Licensing and Permits

Building Permits

Property owners are required to obtain permits from both Prince George’s County and the Town for most improvements.

All permit request can be submitted to the town Monday – Friday from 9am-3:30pm.

County Permits Required

Applicants should contact the Prince George’s County Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE) at 301-636-2050 to determine if a project requires a building permit and if it does, what documents are necessary to apply. 

The County requires applicants to apply online. Additional information on County building permits is available on their website.

Projects requiring County & Town permits include (but are not limited to):

  • Additions
  • Decks and Porches
  • Driveway, driveway widening or constructing a vehicle parking pad.
  • Sheds larger than 150 sq. ft. or installing a second storage shed of any size. Size restrictions may apply.
  • Solar panels
  • Fences greater than 4 feet in height (corner lot restrictions may apply)
  • Garage conversions
  • New homes
  • Basement remodeling
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