Assisted Living for 5 or Fewer Occupants

Use and Occupancy

​A residential facility with living and sleeping facilities for elderly or physically handicapped residents within which sheltered care services are provided, which may include but need not be limited to: meal preparation, laundry services, housekeeping, personal observation and direction in the activities of daily living, transportation for routine social and medical appointments, and the availability of a responsible adult for companionship or nonclinical counseling. The term shall not include an "Adult Day Care Center," "Congregate Living Facility," "Hospital," "Nursing or Care Home," "Family," or "Group Residential Facility" as defined in Prince George's County, Maryland Code of Ordinances, Subtitle 27. An "Assisted Living Facility" shall comply with any licensing and other regulatory requirements.
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Application and Supporting Documents

Permit Applications must be entered online.

​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 must submit document showing Owner's permission to use property for assisted living facility.
  • ​Contractor: Automated Sprinkler System – Property permit history must include an Automated Fire Sprinkler System permit approved by inspections.

Plans and Drawings Requirements

Automated Sprinkler System – Property permit history must include an Automated Fire Sprinkler System permit approved by inspections.
  • Site Plan (Signed & Sealed): Need 3 copies, showing all accessory buildings, pools and exterior structures.
  • Floor Plan (Signed and Sealed by Professional Engineer): Need 2 copies for each floor in the dwelling.​

Processing and Reviewing Agencies

Bring 3 copies of the entered online application, necessary support documents, and required plans and drawings to the Permit Center.
ePlan can not be used for Assisted Living for 5 or Fewer Occupants - Use and Occupancy permits.
DPIE Fee: $162.50
All permitting fees are assessed an additional five percent (5%) Technology Fee. Fees are subject to change based on County codes.    
Job Card
The Job Card is not permission to use and occupy the property as an Assisted Living facility.
A Job Card will be issued following Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement processing, review by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and payment of applicable fees.

Note: The Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission may approve the Use and Occupancy permit during the Permit Center review or require additional time for review and approval.

A Job Card may be modified prior to final approval by inspections by submitting, in the Permit Center, the following form:
The Job Card must be at the location and available to the required inspections.

Following approval by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, an inspection may be requested and conducted. An inspection must be requested and conducted at least once every six months to avoid the permit being "abandoned."
Fire Marshal Inspector

Visit our Inspections Division pages to schedule an inspection.

Certificate of Occupancy
Following approval by the Fire Marshal and the Zoning/Building inspectors, a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued.
The Certificate of Occupancy is mailed to the Property Owner.
Copies ($5 each) of the Certificate of Occupancy are available by submitting a Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA) request form.
A change in the use, name or owner requires filing a new Use and Occupancy Permit.

  • If Automatic Sprinkler System is included with the project, an Automatic Sprinkler Permit is required.