Seat Pleasant public engagement
Mission & Vision
To transform the city through inclusive and diverse programming in order to be recognized for excellence as a department where all segments of the community are vital parts of building an innovative and just city. to exchange pertinent information, news and ideas with the Seat Pleasant community
Our services will provide consistent and continuous interactions that facilitates collaborative relationships; which is smart, transformative, inclusive, diverse and open.
Programs & Events
Smart Buy Program
The Seat Pleasant Smart Buy Program can help qualified applicants with eligible student debt purchase a home. The program offers highly attractive financing and closing cost assistance for move-in ready homes in a great location. This includes loan forgiveness to eliminate student debt. A portion of the Seat Pleasant Smart Buy mortgage loans provides down payment assistance through Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. This is security that only the City’s Smart Buy initiative can provide.
- Eliminate Student Debt
- Move-in-Ready Homes
- One Convenient Monthly Payment
- Attractive Financing and Closing Cost Assistance
- Straight Forward Home Buying!
My Seat Pleasant
Note: For emergencies or other urgent matters that require immediate attention or a police response, dial 9-1-1 or (301) 352-1200 for non-emergency matters.
- Animal Control
- Property Maintenance
- Code Enforcement
- Snow Plowing/Removal
- Tree Service
You have the option to upload a photo with your request, as a visual reference to help communicate to staff the issue. The request is routed to the appropriate department for resolution.
Fire Safety and Prevention
Fire is the number one emergency in the United States. Each year, more than 4,000 Americans die in fires, more than 25,000 are injured in fires, and more than 100 firefighters are killed while on duty. Most of these deaths occur in residences and could have been prevented.
Common Fire Hazards:
A house fire can be caused by many different things, and it only needs a small spark to get started. Some common home fire hazards are:
- Smoking/lit cigarettes
- Open flames from a stove top burner
- Candles left unattended around children and/or pets
- Dryer lint traps that aren’t cleaned out regularly
- Old, worn, or frayed electrical cords
- Overloaded electrical outlets and power strips
- Unsafe fireplaces or stoves
In order to protect yourself, it is important to understand the basic characteristics of fire:
- Fire is FAST. In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames.
- Fire is DARK. Fire produces gases that make you disoriented and drowsy. Instead of being awakened by a fire, you may fall into a deeper sleep. Asphyxiation is the leading cause of fire deaths, exceeding burns by a three- to- one ratio.
- Fire is HOT. Heat and smoke from fire can be more dangerous than the flames. Inhaling the super hot air can sear your lungs.
Take these steps now to prevent a fire in your home:
- Install smoke alarms.
- Place smoke alarms on every level of your residence, including the basement.
- Install a working carbon monoxide detector in the common area near bedrooms.
- Test and clean smoke alarms once a month and replace batteries twice a year. A good rule of thumb is to replace your batteries when the time changes in March and November. Replace smoke alarms once every 10 years.
Understand the Hazards
Learn about possible fire hazards in your home and work to minimize their risks.
- Place space heaters at least three feet away from flammable/combustible materials.
- Use only the type of fuel designated for your space heater.
- Keep matches/lighters away from children.
- Smoke responsibly. Never smoke in bed or when drowsy or medicated.
- Inspect extension cords for frayed or exposed wires or loose plugs
- Make sure outlets have cover plates and no exposed wiring.
- Make sure wiring does not run under rugs, over nails, or across high traffic areas.
- Do not overload extension cords or outlets.
- Never leave food unattended on the stove.
- Always wear short or tight-fitting sleeves when you cook.
- Keep towels, pot holders and curtains away from flames
- Never use the range or oven to heat your home.
Escaping the Fire
Have an escape plan. Review escape routes with your family.
- Make sure windows are not nailed or painted shut.
- Teach family members to stay low to the floor, where the air is safer, when escaping from a fire.
- Check closed doors with the back of your hand to feel for heat before you open them.
- If the door is hot, do not open it. Find a second way out, such as a window.
- If your clothes catch on fire: stop, drop, and roll until the fire is extinguished.
- Do not assume someone else already called the Fire Department. Get out of the house then call 911.
- Once you are out of the building, STAY OUT! Do not go back inside for any reason.
Call A Bus
Call-A-Bus is a curb-to-curb service that is available to all residents of Prince George’s County who are not served by or cannot use existing bus or rail services.
Who can use the City of Seat Pleasant’s Call-A-Bus Service?
The Seat Pleasant Call-A-Bus service is available to seniors and handicapped/disabled residents of Seat Pleasant only. Disabled persons must provide their own escort if needed. There is no charge for this service. The bus runs in Prince George’s County only. It is a complimentary first come first serve service.
How do I Schedule a trip on the Call-A-Bus?
Call 301-336-2600 to make your reservation or schedule below. Calls must be made at least five (5) days in advance of the trip. Transportation is provided Monday through Friday, with the first run starting at 8 a.m. and the last run at 2:30 p.m.
Please be ready for pick-up 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Due to traffic congestion, please allow 15 minutes before calling to verify if the bus is running late.