Pocomoke City, Maryland

"The friendliest town on the Eastern Shore"

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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.


Friendly Reminders for Regular and Bulk Trash Pick Up in Pocomoke City for 2022, Updated 1/19/2022

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 for 2022 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.




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Notice of Public Hearing and Fair Summary

Offered for sale:


      WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council have determined pursuant to Section C-24 (B) 47 of the Code of Pocomoke City, Maryland, that certain property owned by Pocomoke City is no longer needed for public use and has therefore agreed to dispose of same.



The intersection at Dorchester and Somerset Avenues will be closed from 7am-5pm Monday through Thursday each week until completion.  The corner of Somerset and Dorchester will be open at night time and on the weekends. The City appreciates the citizen's cooperation and apologizes for any inconvenience. 


SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PLAN ELEMENTS The table below provides a description of each subject area/element of the Sustainable Communities Action Plan. Included are examples of common strengths and weaknesses within each subject area and the types of projects that might be implemented to address said strengths and weaknesses.

 Are you or your neighbors experiencing more regular flooding in your region? Has higher water levels impacted your home, commute or access to a region that was previously regularly accessible? We want to hear about those experiences! State, county and local partners are working together to target vulnerable regions of Pocomoke City and Worcester County for possible protection, restoration or further research.




Purpose: This is part of our City-Wide Water Quality Improvement Implementation Plan; this project is focused on essential repairs and replacements for our wastewater system.  The contract is managed by GMB and subcontracted to M2 Construction. 


Amount and Funding of Project:  $1,474,465.00 funded by USDA, RMC, and ARPA

The recycle bins that were at two locations in Pocomoke City will be moved to a new location. The new location will be at the lot located directly next to the South Water Tower on the corner of Old Virginia Road/ Beltway and Dunn Swamp Road in front of the city's Water/Wastewater plant.

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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