Revisions to how Rockville regulates commercial signs are open to input from the public at a hearing before the Mayor and Council at 7 p.m. Monday, May 13.

The purpose of the proposed revisions is to address some regulatory issues and allow for more flexible designs.

The original sign code was enacted to minimize visual clutter along Rockville Pike. The proposed revisions are intended to respond to modern signage needs, while maintaining an aesthetic view for residents and visitors to the city.

Under city code, all temporary or permanent commercial signs require a sign permit, unless specifically exempted.

See a staff report on the proposal at

To testify, call 240-314-8280 by 4 p.m. the day of the hearing or submit testimony in writing to or City Clerk’s Office/Director of Council Operations, City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850.

Mayor and Council meetings are broadcast live on channel 11 on county cable systems, livestreamed at and available a day after the meeting at