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 9/2/2020

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

Normal Schedule is: Bulk Trash Day is normally the second Wednesday of each month. Changes to that schedule will be indicated on the monthly water bills or call City Hall at 410-957-2521. 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 updated on the monthly water bills and posted here, on the City website and on the City's Facebook page.

Latest News & Announcements

Today's ceremony marked the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment adoption to the US Constitution which gave women the right to vote. It took 70 years of the suffrage movement to mark this historic event.

Click on the link below to follow Governor Hogan's executive orders as they are issued in regard to COVID-19.

https://governor.maryland.gov/covid-19-pandemic-orders-and-guidance/

Update 4/13/2020: Maryland A-Z COVID-19 Resource Guide. Follow the link below:

https://governor.maryland.gov/marylandunites/

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 Closed Session of the Pocomoke City Mayor & City Council is to be held on Monday, September 21, 2020.  The closed session meeting will be called to order following the open session Council meeting at 6:30 PM. 

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.

Pay Bills Online

Our online utility billing application gives you access to your account 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It's a convenient way to pay your bills on your own time - with no waiting!

Scan this QR code with your mobile device or click here to get started!

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