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Summer 2023 Conference


The Smithville and Crocheron  Boat Ramps are  under construction and will be closed until construction is complete, pending weather/materials.

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Circuit Court

Check updates on information regarding Circuit Court.

Floodplain Information

Are you in a Floodplain?  Do you need information about building in the Floodplain?  Are you interested in further protecting your home from flooding?  Why should you purchase Flood Insurance?  Where is the Floodplain in Dorchester County?  Click here to find information about these questions and Dorchester County’s Floodplain Management Program.

Hotel Tax for Short-term Rentals and Hotels

Dorchester County imposes a hotel rental tax of 5% on any establishment that offers sleeping accommodations for compensation.  A “hotel” includes: an apartment, a cottage, a hostelry, an inn, a motel, rooming house or a tourist home (commonly referred to as short-term rentals).  To register and pay hotel rental taxes up to $10,000, please contact the Finance Office at 410-228-7291.  To pay hotel rental taxes over $10,000, a hotel tax form and remittance instructions can be found here.  Please contact the Finance Office if you have any questions 410-228-7291.

Dorchester County PAB Accepting Applications for Administrative Charging Committee

TAKE NOTICE: That the Police Accountability Board (PAB) of Dorchester County, Maryland is seeking applicants who wish to serve on the Dorchester County Administrative Charging Committee (ACC). The ACC duties include, but are not limited to the following: 1) review the findings of a law enforcement agency’s investigation of a complaint made by a member of the public against the police officer; 2) determine whether the police officer shall be administratively charged; and 3) recommend appropriate discipline. If interested on serving on the ACC Board, please send a letter and resume to P.O. Box 26, Cambridge, Maryland 21613, or via email to For more information, contact Donna F. Lane, Chief of Staff, County Office Building, 501 Court Lane, Cambridge, Maryland 21613, (410) 228-1700,



Regional Technology Park

Let our natural beauty and signature Eastern Shore lifestyle move you to Dorchester’s Technology Park. Conveniently located off U.S. Route 50, the Tech Park is a full-service business enterprise zone with 12 competitively priced, builder-ready lots. With prices beginning at $23,000/acre, our building lots range from 2.2 to 5.5 acres. Our economic development team is headquartered at the Eastern Shore Innovation Center, the Tech Park’s flagship business incubator. As business neighbors, our network ensures you real-time advice, assistance and advocacy. Learn more here .