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Oxford Ladies’ Tea

Due to the enthusiastic response to the Oxford Ladies’ Tea held in July, a monthly community ladies' breakfast is planned. Read more about it in our events section.

Welcome to Oxford, Maryland

A charming, tree-lined and waterbound village with a population of less than 1000, Oxford is one of the oldest towns in America and has a long history in maritime activities. Early in the day, you will still find local watermen at the town dock unloading the catch of the day. You can watch the sailboats arriving from all over the bay to dine at the various local restaurants our town has to offer.

While other waterfront towns have succumbed to waterfront condos and glitz, Oxford has retained its historic charm. The tourism and leisure activities are fueled by people's desire for quiet charm, fresh air, summer breezes, and a haven from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Town Government News and Notices

BID NUMBER: 15-02 Emergency Standby Generator

SEALED BIDS shall be accepted by the Commissioners of Oxford, 101 Market St., POB 339, Oxford Md., 21654 until 4:00 PM local time on Tuesday, December 9th 2014. Bids will be opened and read aloud at 6:00 PM on 12/9/14 at the regular Town meeting.

THE SCOPE of the purchase under this contract includes but is not limited to furnishing 1 24 KW diesel generator, 120/240 volts, 1 phase, & 1 100 AMP automatic transfer switch. Complete with all equipment as specified & installation, or approved equivalent. & all labor, tools, supervision, and/or related equipment in strict accordance with the solicitation documents.

SPECIFICATIONS, AND OTHER CONTRACT DOCUMENTS for the above purchase may be obtained from the Oxford Town Office, located at 101 Market St., POB 339, Oxford, Md., 21654.

THE COMMISSIONERS OF OXFORD reserve the right, without qualification, to reject or accept any or all bids, or any portions thereof, when in their reasoned judgement the general public will be better served thereby.



Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the County Council of Talbot County on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Bradley Meeting Room, South Wing, Talbot County Courthouse, 11 North Washington Street, Easton, Maryland for consideration of the design proposal for the Oxford Gateway Park project. The County’s consultant for the project, Steven Torgerson, Senior Landscape Architect with A. Morton Thomas & Associates, Inc., will make a presentation on the schematic design following which the public will be invited to provide comments.

The schematic design will be available for review beginning on Monday, November 10th, during regular office hours, in the Oxford Town Office, 101 Market Street, Oxford, Maryland; Talbot County Manager’s Office, South Wing, Talbot County Courthouse, 11 North Washington Street, Easton, Maryland; and on-line at under “Topics of Interest”.

All interested parties are hereby notified, invited to attend and to comment. Should you require communications assistance, please contact the County Manager’s Office at (410) 770-8010 or TTY (410) 822-8735 by Friday, November 14th.

You may view the plan here.


The Oxford Stormwater Task Force has completed the Oxford Stormwater and Flood Management Study and presented it to the Town Commissioners and Citizens at two different meetings in September. The Oxford Commissioners, with input from the citizens implemented a Stormwater and Tidal Water Utility along with establishing a Utility Rate within the Real Property Taxes for FY 2015.

The Town has been awarded a Technical Assistance Grant as part of a joint collaboration between Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the purpose of assessing coastal vulnerabilities for the town along with providing scientific data for the town to utilize in the preparation of their Stormwater Management and Shoreline Protection Capital Improvement Planning.

Please read the presentation from the Environmental Finance Center Here and the Final Report Here.



The Town of Oxford is pleased to have available this year’s annual drinking water report. This report is designed to inform you of the quality of water and services that the town delivers to you every day.

If you live in Oxford’s service area, but do not receive a water bill, please pick up a copy of this 2013 drinking water quality report at the Oxford Town Office or download here .

From the Oxford Police Department

On October 1, 2012, new Maryland vehicle laws will take effect that require all motor scooters and mopeds to be titled and insured, while all operators and passengers must wear a helmet and eye protection. All motor scooters must display a title decal on the rear of the vehicle. These new requirements are in addition to the existing law that requires all motor scooter and moped operators to possess a valid driver's license or a moped operator's permit.

Reminder: The use of Cell Phones and Texting are not permitted while driving a motor vehicle in the State of Maryland.

Please contact Chief Maxwell at the Oxford Police Department if you need any further explanation or have questions.

Curbside Recycling

Curbside Recycling is HERE!! Please check the Current Updates and link at the top of this page for more information.

Our town

Complete copies of all ordinances, meeting minutes, maps, and other town records are maintained in the Oxford Town Office. This website, and the partial records shown on this website, are provided as a convenience only. This website is not a repository of official public records of the Town of Oxford.