Code Compliance

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Code Compliance Office

Code Compliance officers survey the City on a regular basis to determine compliance with the City Code.

The City of Bowie employs six full-time and two part-time Code Compliance officers who enforce property standards adopted by the City Council in the City Code. They conduct curbside surveys in neighborhoods, inspect licensed rental properties, and respond to complaints. The officers issue correction notices, work with residents to find solutions to code related problems, and write municipal infractions when violations persist.

The goal of the office is to ensure the cooperation and assistance of all residents and property owners necessary to maintain Bowie's high standards.

The Code Compliance Brochure describes some of the most common issues that our officers encounter. Please refer to City Code, particularly Chapter 5 (Building and Property Maintenance), for more information. 

Reporting Concerns

To report a housing or property maintenance concern in the community:
  • Submit a Service Request;
  • Call the Code Compliance Office at 301-809-3008; or
  • Email the Code Compliance Office