A Zoning Confirmation Letter is a statement from the Department of Permitting Services that identifies and describes the zone in which a property is located and may include information about the permitted uses in the zone, pending or resolved zoning violations, and standards to apply in case disaster destroys the improvements on the property and verifies the property was in compliance at the time permits were issued. The letter is mainly used to submit to lenders for financing or refinancing.
A letter will be prepared by the Zoning staff after researching the Department's records for the property. The customer must pay the required fee prior to the letter being released, see link below for fees. The Zoning Confirmation Letter will normally be ready within seven days. The customer will be contacted when the letter is ready for pick-up.
Please submit a written request to: Zoning Manager, Department of Permitting Services, 255 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20850 together with a check for the fee amount. Please include contact name; daytime telephone number; email address; property location for which you need written confirmation of zoning classification; information that the lender is requesting.
Online users who have additional questions and would like to be contacted by a departmental staff member may submit a request by clicking on the Create Service Request button below. Please complete all of the fields in the Contact Information section, provide the property address in the Service/Incident Address information section and provide a brief description of the request in the Brief Description field.