Permits & Inspections

WHAT TO EXPECT WITH THE MARCH 28 REOPENING OF CITY HALL

ChangePrior to March 13, 2020March 28-Present

Application Submission  

In-person: paper 

Online  

Office Hours 

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.  

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.  

Staff Availability 

In-person 

In-person or virtual for teleworking staff  

Meetings 

In-person 

In-person or virtual  

Paying Fees 

In-person 

Online preferable 

Scheduling Building Inspections 

IVR 

IVR (older permits) 

Via MGO (MGO permits) 

Scheduling Fire Inspections 

Via Fire Marshal webpage 

Via Fire Marshal webpage (older permits and FSL)

Via MGO (MGO permits)

Issuing Permits/Plans

In-person: paper 

Email or via MGO 

ATTENTION
The City of Rockville is moving to a new permitting portal. 

Beginning, Oct. 25 all applications for BLD, ELE, MEC, PMB, SGN, OCC, FPS permit applications or PLL license applications must submit applications through My Government Online (MGO).

Before Oct. 25, any submissions related to an existing project need to be submitted by emailing permits@rockvillemd.gov

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
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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

MGO User Training Sessions

If you missed the MGO Training Sessions, click the links to watch the sessions.

Virtual Permit Applications

We are working to make all our permits available through the virtual permit portal. If the permit you need is not available through the portal, email your permit materials to permits@rockvillemd.gov..

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 to review records form.

2022 Fee Updates

The current ISD fees effective February 7, 2022. 

MYGOVERNMENTONLINE Naming Convention for Plans


Sign Posting Procedure - Single Family


Sign Verification Inspection Notification


Plans Resubmission Form


Permit TypeRequired DocumentsVirtual Application
Residential Construction PermitArchitectural and Structural Checklist

Property Plot Plan

Architectural and Structural Drawings
Apply for Permit

Commercial Construction Permit

Building Design Checklist

Approved Site Plan

Architectural and Structural Drawings
Apply for Permit


Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit Application/ Public Works Permit ApplicationMust have an existing Occupancy permitApply for Permit
Electrical Permit associated with existing BLD permitElectrical Permit Applicationemail to permits@rockvillemd.gov
Electrical Permit
(Associated with Building Permit)

Apply for Permit

Make sure to click Add permit to existing project button

Electrical Permit


Apply for Permit
Fire Protection Services
Apply for Permit
Mechanical Permit associated with existing BLD permitMechanical Permit Applicationemail to permits@rockvillemd.gov
Mechanical Permit
(Associated with Building Permit)

Apply for Permit

Make sure to click Add permit to existing project button
Mechanical Permit
Apply for Permit

Plumbing Permit associated with exisiting BLD permitPlumbing Permit Applicationemail to permits@rockvillemd.gov
Plumbing Permit
(Associated with Building Permit)

Apply for Permit

Make sure to click Add permit to existing project button
Plumbing 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


Occupancy Permit
Apply for Permit

Utility PermitUtility Permit ChecklistApply for Permit
Sign Permit
Apply for Permit
Temporary Use PermitTemporary Use ApplicationApply for Permit
Rental License Rental License Application
Lead Compliance Form
Apply for Permit
Master Plumber License
Apply for Permit
Gasfitter License
Apply for Permit
Sign Verification Inspection Notification

Contractor Licenses

Plumbers performing work in the city must hold valid master license with the city and are required to have their work inspected. Heating and cooling contractors with a mechanical permit may perform furnace and air conditioning work.

Contractor Letter of Authorization

Effective January 1, 2020, the City of Rockville will require an authorization letter be completed for all in person electrical applications and permit issuance.