District Council  

Pursuant to the Maryland Regional District Act, the County Council, sitting as the District Council, has the authority to review and decide zoning and land use matters for most of Prince George’s County.

Subtitle 27 of the Prince George’s County Code or Zoning Ordinance, sets forth specific procedures for filing, processing and final decision making on zoning and land use matters. Additionally, the District Council Rules of Procedure govern the process and procedure for public hearings on zoning and land use matters before the District Council.

Persons or entities that wish to, improve, build or develop land in Prince George's County must submit the appropriate zoning and land use application to the Prince George's County Planning Department. Every application follows a development review process from filing to final decision, which may vary depending on the type or complexity of application. The District Council exercises original and appellate jurisdiction over zoning and land use cases and most cases decided by the District Council are appeals from the Zoning Hearing Examiner or the Planning Board.


The District Council is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 and is following all recommended guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State and County Departments of Health. Pursuant to County Emergency Resolutions, including but not limited to CR-35-2020, the Council is operating under emergency procedures. Under certain circumstances, District Council meetings and hearings may be conducted virtually in accordance with District Council Rules of Procedure. Agendas are available prior to meetings and hearings. Minutes will be made available upon approval of the Council.  


The listing below includes only those cases that have been scheduled for Oral Argument, Mandatory Review or Evidentiary Hearing. The listing does not include all other administrative actions on a given agenda. (Click case number to view case information. Click agenda link to view the full agenda). ONLY PERSONS OF RECORD MAY TESTIFY AT THESE HEARINGS.  Please see the hearing notice for instructions on how to sign up to testify.

  Monday, June 14, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m.  
DSP-16004 Oaklawn
Located on the east side of Allentown Road, approximately 400 feet south of the intersection of Allentown Road and Tucker Road (1.63 Acres; R-R Zone).  Requesting approval of a Detailed Site Plan (DSP) to develop three single-family detached dwelling units.
Oral Argument
  Monday, June 21, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m.  
SE-4774 Remand Palmer Road Class 3 Fill Facility (Remanded from Circuit Court)
Located on the northern side of Palmer Road, abutting the western side of Tucker Road, and identified as 1500 and 1611 Ferguson Lane, Fort Washington, Maryland (173.584 Acres; R-E Zone).  Requesting approval of a Special Exception to continue using approximately 173.584 acres of land in the R-E (Residential-Estate) Zone as a Class III Fill. Also requesting a variance from the requirement that the use not be located within a three (3) mile radius of properties containing an active or pre-existing approved or nonconforming Class III Fill, sanitary landfill, transfer station, rubble fill, recycling facility, mining facility, processing facility, sand and gravel operation, or wash plant.
Oral Argument