A shed, outhouse, outbuilding or shack is typically a simple, single-story roofed structure in a back garden or on an allotment that is used for storage, hobbies or as a workshop. Sheds vary considerably in the complexity of their construction and their size, from small open-sided tin-roofed structures to large wood-framed sheds with shingled roofs, windows and electrical outlets. The main types of shed construction are metal sheathing over a metal frame, plastic sheathing and frame, all-wood construction and vinyl-sided sheds built over a wooden frame.
Application and Supporting Documents
Building Permit applications are completed online. Please go to the ePermits Online Portal and enter the information directly into the County’s Permitting System.
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.
Site Plan (Signed & Sealed): Show location of project.
Architectural/Structural Drawings: Signed and Sealed not required.
Processing and Reviewing Agencies
Use ePlan to upload support documents, and required plans and drawings.
Select "eplan" on the online application and upload required documents.
For permit, license and bond fees, view the DPIE Fee Schedule. Customers are encouraged to pay online at ePayments. For alternate forms of payment, visit DPIE's Payments page.
All permitting fees are assessed an additional five percent (5%) Technology Fee. Fees are subject to change based on County codes.
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 can be entered online. Send a revision request to email@example.com via a Word document or PDF.
If approved, permits that expire or require more time to complete, may be renewed or extended by using the following form.