Assisted Living for 6 or More 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.

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 and to apply for permit.
    Homeowner Improvement Authorization Letter (PDF) 
  • ​Contractor: Maryland State Licensed Architect/Engineer. If Automated Sprinkler System, Electrical, or Mechanical permits are needed, see below "NOTES" section.

Plans and Drawings Requirements


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 6 or more Occupants - Use and Occupancy permits.
DPIE Fee: $150
Fee Calculation (if higher than Minimum): $50 + Construction Cost x 0.008 + $85 (M-NCPPC). 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 cannot be entered online. The revised application, plans and drawings must be submitted in the Permits Center, using the following two forms:
If approved, permits that expire or require more time to complete, may be renewed or extended by using the following form.

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." 
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.