Community Planning and Development Services

  1. Virtual Town Center Forum

    7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 28
    Open to the public.

    Discuss and solicit feedback on:

    • How the city notifies Town Center residents and businesses about initiatives and activities that may impact them.
    • The needs and concerns of Town Center residents.
    • Possibly forming a Town Center resident association.

    How to join
    The forum will be conducted virtually via WebEx.

    Password: RTCForum
    Meeting number: 2634 894 8585
    Join by phone at 408-418-9388 with access code 2634 894 8585.

    For more information
    Email Manisha Tewari at mtewari@rockvillemd.gov.

We ensure the safe and orderly development of Rockville from "big picture" visioning to building occupancy.

The Department of Community Planning and Development Services (CPDS) oversees planning, property development and construction activities in Rockville to ensure the vision for the city is achieved. The community expresses this vision through the city’s Master Plan, the Zoning Ordinance and other development regulations. We serve public requests including general zoning or permitting information, historic research, property information and building and fire code interpretations.

Services

Still have questions? Contact:

Community Planning and Development Services
Director: Ricky Barker, AICP
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240-314-8200
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111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
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Inspection Services
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Planning, Historic 
Resources, Housing, and Zoning

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Please Note: CPDS staff continue to provide essential services from home during the closure of Rockville City Hall due to COVID-19 virus restrictions. Refer to the applicable city service webpage or contact the department by email to find out more information.

Organizational Structure

The Community Planning and Development Services (CPDS) Department is organized under a set of divisions and programs that focus work priorities and staff expertise. Learn about each one and the staff assigned to them below.

FAST Stakeholders Forum: Updates on How the City is Transforming Business

Rockville held its annual FAST Stakeholders Forum virtually from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2022 to provide updates on changes to the development and permitting process that are making it “Faster, Accountable, Smarter and Transparent.”

This informative and interactive forum featured: opening remarks from City Manager Rob DiSpirito; an overview by Department of Community Planning and Development Director Ricky Barker; and updates on key initiatives and policy and ordinance changes from the departments of Housing and Community Development, Public Works, and Community Planning and Development Services.

Plus, attendees were able to deliver feedback via live polling, and take part in a Q&A and breakout sessions.

Activity Reports

  1. 2022
  2. 2021
  3. 2020

Inspection Service Permits Filed by Month

Planning Permits Filed by Month