Inspections Notices & Alerts

Building Permits, Use and Occupancy Permits and Inspections flyer with workers reviewing plans

Building and U&O Permits and Inspections Webinar
with the Business Development Section

Join us for a free webinar designed to address questions about Building Permits, Use and Occupancy (U&O) Permits and inspections for commercial businesses.

Thursday, July 28, 2022
12 Noon

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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. Administrators are also closely monitoring staff affected by COVID-19 to ensure coverage of necessary inspections and other functions.

“We are making these changes in an effort to reduce the chance of infection for both the public and DPIE staff,” said DPIE Director Melinda Bolling. 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. . .