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Town of Chesapeake City MD

Today, Chesapeake City is the only town in Maryland that is situated on a working commercial canal. Most of its interesting 19th-century architecture remains intact, and the area that encompasses it on the south bank has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. At the city dock, pleasure boaters find a tranquil harbor off the busy Inter-Coastal Waterway, of which the canal is a major element. From the basin, visitors can walk easily into town or tour the Canal Museum, where the story of the canal is told and the massive waterwheel and steam engines that filled the locks stand in mute testimony. Outside is a replica of the lighthouses that lined the canal in days gone by.

Chesapeake City now is a destination widely known for its unique inland view of ocean-going vessels, for the proudly preserved and displayed reminders of its history, and for its friendly hospitality. Travelers discover fine dining, picturesque stores, outdoor concerts, seasonal events, and outstanding bed & breakfasts. From its origin as a rough and rowdy boom town, through an era of dispiriting depression, Chesapeake City has emerged as a charming and interesting place with a warm welcome for its visitors.



Town Hall

Town Council Approved Charter Amendment Resolutions

On Monday, April 9, 2018, Town Council approved: Charter Amendment Resolution No. 2017.11 (Click to view resolution) A Resolution of the Town of Chesapeake City, Maryland for Purposes of Amending the Charter of the Town of Chesapeake City to require the Mayor to...

Town Council to Hold a Special Session

A Special Session will be held to present the Fiscal 2018-2019 DRAFT Budget Date & Time: Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 4:00pm Location: Town Hall, 108 Bohemia Avenue, Chesapeake City, Maryland Town Council will hold a Closed Session Following the Special Session to...

10th Annual Summer Canal Race 5K Walk/Run

Date & Time: Saturday, June 30, 2018 Time: Warm-up 6:00 AM Start of Race 8:00 AM Race Location: Schaefer’s Restaurant Bank St. Parking Lot Race Parking: Under the Chesapeake City Bridge Entry Cost: $25.00 with pre-registration by June 22, 2018 $30.00 after June 22,...

Notice of Voter Registration: Town Election June 4, 2018

As prescribed by the Charter of the Town of Chesapeake City, Maryland, notice is hereby given that there shall be Voter Registration days April 2, 2018 through May 4, 2018 at Town Hall, 108 Bohemia Avenue during the hours of 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through...

Mayor and Councilpersons (2) Candidate Qualifications; Deadline to File

Candidates must have resided in the Town for at least one year immediately preceding their election and shall be a qualified registered voter of the Town. A qualified citizen who wishes to file his or her candidacy for office must do so by no later than 12:00 pm May...

Finance Committee Meeting Rescheduled

The Finance Committee Meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 6:30 pm has been RESCHEDULED for Thursday, March 29, 2018, at 6:30 pm. There may be 3 or more councilmembers in attendance. Town business aligned with the meeting's agenda may be...

Delmarva Power Ready for Next Nor’easter

Heavy, wet snow and ice could result in outages, customers encouraged to prepare With high winds, ice and heavy, wet snow – up to a foot in some places – forecasted to hit the region over the next 36 hours, Delmarva Power is ready. Delmarva Power’s Emergency Response...

Recycling Pickup Change

Due to inclement weather Recycling will NOT be picked up tomorrow.  Normal recycling pick-up will resume next Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

Single-Stream Recycling

PLEASE EMPTY OUT ALL FOOD AND LIQUIDS Food and beverage cartons Mixed paper: catalogues, magazines, newspapers, junk mail and envelopes Food boxes, toilet paper, and FLATTENED cardboard boxes Aluminum cans and empty aerosol cans Plastic bottles, jugs, containers and...

Chesapeake City Transportation Service Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey that Cecil County Transportation Services and the Town of Chesapeake City are conducting to determine if there is a need for transportation services to be offered in Chesapeake City. It will only take a few minutes of...

Winter Weather Preparedness & Awareness

Dear Residents, We've already experienced a few snow events, extremely cold temperatures, and blistering winds this winter and we're technically only about two weeks into the season. We urge you to be prepared and heed the advice of our local and state emergency...

New Mayor Elected

Congratulations to Newly Elect Mayor of Chesapeake City, Rich Taylor! We look forward to working with you!

Job Opening: Code Enforcement Officer (PT Contractual)

Town of Chesapeake City is seeking a professional, personable, and capable individual to join our team who performs professional work enforcing Town codes and ordinances. Position is contractual and is expected not to exceed 8 hours/week. Minimum qualifications...

Planning Commission Position Open

The Town of Chesapeake City is looking to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission. If you are interested in this position, please email Valerie Walls at v.walls@chesapeakecity-md.gov with your name and phone...

Noise Complaints

All Noise Complaints should be referred to Councilwoman Carolyn Blevins at c.blevins@chesapeakecity-md.gov or 410-885-2120. Or to Town Hall during normal business hours (9:00 am - 4:30 pm) at...

Public Notice

There MAY BE 3 OR MORE Town Councilpersons attending the Planning Commission Meetings, held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. This means that Town Business aligned with the respective meeting’s agenda, may be...

Memorial Bench Dedication

The Town of Chesapeake City would like to honor Carla Miners for the hard work and artistic talent that she brought to us. She was dedicated to making this town the best it could be! Please visit this bench located at the Head of the Ben Cardin Trail and enjoy the...

Chesapeake City Town Election Results

Congratulations to incumbent Councilperson Frank Vari,  former Councilperson Rebecca Mann, and to newcomer Carolyn Blevins! Also, the Town of Chesapeake City would like to thank the other candidates, Bill Staker and Brian M. Bluman for their interest and a special...

Town of Chesapeake City Ordinance No:01.09.2017

An ordinance of the Town of Chesapeake City to amend the Chesapeake City Comprehensive Development Ordinance to provide for satellite parking and to codify the existing architectural design standards. Click HERE to download the City Ordinance...