Montgomery County Public School Indoor Facilities
Schools are great places to conduct a wide variety of activities-classes, performances, camps, cultural and religious programs, recreational activities, and more. We have more than 200 school sites, each with several rooms, both large and small, available for use by the community. Some examples are:
- Cafeteria / All-Purpose Room
- Dance Studio
- Parking Lot
For detailed procedure to obtain a use permit, please follow the arrows below:
Permit fee is based on facility type, group type, activity and event date/time. Please refer to our current FY15 Fee schedule. You may also preview FY16 Fee Schedule, scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2015.
All MCPS indoor facility users are required to complete a training class on the community use process and program. Training sessions are available every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. at our Rockville Office. In addition, Monday evening sessions at 5:30 p.m. are offered periodically. The next evening classes will be on 9/8/2014. You may sign up by calling 240-777-2725. Please note our Meeting Accessibility Policy for hearing impaired assistance. (Paid parking is available under our building at 255 Rockville Pike; free parking is available in the evenings at the County Office Building garage at corner of Monroe St. and E. Jefferson St. Unfortunately, CUPF cannot validate parking.) Online user training is also available for PCs and Macs/tablets.
Apply for Use Permit
- Online Submission - You must be a registered web user and are prepared to pay by credit card.
- Mail-in Application - If you prefer to pay by check, you may complete a request form, print and mail it to us with your payment.
Note that with the exception of web applications, all request forms must be accompanied by payment. By submitting a use request to CUPF in any format, you are making a financial obligation. Non-payment or failure to show up at event does not imply cancellation.
Application ScheduleForms should be submitted during the following periods to receive priority in scheduling:
January 15 to February 1
for use April 1 through August 31
July 15 to August 1
for use September 1 through March 31
We cannot guarantee confirmation of new weekday requests or adjustments to existing rentals submitted less than 10 business days prior to the start of event. For weekend and holiday use, please allow at least four weeks' notice for reservation. Use of auditoriums requires 4-6 weeks' notice.
31-45 days' notice ................................. 25% of facility charges + $48 cancellation fee
10-30 days' notice ................................. 50% of facility charges + $48 cancellation fee
less than 10 business days' notice... 100% of facility charges