Dorchester County, which is physically shaped like a heart, is known as the Heart of Chesapeake Country. Rich in Chesapeake Bay history, folklore and tradition, Dorchester offers unsurpassed opportunities to experience a most beautiful and unique part of Maryland. With its pristine rivers, marshlands, working boats, quaint waterfront towns and villages among fertile farm fields…much still exists of the authentic Eastern Shore landscape and traditional way of life along the Chesapeake.

Dorchester County is changing.  The County is growing with the revitalization of the Cambridge Downtown Area, planned residential projects, and a “can do” philosophy at the local and county government levels.

Quick Links:

Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget Adoption Schedule

Fiscal Year 2016 Adopted Budget

Chesapeake TMDL Phase II Local Team Information

Floodplain Information



The Dorchester County Department of Public Works will be

paving roads in your area. (Hatsawap Road, Nanticoke Road,

Harris Drive, Bay Heights and Sandy Acres Road). 

Please contact our office with your contact information so we can

inform you of when we will need to have all vehicles off your road. 

Leave your name, address and day time phone number so we may

call you prior to paving so you will be able to make arrangements

for your vehicles. 

Call 410-228-2920 or email

Dorchester County Department of Public Works

5435 Handley Road

Cambridge, MD 21613


410-228-9516 FAX







posted: 05/04/16
April 19, 2016
posted: 05/04/16

The next Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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