Planning & Development Services

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

The Department of Planning and Development Services (PDS) 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. We serve public requests including general zoning or permitting information, historic research, property information and building and fire code interpretations.


Still have questions? Contact:

Planning and Development Services
Director: Ricky Barker, AICP
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Inspection Services
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Planning, Historic
Resources, Housing, and Zoning

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Please Note: PDS staff continue to provide essential services from home during the closure of Rockville City Hall due to COVID-19 virus restrictions. Refer to the applicable city service webpage or contact the department by email to find out more information.

Organizational Structure

The Planning and Development Services (PDS) 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.

Activity Reports

  1. 2021
  2. 2020
  3. 2019