Why does the Planning Department need to see my permit application?

The Summary Table of Development Review Responsibilities (Table 27-3200) of the Zoning Ordinance requires referral of most grading, building, general exterior, addition and use and occupancy permit applications to the Prince George's County Planning Department 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). The Planning Department also reviews for 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. The Zoning Ordinance, likewise, requires referral to and review by Planning Department of sign permit applications for conformance with the sign regulations of the Zoning Ordinance.

For more information, please email PPD-InfoCounter@ppd.mncppc.org or call 240-545-8976.

Show All Answers

1. I purchased my home years ago because the land behind me was wooded. Does anyone have the right to come in now and develop this property?
2. How long does it take to process my permit application?
3. What can I do to quicken the processing of my permit application?
4. What is a site plan, and why do I need to submit one with my permit application?
5. Does the Planning Department issue permits?
6. Why does the Planning Department need to see my permit application?
7. May I have a business in my home, and do I need a permit for it?
8. May I walk my permit application through the process?
9. Why can't I fast-track review of my permit application?
10. What happens to my non-walk-through permit application after you complete your review?