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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
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Please e-mail Town Clerk with any questions, comments or events you would like to have added to the event calendar.
Grass Cutting RFP Sought

The Town of Charlestown is seeking a bid for cutting the grass on 17 +/– areas in town.  A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 @ 10:00 AM for interested bidders.  The meeting will be held at the maintenance facility, 482 Frederick Street, Charlestown, MD 21914.  Bids must be received at PO Box 154, Charlestown, MD 21914, no later than 2:00 PM, Friday, March 12, 2021.  Questions may be directed to Wib Pumpaly, Town Adminstrator @ 410-287-6173.


Part-time Maintenance Worker Sought

Now Hiring!!

Charlestown MD is hiring a part-time maintenance person to join our staff.  Duties include lawn cutting, handyman type jobs, basic knowledge of plumbing and electrical operations.  Snow removal equipment usage a plus. Employment will begin and training will be ongoing.  Wages will be commensurate based on experience, range from $17.00 to $21.00 per hour.  Schedule will be 15 to 30 hrs. per week based on town needs.  Contact Charlestown at 410-287-6173 or send email with resume to Attn: Jack or Jeff.

Our application for employment is here:  Employment application

Town Election March 2, 2021 7AM – 7PM – Here’s the Scoop!

Town of Charlestown Public Notice

2021 Charlestown Municipal Election

Two (2) Commissioner Seats up for Election

The Charlestown Board of Supervisors of Elections will hold the 2021 Charlestown Municipal Election on March 2, 2021 7:00 AM to 7 PM at the Town Hall Building, 241 Market Street. Charlestown.  Two (2) of 5 Commissioners shall be elected to terms of office which will expire in March, 2023.


During this health crisis, qualified voters of the Town of Charlestown, must request a mail-in (absentee) ballot application by contacting the Town Hall or using the application supplied in 4th quarter utility billling . There will be no in person voting during this election.   Applications must be received by the Town of Charlestown in a timely manner in order for ballots to be issued, completed and received prior to March 2, 2021 at 7:00PM.

To qualify to vote in the Town of Charlestown you must be at least 18 years of age and have resided in the corporate limits of the town for at least three (3) months preceding any Town Election. (Article VI, Section 25-601).

Board of Election Supervisors

Diane Letts

Rosalyn Bott

Prosper Boudart

How to request an absentee ballot:

Call Town Hall at 410-287-6173 or stop in or click on the link below



Get the request in early!



Water Tower Painting to begin in March – watch for low water pressure

All Charlestown residents should be aware, if you are receiving water from the Town, that we will be embarking on a major water tower refurbishment project to begin in mid-March and likely will take until early July 2021 to complete the project.  The tower will be power sanded down to bare metal and the interior of the wet chamber will be totally redone as well.   The total refurbishment project should keep our water tower looking very presentable for 20 years or more.

We expect, by mid-April, some residents may begin to see lower water pressures.  The low water pressure will be a result of our contractors draining the water tower to begin the construction.  We will be operating with pressurized tankers which will contain far less potable water, about 50-60 thousand gallons when at full capacity, than our current water tower which contains, on the average, 400,000 gallons

All residents will be notified utilizing various means, public notices in the Whig, Town web site, Facebook, etc., when we begin to enter that critical period of low water pressure.

We urge all residents to take this request to conserve water very seriously, at least until the end of June 2021.  Please do not consider filling swimming pools, watering lawns, etc, which could result in periods totally without water service.

Any question regarding this notice may be directed to Wib Pumpaly @ 410-287-6173 in the Town Hall.


Bulk Pick Up Scheduled for March 31, 2021

The bulk service collection day is scheduled for the last Wednesday of March 31, 2021. 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.  In addition we cannot take construction materials.


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.

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.

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!

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