Town News & Public Notices

Historic Charlestown

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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

Joe Letts, President of the Board: 443-553-7665

Karl Fockler, Maintenance Commissioner: 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.
Free Invasive Species Lecture Series March 23, 30 and April 6

Join us at the Perryville Library on March 23, 30 and April 6 from 3:00 – 4:30 for a Lecture Series on Invasive species (Bullies)  (plants, insects and mammals on land, water and air).  Take a look at the attached flyer for more information.  This is a free series sponsored by the Charlestown and Perryville Green Teams.

Bullies lecture flyer

NEXT Bulk Pick Up March 27, 2019

OUR NEXT BULK PICK UP DATE IS WEDNESDAY March 27, 2019 MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CALLED IN YOUR ITEMS BY TUESDAY, MARCH 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.

Taste of Times Dinner to Benefit Colonial Charlestown – Sold Out!

Now taking names for a waiting list!


Taste of the Times Dinner

SAVE THE DATE for a uniquely historic evening on SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2019

Cozy up to the fireside as guests of Colonel Peacock Biggers in the first registered rum distillery in Maryland with Rum of course, in convivial company. Proceed to The Wellwood Club for a Classic American Colonial Dinner showcasing popular recipes from Monticello and Mt. Vernon kitchens.

In all locations throughout the evening, guests will experience dramatic reenactments of pivotal moments in Charlestown history! Inspiring, amusing and enlightening.

All to benefit Colonial Charlestown, a 501(c)3, in repairs to the Tory House Museum.

TO add your name to the invitee list, email or call 410.287.6173

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!