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.
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 Bulk Pick Up September 27, 2017

IS WEDNESDAY September 27, 2017. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CALLED IN YOUR ITEMS BY TUESDAY, September 26th. 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.

October 8 10:30 AM – Noon Bay-Wise Reveiw & Historic Highlight Tour

Stroll along Charlestown’s streets and hear about the history of the Red Lyon and Indiana Queen Inns, as well as other historic homes.  Walk along the shores of the Northeast River, located at the head of the Chesapeake, and find out how you can impact and improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay.  The tour will be led by Christy Michaud, professional horticulturist and Audrey Edwards, local historian.  Call or email to RSVP your FREE RESERVATION to 410-287-6173 or by September 29.  Hosted by Janine Antoshak, Master Watershed Steward and the Charlestown’s Green Team.

Fall Community Yard Sale – September 30th

September 30th is the date chosen for our community fall yard sale.  If you are interested in having a yard sale and want us to advertise your address please give a call to Town Hall at 410-287-6173.

Click here for the list of addresses:  Fall Yard Sale

Ant’s Army Fundraisers!

ANT’s Army, a Charlestown based non-profit will have another fundraiser in the month of September in their ongoing effort to support those aging out of the Foster Care System.  September 30th a BINGO fundraiser being held at Bomba’s in Northeast.  You must buy tickets in advance as none will be sold at the door!   The flyers for the event is below:

LLR Bingo

Charge for Boat Ramp Usage to Begin October 1st.

At the meeting of July 25, 2017 the Commissioners of Charlestown voted in favor of adopting an update of Ordinance #9 to the following:  The charge to launch a boat at the municipal boat ramp will be $10.00 a day or $25.00 for a yearly pass for in state boaters and $75.00 a year for  out of state boaters.  The daily fee will be collected by an honor box system located at the boat ramp.  Yearly passes will be sold at Town Hall during regular business hours ( Mondays through Thursdays 7:30 to 5:00 and Fridays from 7:30 to 4).  Any yearly passes sold between October and December 2017 will be valid through December of 2018.

Wreaths Across America December 16th

On December 16th at 11:30 join volunteers all across America in laying wreaths at the graves of our nation’s veterans to honor and remember them for their service.   A short ceremony will be followed by volunteers laying the wreaths on 90 graves in Charlestown Cemetery.  The wreaths have been donated by the Northeast VFW.  Following the wreath laying a luncheon will be served for those volunteering at the Charlestown Fire Hall.  If you would like to volunteer or attend, please contact/RSVP to  Jeannette Armour at 410-392-9240 or

Cecil County Wade In held in Charlestown June 17

This year’s Cecil County Wade-In was held in Charlestown!  We learned lots of way to make the Chesapeake Bay a healthier environment with things we can do in our own backyards.   Hosted by Charlestown  while Elk Neck State Park has some construction done, we got a lot of positive feedback from vendors, organizers and attendees.  There is some hope that we might alternate going forward with Elk Neck as hostees.  We took our stroll from Foot Log Beach and made 27″ depth of water clarity before our shoes disappeared!  The picture at left shows the wade-in from Foot Log Beach!


The Cecil County website has more information at .

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!