Pavement Removal

Why Remove Pavement?

Pavement removal can restore the natural processes by allowing rainwater to soak into the ground, replenish groundwater and reduce the amount of stormwater runoff that causes flooding and carries pollutants.  This helps reduce pollutants that would otherwise enter streams and rivers with runoff are treated and filtered through the natural processes that occur during infiltration. 

Rebates for Pavement Removal

Rebates are available to single family residences, homeowners associations, condominium associations and other non-profits in the City of Rockville. To receive a rebate you must apply prior to starting the project and retain and submit itemized receipts and/or final invoices for all project costs. Rebate amounts will not exceed documented costs. Projects must be completed within 6 months of approval. Properties are eligible to receive a lifetime total of $2,500 per property in RainScapes rebates. 

Pavement Removal Rebate Details
Rebate Amount$4 per sq. ft. for replacement with conservation landscaping 
$3 per sq. ft. for replacement with sod
Minimum Area100 square feet
 Still have questions? Contact: 

RainScapes Coordinator
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Application Process


Verify Residency

Not all Rockville addresses are qualified residents. Check to make sure you're a resident by using our address check map.


Review Project Guidelines

Review the Pavement Removal Application Instructions and Design Guidelines. Projects must meet these criteria to be eligible for a rebate.


Fill out Application

Complete the online application. Have your project area photos, plant list, planting diagram, and any project approval letters ready to upload. Wait to receive email approval and a link to sign the Property Owner Agreement before beginning your project.  

Please allow two weeks (14 business days) for application processing.