Town News & Public Notices

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Town of Charlestown

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

HOURS: 9 am to 5 pm, Monday - Friday
(Closed 12 to 1 pm for lunch)

Charlestown Event Calendar
Please e-mail Town Clerk with any questions, comments or events you would like to have added to the event calendar.
Mosquito Spraying has begun!

mosquitoThe Town of Charlestown has contracted with the State of Maryland to fog the town for mosquitoes during the summer season.  The application is to begin soon after Memorial Day and will be reapplied every couple of weeks depending on weather and mosquito conditions.  The fogging generally happens in the early morning hours or just at dusk.  The crew will also be looking for standing water and treating that as well.  What can you do?  Keep standing water to a minimum and change water daily for any pets that are kept outside and birdbaths.  Look around your yard for those hidden spots that can become breeding grounds.  The application will kill mosquitoes carrying the Zika Virus and other diseases that this pesky pest spreads.  Even though we are doing these applications, we recommend that you apply bug repellent if you are outside.

NEXT Bulk Pick Up July 27, 2016

IS WEDNESDAY June 27, 2016. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CALLED IN YOUR ITEMS BY TUESDAY, APRIL 26th FOR PICK-UP:  410-287-6173 AND HAVE THEM OUT BY 7AM OR THE NIGHT BEFORE. Please do not put items out far in advance of the date.  Doing so makes your neighborhood unsightly.

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.

NEXT Hazardous Waste Day


Click here for details!

Transition Plan for Animal Control


Elkton, MDCecil County government has met with A Buddy for Life (ABFL) to complete a transition plan for the transfer of animals under the County hold period on July 1, 2016.  Further, the County will continue to support and assist ABFL with the implementation of a plan to find homes or rescues that will take in all animals in ABFL’s care prior to July 1, 2016.  Since being notified that the County will bring animal control and shelter services in-house, ABFL began offering no-fee adoptions and other adoption promotions, and informing rescue partners of the situation and the impending closure of ABFL’s Elkton shelter.  ABFL is or will begin working with groups such as the Humane Society of Kent County, MD, 2nd Chance Fur-Babies Animal Rescue, Last Chance Animal Rescue, Grass Roots Rescue, Best Friends Animal Rescue and Chesapeake Feline Association, as well as the Maryland division of the Humane Society of the U.S.  ABFL has also contacted an outside trainer/behaviorist, who has been brought in to further evaluate adoptability and assist with animal placement.  ABFL partnered with Uniting to Save Animals for “Clear the Shelter Day” in May, where all adoptions were free. During the month of June, ABFL will continue offering free adoptions and seeking foster homes and rescue placements.  ABFL’s goal is to re-home and relocate every single animal in their care. Throughout the month of June, Cecil County will be communicating with ABFL to assist in identifying additional resources and connections to bolster rescue, foster and adoption efforts.  Additionally, Abigail Bingham, the County’s Animal Services Director, will be working collaboratively with ABFL during the month of June to develop a specific plan for each animal in the care and custody of ABFL’s rescue shelter. 

For additional information, please contact A Buddy for Life at 410-392-0000 or Al Wein, Director of Administration, at 410-996-8304.

Until July 1st, A Buddy For Life (ABFL) will continue to operate as  Animal Control

Performs Animal Care and Control Services for Cecil County. Our phone number is 410-392-0000. Our office/adoption hours are:

Monday to Thursday 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Please visit ourwebsite for more

A License is a…
Lost Dog’s Ticket Home.


Dog Licenses are required in Cecil County and can in most instances be purchased at Town Hall. 2016 licenses are now available. For more info and an application, please contact Town Hall or Cecil County.

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!