The Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement (DPIE) consolidates into one location the various functions associated with the regulation and approval of economic development and redevelopment projects within Prince George’s County. These functions include the authorization and regulation of building, site/road and utility permits, as well as business licensing, all of which help to drive the local economy and ensure the health and safety of County residents, businesses, investors and visitors.
As part of this process, DPIE provides inspection oversight of construction, development and grading activities for residential and commercial construction and renovations to verify Code compliance. In addition, DPIE is charged with the enforcement of County codes that address property standards to ensure that Prince George’s County’s many diverse communities are maintained in a safe and aesthetically pleasing manner for the benefit of all.
Customer Service Functions on the First Floor
The primary customer service functions of DPIE are located on the first floor of 9400 Peppercorn Place to make it easier for customers to do business with us. These include:
Customer Lobby with Customer Work Counter, ATM and Vending Machines
Customer Queue Management Displays
Customer Service Counter
Homeowners and Mega Projects Suite
Internet Service Counter
Permit Processing Stations
Plan Screening Counter
Walk-Thru Plan Review Stations
DPIE Organizational Structure
The Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement is responsible for coordinating and enforcing standards that control what goes on before, during and after construction. Staff from nine agencies, who work cooperatively on permit processing, business licensing, plan review, inspections and enforcement, comprise the Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement.
Employees from County, bi-County and State agencies have co-located to the Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement in an effort to streamline the Department's processes.
Customer Satisfaction Survey
We hope that your experience with DPIE proves to be a positive one as we strive to improve and provide the best services possible to all who currently — or in the future — live, work, visit and invest in Prince George’s County. To help us in assessing our performance, please take a short survey: FY2021-2022 DPIE Customer Satisfaction Survey.