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

7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Mon. to Thurs.
7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Friday

After Hours Water Emergencies:
Wib Pumpaly, Town Administrator: 443-553-5464

Mike Grapes, Supervisor, Public Works:  410-441-1706

Lou Wood, President of the Board: 443-967-3871

Jeff Fields, Maintenance Commissioner: 410-287-0449

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 Hall Closed for Columbus Day October 14

Town Hall will be closed, Monday, October 14th in observance of Columbus Day.  Yard waste will be collected on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Regular trash and recycling will occur on Monday the 14th.

Bay-Wise Review & Historic Highlight Tour October 19th 10:30 – Noon

Join us starting at Avalon Park to hear about the history of Avalon and plants in history!  Learn what Horehound, Echinachea, Dandelion and Witch Hazel were used for as we explore:

  • Colonial Imported Plants
  • Colonists usage of medicinal and culinary plants
  • Native plants used in Colonial Life
  • Native plants today
  • History of Avalon

Join our tour leaders Christy S. Michaud, Certified Professional Horticulturist and Master Gardener and Audrey Edwards, Local Historian on this free guided tour into plant and local history!  Please RSVP by October 16th to or by calling 410-287-6173.

Children’s Craft Day @ the Tory House Sunday October 20, 1-3 PM

Join us for a craft making afternoon at the Tory House, 343 Market Street, Charlestown Maryland.  We’ll be making traditional fall and holiday decorations.  The fall decorations will go home that afternoon, but the holiday ones will “hang out” at the Tory House to help decorate for the Open House scheduled for December 13th.  After the Open House the holiday crafts may be taken home too!  To help us plan, please email with numbers of children attending so we make sure we have plenty of supplies on hand!

NEXT Bulk Pick Up October 23, 2019

The decision was recently made by our Commissioners to expand our bulk pickup to two days a month.  The second and fourth Wednesdays will be the days.  OUR NEXT BULK PICK UP DATE IS WEDNESDAY October 23, 2019 MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CALLED IN YOUR ITEMS BY TUESDAY, October 22nd. 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.

Annual Halloween Parade – October 25 4PM

We start the parade at the Charlestown Fire House and parade to Avalon Park for a light meal and a contest to judge those costumes!  Lots of categories for the youngest to the oldest!

Town Hall closed for Veterans Day Monday, November 11

Town Hall will be closed in observance of Veterans Day, Monday, November 11th.  Yard waste will be collected on Tuesday, November 12th.  There will be regular trash and recycling collected on Monday.

Town Hall Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Town Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Colonial Charlestown Holiday Open House, December 13th 5-7PM

Join us on Friday, December 13th from 5 – 7 PM @ The Tory Hosue, 343 Market Street, Charlestown Maryland for a Holiday Open House.  We will have the house decorated in traditional holiday fare and have light refreshments available.  The holiday crafts made at the children’s craft day will be displayed and available to take home at the end of the evening.

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, 2017

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).  The passes are good for the calendar year ending December 31, of the year purchased.

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!