Permits & Inspections Division

The Inspection Services Division (ISD) enforces state-mandated codes and ordinances through the issuance of permits and contractor licenses, plan review, and the inspection of all phases of residential and commercial construction. ISD is responsible for the following services:

  • Process building and construction permit applications 
  • Review construction plans for code compliance Issues and maintains contractor licenses
  • Perform inspections of buildings and related construction or renovations
  • Perform inspections of fire and life safety systems
  • Provide administration of Chapter 5 (Buildings and Building Regulations)
  • Provide administration of Chapter 9 (Fire Safety Code)
Still have questions? Contact:

Inspection Services
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Please Note: Inspection Services staff continue to provide essential services from home during the closure of Rockville City Hall due to COVID-19 virus restrictions. Refer to the Permits & Inspections webpage or contact staff by email for more information.

Contact Information

Ricky W. Barker, AICP
Director of Planning and Development Services
Rabbiah "Robbie" Sabbakhan
Chief of Inspection Services
Robert Purkey
Construction Inspection Supervisor
Bradley Holmes
Plans Examiner
Michael Grothe
Construction Codes Specialist
Tom Griffith
Senior Codes Inspector
John Bevard
Senior Codes Inspector
Angel Maldonado
Construction Codes Inspector
Warner Parks
Construction Codes Inspector
Kathy Lopez
Permit Technician
Debbie Prather
Permit Technician
Mary Grace Sabol
Permit Technician / Planning Clerk