Director's Message

Welcome to DPIE!

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.

First Floor Building Map

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:

  • Cashier’s Office
  • 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
  • Licensing Center
  • Permit Processing Stations
  • Plan Screening Counter
  • Walk-Thru Plan Review Stations
  • Welcome Station

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.

DPIE Organization Chart with Names

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.