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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

7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Mon. to Thurs.
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.
Town of Charlestown participates in Mosquito Spraying 2018 began June 5th!

The Town of Charlestown will be participating in the mosquito spraying program run by the Maryland Department of Agriculture during the months of June, July and August. Spraying will occur bi-weekly on Tuesday mornings beginning between 2AM and 3Am.    The first spraying will occur on June 5, 2018.  We strongly suggest that you sleep with windows closed on Monday nights during the weeks of spraying.   For more information, including the Policy on Objection to Mosquito Control services and related exemption form if you wish to be excluded from the program, please visit the Dept. of Agriculture Mosquito Control Website here.  

The schedule will be:  July 3, July 17, July 31, August 14, August 28th.    Please mark your calendars!

The brochure entitled “Help Control Mosquitoes that Spread Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika Viruses” is here:  mosquitos

Cecil County Wade In June 16

 Our own Green Team had a display and gave away these bee houses and showed off Janine Antoshak’s swallowtail caterpillars making short work of the dill in her home windowbox!  It was a great day to learn more about caring for our natural resources in a beautiful setting.


NEXT Bulk Pick Up June 27, 2018

IS WEDNESDAY June 27, 2018 MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CALLED IN YOUR ITEMS BY TUESDAY, June 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.

Cecil County Salute to Veterans July 3

For those who wish a smaller crowd to view the fireworks display, Avalon Park (corner of Louisa and Water Streets) is an excellent venue to do so from.  We expect that our new stage area will be finished and we will have displays to look at on the stage.

July 4th Ceremony with Cannon firing!

Come hear our newly refurbished cannon sound off on the 4th of July!  Join Colonial Charlestown at 10:00AM at Long Point Park (located at the corner of Water and Conestoga Streets) to celebrate the restoration of the base of the cannon done by resident Dan Rubert.  It’s been a number of years since the cannon was last fired so this will be a treat!  There will be a short ceremony in honor of the occasion.  Don’t be late for this cool way to celebrate our country’s birthday or you will miss the big boom!

Hook, Line & Sinkers Fishing Tournament August 18th 8AM – 2PM

Saturday, August 18th the Town of Charlestown is sponsoring Hook, Line & Sinkers Fishing Tournament.  Check-in begins at 8AM and fishing is from 9 to 11 with awards and free lunch following.  Sign ups can be done contacting town hall.  See all the details below!

Hook Line Little Sinker FLYER 2018

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.

Charge for Boat Ramp Usage Began 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.

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!