Code Compliance

Code Compliance Office

As part of the City's effort to maintain the high quality of our neighborhoods in Bowie, the Code Compliance officers survey the City on a regular basis to determine compliance with the City Code.

There are five full-time and two part-time Code Compliance officers who are charged with enforcing property standards adopted by the City Council in the City Code. They conduct curbside surveys in neighborhoods, inspect licensed rental properties, and respond to concerns brought to their attention. The officers issue field 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 discusses some of the most common issues that our officers deal with. 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