PUBLIC NOTICE

Effective Wednesday, September 9, 2020
All County Offices Will Be Open to the Public.
Appointments are highly recommended, please
contact the appropriate office to schedule. Visitors
will be required to follow all CDC guidelines when
inside buildings. Masks are required for entry and
social distancing will be strictly enforced.

Click Here to View-Press Release Declaration of Local State of Emergency

Click Here to View – Dorchester County Declaration of Local State of Emergency and Executive Order

Click Here to View Press Release Extension of Declaration of Local State of Emergency

Click Here to View Declaration to Continue Local State of Emergency and Executive Order

PUBLIC NOTICE

DORCHESTER COUNTY IS IN STAGE THREE OF THE MARYLAND STRONG: ROADMAP TO RECOVERY PLAN

THE COUNTY IS FOLLOWING THE STATE’S REQUIREMENTS

CLICK HERE TO VIEW STAGE THREE OF THE ROADMAP TO RECOVERY PLAN

CLICK HERE TO VIEW GOVERNOR HOGAN’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS

Dorchester Goes Purple 2020

Circuit Court

Check updates on information regarding 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.

County Property for Sale

Dorchester County takes a proactive approach to dealing with vacant, blighted and abandoned property.  If a property does not sell at the annual tax auction, the County will take ownership and maintain the property until it can be transformed into productive property by new home owners, non-profits, adjacent property owners or neighborhood groups. We do this through a progressive policy which encourages affordable home ownership. Check out the list of available properties and process for purchasing here.

Comprehensive Plan Update

The Dorchester County, Maryland draft Comprehensive Plan is now posted on the Planning & Zoning Department’s web page for public review and comment. For review of the plan and to provide comments, please visit: https://dorchestercountymd.com/planning-zoning/

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.