Site/Road Plan Review Notices & Alerts
DPIE is experiencing lengthy delays in permit application and building plan reviews for several reasons: higher than normal application submittals, staff shortages due to retirement, staff resignations and other factors. To address these delays, DPIE is utilizing overtime, employing contract plan reviewers and providing residential templates for deck design to reduce review times. DPIE is also providing outreach community information sessions to walk residents through processes.
In an Effort to Reduce Paper and Increase Efficiencies, DPIE No Longer Requires Paper Copies Delivered with Wet Seals/Signatures to DPIE; All Approved Permit Plans Are Still Required at the Construction Site at All Times
- Final Permit Plan Submission Requirements:
Effective, May 1, 2022, DPIE will no longer require paper copies of final approved permit plans, calculations and design reports delivered to DPIE with wet seals/signatures. The applicant is still required to upload signed and sealed drawings, calculations and design reports at the time of plan submission for every drawing sheet and on the cover page for all calculations and design reports.
- Permit Plans at Project Site:
Pursuant to the Prince George’s County Code adopting the International Building and Residential Code, a (24" x 36") full-size copy of the final set of approved signed/sealed permit plans, in color, must be at the construction site for inspection at all times and available upon request by the Building Code Official. The final approved set of permit plans on the construction site shall always display a red DPIE approval stamp and design professional signatures and seals. Copies of the final approved set of permit plans can be downloaded by the applicant of record from the approved permit set folder in ePlan. Failure to have the approved permit plans on site will result in the cancellation of an inspection and the re-inspection fee will be assessed. Applicants are still required to maintain copies of the approved plans.
- Green Stamp Erosion/Sediment Control Plans Approved by the Prince George’s County Soil Conservation District:
Prior to issuance of site/road permits, the applicant shall deliver one set of green stamp final erosion/sediment control plans to DPIE. The permittee shall also keep a copy of the original green stamp final erosion/sediment control plan on the construction site at all times, along with all other site/road permit plans. If you have questions regarding green stamp erosion/sediment control plans, contact the Prince George’s Soil Conservation District at 301-574-5162 ext. 3 or visit www.pgscd.org.
County Preparation of Floodplain Studies Has Resumed
Prince George’s County has restarted the optional process of County prepared GIS 100-year floodplain studies using Department of Environment (DoE) staff. Preparation of these studies has resumed since staff positions have been filled. Engineering firms may request the County to prepare the floodplain hydrology and hydraulic studies. The engineering firm is then required to submit delineations for 100-year floodplain delineation approval.
For questions, contact Salman Babar, Floodplain Engineer, DPIE Site/Road Plan Review Division, at 301-636-2063 or SUBabar@co.pg.md.us.
New Site/Road Plan Review Fees
Effective January 18, 2022, DPIE will implement permit fee changes per CB-38-2021, which enacts two fees related to site/road plan approvals.
1) A fee will be required on a plan application that cannot be approved within four review cycles.
2) Another fee will be applied on deficient plans that omit road frontage improvements.
See the legislation at https://bit.ly/3HVwAfP. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drainage and Flooding in Prince George's County
DPIE recently collaborated with the Department of the Environment (DoE) and the Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) on “Drainage and Flooding in Prince George’s County,” a comprehensive report that outlines issues, investigation methodologies, possible resolutions and more. Access the report here.
Pre-Construction Meetings Required Prior to Grading and Street Construction Permit Issuance
Effective August 1, 2020, DPIE will require that permit applicants submit evidence of a completed pre-construction meeting prior to issuance of site development rough grading, fine grading and street construction permits. DPIE is reinstituting this procedure due to numerous permit projects not complying with requirements to schedule a pre-construction meeting as the first step in site construction. Please note the following:
- Pre-construction meetings shall be scheduled after issuance of Green Stamp Final Erosion/Sediment Control Plans and Approved Type II Tree Conservation Plans (or Tree Conservation Exemptions).
- Permittee shall bring the Green Stamp Final Erosion/Sediment Control Plan and Approved Type II Tree Conservation Plan to the pre-construction meeting.
- Pre-construction meetings can be scheduled by phone by calling the DPIE Chief Site Road Inspector listed below:
NOTICE: Water & Sewer Plan and Record Plat Process Changes
Administration of Prince George’s County’s water and sewer plan, water/sewer category changes and water/sewer approval of record plats is now processed by DPIE. All submittals of water/sewer category changes and record plats must be delivered to DPIE’s Permit Center at 9400 Peppercorn Place, Suite 100, Largo, Maryland. The submittals will then be delivered to DPIE’s Site/Road Plan Review Division for processing by the same staff currently managing these requests. Shirley Branch and Anthony Newsome have been delegated to DPIE’s Site/Road Plan Review Division.