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 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.

 

 

 

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 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.

2020 Downtown Building Improvement Grant Recipients and Property Improvements

Simply Sublime Massage & Bodywork, 147 Market Street, Fencing Project & Sewage Line Replacement

River Gem Bed & Breakfast, 407 Second Street, Exterior Painting, Siding Repair, Storm Door Replacement, Kitchen Countertop Replacement

Bank Street Auto Repair, 428 Bank Street, Exterior Painting & Garage Door Replacement after fire incident 

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

Notice of Public Hearing

Pocomoke City Mayor & Council

on Monday, June 6, 2022 At 6:30 P.M.

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to receive public comment on:

          1. Resolution No. 552, Gun Violence Reduction Grant

Notice of Public Hearing

Pocomoke City Mayor & Council

on

Monday, June 6, 2022 At 6:30 P.M.

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to receive public comment on

  1.  Resolution No. 550, Establish RFP Process for CIPP Lining Water Project

Notice of Public Hearing

Pocomoke City Mayor & Council

on

Monday, June 6, 2022 At 6:30 P.M.

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to receive public comment on:

 

           1. Resolution No. 551, Maryland Circuit Rider/City Manager Program Grant

Legal Notice: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Pocomoke City Water Line Improvements,
Pocomoke City CIPP Lining Project - Market Street (Phase 1)

Resolution No. 549

A RESOLUTION TO RENEW THE DESIGNATION OF POCOMOKE CITY AS A

SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY

AND

TO AMEND THE SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES’ AREA MAP

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POCOMOKE CITY BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS 

POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND 

APPLICATION NO: VAR 79-2022 Re: Cypress Roots Brewing Company, Willey Strategies LLC. 

Follow the link below to read the decision in its entirety.

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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