Building Demolition

A demolition permit is required for the removal or demolition of any major structure.


  • Don’t start work without an approved permit. A violation could result in a code enforcement violation with a penalty fee.
 Still have questions? Contact: 

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

Permit Process

Review the Guidelines

Review the demolition requirements before submitting the permit application.

Complete Permit Application

Complete the permit application and submit the application, additional materials and permit fee at:

 City Hall, second floor
 111 Maryland Ave.
 Rockville, MD 20850 

Residential Permit  Commercial Permit

 Permit Fees

City Condemned$525 plus $.05 per cubic foot

Evaluation of Historic Significance

Any proposed demolition in the City of Rockville of a single-family dwelling, duplex, or up to three-story townhouse may be subject to an Evaluation of Historic Significance to determine the historic significance of the structure(s) proposed for demolition.

Schedule an Inspection

 After construction, schedule an inspection to ensure safety and code standards.

To schedule an inspection, call our 24-hour Voice Permits™ IVR System at 240-314-5040. Have your site-specific permit number and inspection code ready. 

 All utilities must be shut off and releases issued by all utility companies.