The Department of Code Enforcement

A Bridging Community

The mission of the Department of Code Enforcement is to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment. We help maintain and improve the quality of our community by administering a fair and unbiased enforcement program to correct violations of municipal codes and business license specifications.

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The Code Enforcement Department uses an electric car for its work.

Areas of particular concern:

  • Overgrown lots or yards
  • Inoperative vehicles
  • Illegal signs
  • Maintenance of structures
  • Operating a business without the proper licenses
  • Operating a rental house or renting rooms without a permit
  • Failing to obtain building permits
  • Public nuisances

Edmonston Code Enforcement Officers are also authorized to enforce parking regulations, as well as the Animal Control ordinances of the town and Prince

George’s County. The Department of Code Enforcement is also responsible for the issuance of Business Licenses and Building Construction Permits.

To apply for a business license, submit a  Business License Application along with the required fee for your business type. Building Permits | Prince George’s County ( 

For more information see  the Edmonston Town Ordinances.

For further information contact the Department of Code Enforcement at (301) 699-8805, or by email at

Please note: Many construction, home improvement, and property upgrade projects require county and town permits. Visit the Building Permits | Prince George’s County ( to obtain a permit through the County. Once completed, bring the county permit and all receipts from the work to Town Hall, where the Town will issue a building permit.


Click here for the Edmonston Building Permit Form

See the Prince George’s County Homeowners Guide To Permits

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