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Countywide Planning Frequently Asked Questions


HISTORIC PRESERVATION FAQs - What is historically significant in Prince George's County?

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What Is the Historic Preservation Commission, and What Are Its Responsibilities?

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How are historic sites and historic districts created?

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How do I find out whether my property is designated as historic?

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When do I need a Historic Area Work Permit (HAWP) for work on my historic property?

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What financial resources are available to assist with preservation efforts?

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Who can answer my questions regarding county history and property research?

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What historic photographs and maps are available?

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How can I become more involved in county preservation activities?

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Are there any publications dealing with the county's historic communities and resources?

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PUBLIC FACILITIES FAQs: What county police station serves my community?

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Which jurisdictions have their own police departments?

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What is the COPS Program?

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What fire station serves my community?

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Where is the closest library branch to my community?

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Which school will my child attend?

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What does the "school facilities surcharge" mean?

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When will a school be built in my neighborhood?

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What is a water and sewer category?

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What is the "sewer envelope"?

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Why is it important for me to know a property's water and sewer service category if I am going to build a house or develop a piece of land?

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How do I know which categories my property is in?

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ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING FAQs - Do I need a permit to cut down trees in my yard?

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Do I need a Tree Conservation Plan or can I receive a waiver?

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What information do I need to apply for an exemption?

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What environmental information is available on the web?

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Is my property in the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area?

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Are there wetlands on my property?

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Is there a floodplain on my property?

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My basement has flooded from all this rain! What can I do?

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How do I register my boat or obtain information about hunting and fishing licenses?

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When are the Hunter Safety Courses?

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What can I do about nuisance or injured wildlife in or around my home?

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How can I find projections for future population, dwelling unit, household, and employment growth for the county?

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How can I find current or historical population statistics for the county?

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What is the Master Plan of Transportation?

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When are the planned facilities on the Master Plan going to be built?

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Why has the county proposed a Master Plan facility across, or adjacent to, my property without informing me?

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What is the existing, or planned, right-of-way for a particular street?

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What is meant by Adequate Public Facilities?

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How do I obtain traffic counts along roadways?

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How can I find out how many accidents occur along a particular roadway?

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Who can I call about a maintenance problem on a roadway?

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What does “public safety surcharge” mean?

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