Upcoming County Council Meetings Will be Held on the Following Dates at 6:00 p.m. in Room 110 of the County Office Building:

May 14, 2024 Regular Session Meeting / Budget Public Hearing

May 21, 2024 Budget Public Hearing Only

May 28, 2024 Regular Session Meeting / Budget Legislative Hearing and Adoption


Did You Know You Can Now E-Record Deeds Online?

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The Dorchester County Election Office has MOVED to
1000 Goodwill Avenue, Cambridge, MD (Old Banner Building)


General Early Voting:  October 24th – October 31st

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Circuit Court

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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 Charter Review Commission

TAKE NOTICE: The Charter Review Commission (CRC) has completed its review and provided its recommendations to the County Council. To view the CRC’s recommendations CLICK HEREIf you would like to comment on the recommendations, comments may be mailed to The Dorchester County Council, P.O. Box 26, Cambridge, MD 21613 or emailed to



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.

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