The City’s Planning and Zoning Division interprets and administers the Rockville Zoning Ordinance through development review policies and procedures. The zoning ordinance, effective March 16, 2009, establishes allowed uses and development standards for each piece of land in the city. This includes the types of uses that can be located in different areas of the city; the allowable density of development; the size and height of the buildings; parking and landscape requirements; and the layout of buildings and the site.
As outlined in the zoning ordinance, the Planning and Zoning Division works with surrounding property owners, businesses and the applicant during development review. Rockville’s development review procedures are intended to help assure the health and welfare of citizens and to achieve high-quality development that complies with the design regulations of the City Code and addresses the needs of the surrounding community.
The City provides a wide variety of resources for citizens, applicants and businesses about the zoning ordinance and development review.
Check the Development Projects in Rockville Web page for status updates on development projects in your neighborhood and throughout the City.
Attend public meetings held by developers to learn more, ask questions and express your opinions about potential projects. The Upcoming Area Meetings schedule includes a list of public meetings to be held by developers.
Attend public meetings held by the City. Meeting schedules, agendas and informational packets for the Mayor and Council, Planning Commission, Historic District Commission and Appeals Board are available on the Boards and Commissions page of this website.
Planning and Zoning Division
Department of Community Planning and Development Services
City of Rockville
111 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The office is located on the second floor of the Rockville City Hall building.