Building Demolition

A demolition permit is required for the removal or demolition of any major structure.


  • Don’t start work without an approved permit. A violation could result in a code enforcement violation with a penalty fee.
  • All utilities must be shut off and releases issued by all utility companies.
 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

Review the Guidelines

 Review the demolition requirements before submitting the permit application.

Gather Additional Documentation

 Additional resources are required with the permit application.

You will need:  
  1. Three copies of the property plot plan.
  2. Three copies of to-scale design drawings that include dimensions.
  3. Written approval from Homeowners Association, if applicable.

Plot plan copies can be purchased by completing the application with the City of Rockville or by visiting Maryland Land Records

Complete Permit Application

Complete the permit application and submit the application, additional materials and permit fee at:

 City Hall, second floor
 111 Maryland Ave.
 Rockville, MD 20850 

Residential Permit  Commercial Permit

 Permit Fees

City Condemned$525 plus $.05 per cubic foot

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.