by the county, utility companies and the development community
- Design/District Engineering
- Traffic Engineering
- Utility and Technical Support
- Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) Environmental Planning Section*
- Soil Conservation District (SCD)*
- State Highway Administration (SHA)*
The DPIE Site/Road Review Division and co-located agencies provide the following services.
- Collaborates with municipal, state, federal and other government agencies including the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), SHA and Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE).
- Responds to questions and concerns regarding status and issuance of permits, plans, and other associated items related to site/road construction.
The DPIE Site/Road Plan Review Division and co-located agencies provide plan review services for the following types of permits and submittals.
- Traffic Impact Studies
- Site Development Concept Plans
- Floodplain Studies and Floodplain Impacts
- Plans, Permits, Bonds and Right-of-Way Plats and Easements for Site/Road Development involving Grading, Roads, Paving, Stormwater Management, Stormwater Management and Storm Drainage
- Proposed Utility Work in Public Rights-of-Way
- Tree Conservation Plans and Natural Resource Inventories*
- Sediment and Erosion Control Plans*
- Floodplain Studies
- New Roadways
- Storm Drainage Systems
- Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP)
For Site/Road cases, the following agencies are involved in the permitting process. (For more information on the process, please go to “About the Process” on the DPIE website.)
- DPIE approves permits for grading, county roadways, paving, storm drainage, stormwater management, and impacts to the county roads and rights-of-way (excludes state and federal roadways).
- Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning commission (M-NCPPC) approves zoning, users, subdivisions, site plans, tree conservation plans, and subdivision plats prior to issuance of building and site permits.
- Prince George's Soil Conservation District (PGSCD) approves erosion and sediment control plans, as well as agricultural and forest harvesting operations.
- Maryland State Highway Administration (MSHA) approves permits for all work in the state rights-of-way.
- Utility Companies (PEPCO, Washington Gas, Baltimore Gas & Electric, Verizon, Comcast, SMECO, etc.) approve and install electric gas, phone, cable, street lights and other dry utilities through special utility permit services through DPIE.
- Municipalities - within Prince George's County there are 27 municipalities. Permit requirements vary depending on the municipality.
- Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) approves permits impacting wetlands, waterways and floodplains. MDE also permits certain landfills, large sewers, groundwater withdrawals, and certain other uses that result in environmental impacts.
- Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) approves permits for mining operations and roadside tree removals.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approves impacts to FEMA floodplain areas.
Site/Road Process & Case Types
DPIE processes site and road related approvals through the Site/Road Plan Review Division and the Permitting and Licensing Division. Approvals and permits are issued for site work located within County rights-of-way and on private property.
- Site Development Concept Plan (SWM) IPDF)*
- 100-Year Flood plain Study*Street Grade Establishment Plan (SGE)*
- Site Development Rough Grading Permit (SDRG)*
- Site Development Fine Grading Permit (SDFG)*
- Street Construction Permit (SCON)*
- Residential Driveway Permit (DW)*
- Haul Road or Timber Transport Permit (HAUL)*
- Oversized Overweight Vehicle Permit (OSOW)*
- Special Permit (SPEC)*
- Special Drain Permit (SDRN)*
- Special Utility Permit*
- Maintenance Utility Permit*
- CIP Drainage Plan/Permit
- CIP Road-Bridge Plan/Permit
The case types indicated with an asterisk can be applied for by visiting the online portal.
After completion of the online application, plans and permits can be uploaded and processed through the County’s ePlan system.