Site/Road Plan Review

General Information

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 click here for Online Permits.
Excavation Site
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
Roadway Inventory
Site/Road Sections
  • 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)*
*Co-located agencies at DPIE


The DPIE Site/Road Plan Review Division and co-located agencies provide plan review services for the following types of permits and submittals:

  • Reviews and approves plans and permits for Site/Road development:
    • 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 and Storm Drainage
    • Proposed Utility Work in Public Rights-of-Way
    • Tree Conservation Plans and Natural Resource Inventories*
    • Sediment and Erosion Control Plans*
  • 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.
  • Maintains inventory of:
    • New Roadways
    • Storm Drainage Systems
    • Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP)
    • Floodplain Studies

Agencies Involved in the Permitting Process


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, Uses, 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) approve 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.

Types of Site/Road Approvals & Permits issued by DPIE
Site/Road approvals and permits include the following case types:
  • Site Development Concept Plan (SWM) (PDF)*
  • 100-Year Floodplain 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 online. Click here for the online portal.

After completion of the online application, plans and permits can be uploaded and
processed through the County’s ePlan system.