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COVID-19 Closures and Cancellations
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City Hall is closed to the public through Friday, April 24. Essential services will continue as staff works from home.
Community Centers and Recreational Programs
Recreational facilities, events, classes, programs, rentals and activities are canceled through Thursday, April 30.
To keep community members well and active, Rockville’s Recreation and Parks department is offering select virtual programs that can be done in the safety of your home.
The facility closure applies to community centers, the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center, Rockville Senior Center, Croydon Creek Nature Center, Glenview Mansion, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre and Montrose Discovery Preschool.
Community center memberships will be extended to account for lost days.
Canceled programs, events and rentals will be refunded or credited for future use. For questions, contact Recreation and Parks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-314-8620, Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Parks, Playgrounds and Trails
While parks and trails remain open, amenities in the parks are closed, including playgrounds, bathrooms, fitness stations, tennis and pickleball courts, basketball, Bankshot and volleyball courts, the skate park at the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center, and athletic fields for group play.
If you visit a park:
- Keep a safe distance. (Six feet or more.)
- Avoid touching surfaces.
- Do not gather in groups of 10 or more people.
- Refrain from touching playground equipment.
- Avoid activities that share equipment or involve touching.
Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste
Recycling and trash services will continue as normal, including scheduled collections such as bulk refuse and cart deliveries.
If you’ve recently received a shut-off notice from the City of Rockville, you can disregard it. The city will not be shutting off water and sewer service if you did not meet the payment deadline by March 15. Any utility bills issued after Feb. 15 will not be assessed late fees while the governor’s emergency order is in effect.
While City Hall is closed, permits will be processed electronically.
For building and construction permits, email email@example.com.
For trade permits, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For utility, sediment control, stormwater and all other general public works permits, email email@example.com.
Applications and associated plans received prior to the closure will be reviewed and completed. Staff will contact applicants with further instructions.
During the closure, we will accept only electronic plans for submission and review. Standard practice will resume when operations return to normal.
Submit new submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include completed applications, plans and supporting documents as a PDF. File names should reflect the file’s content (for example, “applications” or “forms”). All plan pages must be combined into one document; reduce the file size as much as possible while maintaining integrity and legibility. Maximum file size is 25 MB.
Review, markups, comments and approval stamps will be made electronically.
Pay permit fees by phone. Once paid, the permit will be sent to the applicant.
For any questions, contact email@example.com.
Inspections will be conducted virtually, when possible. No inspections will be performed physically on-site. View our virtual inspections help document.
Our inspectors will work with you to find the best way to connect virtually. Our inspectors will accept photographs for review in special circumstances.
To schedule a residential or commercial building inspection, call the 24/7 Interactive Voice Response System at 240-314-5040. Please schedule all building inspections at the same time.
The following license-related inspections will be suspended:
- Family daycare
- Group home
- Board and care
Portions of the police station will remain open 24/7, including the lobby entrance near the visitor parking lot, and the police communications center.
To request non-emergency assistance, call 240-314-8900. In the event of an emergency, call 911.
The following services will be suspended:
- Parking permit registration.
- Animal licensing registrations and renewals.
- Fingerprinting services.
- Incident or accident report pickups.
- Animal control violations payments.
Speed, red light and parking tickets may be paid online. Late fees will be waived.
Mayor and Council Meetings
To practice responsible social distancing, the Mayor and Council meetings will be streamed online and on Rockville 11.
Community members can provide input for community forums by submitting comments at firstname.lastname@example.org by 2 p.m. on scheduled meeting days.
MPIA Executive Order
Pursuant to the Governor’s Order for Suspension of Legal Time Requirements, the City of Rockville has posted Notice of an Executive Order temporarily suspending the timeframes required by State law to respond to Maryland Public Information Act requests. Rockville staff will continue to monitor and respond to requests to the best of their ability.