Inspections Notices & Alerts

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New Trade Permits Accepted in Momentum

As of Monday, April 24, 2023, new trade permits (electrical and mechanical) that do not require a building permit will be accepted in Momentum. Read more here.

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The Business Development Section (BDS) Presents a Summer Webinar Series

Join Us for a Free Instructional Presentation Every Month of Summer!

BDS is featuring the following webinars on the permitting and licensing process in Prince George’s County. Click on the following links to register:

Change of Occupancy Use per the Building Code, provides clarity in planning change of use vs bldg.

New Document Clarifies Requirements for Change of Occupancy (Use) per Current Codes

DPIE's Building Plan Review Division's (BPRD) chief, Nabeel Waseem, has written a document in collaboration with Associate Director Bellur Ravishankar and staff to review applicable building codes to assist customers who need clarity in planning change of use vs. building changes. The document provides information on: applicable building codes to determine the change of occupancy/use; conditions where a plan review Is NOT required by the BPRD; BPRD's requirements for change of occupancy/use; and common examples of change of occupancy/use. Click to access the "Change of Occupancy (Use) per the Building Code" document.

Residential Fence and Gate Owner Certification form for Fence Permits

New Requirement Helps Streamline the Permit Process for Residential Fences

DPIE's Site/Road Plan Review Division (SRPRD) has streamlined permitting procedures for Residential Fence Permits by designing a form that establishes when a permit review is needed or not needed by the SRPRD. The landowner is required to sign and submit the new "Residential Fence/Gate Owner Certification" form for all residential fence permits. This form will help shorten the timeframe for residential fence permits by predetermining the review steps in order to keep the permit moving forward.

Wet Stamp, representational red seal of approval

DPIE No Longer Requires Paper Copies Delivered with Wet Seals/Signatures to DPIE; All Original Wet Fixed Approved Plans Are Still Required at the Construction Site at All Times

Effective May 1, 2022, DPIE will no longer require paper copies of final approved plans delivered to DPIE with wet seals/signatures. A (24" x 36") full size copy of the final set of approved plans, in color, must be at the construction site for inspection, at all times. The final approved set of drawings on the construction site shall always display a red DPIE approval stamp. Copies of the final approved set of plans can be downloaded by the applicant of record from the approved permit set folder in ePlan.    

Pursuant to the Prince George’s County Code adopting the International Building and Residential Code, all original wet fixed approved plans shall be always kept at the construction site and made available upon request by Building Official. Failure to have the affixed wet seal approved plans on site, may result in the cancellation of an inspection, and assessed re-inspection fee.

Hard Hat with County Seal

DPIE Modifies Inspection Procedures Due to COVID-19 Surge

The Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE) has modified some of its inspection processes to enhance the safety of both residents and staff in the wake of the surge in COVID-19 cases across the region and State. The changes include the expanded utilization of virtual inspections for indoor inspections and limiting in-person meetings. Read more here. . .

Inspector Swann conducts virtual inspection, working over the hood of his car

DPIE Now Offers Virtual (Remote) Inspections of Limited Projects

Virtual Inspection Procedures

DPIE is offering limited virtual inspections as an alternative to on-site inspections. Virtual inspections allow County inspectors to perform on-demand inspections from remote locations, utilizing technology instead of direct interaction with the public. Virtual inspections are conducted between a customer and a County inspector by using a video call on a smart phone or tablet. Project scope is limited to residential work at this time. Read more here. . .

Hard Hat with County Seal

Changes to DPIE Inspections Division Inspection Processes

The DPIE Inspections Division has suspended inspections of occupied existing residential/commercial interior renovations, alterations, and any additions associated with the projects, but continues to perform the following. Read more here. . .