July 28, 2021: Although the Oxford Commissioners and all Oxford Boards had transitioned to IN PERSON MEETINGS in June. For the time being we are going to fall back to virtual or partially virtual meetings for everyone’s safety. Please check meeting dates and agendas on this website for Virtual links to join the meetings.
In light of the recent increase in COVID cases locally and nationally we are implementing additional precautions for the protection of residents and staff.
Visitors will be seen for the purpose of conducting necessary business by appointment only.
- Mail can be dropped in the mail slot to the left of the front door or in the file box inside the lobby when it is open
- Building permit applications and plans can be dropped in the file box inside the lobby when it is open
- Please leave packages to the right of this door
- Building Permit Applications can be download from the town website: www.oxfordmd.net
The staff is available by telephone and email, with email being the preferred method of contact for questions and permitting information:
- Cheryl – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lisa – email@example.com
- Maria – firstname.lastname@example.org
Town Office 410-226-5122 // Urgent Issues 443-496-1761
For police and all emergency issues dial 911
Information regarding town meetings and virtual links to participate can be found on this website under events and under government agendas.
Social Distancing protocols are in place and it is requested that visitors wear a mask when inside the town building.
- Outdoor activities pose minimal risk to fully vaccinated people.
- Most indoor activities pose low risk to fully vaccinated people, especially in areas with low or moderate transmission.
- Infections happen in only a small proportion of people who are fully vaccinated, even with the Delta variant.
- Fully vaccinated people who become infected with the Delta variant can transmit it to others.
To reduce their risk of becoming infected with the Delta variant and potentially spreading it to others, CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people:
- Wear a mask in public indoor settings if they are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
- Fully vaccinated people might choose to mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they or someone in their household is immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease, or if someone in their household is unvaccinated.
- Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
- Isolate if they have tested positive for COVID-19 in the prior 10 days or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
- Get tested 3-5 days after exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days after exposure or until they receive a negative test result.
The start of the Hurricane Season is as good a time as any to make sure you are prepared in the event of an emergency. Visit Ready.Gov to learn more about the risk Hurricanes poses and the advance planning that will keep you and your family safe. Local information can be found at the links below:
The Town of Oxford is pleased to have available the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2020. This report is designed to inform you of the quality of water and services that the town delivers to you every day. The Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2020 was mailed with the quarterly water bill and can also be found here: CCR 2020
If you live in Oxford’s service area, but do not receive a water bill, you can also pick up a hard copy at the Town Office at 101 Market Street.
For the most recent Notices of Public Hearings and Request for Proposals: Public Notices/Public Hearings
Other town news and information can be found below and at: News, Calendar and Town Information
Recent Information concerning ongoing efforts to build resilience for Oxford can be found here: Oxford Shoreline Improvements
Information regarding Oxford’s Economic Development efforts can be found here: Oxford Economic Development
The Commissioners of Oxford have established the R Gordon Graves Community Service Scholarship Program, in honor of former Commissioner Gordon Graves, open to all Talbot County Students pursuing post high school education, college or vocational. The chosen applicant/s will receive award/s of $500 to be used towards books and supplies for their post high school education.
More information and the student application form can be found at this link:
Citizens and businesses wishing to make contributions to the fund in honor of Gordon, should address their check to the Town of Oxford and note in the Memo: Graves Scholarship Fund. Donations can be mailed to PO Box 339, Oxford, MD 21654 or dropped off at the town office.