Zoning ordinance regulations serve to create and maintain the character of the city by regulating the allowable uses and development standards for each piece of land in the city, including the types of land uses that can be located in different areas of the city; the allowable density of development; the size and height of the buildings; parking and landscape requirements; and the layout of buildings and the site.
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Rockville Zoning Ordinance
Last amended July 8, 2019
The Zoning Ordinance is adopted under Chapter 25 of the Rockville City Code. The following links include the latest version of the City's Zoning Ordinance and its supporting documentation.
Zoning Ordinance by Article
To view individual articles of the Rockville Zoning Ordinance, follow the links below. For instance, to find Zoning Ordinance Section 25.16.03(d), open Article 16 and look for section 25.16.03, subsection d.
|Amendments||Reference table of Zoning Text Amendments|
|Contents||Table of Contents|
|Article 1||General Information|
|Article 2||About the Zoning Map|
|Article 3||Definitions, Terms of Measurements and Calculations|
|Article 4||Approving Authorities|
|Article 5||Application and Notification Generally|
|Article 6||Procedures for Map and Text Amendment, Variances, Special Exceptions and Administrative Actions|
|Article 7||Procedures for Site Plans and Project Plans, Special Exceptions, and Other Permits|
|Article 8||Transitional Provisions, Non-conformities, Non-conforming Alteration Approval|
|Article 9||Accessory Uses, Accessory Buildings and Structures, Encroachments, Temporary Uses, Home-Based Business Enterprises, Wireless Communication Facilities|
|Article 10||Single Dwelling Unit Residential Zones (R-400, R-200, R-150, R-90, R-75, R-60, R-40)|
|Article 11||Residential Medium Density Zones (RMD-10, RMD-15, RMD-25)|
|Article 12||Industrial Zones (I-L, I-H)|
|Article 13||Mixed-Use Zones (MXT, MXC, MXNC, MXB, MXE, MXCD, MXCT, MXTD)|
|Article 14||Special Zones (Historic District, Neighborhood Conservation, Park and Planned Development zones)|
|Article 15||Special Exceptions|
|Article 16||Parking and Loading|
|Article 17||Public Use Space, Landscaping and Screening, Utility Placement, Sidewalks, and Shadows|
|Article 20||Adequate Public Facilities|
|Article 21||Plats and Subdivision Regulations|