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

This Notice will be updated with HOLIDAY PICKUP SCHEDULES as they occur! 

Christmas and New Year Holiday Schedule: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 and Monday, December 28, 2020, Trash for the entire City will be picked up on both days.  Market Street Westside normal day pick up on Thursday, December 31, 2020 instead will be on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 and Market Street Eastside normal pick up day on Friday, January 1, 2021 instead will be on Thursday, 31, 2020.

Latest News & Announcements

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

The deadline to file as a candidate for this year’s municipal election in Pocomoke City will be at 4:30 p.m., Friday, February 5, 2021.  Candidates for the office of Mayor and for City Councilmember District 4 and Councilmember District 5 must use a candidacy filing form and file it in person with the City Clerk at City Hall, 101 Clarke Ave, Pocomoke City, MD.  The fee for filing for the office of Councilmember or Mayor is $25.00.

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