Latest news & announcements

Community Alert Signals to Sound Saturday, July 7

Saturday, July 7, Worcester County emergency alert signals will sound from area fire sirens. A steady alert tone will sound at 10:00 a.m. for approximately one minute. 
The signals are tested the first Saturday of each month. In the event of an actual emergency, the sirens would be used as additional means to warn the surrounding communities of imminent danger and the need to tune to either radio, television or the internet for information. 

Worcester County Government offices closed July 4

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including all five Branch Libraries, Recreation and Parks, Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers, will be closed Wednesday, July 4, 2018, for Independence Day. 
The Shore Spirits Retail Liquor Store in Pocomoke will be open during standard hours of operation. 

All WCG offices will resume standard hours of operation on Thursday, July 5. 
WCG staff wish one and all a safe and happy holiday.
For more information on WCG hours of operation, contact Kim Moses, public information officer, at (410) 632-1194.

DRP and Environmental Programs Satellite Offices at Isle of Wight Office Complex to Close in June

June 29, 2018 will be the last day Development Review and Permitting (DRP) and Environmental Programs staff operate satellite offices at the Isle of Wight offices in Bishopville to consolidate their respective services in one location. Beginning July 2, DRP and Environmental Programs services will be centralized at the Worcester County Government Center in Snow Hill. 

Registration now open for new weekly summer youth golf clinics

Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP) staff are excited to announce that registration is now open for the new Clinics Fore Fun program. Youth ages 7 to 14 will be taught golf basics from PGA Instructor Brett Marshall. 

Fiscal Year 19 Budget Approved - Worcester County Retains Current Tax Rates

June 5, the Worcester County Commissioners approved the fiscal year 2018/2019 (FY19) Operating Budget of $190,030,719 in appropriations for the coming fiscal year.  This reflects a decrease of $8,901,956 or 4.7% less than the FY18 budget while requested expenditures of $211,611,999 have been reduced by $21.5 million.  Included in the revenue reduction is Room and Food Tax revenue totaling $15,140,419 which will be accounted for in a new Agency fund in order to meet recently passed Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 84, Fiduciary Activities (GASB 84).

Assateague Island Horse Census Results

Berlin, MD – The National Park Service has completed its May 2018 population census of the wild horses on Assateague Island. The total population of the Maryland herd is currently at 81 horses, including 21 stallions and 60 mares. One foal, a filly, was born the first week of April. Two horses have died since the last census, N2BM “Madeline Rose” and N9BFT-K “Dr. Jay”.

Worcester County Offices Closed Monday, May 28

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including all five Branch Libraries and Recreation and Parks, will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018, for the Memorial Day holiday. The Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers will also be closed.

The Shore Spirits Retail Liquor Store in Pocomoke will be open during standard hours of operation.

WCG offices will resume standard operating hours on Tuesday, May 29. WCG staff wish one and all a happy and safe holiday weekend.

Pocomoke River Bridge in Snow Hill Open

Rt. 12 is open in Snow Hill. Nassawango Road and Red House Roads are passable. Porters Crossing and Whiton Crossing remain closed due to high water. Roadways with standing water are dangerous, please exercise caution and be safe out there!

Multiple Roads around Snow Hill remain flooded

Due to the heavy rain at the end of last week multiple roads around Snow Hill remain flooded. Water on Rt. 12 near Down Under remains 3-4 feet deep as of 7 PM Sunday. As a result Snow Hill Rd. is closed as well as Porters Crossing and Whiton Crossing roads. Alternate routes should be considered for Monday’s commute as predictions are that it will take another 24 hours for the water to recede to where the road may be passable again.