Montgomery County Public School Indoor Facilities
(4/21/2014) A recent decision by the Maryland State Department of Education has extended the school year until June13, 2014. By doing so, June 16, 2014 will be the date available for teachers and other MCPS staff to close out their rooms for the academic year. Before and after school childcare providers may use the schools in accordance with their normal MCPS Professional Day schedule. Organizations with a camp permit may submit a request to book time for purposes of setting up for the first day of camp, June 17, after the end of the normal school day, June 16.
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 fee schedule.
Policies and Procedures
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 3/10/2014 and 6/2/2014. You may sign up by calling 240-777-2725. (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.)
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.
46 days' notice or more .................. $48 cancellation fee
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
If staff is able to rent the same space to another community use group, only the $25 cancellation fee applies.
All Other Activities:*
A $25 cancellation fee applies with at least 10 business days' notice; facility charges will be retained with less than 10 business days' notice.
* Staff costs will be retained with less than two full business days notice for all rentals.