Code Enforcement (Property Maintenance)

Code Enforcement Process
Inspections are conducted as part of an overall and ongoing departmental "cleanup" strategy in communities or in response to complaints. Should violations be identified during an inspection, the Code Official (inspector) issues a Notice of Violation (NOV) and/or a Civil Citation to the owner or responsible person for the property.

The NOV or citation references the violation(s) of the County Code and the length of time allotted to address the violation(s). A follow-up inspection is conducted after the allotted time to ensure compliance. If the violation(s) has not been addressed at the time of re-inspection of the property, appropriate action will be taken.
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Enforcement Code Changes Notice
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Momentum: A New Process for RENTAL LICENSES!

All Single Family, Multifamily, and Short-Term Rental Licenses are processed in Momentum, the County's new online system. The new system allows customers to submit applications, upload documentation and make payments online. When the applications have been reviewed and approved, customers will be able to print their licenses at work or at home.

  • For more information about Momentum, registration, step-by-step instructions, and "how to" videos, click Momentum Information.

Rental License Responsibilities in Prince George's County

  • All Short-Term Rental Licenses are administered by DPIE's Enforcement Division.

  • All Single-Family and Multifamily Rental Licenses are also administered by DPIE's Enforcement Division, except for the following cities/towns which are NOT licensed in our jurisdiction:
    Berwyn Heights, Bowie, Brentwood, Capitol Heights, Cheverly, College Park, District Heights, Edmonston, Forest Heights, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Landover Hills, Mount Rainier, New Carrollton, Riverdale Park, Seat Pleasant, Town of Laurel and University Park.

For questions related to single-family, multifamily and short-term rental licenses, email


Enforcement Division Curtails Inspections

Due to social distancing requirements established in response to COVID-19, DPIE’s Enforcement Division is now performing essential operations only. This mandate was put in place to keep County residents and employees safe. As a result, some property maintenance inspection and investigation cases have been temporarily placed on hold. Inspectors will continue to monitor complaints. When information is available, DPIE will contact complainants to advise actions that can be taken in lieu of onsite inspections.

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DPIE Outposts

Burned out on binge-watching? Scoffing at the idea of the 19th Scrabble session with the kids? As we spend more time close to home these days socially distancing, consider taking a few hours here and there to spruce up your property for spring and address any code violations. DPIE will share occasional tips and information to help.

Today’s subject: Vexing Vehicle Issues

Read more here. . .

Puestos de avanzada DPIE

¿Molesto por ver atracones? ¿Burlándose de la idea de la 19ª sesión de Scrabble con los niños? A medida que pasamos más tiempo cerca de casa estos días de distancia social, considere tomar algunas horas aquí y allá para arreglar su propiedad para la primavera y abordar cualquier violación del código. DPIE compartirá consejos e información ocasionales para ayudar.

Tema de hoy: Problemas de molestias con vehículos

Leer más aquí. . .


Related Documents

To File a Complaint or Report a Violation

Please include the address of the property in question and a brief description of the complaint or suspected violation. To file a complaint, please call 311.


  1. Within the county there are 27 municipalities, and permitting and inspection responsibilities within them are defined in the attached charts.

    To determine if your project is within one of these municipalities, please visit the Atlas website; click on "Map Layers" (the second icon on the right).

    View the list of choices, then click on the drop-down menu by "Administrative" Layer and click on the "Municipal Boundary" layer.