Building Codes & Bulletins

Building Codes & Bulletins


The Building Plan Review Division and the Inspections Division will frequently post the current codes and bulletins to inform the building industry of changes, modifications, and/or procedures associated with the building permit process.

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Codes Currently Used by the Prince George's County Government


Fire


Building Codes:
Sprinkler System:
Fire Alarm:

Electrical


Electrical Code:

Structural


Building Code:

Accessibility Code

Mechanical/Energy

Referenced Abbreviations:
  • MBPS - Maryland Building Performance Standards
  • MBRC - Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code
  • IEBC - International Existing Building Code
  • IECC - International Energy Conservation Code
For current amendments for each code, see subtitles 4 (building), 9 (electrical) and 11 (fire). Please visit the Legislative/Zoning Information System.

For Statewide Building Codes, please click on the link to the Maryland Codes Administration.

2015


Solar

Bulletin 2015-01 (PDF) - This bulletin establishes Requirements for Third-Party Commercial and Residential Solar System Inspections.
 

2013


Building


Bulletin 2013-01 (PDF) - This bulletin clarifies that a construction permit is required and lists the minimum requirements for removal of a swimming pool.

2010


Building/Structural


Bulletin 2010-4 (PDF) - This bulletin is to correct the bulletin dated May 21, 2010 which announced the suspension of the Building Postcard Permit for residential fences that are up to six feet in height.

2009

Building

2007


Electrical


Bulletin 2007-2 (PDF) - Permitting and inspection practices for unmetered Private Area Lighting (PAL) installations on private property by an electrical utility company (EUC).

Fire


Bulletin F07-01 (PDF) - Amendment to the sprinkler requirements for additions and replacement structures.

2006


Building


Bulletin 2006-2 (PDF) - Building Code Update of the 2003 International Building Code, 2003 International Residential Code, 2003 International Mechanical Code, and 2003 International Energy Conservation Code.

Fire

2005


Building

  • Bulletin 2005-4 (PDF) - Building Permit Fees for Single Family Dwellings, Townhouses, Apartments and Condominiums
  • Bulletin 2005-2 (PDF) Page 1 (PDF)Page 2 (PDF) - Heating System Certification for Single Family Homes
  • Bulletin 2005-1 (PDF) Guidelines Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5 - Stormwater Management Concept and Technical Procedures Update
  

Fire

2004


Building

2003


Building


Bulletin 2003-2 (PDF) - Plan Screening April 10, 2003 (PDF) - New Single Family Dwellings
A 28-B03 2
 

2002


Building

Fire


Bulletin F02-01 (PDF) - Page 1 (PDF), Page 2 (PDF), Page 3 (PDF), Page 4 (PDF), Attachment 1 (PDF), Attachment 2 (PDF) - Outdoor Detached Above Ground Storage Tanks, November 18, 2002
F 1-F02-1

2001


Building

2000


Building


Bulletin 2000-1 - Page 1 (PDF), Page 2 (PDF), Page 3 (PDF) - Restoration Bonds for Grading and Building Permits, July 3, 2000
A 15-B001http://www.colvilletribes.com/2003_international_mechanical_code.php