Room Use


The City of Bowie has rooms at City Hall and the Kenhill Center that can be used by the public for meetings. Rooms are available to non-profit and commercial groups and rental fees are based on residency.
  • Room Use Rules and Procedures
  • Room Use Application
    (Return application to Department of Community Services, 15901 Excalibur Road, Bowie, MD 20716; Attn: Room Use Request)

Rental Fees

Groups that have an official mailing address within the incorporated city limits of Bowie are considered resident groups; all others will be considered non-resident groups. Proof of residency and non-profit status is required. A $100 refundable security deposit is required for all groups and will be assessed at the time of reservation. Resident groups are allowed four (4) reservations per calendar month and non-resident groups are allowed one (1) reservation per calendar month.

The city offers rooms and configurations that can accommodate up to 100 people for use during the times listed below:

Kenhill Center & Bowie City Hall Hours

Day Hours
Monday - Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday Closed
Saturday (City Hall ONLY) 9 a.m. - 12 noon

Rental Rates

Rental Type Fee
Resident Non-Profit No Charge
Resident Commercial (2-hour minimum) $25 per hour
Non-Resident Non-Profit $25 per hour
Non-Resident Commercial (2-hour minimum) $50 per hour
Custodial Fee (as necessary) $30 per hour

During hours that City Hall* and the Kenhill Center are normally closed, special staff can be brought in to accommodate room use. A minimum 30 day notification is required and the following fee schedule will apply:

 Rental Type  Fee
 Resident Non-Profit  $50 per hour
 Resident Commercial (3-hour minimum)  $100 per hour
 Non-Resident Non-Profit  $100 per hour
 Non-Resident Commercial (3-hour minimum)  $200 per hour
 Custodial Fee (as necessary)  $30 per hour

*City Hall meeting rooms are only available for rent after close of business (5 p.m. Monday thru Friday)

Although there are many rooms available for community use, cancellation of a room reservation is sometimes necessary, occasionally on short notice.  If this is a problem, please consider alternate locations as potential meeting sites. Meeting space may also be available at the Bowie Library, M-NCPPC Community Centers, public schools and also in some places of worship.

Additional Information

Contact the Department of Community Services at 301-809-3011 or email