Day of the Book Festival

The Kensington Day of the Book Festival has been a tradition in the town of Kensington for over a decade. What makes this festival so special is its connection to the past while bringing loved ones together. Day of the Book is an International holiday that is celebrated through the gifts of books and roses.

Learn about this popular Kensington event in this YouTube video created and produced by Montgomery Municipal Cable.

Code Enforcement Officer

The Town of Kensington, Maryland is accepting applications for the full-time position of Code Enforcement Officer. Our community consists of 2,100 residents and 250 businesses in a picturesque historic town located approximately five miles north of Washington, DC.

The successful candidate will be tasked with performing administrative, professional and investigative work to enforce various Town Codes and Ordinances by conducting field inspections, preparing and presenting reports, and issuing warnings, official notices, and municipal infractions to obtain compliance with the Town Code.

Candidates will be evaluated on their working knowledge and experience with code enforcement or a related field; possession of an Associate’s Degree is desirable. The starting salary is $49,400 and may be negotiable depending on experience.

The Town of Kensington provides excellent Health Benefits through the State of Maryland, along with a generous Defined Contribution Plan through ICMA-RC.

Please submit a one-page letter of interest and resume to Matt Hoffman at, or 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895. A full job description is available below. Applications must be received by 4:00 pm on Friday, May 17, 2019.

Code Enforcement Officer – Job Description

Crime Prevention Tips

The Town of Kensington is assigned to Montgomery County Police Department’s Bethesda 2nd District.

Emergency  (Police & Fire)…….911
Non-Emergency Police…………..301-279-8000
2nd District Main Number…….240- 773-6700

Crime Prevention Tips from the Montgomery County Police

The Montgomery County Police have asked that we remind residents about the importance of securing both your home and vehicles from potential thefts. The following Crime Prevention Brochures provide tips on how you may protect both your home and vehicles.

Home Security – Safety Tips To Keep Your Home and Valuables Safe

Prevent Theft From Vehicles – If they Can See It, They Can Steal It!

Report Suspicious Activities – IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.

What To Do If Stopped By The Police – While Driving

For a full listing of MCPD Crime Prevention brochures click here.

Call the Police whenever you have been the victim of a crime or when you see a crime in progress, or when you see something suspicious that you would like the Police to investigate.



NEW 2019 Trash, Brush, and Recycling Schedule

Holiday Collection Schedule

Tues., Jan. 1st – No Collections
Wed., Jan. 2nd – Trash, Brush, and Recycling
Fri., Jan. 4th – Trash

New 2019 Collection Schedule

Beginning the week of Monday, January 7, 2019
Mondays – Brush only
Tuesdays – Trash and Recycling
Fridays – Trash only
Please contact the Town staff with any questions: 301-949-2424.

Fall 2018 Leaf Collection Schedule

Leaf Collection Schedule

The Town will begin our annual leaf collection the week of November 5th and run through the week of December 10th. There are no scheduled collection zones, as the Public Works Crew will monitor each street on a daily basis.

Please place leaves to the Curb.
Do NOT place leaves in the Street.









Please do not include grass clippings, mulch, twigs, or small branches within leaf piles, as this may damage our leaf vacuum. If your leaf pile contains any materials besides leaves, the Crew will not collect your pile, and you will be responsible for bagging the leaves on your own.




Notice of Referendum Concerning Annexation Resolution No. AR-01-2018






Please take notice that on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2018, BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9 AM and 12 PM, the Mayor and Council of the Town of Kensington will conduct an annexation referendum election Adopted ANNEXATION RESOLUTION AR-01-2018 enlarges the boundaries of the Town of Kensington by annexing approximately 12.585 acres of land bounded by St. Paul Street, University Boulevard and Perry Avenue. The election will submit ANNEXATION RESOLUTION AR-01-2018 to referendum by the registered voters who reside in this annexation area. The election will be held in the right-of-way near the intersection of Madison Street and St. Paul Street, in front of 10728 St. Paul Street, Kensington, MD  20895. Annexation area residents who are registered to vote in Montgomery County elections as of October 25, 2018 are entitled to vote in this referendum election.

Each registered voter may vote FOR or AGAINST the Annexation Resolution. If a majority of the voters vote for the Resolution it will take effect on the fourteenth day after the referendum. If a majority of the voters vote against the Annexation Resolution it will become void.

Absentee ballots will be available at the Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD  20895, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning on November 16, 2018.

Copies of Annexation Resolution AR-01-2018 and all attachments thereto, including a full and complete metes and bounds description of the land to be annexed, and the Annexation Plan, may be reviewed or obtained in the Town Clerk-Treasurer’s office at the Kensington municipal building located at 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD  20895 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or by mail at the above address, Attention: Susan Engels, Clerk-Treasurer. These documents can also be found on Town Website at Annexation Documents.



Veteran’s History Project – Interview with Harley Higgins

The Veteran’s History Project, a program of the Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center, conducted an interview with Kensington resident Harley Higgins in May 2018 to discuss his time serving as a Commander with the United States Navy.




Kensington 8K Race

Race Map

Street Closure Information

Fun and Fast for 25 Years

For 25 years, the Kensington 8K Race has been a favorite DC area fall race – a fun, fast event with beauty, challenge, and excitement. Race in Kensington on September 22, 2018!

Our Community Event

Known throughout the DC Area as a true community race – parents and kids cheering on each other and welcomed visitors running through our Town and Rock Creek Park.

Benefits Local Schools

Four local schools – Kensington Parkwood ES, North Bethesda MS, Silver Creek MS, and Walter Johnson HS – benefit from race proceeds.  More than raised $200,000 since 2009!