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

Residential shed permits can be 
applied for online

For construction shed permits, apply using our virtual permit portal.

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

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


  • 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.
 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 copy of the property plot plan with the shed drawn on it to scale including the dimensions and the setbacks to the property line.  
  2. One copy of to-scale design drawings that include dimensions and setbacks from property lines plus, the proposed height of the shed shown on the front elevation drawings. 
  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 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.