Red Light Cameras

Red light cameras have been added around Rockville to help encourage safe driving. Revenue from red light camera citations is used for public safety projects.

Red Light Camera Violations

A violation has occurred and a citation may be issued if the vehicle stops with all four wheels over the white stop line while facing a red signal, or if the vehicle does not come to a complete stop before making a turn on red.

A citation will not be issued if the vehicle has crossed the white stop line and entered the intersection while the light is yellow and is still in the intersection when the light turns red.

Maryland law prohibits the use of red light cameras for any purpose other than enforcing red light camera violations.

Red Light Camera Citations

Red light camera citations are civil citations, not moving violations. They are not reflected on driving records and no points are assessed. Insurance companies are not allowed to access red light camera violation information or raise insurance rates as a result of camera violations.

The registered owner of the vehicle is the responsible party in Maryland, regardless of who was driving the vehicle at the time the citation was issued. Citations are sent to the address of the vehicle’s registered owner on record with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration within 14 days of the violation.

If you receive a citation, you have the option to pay the fine or request a court hearing. Failure to do either in a timely manner may result in MVA flagging and refusing to renew the vehicle registration. If this happens, the vehicle’s registered owner is liable for an administrative motor vehicle flagging fee, in addition to the original fine to renew their vehicle registration.

Paying the Fine

The fine is $75 and there are no added late fees.

  • Pay online or by phone: View/pay the citation online or call 833-454-2705. Major credit cards are accepted. There is an added $2 convenience fee when you pay online or by phone.
  • Pay by mail: Mail a check made payable to the City of Rockville for the amount due, along with the payment stub attached to the citation, to one of these addresses:
    • Rockville City Police Department
      2 West Montgomery Ave.
      Rockville, MD 20850
    • City of Rockville, Maryland
      PO Box 10549
      Rockville, MD 20849
  • Pay in person: Pay by cash, check, or certified check 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at one of the following locations:
    • Rockville City Police Department
      2 West Montgomery Ave.
      Rockville, MD 20850
    • Safe Zones Walk-In Payment Center
      4040 Blackburn Lane, Suite 200
      Burtonsville, MD 20866

Requesting a Court Hearing

A request for a court hearing must be received at least five days before the payment due date. You will be mailed a notice of the court hearing date, time and location. If you appear in court, the maximum amount you may be charged is a $100 fine and $22.50 in court costs. Please follow the instructions printed on the back of the citation and mail your request to:

City of Rockville, Maryland
PO Box 10549
Rockville, MD 20849

Transferring Liability

The registered owner of the vehicle has the option to declare he/she is not liable for the citation if another person was driving the vehicle at the time of the violation. Please follow the instructions printed on the back of the citation and mail your request in an envelope marked "Transfer of Liability" to:

Rockville City Police Department
Photo Enforcement Unit
2 West Montgomery Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850

Still have questions? Contact: 

Photo Enforcement Unit
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240-314-8935
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2 West Montgomery Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
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Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Red Light Camera Locations

  • North Washington Street at Beall Avenue (South Bound)
  • West Gude Drive at Gaither Road (West Bound)
  • West Gude Drive at Research Blvd. (East Bound)
  • West Gude Drive at Research Blvd. (West Bound)
  • Seven Locks Road at Fortune Terrace (North Bound)
  • North Washington Street at Middle Lane (North Bound)
  • Park Road at N. Stonestreet Avenue (West Bound)
  • Gaither Road at Redland Blvd (North Bound)
  • Seven Locks Road at Fortune Terrace (South Bound)
  • Wootton Parkway at Preserve Parkway (East Bound)