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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
Charlestown Events
Please e-mail Town Clerk with any questions, comments or events you would like to have added to the event calendar.
ParkMobile comes to town!

The Commissioners recently voted to b e g i n  a relationship with ParkMobile to collect fees for parking. This is amobile app. We have four different zones in town. Y o u r p a r k i n g permit stickers will preclude you from getting a ticket if you park in any of the spots in town that are in the ParkMobile zones. One of the zones included is the boat launch. You may now pay your fees for daily launch by the honor box or by using the ParkMobile app. The fee for launching by the honor box will remain at $10.00 cash or check. The ParkMobile cost is $10.35. Your yearly stickers are still honored as well.

Town Wide Yard Sale – June 27th – Rain Date July 11th

The date has been set!  June 27th with a rain date of July 11th.  Time is short but we know many of you have been sorting and storing up yard sale stuff for the last 3 months.

Addresses signed up are:

406 Baltimore Street

612 Calvert Street

117 Caroline Street –   quilts, blue pottery, old bottles

113 Cool Springs

126 Cool Springs, toys, games, clothes, cookware, a little bit of everything!

135 Cool Springs

145 Cool Springs  Housewares  Lighting fixtures  Dog Kennel  Games   Etc.

147 Cool Springs  Baby clothes and supplies.  Mikaska, women’s clothes , men’s clothes size 1-3 boys soccer, baseball/lacrosse cleats.

151 Cool Springs – baby clothes, boys clothes, knick knacks, baby gear, gym equipment, housewares

119 Caroline Street

316 Market Street – fashion jewelry, luxury cosmetics, women’s clothes

115 Revelation Road

127 Saratoga Baby gear, boys clothes, kids toys, kids riding toys, baby & kids books, housewares & decor.

123 Steamboat  Home decor, Toddler boys clothes, Boys clothes, Toys

170 Steamboat, Misc. goodies

171 Steamboat, kids toys, games, books, clothes, small household appliances and home decorating items


Bulk Pick Up Scheduled for Juy 29, 2020

The bulk service collection day is scheduled for the last Wednesday of July 2020. Bulk collections will only be approved for those residents who have called the Town Hall and scheduled a collection appointment. In order to assure your bulk item is collected, call the Town Hall, 410-287-6173, by 9am the day before the scheduled collection day. Bulk trash is intended for residents who need to dispose of a few large items, if you have more than that, you should find other means to take your items to the landfill.


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, or by using the ParkMobile App (.35 fee charged by the app).  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!