Development & Zoning


    We now accept only electronic plans for submission and review.

    Submit new development applications (site plans, special exceptions, plats, project plans, forestry, variances) and associated plans and documents by email to

    Resubmittals for these cases should also be sent to

    Submission requirements:

    • Completed applications, plans and supporting documents must be a PDF.
    • File names should reflect the file’s content (for example, “applications” or “forms”). 
    • PDFs should be unlocked and fully editable. All digital signatures must be approved/flattened prior to submission so as not to interfere with the plan review code compliance mark-ups on the plans.
    • All plan pages must be combined into one document. Do not send separate documents for plans, specifications and calculations.
    • Maximum file size is 25 MB.

    Review, markups, comments and approval stamps will be made electronically.

    For any questions, contact

The City of Rockville reviews development and zoning applications to ensure they comply with the regulations of the City Code and Charter and addresses the needs of the surrounding community.

For a second opinion from a supervisor or department director, please refer to the Customer Bill of Rights.

Is Your Property or Project in Rockville?

Not all Rockville addresses are within the city limits. Check to see if the property is within Rockville city limits here.

If the property is not within city limits, and it is located within the city's Maximum Expansion Limits, you can apply for an annexation petition.