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Virtual Planning Board – Participation Guidelines  


Planning Board speaker registration and all materials for Planning Board consideration MUST be submitted by 12 NOON on the TUESDAY, two days prior to the Planning Board hearing.  Persons signing up to speak after this date and time will not be permitted to address the Board but may watch the Planning Board hearing streamed live as indicated below.  Materials received after this date and time will not become part of the record and will not be considered by the Planning Board.

NOTE: Signing up as a "Party of Record" does not entitle you to speak at the meeting. You must also sign up to speak here for that particular session.

  • All participants must have preregistered in advance by 12 NOON on the Tuesday before the Thursday meeting
  • All materials MUST be submitted by TUESDAY 12 NOON before the meeting via email to at the Planning Board Office. 
  • All participants should mute their phone when not speaking. Please do not place this call on hold.  
  • To eliminate audio feedback, only 1 (one) connected device (with sound) should be in a room at the same time.  
  • Anyone connecting through a computer (laptop or desktop) or a smartphone can connect through the link provided via email from the Planning Board Office. Users may be prompted to install GOTO Meeting software to participate in this process.  
  • To participate or listen from a landline, use the call-in number provided via email.  
  • To  see the Planning Board agenda and watch the Planning Board hearing streamed LIVE: click here:  
  • If you wish to become a person of record you may sign-up at our online registration form.  

Testifying at  Public Hearings

Public-HearingThe Prince George's County Planning Board usually holds meetings on Thursdays at County Council Hearing Room of the County Administration Building,14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 to consider planning, zoning, and subdivision matters. However, because of the current COVID-19  pandemic, all sessions are currently being held online. Speaker registration for the Board's weekly meetings is available online five days prior to the day of the hearing. The Planning Board also schedules annual public forums on its budget and, either alone or jointly with the Prince George's County Council, periodically holds public hearings on various planning projects, including master plans and sectional map amendments, at locations around the county

For joint County Council-Planning Board hearings, you may sign-up online at until 3:00 p.m. on the day BEFORE the hearing. The schedule of upcoming public hearings is as follows: (Currently there are no hearings  listed. Hearings will be listed here when scheduled.)

To register to speak or submit comments or written testimony, please use the Council’s eComment portal at: Please note, that written testimony or comments will be accepted in electronic format, rather than by U.S. mail. For those unable to use the portal, comments/written correspondence may be emailed to: or faxed to 301-952-5178. Written comments may be submitted through the close of business on Wednesday prior to when the record of public hearing testimony will close.