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

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: September 25th.    Please mark your calendars!

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

NEXT Bulk Pick Up September 26, 2018

IS WEDNESDAY September 26, 2018 MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CALLED IN YOUR ITEMS BY TUESDAY, September 25th. 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.

Colonial Games & Crafts for Children October 14, 1 to 3 PM Tory House Museum

Join us on Sunday, October 14 from 1 to 3 PM at the Tory House Museum, 343 Market Street for an afternoon of Colonial games and crafts for children ages 12 and under.  Please let Town Hall 410-287-6173 know if you plan to attend so enough supplies are on hand.  Come enjoy fall in the old fashioned way!


Annual Halloween Parade October 26 line up begins at 4PM @ the Fire Hall

Join us on Friday, October 26th beginning at 4:00 PM, for our annual parade and costume contest.  The Charlestown Fire Company, Cecil County Sheriff’s Department and  the PVHS marching band will be here. The parade takes off at 4:30 PM from the fire hall down Market Street to Water Street and parades to Avalon Park to have  a costume contest with prizes for the top three in each category and treats!  The age groups;     0-3, 4-8, 9-13 and 14 & up.  Come bring the kids and have some fun!    The Avalon Stage Official Opening will take place at the conclusion of the parade.  The stage is perfect for showcasing the Perryville High School Marching Band.  Come view the exciting Halloween costume judging as winners take front stage.  Enjoy this great location with wonderful water views and a sense of theater.  Suitable for a variety of events, concerts, and celebrations of all kinds.  Naturally beautiful!

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!