Residential Construction

While City Hall is closed during COVID-19, permits will be issued virtually using our 
virtual permit portal.

In preparation, download and complete the following applications to be uploaded to the portal.

  1. Residential Construction Application with Signature
  2. Architectural and Structural Checklist
  3. Road Tree Affidavit
When you have all required materials for application, visit our virtual permit portal to complete your permit application.

All documents must be compressed to a size under 25MB. For questions, contact 240-314-8240.  

Permits are required for various residential construction projects to new or existing structures including:

  • Swimming pools.
  • Foundation.
  • Garage or car port.

All construction projects must adhere to the City Code requirements.

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.

Still have questions? Contact: 

Permits and Inspections
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Permit Process

Gather Additional Documentation

Additional resources are required with the permit application.

You will need:  
  1. Property Plot Plans. Use the Residential Submittal Checklist as a guide.
  2. Design drawings that include dimensions. Use the Architectural and Structural Checklist as a guide.
  3. Written approval from Homeowners Association, if applicable.
  4. Homeowner’s Authorization Letter
Plot plan copies can be purchased by completing the application with the City of Rockville or by visiting Maryland Land Records

Complete Permit Application

Apply Online

Permit fees vary based on construction type and size. 
After applying for a permit, you can check the status anytime online
If you need an extension on an existing permit, you can complete our online permit extension request.

Schedule an Inspection

After construction, schedule an inspection to ensure safety and code standards.

To schedule an inspection, log into MGO. Go to My Account and scroll down to My Permits. Click the Request button net to the permit for which you wish to schedule an inspection.