From Town Councilmember Tom Herz –

“Chestertown is working to help our residents visualize Kent county’s ‘curve’. The site ( isn’t currently mobile-friendly and the data lags ‘official’ Maryland statistics by about 24 hours, but we’re doing our best to get you information you need to stay healthy….

Stay tuned. We’ll continue to make improvements and enhance the reports as well as the user experience.”


Weekly Video Updates from Mayor Cerino – Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings on the Chestertown Responds Facebook page

Town Hall Meetings – watch live stream now


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The Town Office is closed to the public until further notice. Employees are still working and are available via phone or email to answer any questions you have.

Payments for utilities, yard waste, permit fees, bulk trash and parking tickets can be made as follows:

  • Pay by credit/debit card on our website
  • Mail payments to 118 N Cross St Chestertown, MD 21620
  • A lockbox has been installed outside of Town Hall where payments may be placed in an envelope and dropped off as well


We thank you for your patience during this time.

Town Hall phone number: (410)778-0500

Chestertown Utilities questions:

Finance questions: /

Permit/Event questions:


Trash and Recycling

Bulk trash service is suspended for the time being. Brush pick up will continue. Residential trash (garbage collection)pick up is still in service.


Farmers Market Message


At our last meeting, the Mayor and Council made the difficult decision to close the Farmers Market until May 15th. At the time, the state government had prohibited meetings of 50 or more people earlier that day, and just two hours before the meeting the federal government (CDC) had recommended to avoid being in groups of more than 10 people.

As you all know, our market for the past several years has included both Farmers AND Artisans, and regularly draws hundreds of people on nice spring/summer/fall days. As such, the Market as normally construed is currently a major public safety hazard during this global pandemic.

Since this decision has gone public, we have been bombarded with emails, texts, etc expressing various levels of outrage at this decision. Please understand that we are reacting to new mandates in real time, and making decisions that would have seemed unimaginable just a couple of weeks ago in the interest of public health.

So here is what we’re going to do: The Market will remained closed completely until the next meeting of the Mayor and Council on Monday, April 6th. This will give us time to see how the spread of this virus plays out, and to see if Governor Hogan will be implementing further restrictions on movement. On the 6th, we will examine possible ways to reopen the Market to FOOD VENDORS ONLY, in a configuration that allows everyone to spread out in a signficant way. Perhaps the Market will be able to open in a scaled down, altered format on Saturday, April 11th. Stay tuned ……..

In the meantime, keep in mind that we have an older population that is potentially very vulnerable to the deadliest effects of the cornavirus. Kent County has 20,000 residents and a very limited number of inpatient beds at our local hospital.

Do that math and it’s easy to see why we all need to be vigilant about the social distancing measures recommended by the CDC, and why the Mayor and Council need to err on the extreme side of caution during these unprecedented times.

Chris Cerino, Mayor

For the most up to date information and resources on Covid 19 please visit the Kent County Health Department website at


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