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.

 

 

 

NOTICE TO WINTER QUARTERS DRIVE RESIDENTS WATER SERVICE WILL BE TEMPORARILY TURNED OFF, Posted 3/4/2021

NOTICE WINTER QUARTERS DRIVE RESIDENTS-WATER SERVICE WILL BE TEMPORARILY TURNED OFF ON

TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2021 FROM APPROXIMATELY 9:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M.

During this period, Public Works employees will install a new valve in the water line on Winter Quarters Drive as part of a project to fix fire hydrants in the City.

Water service will be returned ASAP.

POCOMOKE CITY WATER DEPT. -  410-957-2521 or 410-957-3311

Latest News & Announcements

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.

In the FY of 2021, The Rural Maryland Council (RMC) Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund (RMPIF) granted Pocomoke City $150,000.00 to assist Pocomoke City with Pre-Construction/Engineering cost to prepare for the replacement of four (4) pump stations on Payne Avenue, Cedar Street, Dorchester Avenue and 10th & Market Street.

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 last day to register with Worcester County Elections Office to vote in this year’s election will be Monday, March 8, 2021.

RESOLUTION No. 536

Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 

A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF POCOMOKE CITY ADOPTING THE 2020 WORCESTER COUNTY HAZARD MITIGATION & RESILIENCE PLAN AS THE TOWN 2020 HAZARD MITIGATION & RESILIENCE PLAN. 

Pocomoke City requests a statement of qualifications from engineering firms in performing: 

1. Planning, design and bidding services, 

2. Construction contract administration services, 

3. Resident project representative services, 

4. Design services during construction. 

Fair Summary as follows:

Resolution to amend Chapter § C-35, Election of Mayor and Council

A. Starting in 2023, making the Mayor’s term four (4) years long, rather than three (3) years.

Chapter § C-15, Selection and Term

 A. Clarifying length of term to be compatible with Chapter § C-35, prior to April of 2023 shall hold office for a term of three (3) years and for a term of four (4) years when elected in April of 2023 and hereinafter.

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