Raze Permits

Raze/Demolition is the tearing-down of the house and other structures on residential property. Before any raze/demolition activities, there are steps that need to take place — including but not limited to performing asbestos abatement, removing hazardous or regulated materials, obtaining necessary permits, submitting necessary notifications, disconnecting utilities, rodent baiting, and development of site-specific safety and work plans.
House After Razing

Application and Supporting Documents


Permit Applications must be entered online.

Who Can Apply

  • Owner: Property Owner name must match Maryland State Assessment records or Proof of Ownership must be submitted. Proof of Ownership: Deed and Deed Recording Receipt from Clerk of the Circuit Court for Prince George's County.
  • Agent: Applicants that are not the property owner or MHIC contractor must submit the following document:
    Homeowner Improvement Authorization Letter (PDF)
  • Contractor: Must have Maryland Home Improvement Commission license.

Plans and Disconnect (Cutoff Notices) Requirements

  • Site Plan (Signed & Sealed): Need 3 copies, showing location of project.
  • Service Disconnect: Need:
  1. Disconnection Letters — Cutoff notices from all utility companies serving your property (gas, electric, water/sewer - even if there were no utilities to the building) stating that the utility has been disconnected; and
  2. Health Department Inspection — A letter from the Health Department stating the absence of asbestos.
 UTILITIES  
Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE)
1068 N. Front Street, Room 501, Baltimore, MD 21202
7317 Parkway Drive South, Hanover, MD 21076

 
410-850-4620
Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)
8300 Old Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

301-967-5800
Prince George's County Health Department
9201 Basil Court, Suite 318, Largo, MD 20774
(Asbestos, Abandoned Well and Septic Inspections)


301-883-7680
Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO)
PO Box 1937, Hughesville, MD 20637
csrequests@smeco.coop

888-440-3311
Ext. 8444
Washington Gas and Electric
6801 Industrial Road, Springfield, VA 22151

703-750-4440
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)
14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707

301-206-4001

Processing and Reviewing Agencies

Walk-Thru
Bring 3 copies of the entered online application, necessary support documents, and required plans and drawings to the Permit Center.
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ePlan
Select "eplan" on the online application and upload required documents.
Fees
Minimum Fee: $120.00
Fee Calculation (if higher than minimum): $120 + Grading Fee + $5 (M–NCPPC)
All permitting fees are assessed an additional five percent (5%) Technology Fee. Fees are subject to change based on County codes.
  
Permit*
Following agencies' approval of plans/drawings and payment of fees, a permit is issued. A permit may be revoked if issued in error. A permit may be void if construction has not started, has been suspended or discontinued.
 
Modifications to the permit, plans, or drawing require a Permit Revision. Permit Revision applications cannot be entered online. The revised application, plans and drawings must be submitted in the Permits Center, using the following two forms:
 
If approved, permits that expire or require more time to complete, may be renewed or extended by using the following form.

Inspections
Inspections must be requested and conducted at least once every six months. Visit our Inspections Division pages to schedule an inspection.