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Building Permits
Building & Sign Permits 
Residential and commercial property owners are required to obtain both a Prince George's County and a City of Bowie building permit for any major home or business improvements to their property. A City of Bowie permit must be issued prior to construction. All work is to be inspected and approved by county and city inspectors.

County Permits
Applicants should first contact the Prince George's County Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement at 301-883-5776. Office staff are able to determine if a building permit is required and the necessary documents to bring when applying.

Building and sign permit applicants should take their documents and plans to:
Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement
9400 Peppercorn Place
1st Floor
Largo, MD 20774
Ph: 301-883-5776 

Additional information on county building permits may be obtained from the Prince George’s County Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement.

City Permits
Once the county permit is issued, the county permit and approved plans must be brought to Suite 140 at Bowie City Hall. There, residents can apply for a city permit. Projects requiring county and city permits include, but are not limited to:
  • Additions
  • Decks and porches
  • Driveway, driveway widening or constructing a vehicle parking pad.
  • Erecting a shed larger than 150 sq ft of floor space or erecting a second storage shed of any size. Size restrictions may apply.
  • Fences greater than 4' in height (corner lot restrictions may apply)
  • Garage conversions
  • New homes
  • Signs
  • Basement remodeling
  • Solar panels

The City of Bowie does not issue plumbing, electrical, or fire inspection permits. For more information about city permit requirements, please call 301-809-3011 or email.

Steve Roberts
Code Compliance & Animal Control Supervisor 

15901 Excalibur Road
Bowie, MD 20716

Ph: 240-544-5600
Fx: 301-809-2314
TTY: 301-262-5013

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.