Board of Appeals


All scheduled public meetings of the Board of Appeals are hereby postponed pursuant to CR-10-2020.  All timelines and/or deadlines associated with ongoing cases for the Board of Appeals are hereby tolled for a period of sixty (60) days or until such time as the statewide state of emergency is lifted and in light of the current County government operating status.


Prince George's County became a chartered county in 1970 and the Maryland-Washington Regional District Act, Article 28, allows the land use authority given to the Board of Appeals within the Maryland-Washington Regional District.


The 3-member Board of Appeals for Prince George's County is appointed by the County Council under the authority of Article 25A and Article 66D of the Annotated Code of Maryland to hear zoning appeals and general administrative appeals. All appeals relating to the respective jurisdictions of the Board of Administrative Appeals and the Board of Zoning Appeals are filed and heard separately.

Board of Administrative Appeals

The Board of Administrative Appeals hears appeals from the decisions of County departments/agencies, including the:

  • Chief Building Inspector
  • Chief Housing Inspector
  • Clean Lot Inspector
  • Director of the Department of Environmental Resources
  • Director of the Department of Public Works and​ Transportation
  • Fire Marshall
  • Licensing Officer
Typical administrative appeals are filed from denials of building permits and orders to install fire sprinklers, remove litter and correct housing code violations.

Board of Zoning Appeals

As the Board of Zoning Appeals, the Board is empowered to:
  • Grant variances when unusual hardships will be caused to property owners by the strict interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance 
  • Grant extensions of the grace period for the correction or cessation of certain zoning violations
  • Review actions and decisions of the Zoning Inspector
  • Review the determinations and decisions of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the Department of Permitting,Inspections, and Enforcement, and other County departments and agencies relating to provisions of the Zoning Ordinance.

Agendas & Minutes 

Minutes are available following approval. 
View Most Recent Agenda


  • Bobbie S. Mack, Chairperson
  • Albert C. Scott, Vice Chairman
  • Anastasia T. Johnson, Member
  1. Barbara Stone

    Phone: 301-952-3221

  2. Celeste Barlow

    Administrative Aide
    Phone: (301) 952-3220

  3. Olga Antelo Vasquez

    Administrative Aide
    Phone: 301-952-3825

Regular Meetings

  • 6 p.m.
  • 2 Wednesdays per month 
  • Zoning Hearing Room
    County Administration Building
     Suite 200, Lower Level
    Upper Marlboro, MD  20772



County Administration Building
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Lower Level, Suite L-200
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

301-952-3220 VOICE

301-952-5178 FAX




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