Prince George's County Homeowner's Guide to Permits Gazebos

Gazebos are generally covered, deck type leisure structures in which are detached from the principal structure. As with sheds, gazebos with floor plans measuring less than 150 square feet can be placed on timber skids that must be properly anchored to provide stability and reduce susceptibility to overturning. Only one structure is allowed per lot. Gazebos exceeding the aforementioned limitations will require a permanent foundation.

To erect a gazebo of any size, you must apply for a building permit and submit site plans showing existing and proposed structure location(s), including well and/or septic (if applicable). Structural plans are also required. Unless constructed by the homeowner, all home improvement projects require a contractor who is licensed with the Maryland Home Improvement Commission.

The addition of electrical service will require an application for an electrical permit by a Master Electrician licensed with Prince George's County or the homeowner may take the homeowner electrical test and, with a passing score, apply for the electrical permit.