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Parking in Rockville
The City of Rockville is committed to providing a safe, well-maintained and efficient transportation system for pedestrians, bicyclists, automobiles and public transit. As part of this service, Rockville maintains its parking meters and lots; enforces parking regulations; issues parking permits for residential areas; and collects parking fines.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I pay my parking ticket?
A. Parking tickets and fines can be paid on-line at Parkingticketpayment.com, by mail or in person at City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave. or 2 W. Montgomery Ave.
Q. Where can I park when I visit the District Court or other courts in Rockville?
A. Visitors can park at on-street meters, in parking garages or in surface lots. View a map of parking in Rockville and common destinations.
Visitors to the district court should not park in lots marked private or the City Hall parking lots as they may be ticketed and/or towed.
Q. Where can I park in Rockville with a disabled parking placard or tag?
A. Parking spaces for disabled motorists are located in all City-owned parking lots. Spaces are located near accessible sidewalks and exits. Only vehicles displaying valid disability tags or placards may park at a space reserved for disabled parking.
On-street spaces for disabled parking are also available throughout Rockville’s Town Center. These locations include northbound Maryland Avenue at the intersection with East Montgomery Avenue, southbound Maryland Avenue next to the Rockville Library in Town Square, eastbound Courthouse Square and southbound Monroe Street, south of East Montgomery Avenue.
There is no charge for disabled parking in designated spaces in surface lots or on-street locations. Per City ordinance, vehicles displaying valid disability tags or placards may also park at any metered space for free.
Contact the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration to obtain valid disability parking tags and special parking placards.
Q. How much does it cost to park at the City’s meters?
A. Rates at the City’s parking meters cost between 25 cents and $1 per hour. Rates are clearly marked on all meters. A list of parking meter rates is available from the Police Department.
Q. How long can I park at a City meter?
A. Time limits at City meters range from 30 minutes to 12 hours. Time limits are clearly marked on all meters. A list of parking meter time limits is available from the Police Department.
Most meters are operational from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Meters in Rockville's Town Center are operational from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Q. My neighborhood only allows on-street parking with a permit, how do I get a permit?
A. Residents in neighborhoods with permit parking must complete an application and submit it in person or by mail to the Police Department located at 2 West Montgomery Ave. Permits cost $10 and are valid for five years.
Q. What is a pre-paid parking meter card?
A. A pre-paid parking meter card can be used just like cash to pay for parking at most City meters.
Pre-paid parking meter cards can be purchased at the cashier’s office on the third floor of Rockville City Hall at 111 Maryland Ave. The cashier is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cards may be purchased in any denomination, and there is no additional fee above the amount of parking time purchased. Cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
Q. Where can I park when I visit Rockville Town Center?
A. Visitors can park at on-street meters, in parking garages or in surface lots. See Parking in Rockville for a map of town center parking options.
Parking at the on-street meters is free evenings after 10 p.m., Sundays and City holidays. Payment of $1 per hour is required 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
For information about parking garages in Town Square visit the Rockville Town Square website.
Other garages and lots not owned by the City have varying rates and hours.
Q. How can I get a monthly parking pass for Town Center?
A. Visit Rockville Town Center for more information about monthly permits.