Pocomoke City, Maryland

"The friendliest town on the Eastern Shore"

Welcome Message

Mayor PhotoWelcome to Pocomoke City, Maryland!  Nestled on the banks of the beautiful Pocomoke River, touted as the deepest river in the world for its width and lined with lovely Cypress trees, our city offers exciting adventures for boating, fishing, jet skiing, canoeing, and kayaking.  A ride down the river will be most memorable as you see American Bald Eagles, birds and wildlife of many species.  While near the river, explore our 1.5-mile downtown Nature Trail viewing a unique diversity of trees and birds that make this portion of the Pocomoke River so special.  Our location on the wonderful Delmarva Peninsula is a paradise for beach lovers, surfers, hunters, fishermen, bird watchers, and those who love a simple, coastal and laid-back way of life.

Founded in the early 1700’s, our city was incorporated in 1865 as New Town or Newtown but was re-incorporated in 1878, as Pocomoke City, after the American Indian name of the Pocomoke River, meaning “black water.”  Our rich history proves the resilience of past generations, as the city experienced several devastating fires destroying the town. The first fire in 1888 destroyed seventy-nine buildings.  Again, in the early morning of July 6, 1892, another devastating fire consumed almost the same buildings that were destroyed in 1888 and on April 23, 1922 “the most disastrous conflagration in Pocomoke’s history occurred, sweeping away the town’s central business district along with residences from Second Street to the river.”  Each of these tragedies brought our citizens and businesses together, and with great determination, the people of Pocomoke City rebuilt again.  The tenacity, perseverance, and steadfastness displayed throughout the years is what makes our town unique to other towns in our area.

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Friendly Reminders for Regular and Bulk Trash Pick Up in Pocomoke City

The daily trash collection schedule is east of Market St. (Tues. & Fri.); west of Market St. (Mon. & Thurs.). Daily trash pickup changes during Holiday closings will be printed on the monthly water bills and is posted on the holiday schedule for the year below.  Trash Collection Schedule: Trash must be placed at the curbside by 7:00 a.m. on collection days. If you have questions regarding the trash or bulk trash pick up schedule, please call City Hall at 410-957-2521.

 

 

 

Proposed Ordinance No. 456 for Planning and Zoning, Updated 03/12/2021

Pursuant to Chapter 230 of the Code of Pocomoke City, Maryland; proposed Ordinance 456. A fair summary of the proposed ordinance is as follows:

1. To amend Article IV General Regulations Section 230-18 Accessory structures in residence districts: to amend setback distances for accessory structures depending on size
or uses; to allow nonconforming structures to be rebuilt under certain conditions; to set limits on the coverage within rear yard areas; to set height limits and other standards.

Latest News & Announcements

To read the current information on utility service shut-offs during COVID-19, please click on the attachments below:

The daily trash collection schedule is east of Market St. (Tues. & Fri.); west of Market St. (Mon. & Thurs.). Daily trash pickup changes during Holiday closings will be printed on the monthly water bills and is posted on the holiday schedule for the year below.  Trash Collection Schedule: Trash must be placed at the curbside by 7:00 a.m.

Press Release: On May 10th, 2021 at 6:30pm, the Pocomoke City Mayor and Council, along with the City Manager and City Attorney convened at City Hall chambers in Closed-Session to discuss the future of the Pocomoke City Police Department. At the request of the City Manager, a motion by Council was made to rebuild the Pocomoke City Police Department internally in lieu of the option to be defunded and absorbed by the Worcester County Sheriff's Office.

Welcome to Pocomoke City, Maryland!  Nestled on the banks of the beautiful Pocomoke River, touted as the deepest river in the world for its width and lined with lovely Cypress trees, our city offers exciting adventures for boating, fishing, jet skiing, canoeing, and kayaking.  A ride down the river will be most memorable as you see American Bald Eagles, birds and wildlife of many species.  While near the river, explore our 1.5-mile downtown Nature Trail viewing a unique diversity of trees and

Current Bids & Notices

Pocomoke City is soliciting Requests for Proposals (RFP) from qualified firms to develop a detailed five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) document.

This project has been awarded and will be funded by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for FY 2021. Federal requirements and policies apply to and govern the project.

Pursuant to Chapter 230 of the Code of Pocomoke City, Maryland; proposed Ordinance 456. A fair summary of the proposed ordinance is as follows:

As a precaution against COVlD-19, public access to City Hall is restricted until further notice.

All bills can be paid: online at www.cityofpocomoke.com or via the dropbox
outside City Hall or by telephone at (410) 957-1333 or (410) 957-2521.

For questions regarding permits or Code Enforcement, please call (410) 957-1633.

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Business Hours

Hours of Operation - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone Numbers

City Hall: 410-957-1333
Housing Dept: 410-957-1633
Water Dept: 410-957-2521
Public Works: 410-957-0107
Animal Control: 410-632-1340

Police Non-emergency: 410-957-1600
Ambulance Non-emergency: 410-957-3600
Fire Company Non-emergency: 410-957-1023