The Office of Economic Development oversees economic development programs and services, assisting existing and potential businesses and industries, preparing marketing materials and strategies, and acting as a liaison between the City and the business community.
Gaithersburg supports a healthy, productive environment with clean air and clean water. The role of Gaithersburg's environmental program is to understand environmental concerns, develop strategies, and make decisions consistent with the City's Mission and Strategic Plan that protect and enhance our environmental resources.
Host your next birthday party, business meeting, company picnic, wedding, or any other type of social gathering at one of the City’s many unique venues. Each offers unique amenities, and there are a variety of spaces available to accommodate intimate gatherings and large company functions.
The Division of Housing and Community Development maintains comprehensive housing policies and programs that provide fair, affordable options in homeownership and rental opportunities. Housing programs administered by the City include inclusionary housing (MPDUs and WFHUs), closing cost and down payment assistance for first-time homebuyers and deferred loans for homeowners and qualified tenants who wish to make their homes accessible and visitable for anyone with a disability. City residents seeking rental and utility assistance should contact the City’s Community Services Division.
The Neighborhood Services Team is responsible for administering and enforcing a wide variety of City Codes regarding property maintenance, public nuisances, rental housing, landlord-tenant relations, vendors, and home-based businesses.
A listing of all licensing requirements in the City of Gaithersburg.
The City of Gaithersburg offers a variety of online services including registration for Alert Gaithersburg, inGaithersburg e-mail newsletters, and a variety of recreation programs, speed camera and parking ticket payments, submission of surveys and traffic violations, and status and details of planning and permit applications.
Passport applications are accepted by appointment only at City Hall.
The division provides permitting and inspection services for all construction including building, electrical, mechanical, fire systems, grading and sediment control, forest conservation, new road construction, storm drains, and stormwater management, improvements for the purpose of public safety and ensuring quality private and public infrastructure.
The Planning Division provides services and information for current zoning and development matters.
The Gaithersburg Police Department is a nationally-accredited law enforcement agency that shares responsibility for services with the Montgomery County Police, providing coverage 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Services include street and alley pavement maintenance such as spot patching, crack sealing and resurfacing; constructing, maintaining and repairing sidewalks, concrete curbs and gutters; street sweeping; mowing and median beautification; and snow removal.
The City contracts with a private hauler for the collection of newspapers, mixed paper, corrugated cardboard, commingled cans, glass containers and plastic bottles.
The Benjamin Gaither Center serves residents of Gaithersburg and the surrounding area by offering a variety of classes, trips, special events, activities and a lunch program for those 55 years of age and older.