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 Seat Pleasant public engagement

Sharron Lipford

Director of 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

2020 Seat Pleasant Day- Vendor + Parade Participant Registration


Seat Pleasant Day is a cherished event within our community. Every year we do our best to ensure that each Seat Pleasant Day promises to be bigger and better than those before it! We want to thank our many partnered vendors that we’ve worked with over the years, as without them, Seat Pleasant Day wouldn’t be possible. We are preparing for the 2020 Seat Pleasant Day and would like to welcome you to register as a parade participant or vendor.

Registration Fee- $140 

Summer Youth Employment Program

The City of Seat Pleasant is now accepting applications for community students between the ages of 15 to 19 that would like to work within City Hall in the Summer of 2019. This will give students the opportunity to obtain work skills, acquire a responsible work attitude and learn good work habits. It is a chance for you to earn money while you learn about work. Submit an application through the provided link and return all required documentation (see below) to Seat Pleasant City Hall, 6301 Addison Road, Seat Pleasant, Maryland 20743.    

The following items are needed to officially complete your application:

  •  Proof of age
  •  Social Security Card
  • Work Permit- (must obtain from school)
  • Proof of Citizenship, Alien Status
  • Proof of Address (Dated within 6 months)
  • Report Card (Most Recent) GPA must have at least a 2.5
  • Two letters of recommendation– one must be from a teacher or guidance counselor (On a school letterhead)

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!

More events + Programs

Parks & events

The City sponsors several annual events for the community such as the Black History Month Program, Seat Pleasant Day and the Veteran’s Day program. There are also several parks and a historic trail for residents to enjoy as well as the Seat Pleasant Activity Center for recreational activities.

park Locations:

  • Goodwin Park (located off of Addison Road)
  • Seat Pleasant Heights Neighborhood mini-park (located between 70th Pl. & 70th St.)
  • Seat Pleasant Neighborhood Park-Holly Park/Birchleaf Park (located at 801 Birchleaf Ave.)
  • Seat Pleasant Neighborhood Park/School (5900 Martin Luther King, Jr. Hwy.)
  • Chesapeake Trail (between Martin Luther King, Jr. Hwy and Addison Plaza)
  • Seat Pleasant Activity Center (5720 Addison Road)

Goodwin Park

Seat Pleasant Heights Neighborhood Mini Park

Seat Pleasant Neighborhood Park-Holly Park / Birchleaf Park

Seat Pleasant Neighborhood Park/School

Chesapeake Trail

Seat Pleasant Activity Center

My Seat Pleasant

The “My Seat Pleasant” app is a public-facing mobile application providing direct benefits to Seat Pleasant residents, businesses, and city employees. This mobile application provides a host of features, including (but not limited to) service requests, a library of city codes, a city document library, a city directory, on-demand broadcast (push) notifications, garbage/recycling and snow removal schedules, city job listings, online payments, events and activities listings.  Additionally, the app features a natural language question and answer cognitive assistant that leverages IBM Watson advanced machine learning models.    
Now you can help report non-emergency problems to the City of Seat Pleasant from your smartphone, tablet or computer, thanks to our new partnership with SeeClickFix. Use the app to report issues such as:

  • Animal Control
  • Property Maintenance
  • Code Enforcement
  • Pothole
  • Graffiti/Vandalism
  • 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.

Download The App Today:

Seat Pleasant staff responds to requests Monday through Friday between 7:30 am and 5:00 pm . If this report comes in on a holiday, weekend or after-hours, it will be read on the next business day. If you would like to report an issue with your smart phone, please download our MySeatPleasant app.

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.

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

Fire Basics:

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.

Cooking Safety

  • 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

What is 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.

Additional Resources

important contacts

Seat Pleasant and Kaiser Permanente have teamed up to better the lives and promote the well being of our City Employees.

important contacts

department of social services:


(301) 209 5000

Child Abuse Screening Unit:

(301) 909 -2450

Child Care Location Services:

(301) 772 8400

Temporary Cash Assistance:

(301) 209 5000

Emergency Food Assistance:

(301) 209 5000

Eviction Prevention:

(301) 909 6362

Food Stamps/TCA:

(301) 209 5000.

Homeless Hotline:

1(800) 731 0999

Utility Assistance:

(301) 909 6300.

Health department:


(301) 883 7879

Addictions and Mental Health:

(301) 883 7853

Child Immunizations:

(301) 583 3300

Family Planning:

(301) 583 3340

Infants and Toddlers:

(301) 265 8415

MD Childrens’ Health Program:

1(888) 561 4049

Healthy Teens:

(301) 324 5141

HIV/AIDS Control:

(301) 583 3700

STD Control:

(301) 583 3150

WIC Program:

(301) 856 9600

department of Family services:


(301) 265 8400

Aging Services:

(301) 265 8450

Children, Youth, and Families:

(301) 265 8446

Mental Health Services:

(301) 985 3890

Individuals With Disabilities:

(301) 985 3800

Women’s Resource Center:

(301) 265 8420

Family Tree: Single Point of Access Services for Prince George’s County Children

1(866) 533 0680.


Youth Strategies and Programs:


(301) 909 6328

Central County Assistance:

(301) 316 7822

Northern County Assistance:

(301) 909 6323

South County Assistance:

(301) 909 6348


Crossroads Youth Center:


(301) 422 1270


Youth Commission:


(301) 316 7892


Police Department:

Youth and Family Sevices:

(301)772 4402


Sheriff’s Office:


(301) 883 7000

Youth Explorers:

(301) 883 7955


Quick Reference Numbers to Other County Offices:

Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Health and Human Services:

(301) 952 4758

Animal Managment:

(301) 499 8300

Bulk Trash:

(301) 952 7600

Community Standards:

(301) 883 6100

Domestic Violence Unity:

(301) 883 7005

Environmental Services:

(301) 883 5834

M-NCPPC Help Desk:

(301) 699 2255

Police (Non-Emergency):

(301) 333 4000

PG County Memorial Library System:

(301) 699 3500

PG County Public Schools:

(301) 952 6000

PG Community College:

(301) 336 6000

Sexual Offender Alert Line:

1(866) 559 8017


1(800) 735 2258

Public Transportation:


(301) 499 8603


(202) 637 7000




1(800) 685 0123


(202) 833 7500


(301) 954 6260

Washington Gas:

(703) 750 1400


(301) 206 8000


Hospitals/Health Centers:

Bowie Health Campus:

(301) 262 5511

Doctor’s Community Hospital:

(301) 552 8118

Laurel Regional Hospital:

(301) 725 4300

Prince George’s Hospital:

(301) 618 2000

Southern MD Hospital:

(301) 868 8000





Poison Control:

1(800) 222 1222


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