Town News & Public Notices

Online PayCenter NOW Available

We're happy to announce our online PayCenter is now available for payment of utilities, parking passes and any other miscellaneous Town of Charlestown fees. [...Read More]

Historic Charlestown

Founded in 1742, Charlestown has a variety of recreational amenities, historical attractions, and special activities for people of all ages. Drop on by ... step back to a time less hurried [...Read More ]
OUR LOCATION

Town of Charlestown

P.O. Box 154
241 Market Street
Charlestown, MD 21914
(410) 287-6173 Phone
(410) 287-6620 Fax

OFFICE HOURS (Effective 9/5/16)
7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Thursday
7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Friday

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 Election March 9th

The election on March 9th will be held in Town Hall from 7AM to 7PM and the outcome will be the election of three Commissioners.  If you would like to run for office you must have been a resident of Charlestown for one year prior to the election, fill out a candidacy form and a financial disclosure form by 4PM on Friday, February 2, 2018.

We encourage everyone to vote in the upcoming election.  To be eligible to vote in our Town election you must be either registered with Cecil County voter registration with a Charlestown address or register at Town Hall by February 2, 2018 @ 4PM if you wish to only vote in Town elections.  You must be a town resident for a period of three months prior to the election to vote in the Town election.

 

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.

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).  Any yearly passes sold between October and December 2017 will be valid through December of 2018.

NEXT Bulk Pick Up January 31, 2018

IS WEDNESDAY January 31, 2018 MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CALLED IN YOUR ITEMS BY TUESDAY, January 30th. 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.

Cecil County Wade In held in Charlestown June 17

This year’s Cecil County Wade-In was held in Charlestown!  We learned lots of way to make the Chesapeake Bay a healthier environment with things we can do in our own backyards.   Hosted by Charlestown  while Elk Neck State Park has some construction done, we got a lot of positive feedback from vendors, organizers and attendees.  There is some hope that we might alternate going forward with Elk Neck as hostees.  We took our stroll from Foot Log Beach and made 27″ depth of water clarity before our shoes disappeared!  The picture at left shows the wade-in from Foot Log Beach!

DOG LICENSES EXPIRE DECEMBER 31!

The Cecil County website has more information at  www.ccgov.org/government/animal-services/dog-licensing .

Charlestown Postal Services

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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!