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You can call the phone number printed on the sign to obtain more information about the pending application.
You can also search the application number in PGAltas.com.
For more information, please email PPD-InfoCounter@ppd.mncppc.org or call 240-302-3460 or 240-302-9464.
Sections 27-552(a) and 27-575(a) of the Prince George's County Zoning Ordinance require that each application for a building and use and occupancy permit include a site plan indicating compliance with all standards enumerated in Part II of the Zoning Ordinance. These spaces are required to serve the parking and loading needs of all persons associated with the building(s) and use(s). Minimum requirements for specific uses can be found in the parking and loading space schedules in Section 27-568 and 27-582 of the Ordinance.
Requests for legal opinions must be submitted in writing, and should be directed to the Development Review Division. The letter must identify why the opinion is being sought, include the permit application number (if any), describe exactly what the applicant is proposing, and indicate the nature of the opinion he is seeking.
The development potential of all property is determined by its zoning classification. You can use PGAtlas to search a property and turn on the Zoning layer to determine the zoning classification.
Most permit applications (excluding those select types that are eligible for a walk-through process) take a minimum of three weeks to process. This is due, in part, to volume, but is primarily due to the amount of research conducted for each application. The permit must first be located to verify the current zoning, legal description, and whether any special exceptions, variances, or other types of waivers have been granted. The permit is then logged in and, depending on the type of application, routed throughout other Divisions for their comments. Once returned to the Permit Office, the permits are processed in the order in which they were received. More complex projects may take longer. Information as to the status of particular permit applications may be obtained by visiting our Permits Tracking application and referencing the permit number.
Be certain that all necessary information is submitted with the permit application and paying particular attention to the site plan requirements. Inadequate site plans create the biggest delay in the review process. Information as to the status of particular permit applications may be obtained by visiting our Permits Tracking application and referencing the permit number.
Section 27-254(c)(1) of the Zoning Ordinance requires that each application for a building or use and occupancy permit be accompanied by a site plan. The site plan is a graphic illustration of the site and all buildings, improvements, parking facilities, landscaping, etc. This description allows the reviewers to accurately determine what is proposed and whether it conforms with applicable zoning regulations. Without a complete site plan, action on permit applications cannot be taken because compliance with zoning regulations cannot be determined.
No. The County Department of Permitting Inspections, and Enforcement issues all permits, after review by several agencies for conformance with different types of regulations (building, fire, health, etc.). The Planning Department is merely the reviewing agency that ensures conformance with land use regulations.
For more information in permits, please contact the DPIE Permit Office at 301-883-5900
For more information on the Planning Department’s role in permitting, please email PPD-InfoCounter@ppd.mncppc.org or call 240-302-3460 or 240-302-9464.
Section 27-255 of the Zoning Ordinance requires referral of most grading, building, general exterior, addition and use and occupancy permit applications to Park and Planning for review and recommendations as to requirements of the County Zoning Ordinance, County Subdivision Regulations, and the State Regional District Act (Article 28, Annotated Code of Maryland). Also reviewed is compliance with any conditions imposed in a zoning (including rezoning and Special Exception) or subdivision matter and conformance with any approved site plan applicable to the subject property. Section 27-597, likewise, requires referral to and review by Park and Planning of sign permit applications for conformance with the sign regulations of the Zoning Ordinance.
It depends on the type of business. Some home occupations require use and occupancy permits and some do not require them.
For more information please contact the DPIE Permit Office at 301-883-5900
A permit application is deemed to be a walk-through by the Department of Permitting Inspection and Enforcement and is typically permits of a minor nature for both residential and commercial projects.
For more information please contact the DPIE Permit Office at 301-883-5900.
The Permit Review Section receives hundreds of permit applications a week. To treat applicants equally, they are generally processed in the order in which they are received.
The application is returned to the County's Department of Permitting Inspection and Enforcement (DPIE). The approved site plan is transmitted to Park and Planning staff located within the Permit Office of DPIE and must be picked up there by the applicant when the permit is issued. This plan must be available on site, and development and use must be in conformance with the approved site plan.
For more information and to check the status of your permit, please contact the DPIE Permit Office at 301-883-5900.
You can use PGAtlas to search your property and turn on the Zoning layer to determine the zoning classification.
As a resident, you can become a Person/Party of Record for a specific project, which provides you with notice of upcoming meetings, actions, and decisions rendered at certain stages of the zoning application process, and relevant appeals procedures.
As a community association, you can register your association to receive informational mailings on new development projects in your community, which provides your community an opportunity to participate early in the development review process.
You can view upcoming Planning Board meeting agendas and sign up to speak or submit comments.
You can follow the Planning Department on Twitter and Facebook to stay up-to-date.
You can contact the resident planner assigned to your area of the county at the Community Planning Office or call 240-524-8413 to obtain information about ongoing planning projects and development activities.
The Zoning Ordinance designates the permitted uses and the requirements for development of a property. First, confirm the zoning classification with the Planning Information Services Section (email PPD-InfoCounter@ppd.mncppc.org or call 240-302-3460 or 240-302-9464). Then, consult the permitted uses per the Zoning Ordinance Table of Uses. The Zoning Ordinance also establishes certain minimum yard sizes (setbacks), height limitations, maximum percentage of lot coverage, off-street parking, green area, landscaping, and various other requirements.
Individual parcels of land may be subdivided if the new lots meet the requirements of the zone within which they are categorized. Each zone requires a certain minimum lot size, street frontage, and building line (yard/setback) requirement, as designated by the Zoning Ordinance. If these zoning requirements (along with those of the Subdivision Regulations) can be satisfied, new lots may be created through the subdivision process.