Rockville has two types of local historic districts: multi-site and single-site districts. Multi-site districts consist of more than one property or resource that contributes to the overall character and history to be preserved. Single-site districts include only one property, with all associated buildings on that property.
Some of Rockville’s local historic districts are also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, in whole or in part, though a few historic properties are listed in the National Register of Historic Places and not located within a local historic district. National Register sites do not require Historic District Commission review for work on the property, however, they may be eligible for additional historic preservation tax credits administered by the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT).
The Historic Resources Management Plan (HRMP) outlines how Rockville’s historic buildings and areas are managed. The current plan was written in 1986, when resources had to be at least 50 years old to be considered historic.
Historic Buildings Catalog
The 2011 Historic Buildings Catalog is an update of the 1989 Historic Buildings Catalog. The publication of the original catalog and this revised version reflect a community-wide vision that the record of Rockville’s past is important to its present and future.