A deck permit is required for properties within the City of Rockville fixing or putting up a new deck.


  • Don't start work without an approved permit. A violation could result in a code enforcement violation with a penalty fee.
  • Add details to the description including height, material, square footage, etc.

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 

Review the Guidelines

Review the design guidelines before submitting the permit application.

Gather Additional Documentation

Additional resources are required with the permit application.

You will need:  
  1. One of the property plot plan with the deck drawn to scale on it including the dimensions and the setbacks to the property line.
  2. One copy of to-scale design drawings that include dimensions. 
  3. Written approval from Homeowners Association, if applicable.
  4. Letter from owner authorizing contractor to apply for permit if an unlicensed contractor applies for the permit on the owner's behalf.
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

New Construction$.22 per square foot$.24 per square foot
Alteration$.18 per square foot$.24 per square foot

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.