Town News & Public Notices

Online PayCenter NOW Available

We're happy to announce our online PayCenter is now available for payment of utilities, parking passes and any other miscellaneous Town of Charlestown fees. [...Read More]

Historic Charlestown

Founded in 1742, Charlestown has a variety of recreational amenities, historical attractions, and special activities for people of all ages. Drop on by ... step back to a time less hurried [...Read More ]

Town of Charlestown

P.O. Box 154
241 Market Street
Charlestown, MD 21914
(410) 287-6173 Phone
(410) 287-6620 Fax

OFFICE HOURS (Effective 9/5/16)
7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Thursday
7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Friday

Charlestown Event Calendar
Please e-mail Town Clerk with any questions, comments or events you would like to have added to the event calendar.
National Safe Boating Week May 20-26

National Safe Boating Week is May 20-26, 2017.

Our Town Commissioners passed a proclamation is support of this national effort.  Click here for a copy of the proclamation:

2017 Safe Boating

And click here for a helpful video reminder tip


NEXT Bulk Pick Up May 31, 2017

IS WEDNESDAY May 31, 2017. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CALLED IN YOUR ITEMS BY TUESDAY, May 30th. FOR PICK-UP: CALL Town Hall @ 410-287-6173.  LEAVE MESSAGE IF NO ANSWER with address, name, phone number and brief description of items to be picked up. HAVE THEM OUT BY 7AM OR THE NIGHT BEFORE. Please do not put items out in advance of the date.  Doing so makes your neighborhood unsightly.

Cecil County Wade In to be held in Charlestown June 17 10AM to 2PM

Bring the family to the 2017 Annual Wade In!  This year’s event will be held at the lot adjacent to Fairgreen Park and at Foot Log Beach.  The date is June 17th and the time is from 10AM to 2PM.  Various vendors will be set up at the site near Fairgreen to  give insight into helping to keep the Chesapeake Bay healthy.  At 12:30 all the willing participants will go across to Foot Log Beach and “wade in” from the beach to the point they cannot see their shoes (be sure to bring a pair that can get wet!).  Food vendors will be available since the event takes place over the lunch hour and entertainment will take place throughout the event as well.  Click here for the flyer!


Hook, Line & Little Sinkers – August 19 All Day

Charlestown will be hosting a Kids Fishing Tournament on August 19th.  Watch here for more details to follow!

Colonial Charlestown Fair October 21 and 22

Mark Your Calendars Now!  October 21 and 22 will see a Colonial Fair here is Charlestown to celebrate the 275th anniversary of the founding of Charlestown.  The  plan is for  reenactors, musicians, tours, crafters and games. Oh my! What fun!  A whole family affair!  Watch future issues of the Chatter and here for more details!


The Cecil County website has more information at .

Young at Heart 50+ Group

This town sponsored group of 50+ agewise members meets every Tuesday at Charlestown St. John’s United Methodist Church from 10am to 1pm.  All are welcome to attend for socializing, playing cards and games.  No RSVP needed!  For information please contact Town Hall @ 410-287-6173.

Charlestown Postal Services


Window Hours:

Monday Through Friday 1:00 PM – 5:00PM
Saturday 8AM to Noon
Lobby Open 8AM to 5:15 PM
Box mail ready for pick-up
by 3:30 Monday – Friday and 11AM on Saturday

Need a Smoke Detector For Your Home?

The Charlestown Fire Company is giving away smoke detectors to anyone in their Fire District who needs one for their home.

Please Call 410-287-6451 and leave a detailed message with your phone number, address & name. If you already have a smoke detector in your home, PLEASE CHECK THE BATTERIES TODAY!