Community Planning and Development Services

We ensure the safe and orderly development of Rockville from "big picture" visioning to building occupancy.

The Department of Community Planning and Development Services (CPDS) oversees planning, property development and construction activities in Rockville to ensure the vision for the City is achieved. The community expresses this vision through the City’s Master Plan, the Zoning Ordinance and other development regulations. The Department serves public requests including general zoning or permitting information, historic research, property information and building and fire code interpretations.


Still have questions? Contact:

Community Planning and Development Services
Director: Ricky Barker, AICP
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Inspection Services
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Organizational Structure

The Community Planning and Development Services Department is organized under a set of divisions and programs that focus work priorities and staff expertise. Learn about each one and the staff assigned to them below.

FAST Stakeholders Forum: Updates on How the City is Transforming Business

Rockville held its annual FAST Stakeholders Forum virtually from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2022 to provide updates on changes to the development and permitting process that are making it “Faster, Accountable, Smarter and Transparent.”

This informative and interactive forum featured: opening remarks from City Manager Rob DiSpirito; an overview by Department of Community Planning and Development Director Ricky Barker; and updates on key initiatives and policy and ordinance changes from the departments of Housing and Community Development, Public Works, and Community Planning and Development Services.

Plus, attendees were able to deliver feedback via live polling, and take part in a Q&A and breakout sessions.

Activity Reports

  1. 2023
  2. 2022
  3. 2021
  4. 2020

Inspection Service Permits Filed by Month

Planning Permits Filed by Month