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

Karl Fockler, President of the Board:443-907-3344

Charlestown Event Calendar
Please e-mail Town Clerk with any questions, comments or events you would like to have added to the event calendar.
Public Hearing on Ordinance 2020-03 RV Trailer Lot User Fee May 14 @ 6PM

The Commissioners of Charlestown will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, May 14, 2020 @6PM by Zoom to hear comments on Ordinance 2020-03 concerning Trailer Lot User Fees.  A copy of the ordinance is here:  Recreational Trailer Lot Useage Fee Ordinance 2020-03

To Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 841 7163 1166

Password: 034087

To Join by Conference Call:

Dial: 701-802-5408

Meeting Code: 456799#



Bulk Pick Up Cancelled

For the time being we are not collecting Bulk Trash.  We will alert you here and on Wednesday Word when we reinstate it.

Town Wide Yard Sale – Delayed until further notice

As of this time, the yard sale is on hold.  When the pandemic is no longer  a threat, we will reschedule.  We will have a town wide yard sale .  An ad will be run in the Cecil Whig close to the date.  If you would like to be on the list, please contact town hall with your address and the all the addresses will be posted here on our website.

Addresses signed up are:

612 Calvert Street

151 Cool Springs – baby stuff, toys and clothes

340 Market Street

1567 W. Old Philadelphia Road – Harley items

129 Saratoga Court – home interior decor, wall hangings, beach decor

Young at Heart 50+ Group – not meeting right now

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!