Health Licensing

IMPORTANT NOTE:  To better serve our customers, we are undergoing a major system upgrade for to a new licensing and permitting platform called Momentum.

Health Licensing encompasses public swimming pools and spas, sewage disposal, percolation tests, agricultural wells, food service facility permits, farmers' markets, temporary food service permits, open fire permits, raze permits and more.

New Process for Prince George’s County Health Permits & Licenses

Beginning October 12, 2021, online Health applications for Food and Pool permits and licenses will be unavailable until October 25, 2012.

Although the previous online system has been disabled, your licenses will be available and visible in the Momentum platform on October 25th.

In addition, paper applications are no longer accepted for Health permits and licenses.  All applications must be completed online once they are available in Momentum on October 25th.  See the list below for licenses and permits affected by this upgrade.

Beginning October 25, 2021, the following Health permit and license applications must be submitted in the new Momentum system.

  • Food service facility permits/farmers market/mobile unit/temporary food service/vending machine
  • Food service manager certification & training 
  • Percolation testing (innovative and alternative)
  • Percolation testing contractor
  • Public swimming pool/spa licenses
  • Pool operator licenses
  • Scavenger company and vehicle licenses
  • Agricultural well certifications
  • Open land burning permits
  • Sewage contractor 
  • Bay Restoration Funds applications
  • Plat Review

If your application or renewal is not received by October 12, 2021, you must wait until October 25, 2021 to submit.

If you have any questions, you may email environmentalhealth@co.pg.md.us or call 301-883-7605.

Thank you for your support and patience as we work to provide an enhanced user experience for our permits and licenses customers.

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Online Applications

Food Service Facility (FSF) Permits

Issuance of a Health Department Food Service Facility Permit is based on the type of food served or sold in the facility and how the food is handled before, during, and after the day it is served.

Public Swimming Pool Permits

Access this page for information on public swimming pools, spas, and hot tub permitting. Refer to the eplan Applicant User Guide for instructions on how to submit plans.

Temporary Food Facility

If you are planning to sell food at a public event in Prince George’s County, you may need a Temporary Food Service Facility Permit. These permits are issued to prospective food and drink vendors that operate in conjunction with a fair, festival, carnival, community day, concession stand, or other special events. Temporary Food Vendors must now apply for permits online! The online application and fee must be received by the Department at least five business days prior to the event.

Health Licensing Plan Review

To learn about the plan review process for health licenses and permits, click Plan Review.

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Environmental Health Change in Permit/License Process

Please be advised all plans are required to be submitted electronically.  Refer to the ePlan Applicant User Guide for instructions on how to submit plans.  If you need assistance call:

  • Environmental Engineering/Policy Program:  301-883-7681
  • Food Protection/Policy Program:  301-883-7692
  • DPIE Health Review:  301-883-7621

COVID-19 UPDATE:  Building Reopening Guidance from the Health Department 

For guidance related to preparing and permitting facilities for reopening, please visit Building Reopening Guidance.

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NOTICE:
Farmers’ Market Procedures During COVID-19 Emergency

Modifications have been made to the Farmers’ Market Temporary Use Code Operations. For more information, view the Food Service Facility (FSF) Permits page and read the "COVID-19 Farmers’ Market Operations" list of vendor requirements.

Farmers’ Market Coordinator

To apply for a Farmers’ Market Permit, use DPIE’s online portal and select the Building Permit application.

Use the menu for Building Permit and select "ePlan Requested by the Applicant" option BEFORE the online application is submitted. Include the following information for the Farmer’s Market: beginning and ending dates of operation, hours of operation (from set up to end), number and sizes of all structures, tents/stages/generators, etc., that will be used at the Farmer’s Market in the WORK DESCRIPTION section of the application.

The following documents are required to be uploaded electronically (via ePlan):

  • Site plan showing the location of all structures that will be on the property that day.
  • A letter of authorization (not a contract) from the property owner.
  • If tents are used, the manufacturer’s flame retardation specifications/certification. Please indicate on the application the number and dimensions of tents that will be used for the event.
  • If generators are used, a master electrician has to obtain the electrical permit. Please indicate on the application the number of generators that will be used at the Farmer’s Market.
  • If there are structures i.e., tents/stages/platforms, structural drawings are required. Please indicate on the application the number of structures and dimensions that will be used at the Farmer’s Market.

To submit payment, use the link to Permit ePayments.

To schedule inspections, use the link to Third Party Inspections. To determine the requirements for your market, contact the Fire Marshall’s Office, Health Department Inspections and DPIE Inspections. Contact information is provided in the table on the Food Service Facility (FSF) Permits page.

Farmers’ Market Vendor

The Health Licensing’s Food Service Facility (FSF) Permits page has a link to the Farmer’s Market Vendor Permit.

After the Application is completed, please mail it along with a check or money order to the address at the top of the application or place it in the Licensing drop box located in the front of the DPIE building located at 9400 Peppercorn Place, Largo, MD 20774.