Any residential or commercial building with rental units or seeking to create rental units must obtain an occupancy permit.

  • Don’t start occupancy 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 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Permit Process

Complete Permit Application

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

Apply Online

 Permit Fees

Type of BuildingFee
Single Family (one-time fee)$105
Commercial$131.50 per 5,000 square foot


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.