Supporting the Town of Kensington residents is the first priority of the Town Council and Town Staff.


A planned Victorian community, complete with church, library and a local newspaper was formed in the early 1890’s by Brainard H. Warner. Warner named the new subdivision “Kensington Park” after the London suburb, Kensington Gardens. After a successful petition to the Maryland General Assembly by Kensington residents, the town became incorporated on April 6, 1894.

The Town government still operates in the same basic form as it did at its incorporation in 1894. It has a mayor and four council members. The Town employs a Town Manager to run the day-to-day operations of the Town. Town meetings are typically held on the second Monday of each month.

Kensington Town Hall is located in the 1927 Armory, located at 3710 Mitchell Street. Town staff can be reached during office hours at 301-949-2424 from 8am to 4pm weekdays.

The Mayor and Council serve two-year terms and are non-partisan. Only residents located in the Town’s municipal boundaries can vote in town elections.

For more information, click below:

Mayor & Council

Town of Kensington’s History

Town Hall

Town Elections

Town Staff