Beginning October 19, 2022, COVID permitting, the Board of Appeals will once again be holding all proceedings IN PERSON in the Davidson Memorial Hearing Room, located on the second floor of the Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850. 

Staff will continue to post the Board’s Agendas and supporting case materials on the Board’s website under the “Agendas and Minutes” heading at “ Agendas, Exhibits and Other Materials”. Please contact us at or 240-777-6600 if you have any questions.

CURRENT OFFICE OPERATIONS: The Board of Appeals’ offices remain open by appointment. Please see the attached  Notice for appointment information and hours, and for up-to-date filing instructions. Note that in light of the efficiencies realized during the pandemic, the Board continues to require that all submissions be dual-filed (electronic and hard copy).

Note: Except as otherwise required by the Zoning Ordinance or other law, all supporting materials for scheduled hearing and Worksession items must be sent to the mailbox no later than noon on the Tuesday of the week before the scheduled proceeding date to ensure inclusion.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Board of Appeals is to assist the public in understanding, and to hear and decide, in a quasi-judicial setting, inquiries and applications that arise mainly under Chapter 59 of the Montgomery County Code, but also under various other Code Sections, for variances, administrative appeals of certain decisions of County agencies, and for oral argument on conditional use decisions or modification of special exceptions.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Board

The Board of Appeals has authority to hear and decide cases involving certain land use issues, including modification of special exceptions filed or decided before October 30, 2014, and variances from the development standards or other requirements of the Zoning Ordinance. The Board also hears and decides Administrative Appeals from actions by the County government (as specified by the County Code). The Board applies the Zoning Ordinance Standards applicable to all such cases. The Board has County-wide jurisdiction, except for the municipal corporations of Brookeville, Poolesville, Laytonsville, Rockville, Barnesville, Gaithersburg and Washington Grove.

Links to Applicable Codes:


2023 Opinions

Opinion Date Petitioner/s Case No.
1/20/23 Jose Gomez-Garcia A-6783
2/2/23 Tilmon Smith For TDS Properties, LLC A-6785-A
2/10/23 Jessica Cronin A-6784
2/10/23 Thomas Quispe A-6788
2/15/23 Victor and Maria Fernandes A-6786
2/17/23 Luis O. Gonzalez A-6787
2/17/23 Derek Sharp A-6790
2/24/23 Michael Sindall A-6791
3/3/23 Frank and Bonnie Lloyd A-6793