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

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.
Silver Hammer awarded to Charlestown Elementary!

silver-hammerCongratulations!   Charlestown Elementary!

Charlestown Elementary was awarded the  Silver Hammer Award on Thursday, September 15th.  The award was presented by Comptroller Peter Franchot.  The school was being recognized for its exceptional maintenance, which creates a positive learning environment for students and increases morale for teachers and staff. The Silver Hammer Award was established in 2010 to recognize schools that have demonstrated a commitment to fiscal responsibility through superior school maintenance.  One school is selected from each of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions.



Mosquito Spraying has begun!

mosquitoThe Town of Charlestown has contracted with the State of Maryland to fog the town for mosquitoes during the summer season.  The application is to begin soon after Memorial Day and will be reapplied every couple of weeks depending on weather and mosquito conditions.  The fogging generally happens in the early morning hours or just at dusk.  The crew will also be looking for standing water and treating that as well.  What can you do?  Keep standing water to a minimum and change water daily for any pets that are kept outside and birdbaths.  Look around your yard for those hidden spots that can become breeding grounds.  The application will kill mosquitoes carrying the Zika Virus and other diseases that this pesky pest spreads.  Even though we are doing these applications, we recommend that you apply bug repellent if you are outside.

NEXT Bulk Pick Up September 28, 2016

IS WEDNESDAY  September 28, 2016. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CALLED IN YOUR ITEMS BY TUESDAY, September 27th FOR PICK-UP:  410-287-6173 AND HAVE THEM OUT BY 7AM OR THE NIGHT BEFORE. Please do not put items out far in advance of the date.  Doing so makes your neighborhood unsightly.

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.

NEXT Hazardous Waste Day


Click here for details!

Cecil County Animal Control

 Cecil County Animal Services began operations Friday, July 1, 2016 at 3280 Augustine Herman Highway in Chesapeake City.

Citizens wishing to report a stray animal or needing to surrender a pet are asked to contact Cecil County Animal Services at 410-441-2040.  Please DO NOT contact emergency services or call 911.

Please visit Cecil County Animal Services’ Facebook page at FACEBOOK (click) for additional information about the program.  Interested volunteers must register through Volunteer Cecil at

Media Contact:
Barbara Smith


A License is a…
Lost Dog’s Ticket Home.


Dog Licenses are required in Cecil County and can in most instances be purchased at Town Hall. 2016 licenses are now available. For more info and an application, please contact Town Hall or Cecil County.

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!