Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement

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Welcome to the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE)!

DPIE is the result of an initiative to streamline county government operations in the areas of permitting, business licensing, inspections and property code enforcement.​​


Building Permit Fee Multiplier Adjustment

Effective July 1, 2019, the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement will change the building permit fee multiplier used for new building construction and additions.

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The new formula will be calculated by using the Building Valuation Data (BVD) issued by the International Code Council dated February 2019. The International Code Council updates the BVD table bi-annually; however, Prince George’s County will update the fee multiplier annually.

The BVD table provides the “average” construction costs per square foot, when calculating permit fees for new construction and additions within a jurisdiction. The 2015 International Building Code gives instructions concerning permit fee schedules in Section 109.2 and building permit valuations in Section 109.3.  Permit applications submitted prior to the effective date will be calculated by the appropriate BVD.

For additional information or questions regarding this Notice, please contact Mr. Bellur Ravishankar, Associate Director, Building Plan Review Division at 301-636-2070.

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NOTICE: Change in Cell Tower Application Process

Effective August 1, 2019, Cell Tower Applications must be submitted online.
This does NOT include small cells at this time.


DPIE Director Melinda Bolling (above, left) meets with residents after participating in a panel discussion where she spotlighted her new initiatives.


Melinda with lady, DPIE Director Melinda Bolling meets with residents after participating in a panel
Melinda with crowd, DPIE Director Melinda Bolling meets with residents after participating in a pane

Starting October 1, 2019:
Prince George’s County Short-Term Rentals (STR)

In September 2018, the Prince George’s County (Maryland) Council adopted legislation to establish a Short-Term Rentals Program in the County. The legislation will take effect on October 1, 2019. The program will be administered by the County’s Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE).

Under the County’s Short-Term Rentals Program, Prince George’s County homeowners whose properties comply with County Code and who meet certain other criteria may seek a Short-Term Rentals license to host renters working through established rental companies (platforms) such as Airbnb. The licenses cost $150 per year and expire one year from the date of issuance.

Please read the law carefully to learn details of the program. You may also want to begin researching the different platforms and their requirements.

Please note, the program does not take effect until October 1, 2019. If you are currently renting your home as a short-term rental through a company such as Airbnb, or on your own, you are operating without a Short-Term Rentals License. You may be permanently barred from participating in the program should your illegal rental be discovered. Anyone with information about illegal short-term rentals should report it to 311 (301-883-4748).

DPIE staff is pleased to have the opportunity to work with you. We hope your experience with the Prince George’s County Short-Term Rentals Program will be enjoyable for you and the guests you welcome.

Prince George’s County is a highly desirable vacation destination. Offering your home for rental presents visitors from around the U.S., and even the world, the opportunity to discover its breath-taking wonders, top-flight amenities and the warm and welcoming people who proudly call it home!

For more information, access our Short-Term Rentals FAQs page and our Short-Term Rentals Checklist.

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FREE ePlan Customer Training

Thursday, September 19, 2019
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement
9400 Peppercorn Place
Conference Room 410
Largo, MD 20774

DPIE is offering monthly ePlan Customer Training to show how to complete online applications and upload plans for review in our ePlan system.

Seating is limited and offered on a first call, first-served basis. All those who wish to attend training in September need to reply no later than September 12th by clicking the activities link.  You may also send an e-mail that includes ALL three of the following contacts or call the phone number:

If you are not able to attend the training, please notify one of the above persons via e-mail or call the phone number no later than the third Tuesday of the month to be rescheduled.

Please Note:  If there are less than 5 people signed up for a training, the class will be cancelled; people who signed up to attend will be notified and moved to the following month's class.

All customers scheduled to attend an ePlan Customer Training session must print out a copy of the "ePlan Applicant User Guide" to bring to the class.

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NOTICE:  MHIC Procedure Changes

All applicants using Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC) contractors are required to follow the procedures indicated below:

• Submit a letter on company letterhead from the MHIC licensed contractor indicating:  MHIC license number; date of letter; MHIC licensed contractor’s name and signature; and list of person(s) authorized to obtain permits with their license.  

• The identification of each contractor and their designee will be verified to ensure validity of license and authorization by the MHIC licensed contractor.

Should you have any questions regarding this notice, please call 301-636-2050.


Permitting and Licensing & Building Plan Review Division Application Intake Hours

Day Hours
Operational Intake
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Operational Intake
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Residential Walk-thru
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Commercial Walk-thru Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Residential/Commercial Walk-thru
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Divisional Office Hours

Division Day Hours
Site/Road Plan Review
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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