Any residential or commercial building with rental units or seeking to create rental units must obtain an occupancy permit.

  • Don’t start occupancy without an approved permit. A violation could result in a code enforcement violation with a penalty fee.
Still have questions? Contact: 

Permits and Inspections
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Monday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Permit Process

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 20877

Online Permits
You can apply and pay for simple residential electrical, mechanical, plumbing and all occupancy permits online.

Apply Online

 Permit Fees

Type of BuildingFee
Single Family (one-time fee)$105
Commercial$131.50 per 5,000 square 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.