Sheds

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.
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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.

The Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC) has specific requirements for the form and content of every home improvement contract provided by the MHIC licensed contractor. Be sure you are familiar with those requirements before signing any home improvement contract. Home Improvement contractors must be licensed by the Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC). For any questions pertaining to contract contents, what constitutes a home improvement, or the professional standing of a specific home improvement contractor, contact the Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC) at (410) 230–6309 or visit their web site at www.dllr.state.md.us.

 

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.
  • Agent:  Applicants that are not the property owner or MHIC contractor must submit the following document:
    Homeowner Improvement Authorization Letter (PDF).
  • Contractor:  Must have a Maryland Home Improvement Commission license.

Plans and Drawings Requirements



Processing and Reviewing Agencies

 

 

Walk-Through
Use ePlan to upload support documents, and required plans and drawings.
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ePlan
Select "eplan" on the online application and upload required documents.
Fees
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.
  
Permit*
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 eplan@co.pg.md.us 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.
Inspections
Inspections must be requested and conducted at least once every six months. To schedule an inspection, call 301-755-9000 or schedule an inspection online.
 
*Note:
  • Only one (1) shed that is less than 150 sq. ft. can exist on a property without a permit.
  • Sheds over 150 sq. ft. require a permanent foundation and a permit.
  • If electrical service is included with the project, an Electrical Permit is required.