County Government

Living in Prince George's County
Prince George's County Government is proud to offer some of the best services in the nation to its residents. We have created this area to address topics which are relevant to current and future residents. Information pertaining to living, working & playing in the county is just a click away. For information about the Prince George's County Public Schools, please visit their website.

The Chief Executive Officer provides daily administration of the schools and the County Executive and County Council determine the schools' overall operating and capital budgets; however, the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Education set the line-item distribution of the funds within the school system. For information regarding the Prince George’s Memorial Library System, please see their website.

Prince George's Community College
The county's 2-year college operates under the authority of the Board of Trustees. The college's overall budget is determined by the County Executive and the County Council, and is managed by the Trustees.

Four other agencies have budgets that are determined by the county government while retaining certain autonomy over their operations. They are:
  • The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a bicounty agency which manages public parkland and provides land use planning with administration shared with Montgomery County.
  • The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is also a bicounty agency, which provides water and sewer service to Montgomery and Prince George's counties.
  • The Department of Housing and Community Development is the county's public housing authority.
  • In addition, the County budget includes appropriations to participate in debt service and operating costs of the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA), which is overseen by the Washington Suburban Transit Commissions (WSTC).