City of College Park, Maryland

Public Services

Public Services

The Department of Public Services handles parking enforcement, code enforcement, animal control and public safety, as well as providing administrative support to the Recreation Board. The Parking Enforcement program is responsible for coin and currency collection from the parking meters and pay stations in the surface parking lots in the downtown area and the parking garage, and enforcement of parking regulations in residential zones, metered lots and other areas throughout the City. The Code Enforcement program enforces all City codes pertaining to property maintenance and ensures compliance with City codes through the annual rental inspection program. The Animal Control program enforces the animal control laws of the City and Prince George's County, providing public awareness and education on proper care of domestic animals. The Rent Stabilization program administers the rent stabilization ordinance. The Speed Enforcement program administers the use of automated speed monitoring systems in designated school zones and institution of higher education zones (within Y2 mile of
University of Maryland property). Speed enforcement began in November 2010; vehicles that exceed the posted speed limit by 12 miles per hour are issued a $40.00 civil citation. The Contract Police program provides off-duty Prince George's County police officers as part-time City employees, supplementing the County's regular police services within the City. Beginning in fiscal year 2010, the Contract Police program also includes funding for 3 full-time police officers under a contract with Prince George's County.