Sign Permit

301-883-6168Prince George's County's Sign Ordinance regulates the placement of signs on private properties in Prince George’s County, with the exception of the City of Laurel. The Ordinance governs the size and location of signs through the issuance of sign permits and monitoring through inspections of on-site locations. All sign permits will be inspected by DPIE's Code Enforcement Division. Each sign inspection shall be scheduled through the County’s Interactive Voice Response system (IVR) at 301-755-9000 between the hours of 7 a.m.–11 p.m., Monday through Friday, or the inspection can be scheduled through the online portal at Schedule an Inspection using request code 163 — Sign Inspection.

If you have any questions concerning a sign inspection, you may call DPIE’s Code Enforcement Division at 301-883-6168.

Freestanding Signs

Freestanding, Ground-Mounted Signs require:

  • Site/Plot Plans
  • Structural Drawings
  • Sign Applications Showing Sign Dimensions and a Valid Use and Occupancy Permit Number
Shopping Center Signage

Building-Mounted Signs

Building-Mounted Signs require a Use and Occupancy Permit, which means a Building Permit application needs to be completed online. Please go to ePermits Online Portal and enter the information directly into the County’s Permitting System. You will need:

  • Property Account Number
  • Structural Drawings
  • Sign Applications Showing Sign Dimensions and a Valid Use and Occupancy Permit Number

Application for All Sign Permits

Inspection Procedure

Once the permit has been issued, the applicant/permittee can schedule an inspection online or call the County’s Interactive Voice Response system (IVR) at 301-755-9000.

  1. Schedule an inspection online. Use request code 163 — Sign Inspection.

  2. If a sign permit has an associated foundation and/or electrical components, the permittee must provide the following inspection certifications to the County DPIE Code Enforcement Inspector at the final sign inspection:
    • A foundation/footing certification from a registered Maryland Professional Engineer in compliance with the approved plans and appropriate code section. The individual must be in good standing with the State of Maryland Department of Labor.
    • An electrical installation certification from a Maryland Certified Master Electrician in compliance with NEC and Prince George’s County Electrical Code, Subtitle 9. The individual must be approved by DPIE to conduct commercial electrical inspections. View the Third-Party Inspection Program (TPIP) Approved Electrical Inspectors (PDF).
  3. DPIE's Code Enforcement Inspector will save the Third-Party Inspection certifications as an attachment in ePermits.