Permits & Inspections

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 submitpermit@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.

View a copy of the fee schedule.

MYGOVERNMENTONLINE Plan Submittal Requirements

Naming Convention - [house or building number] [street name] [#suite number if applicable] [name of the plans].  Example – 111marylandavenuebuildingplans or 111marylandavenue#suite200buildingplans

PDF files are strongly recommended for plans submissions.  1 file = 1 plan.
Please do not submit JPEG for plan submissions.
Plans should be submitted in black and white with no colors, to allow city staff to markup.
All drawings must be submitted in an unlocked PDF. If security settings are locked, city staff will be unable to edit, markup or approve.
Verification items such as trade licenses we can accept jpeg or tiffs image formats.

Note: There are no files size limitations for plan submission using mygovernmentonline.

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

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.