What is the Third-Party Inspection Program (TPIP)?

The Third-Party Inspection Program (TPIP) establishes a building inspections procedure that utilizes qualified, third-party professionals, in addition to the County’s Quality Assurance Inspectors, to conduct and document field inspections of commercial building construction projects and other projects permitted by DPIE. The use of third-party inspection teams is based on their ability to expedite project inspections resulting in the timelier issuance of a project use and occupancy certificate. The TPIP is usually required for all projects with total construction cost amounts greater than $200,000. The Building Code Official or designated representative may include or exclude a project from the TPIP due to its complexity, simplicity, or innovation, based on recommendations from the Associate Director for the Inspections Division (ID) or designee, and/or upon written request from the property owner.

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1. Who can I contact to have my fire systems inspected and certified?
2. Can I use any electrical inspector for a third party electrical inspection?
3. How do I set up a Third-Party Inspection Program (TPIP) Pre-Construction Meeting?
4. How can I find out what time my inspector will arrive?
5. Can I operate a business of any type without a Use and Occupancy Certificate issued by Prince George’s County DPIE?
6. What is the Third-Party Inspection Program (TPIP)?
7. Why do I see DPIE vehicles parked after hours and during the day at private residences?
8. My neighbor is performing illegal construction, who should I contact?
9. Do I need a permit to do work in Prince George’s County?