The City of Rockville Debuts New Smart Meters
In September 2022, the City of Rockville teamed up with IPS Group to replace 300 aging parking meters with new smart parking meters in Town Center, City Hall and Twinbrook neighborhoods. These new environmentally friendly smart parking meters feature a display that illuminates at a press of a button and allows motorists to view parking rates, hours, and restrictions. The new meters are energy-efficient, rechargeable and powered by solar panels. The easy-to-use smart meters will accept credit or debit card payments directly at the meter, payment through the ParkMobile app, and coins of multiple denominations.
The City of Rockville offers nearly 500 spaces for metered parking. The city does not operate any parking garages. The acceptable payment method varies by the particular meter. Please review the meter that you plan to park at for acceptable payment methods. The ParkMobile pay-by-phone app is an available payment option for all meters.
No Smartphone? Call 877-727-5305.
All metered spaces in the city are free with valid handicap identification. Illegally parking in a handicap space will result in a fine.
If a parking meter is not registering time with the insertion of coins, debit/credit card or ParkMobile, you must either park elsewhere or pay with another payment method available. To report a broken parking meter, please call the Rockville City Police Non-Emergency Center at 240-314-8900 or use the Broken Parking Meter form.
Under Maryland Motor Vehicle Law, a motor vehicle or trailer is considered abandoned when it has remained illegally parked on public and private property for more than forty-eight (48) hours. Examples for the term illegally parked would be:
- Not displaying any or currently valid registration plates
- Is displaying registration plates of another vehicle
- Is inoperable and left unattended on public property
- Is parked without the consent of the owner on private property
Rockville, MD 20850
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Parking Meter Hours
|City Hall Meters||Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.||$0.50/hour|
|Jefferson Plaza Meters||Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.||$0.50/hour|
|Stonestreet Meters||Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.||$0.50/hour|
|Town Center Meters||Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.||$1.00/hour|
|Twinbrook Meters||Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.||$0.25 - $1.00/hour|
|Sundays and Holidays||All day||Free|
Parking at City Hall
If you need to visit Rockville City Hall, parking is available from Vinson Steet. The parking lot located behind City Hall, off of Maryland Avenue, is for employee use only and all vehicles without a permit will be towed.
Visitors parking in the Vinson Street parking lot must sign their vehicle in at the lobby.
Parking at City Hall is for City Hall visitors only, all others will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.
Did you lock yourself out of your car?
Rockville Parking Enforcement offers a lock-out service to anyone locked out of their car within Rockville city limits. Upon arrival, the owner must sign a waiver before parking enforcement will proceed. Due to technology, not all vehicles can be unlocked by the city.
For assistance, call 240-314-8900 between the hours of 7 a.m.-10 p.m.