Welcome to the beautiful bayside community of Chesapeake Beach, located in Calvert County, Maryland, where there are still places to discover and to enjoy with your family and friends. In Chesapeake Beach you'll find quiet secluded beaches, waterfront restaurants, succulent seafood, water park activities and events, and quaint, historic, hometown, quality of life our residents enjoy year-round. Thank you for visiting us. We hope you'll soon call Chesapeake Beach your home too, where the Welcome Mat is Always Out!
Fishing Creek Bridge Replacement Information (updated November 20, 2015), click here .
For more information on any of the above "Happenings," contact Connie S. O'Dell (Community Development / Special Events for the Town of Chesapeake Beach, MD)
410-257-2230 301-938-4061 (Cell) or via email firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Town is seeking volunteers who would be interested in serving on the Board of Elections. If interested, please submit a resume to Town Hall.
The Town is seeking volunteers who would be interested in serving on the Board of Appeals. If interested, please submit a resume to Town Hall.
The Town is seeking volunteers who would be interested in serving on the Planning and Zoning Commission. If interested, please submit a resume to Town Hall.
Mayor's Open Door and Mayor's Night Out Schedules -- click here
Bay Restoration Fee Financial Hardship Exemption -- On May 26, 2004, Senate Bill 320 was signed into law, creating the Bay Restoration Fund (“BRF”). The purpose of the bill was to create a dedicated fund financed by wastewater treatment plant users to be used to upgrade Maryland’s wastewater treatment plants with enhanced nutrient removal (ENR) technology. On July 1, 2012, House Bill 446 increased the mandated BRF fee from $2.50 per month to $5.00 per month, and required that BRF fee billing authorities develop a financial hardship fee waiver plan for low income households.
Residents of the Town of Chesapeake Beach may apply directly to the Town for an exemption from the fee due to substantial financial hardship.
For more information, click here .
To sign up to receive Nixle Alerts or those from the new Calvert County ALERT notification system (replaced Code Red as of July 4, 2013), click here .
Planning & Zoning -- For the latest minutes, click here ..
Town Council Meetings (now begin at 7:00pm)-- For the latest minutes, click here ..
Financial Reports for the Town of Chesapeake Beach -- click here
Chesapeake Beach Utility Rate Commission Report , click here .
Enhanced Nutrient Removal (ENR) - get the facts here
Chesapeake Beach Calendar 2016 -- click here
"Chesapeake Beach Welcomes You!" video -- click here
Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail Dedication video -- click here
Pay your Utility Bill online -- The Town is pleased to offer the added convenience of online utility bill payment for water / sewer bills. Visa, Mastercard and Discover are accepted. To register, click here (leaving site).
New Water & Sewer Rate Schedule Effective July 1, 2014 as Adopted by Chesapeake Beach Town Council May 15, 2014 -- click here
REMINDER: Tenant Utility Billing Agreement
Please be advised that the Town of Chesapeake Beach Utilities Department does not allow a property owner to have a water / sewer bill put in a tenant’s name.
The utility bill will be sent to the owner of the property. It will be the responsibility of the property owner to see that the bill is paid. If you are a property owner who has tenants and are not receiving a utility bill, please call Town Hall at 410-257-2230 to have your address changed.
BGE Offers Budget Billing & Payment Options: Below please find a link to a Press Release that BGE posted on February 23, 2015. This Press Release explains the programs that are currently available to customers to help with high electric bills. One program is budget billing. Instead of paying a high bill based on usage, BGE can cancel and rebill that statement for the budget billing amount (the average usage for the past 12 months). Other programs, such as energy assistance, do have qualification requirements since it is for low-income residents. To view the Press Release, click here (leaving site).
Chesapeake Beach participates in the Nixle Community Information Service that is dedicated to helping you stay connected to the information that matters most to you (including traffic alerts). You stay connected to your local police department, your children’s schools, your local community agencies and organizations, and important information from other nearby locations. To learn more about or to sign up for Nixle alerts, click here (leaving site) .
