City Offices and Buildings will remain closed until further notice.  City Service will continue to be provided as all departments continue operations. Virtual services and programs are available throughout this website.  For continued Coronavirus and City information and resources see

The Planning and Community Development Department is closed for walk-in visits from the public. However, Department administrative staff will be available by phone at (301)345-5417 to accept property maintenance complaints and to address questions regarding licensing, permitting, inspections and enforcement.  Code Enforcement staff will work with landlords and property owners to gain compliance for complaints.  At this time, all interior inspections are on hold, unless required to address an emergency life and safety issue.  Rental, commercial, daycare, liquor, and non-residential/business alarm license applications will be continued to be processed via regular mail and should be submitted to the address at the top of the application to City of Greenbelt, Planning and Community Development Department, P.O Box 7959, Lancaster PA 17604.  Please follow instructions provided for submitting payment.  Licenses that are scheduled to expire during the closure will be extended for 30 days.

Building permits, construction in the right-of-way permits, and dog park permit applications should be submitted via regular mail to City of Greenbelt, Planning and Community Development Department, 15 Crescent Road, Suite 200, Greenbelt, MD 20770. For assistance with calculating the permit fee(s) and to find out if any additional documentation is needed, please call the number listed above. Permit applications will be reviewed, and if approved, a building permit will be issued by mail or email, if one provided.  For Planning related questions please call the number listed above or email Terri Hruby, Director of Planning and Community Development at


The Department of Planning and Community Development is charged with the responsibility to preserve and protect the health, safety, welfare, integrity and ideals upon which Greenbelt was founded for the city and its residents and visitors through thoughtful planning, the guidance of growth and change, and the enforcement of city codes which define the quality, character and maintenance of all properties, buildings and infrastructure.

Prince George's County Zoning Rewrite

Creating a 21st Century Zoning Ordinance for Prince George’s County, transforming the current zoning code into a more modern and user-friendly ordinance.

Maglev Project

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) are in the early stages of preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to study the feasibility and potential impacts of a new high-speed rail system.

Loop Project

The Boring Company is proposing a project on the East Coast to build Loop, a high-speed underground public transportation system.  Environmental Assessment (Draft) Released for Public Review and Comment.


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