Permits & Inspections

  1. CLOSURE ADVISORY
    Please note that on Tuesday, Feb. 27, the front counter staff will be training from 10-11 a.m. We apologize for the inconvenience. You can send general questions to permits@rockvillemd.gov. We will return calls and emails after that time.
  2. Go Green and Save Green With Permit Fee Waivers for Earth Month
    The City of Rockville is marking Earth Month in April by waiving all permit fees assessed by Rockville’s Inspection Services Division for environmentally friendly home improvements that are directly associated with the residential installation of solar photovoltaic systems, electric vehicle charging stations and energy-efficient heating and cooling upgrades, such as heat pumps.

    Applications must be submitted in the month of April at www.mygovernmentonline.org and must be accepted by city staff by 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 1. For more details, email questions to permits@rockvillemd.gov.
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    View our MGO Technical Support Guidance document for assistance. You may also watch our 2021 MGO User Training Session for more information.

Both commercial and residential properties in the City of Rockville are required to obtain permits before starting construction projects related to electrical, plumbing, mechanical, structural work and more. 

Work in or adjacent to the public right-of-way or impacting trees or stormwater facilities also requires permits.

Most permits also require one or more inspections before work is considered complete and final. Construction in Rockville is regulated by the city’s Municipal Code and Charter and Maryland Fire Prevention Code, among other codes and regulations.

Still have questions? Contact: 

Permits and Inspections
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240-314-8240
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111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
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Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For a second opinion from a supervisor or the director as described in the Customer Bill of Rights.

Virtual Permit Applications

If you need an extension on an existing permit, you can complete our online permit extension request.

If you need to review records, you can complete our request for records form (updated Oct. 12, 2023).

Permit TypeRequired DocumentsVirtual Application
New Single Family Dwelling Permit
Apply for Permit

Shed PermitArchitectural and Structural Checklist

Property Plot Plan

Architectural and Structural Drawings

Homeowner Authorization Letter if applicable
Apply for Permit


Fence Permit

Architectural and Structural Checklist

Property Plot Plan

Architectural and Structural Drawings

Homeowner Authorization Letter if applicable
Apply for Permit


Deck PermitArchitectural and Structural Checklist

Property Plot Plan

Architectural and Structural Drawings

Homeowner Authorization Letter if applicable
Apply for Permit


Residential Construction Permit (additions, alterations, etcArchitectural and Structural Checklist

Property Plot Plan

Architectural and Structural Drawings

Homeowner Authorization Letter if applicable
Apply for Permit

Commercial Construction Permit

Building Design Checklist

Approved Site Plan

Architectural and Structural Drawings
Apply for Permit


Trades
Electrical Permit
(Associated with Building Permit)

Apply for Permit

Make sure to click Add permit to existing project button

Electrical Permit


Apply for Permit
Mechanical Permit
(Associated with Building Permit)
Air conditioners, heat pumps, and emergency generators in single-unit detached residential zones must be accompanied by a house location survey, drawn to scale, showing the location of the unit and the distance from all property lines to ensure compliance with setbacks
Apply for Permit

Make sure to click Add permit to existing project button
Mechanical PermitAir conditioners, heat pumps, and emergency generators in single-unit detached residential zones must be accompanied by a house location survey, drawn to scale, showing the location of the unit and the distance from all property lines to ensure compliance with setbacks
Apply for Permit

Plumbing Permit
(Associated with Building Permit)

Apply for Permit

Make sure to click Add permit to existing project button
Plumbing Permit
Apply for Permit
Miscellaneous
Occupancy Permit
Apply for Permit

Sign Permit
Apply for Permit
Temporary Use PermitTemporary Use ApplicationApply for Permit
Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit Application/ Public Works Permit ApplicationMust have an existing Occupancy permitApply for Permit
Fire
Fire Protection Services
Apply for Permit
Public Works Permits
Utility PermitUtility Permit ChecklistApply for Permit
Public Works Permit: Public ImprovementsSite Plan
Bond Form
Permit Page
Apply for Permit
Public Works Permit: Protection of Right-of-Way
Site Plan
Bond Form
Permit Page
Apply for Permit
Sediment and Erosion Control Permit
Sediment and Erosion Control Plan Checklist
Permit Page
Apply for Permit
Stormwater Management Permit
Stormwater Management Checklist
Permit Page
Apply for Permit
Licenses
Rental License Rental License Application
Lead Compliance Form
Apply for Permit
Master Plumber LicenseLicense for Reciprocity
Proof of Insurance
Plumber License Application with notarized seal
Apply for Permit
Gasfitter LicenseLicense for Reciprocity
Proof of Insurance
Gasfitter License Application with notarized seal
Apply for Permit
Sign Verification Inspection Notification