Maryland's Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force Interim Report -- Maryland's Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force established by Governor Hogan recently released their Interim Report outlining steps that are being taken, and will be taken, to address the heroin/opioid abuse epidemic that has engulfed the state, including Calvert County. To visit the Task Force website, click here (leaving site) . The Town of Chesapeake Beach, Mayor Wahl and the Chesapeake Beach Town Council hope this website will raise awareness of the problem, as well as raise awareness of the resources that are being made available to individuals and families that have been cruelly ensnared in the web of opioid addiction.
Reminder on Dogs -- According to the Calvert County Animal Control Ordinance, all dogs must be on a leash when not on your property. We have had a couple incidences recently where larger dogs got loose and attacked smaller dogs. We do not want to impose any additional restrictions on these pets, so we ask that you take special care to see they are restrained at all times. If your dog has a tendency to be aggressive, we suggest you consider a muzzle.
Reminder on Requirement for Trash Receptacles: According to Town Ordinance 200.3 (9) in part -- "No garbage, trash, or debris shall be placed out for collection except in proper storage receptacles. Where collection is from a sidewalk or alley, receptacles shall be placed out no earlier than the evening preceding the day of collection... Receptacles placed on a sidewalk or alley shall be promptly returned to the premises after collection... Storage receptacles shall be made of a durable material and shall be watertight with tight-fitting covers to control odor and prevent animal access."
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Trash Schedule -- click here
Recycle Schedule including acceptable materials -- click here . NOTICE: EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 24, 2015 -- On Monday, December 7, 2015 we were notified by Southern Maryland Recycling that beginning December 17, 2015 they will again start taking our recyclables to the Crinc location in Prince Georges County. The facility is now being run by Maryland Environmental Services. We ask residents to continue your practice of “clean” recycling by following the recycling guidelines listed on our website . Please do not mix trash or dirty containers in with your recyclables and remember to check the schedule listed on the website for your correct recyclables pick-up day.
Here is the schedule for recycling for the next few weeks:
December 24: Both Sides of Town
January 7, 2016: North Side of Town
January 8, 2016: South Side of Town
We will post the first quarter schedule for 2016 as soon as it is available from the vendor.
Bulk Trash -- click here
Yard Debris pickup -- click here
Holiday Trash (tree pickup) Schedule -- click here
Household Hazardous Waste -- click here
Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for 2014 -- click here
Chesapeake Beach receives a Banner City Award again for 2015 from the Maryland Municipal League (MML). The MML annually awards designations of Banner City / Town to those cities and towns that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to MML programs and activities through the involvement of their elected and appointed officials during the past year. The Banner City / Town designation is MML’s highest city / town member achievement award. The program is designed to encourage and reward exceptional participation in MML programs and activities and to foster teamwork among municipal officials to achieve program criteria. It is meant to be a challenge that requires foresight and commitment from the municipality.
Chesapeake Beach Receives Prestigious Sustainable Maryland Certified Award at Maryland Municipal League Conference, 1st in Calvert County. To view the press release, click here .
Calvert County (including Chesapeake Beach) was recognized as one of the "100 Best Communities for Young People" for the year 2012. This competition identifies cities nationwide that have made the well-being of children and youth a priority. The 2012 winners were chosen from a pool of more than 320 nominees from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Winning communities hail from 42 states, which is a record for the competition. The 100 Best Communities for Young People is now in its sixth cycle, recognizing communities making extraordinary efforts to reduce dropout rates and provide outstanding services and support to their youth.
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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Emergencies 911 Animal Control 410-535-2800 Beach Elementary 410-257-1512 Community Center 410-257-2554 Fire Department 410-257-6564 Library 410-257-2411 U.S. Post Office 410-257-6180 Railway Museum 410-257-3892 Sheriff’s Dept. 410-535-2800 Town Hall 410-257-2230 Water Park 410-257-1404
Important Snow / Cold Weather Information - click here
Crime Solvers Of Calvert County for Anonymous Reports -- 410-535-2880
Town Hall is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm except for holidays*.
*Except on the Mondays when Mayor Wahl holds “Mayor’s Open Door”. “Mayor’s Open Door” is on the Monday of Town Council Meeting week from 4 – 5:30 pm.
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