The Planning Commission Will Hold a Special Meeting on

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 to Discuss Solar Legislation

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Dorchester County’s Police Accountability Board
is Accepting Applications for Service on the
Dorchester County Administrative Charging Committee

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The Hoopersville Boat Ramp will be closed for repairs from May 1, 2023 through August 1, 2023 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.

RFP for Restaurant Services Cambridge-Dorchester Regional Airport Terminal

The Dorchester County Council is seeking proposals to operate a restaurant located in the Cambridge-Dorchester Regional Airport Terminal. 1600 sq. ft. with seating capacity of approximately 74. For additional information and/or for a tour please contact Steve Nuwer, Airport Director, at (410) 228-4571. Sealed proposals (1 original and 2 copies), must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 9, 2023 at the Dorchester County Council’s Office, 501 Court Lane, P.O. Box 26, Room 108, Cambridge, Maryland 21613 and clearly marked “Proposal for Restaurant Services, Cambridge – Dorchester Airport”. Faxed bids will not be accepted. The opening of proposals will not be public. Click Here to View Request for Proposals



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 .