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, Updated 11/20/2020

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

Thanksgiving trash pickup schedule is Monday, November 23, 2020 and Tuesday, November 24, 2020 will be regular scheduled pickup and Thursday, November 26, 2020 will be a day earlier on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Monday, November 30, 2020 will be trash pickup for the entire City. 

Latest News & Announcements

The Cypress Park Pickleball and Tennis Court facility in the heart of downtown Pocomoke City is now open for play. There are six new pickleball courts and one tennis court available to the public.

On this day, we honor all current and former members of the Armed Services. Our country’s greatness is built on the foundation of your courage and sacrifice. 

Not only should we thank the military this Veteran's Day, but we should resolve to thank them throughout the entire year for the vital service they perform for our country.

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Housing Choice Voucher Program's

Eastern Shore Waiting List to Open
November 2, 2020 to November 30, 2020

Waiting Lists Will Be Available for Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester Counties

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 accepting proposals from Professional Service firms with proven experience and expertise in upgrades and installation of electrical equipment. Electrical upgrades provide solutions for tripping breakers or flickering lights due to few outlets for the many modern appliances and prevent fire accidents and electric shock originating from power hitches.

                                                                                                                      Resolution No. 534

WHEREAS, State of Maryland through the Department of Housing and Community Development has solicited applications from eligible jurisdictions to apply for funding under the Maryland Community Development Block Grant Program; and

Pocomoke City is accepting proposals from Professional Service firms with proven experience and expertise in removal, replacement, sales and installation of carpeting.

Pocomoke City is soliciting proposals from contractors who have the skills and capacity necessary to provide exterior maintenance as requested in this Scope of Work. The work is to include the following:

The City Council of Pocomoke City is ordering the following owners to repair or demolish and remove the following structures designated as either UNSAFE structures or DANGEROUS DWELLINGS in accordance with Chapter 107 and Chapter 146-10 through 146-15 of the Pocomoke City Code:

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