News & Notices

The Town of Chesapeake City strives to keep all residents informed and up-to-date on all important matters impacting their lives here in our charming town. If there are announcements you feel are missing, please feel free to reach out to us at 410-885-5298 or contact us via our online form and mark the “I think an important announcement is missing from the website” box.


Our Latest News, Announcements & Notices

Town of Chesapeake City Hydrant Flushing

Weather permitting, fire hydrant flushing is scheduled for:


  • Monday, November 26: 11pm – 5am
  • Tuesday, November 27: 11pm – 5am


  • Monday, December 3: 11pm – 5am
  • Tuesday, December 4: 11pm – 5am

If you experience any discoloration in your water, please run a faucet until clear. You may also experience temporary low water pressure while flushing is occurring.

If you have an questions, please call Town Hall at 410-885-5298

DEADLINE DEC. 7 – BIDS for Winter Maintenance/Snow Removal

The Town of Chesapeake City is actively seeking bids for Winter Maintenance/Snow Removal to include snow plowing of the parking areas, roads and alleys, for both North and South sides of Chesapeake City. Bid should also include melting agents to be applied on the roads in the event of freezing temperatures causing icy conditions.

Bid packets are available in Town Hall during business hours. Sealed bids are due in Town Hall by Noon, Friday December 7, 2018. The Town of Chesapeake City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. EOE.

DECEMBER 5 – Street Sweeping

Wed., December 5 at 7am

Rain Date: Thurs., December 6

Your cooperation in parking off-street on sweeping day is greatly appreciated and necessary for the cleaning to be effective. Just one car left on a street can greatly impact the ability of the sweeper to maneuver around it, resulting in an unsuccessful clean-up.

Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

Thursday, December 20, 2018
6 – 8 pm

1. Construct your Gingerbread House following the guidelines listed on the back of this flyer.
2. Bring your decorated Gingerbread House and Registration Form to Town Hall by 4:30 pm on Thursday, December 20, 2018.
3. Come back between 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm to view all entries and vote for the winner!

Download the Guidelines and Application here

Chesapeake City’s Holiday Decorating Contest 2018


Chesapeake City’s Sixth Annual Winterfest of Lights kicked-off on Sunday, November 25 in Pell Gardens with a concert of holiday songs followed by Santa’s arrival by horse-drawn wagon. Santa turned on the lights on the Town Christmas Tree, as well as, all the other light displays on both the north and south sides of the canal. Thank you to those who came to celebrate with us!

There will be different activities each weekend throughout the holiday season such as music/carolers, Carriage Rides and Santa Claus at Santa’s Workshop in Town Hall on Saturdays from 2 pm-5 pm throughout December, and a Candlelight Tour of Chesapeake City’s Historic Homes on December 8!

As always, residents and businesses are encouraged to decorate their yards, porches, windows, and doors for the holiday season. It would be wonderful to see more lights and awesome, unique winter wonderland displays all over town this year to add to the joyful Winterfest atmosphere. Imagine how much more beautiful our town would look for the holiday season if everyone took part. Please become a part of the Winterfest Celebration this year – we have the best little Town, let’s make it BIG this holiday season; let’s make it the best Winterfest yet!

The Holiday Decorating Contest has two categories:

  1. RESIDENTS: two winners (one from north side and one from south side)
  2. BUSINESSES: one winner (includes businesses on north and south sides of town)

PRIZES: $100 gift card for each winning residence and a “Winner” display yard sign posted at each winning residences, as well as, the winning business.
JUDGING: Will take place on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2018 beginning at 6:30pm. Winners will be determined by 3 judges. You must register by noon on Dec. 14 to compete so we know where to take the judges! Please make sure your holiday display is ready by Dec. 16!

Winners will be notified/announced that evening.

If you are interested in participating in the Holiday Decorating Contest please fill out the below information and email it to Tonya (contact info. below) or drop it off at Town Hall. This form can also be found on the Town’s website at and on Facebook. If you have any questions, please contact Tonya Lockwood at Town Hall by phone at 410-885-5298 or by email at


Yard Waste Dates

Town of Chesapeake City Yard Waste Information

  • Last day for Yard Waste – Monday, December 17, 2018
  • Yard Waste pick-up resumes – Monday, March 4, 2019

CHRISTMAS TREE PICK-UP ONLY on Mondays in January and February
*If necessary, you may schedule a special or emergency yard waste pick-up directly with Junk Bee Gone during the break.

10th Annual Chesapeake City New Year’s Day 5K Run/Walk

Registration & Warm-up @ 10:30 AM
– Bohemia Ave. (Between 3rd & 4th St.)

$25 for pre-registration BEFORE Dec. 21, 2018
$30 for registration AFTER Dec. 21, 2018
$15 for Kids 11 & Under

*Pre-Register by Dec. 21 to receive a commemorative shirt!*
Register online at WWW.RACES2RUN.COM Or in person at Town Hall of Chesapeake City.
Forms can also be found at

Sorry, no strollers, roller blades, dogs, or wearing of headphones

Please contact Race Coordinator Frank Vari 410-885-2161