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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.
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.  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 1, 2021.

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).


Persons desiring to run for office must have resided within the corporate limits of the Town for at least one (1) year preceding the Election, be at least 21 years of age and be a qualified voter of the Town. (Article III, Section 25-302).  The deadline for filing is Friday 4 PM January 29, 2021.


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

Print the form at home from our website:


Click on: Town Info—Town Forms –


Get the request in early!



Bulk Pick Up Scheduled for January 27, 2021

The bulk service collection day is scheduled for the last Wednesday of January 27, 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!