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. Commercial Construction Application with Signature
  2. Building Design 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 commercial construction projects to new or existing structures including:

  • Structural repair.
  • Foundation.
  • Additions.

All construction projects must adhere to the City Code requirements. 

 Still have questions? Contact: 

Permits and Inspections
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Mondays 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays - Fridays 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Permit Process

Gather Additional Documentation

Additional resources are required with the permit application.

You will need:  
  1. Three copies of the property plot plan.
  2. Two copies of to-scale design drawings that include dimensions.
  3. Written approval from Homeowners Association, if applicable.
  4. Roadside Tree Affidavit
  5. Commercial Plan Submittal Checklist

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, call our 24-hour Voice Permits™ IVR System at 240-314-5040. Have your site-specific permit number and inspection code ready.