Town offices and contact information:
The Town of Chesapeake City
108 Bohemia Avenue
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am to NOON
Chesapeake City was incorporated in 1849. Chesapeake City is one of 157 municipalities in Maryland. Municipalities, independent of size or wealth, are recognized along with each of the counties as co-equal local government entities under Maryland state law.
Our municipal charter defines the structure of our town government: there are four structures of municipal government, Weak Mayor and Council; Strong Mayor and Council; Commission; and Council and Manager. Chesapeake City follows the Strong Mayor and Council model, which is defined by five council members: Mayor and Council are elected at large; Mayor is separate from Council; Mayor is chief executive of the administration; Council serves as legislative branch; Mayor has veto power with Council override requiring a supermajority. The Mayor and each of the five members of the Town Council serve two year staggered terms.
The Mayor and Council meet typically two or three evenings a month. The second Monday of the month is the Town meeting where legislation and town business is conducted. On the first and fourth Monday the Mayor and Council meet at a workshop to debate items to be voted on at the regular meeting.
Participation is essential and encouraged. Besides running for an elected position there are Commissions, Boards and Committees that keep our town running. Attending meetings and getting involved is the best way to ensure a successful local government.