Welcome to the Town of Oxford

July 28, 2021: Although the Oxford Commissioners and all Oxford Boards had transitioned to IN PERSON MEETINGS in June. For the next couple of weeks 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:       

 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.

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:

Oxford Hurricane Preparation

Talbot County Emergency Services Hurricane Information

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.

Please note: the Oxford Commissioners and all Oxford Boards have transitioned to IN PERSON MEETINGS. All meetings will be held on their normal ‘pre-covid’ days, times and locations. Meetings are held upstairs in the Commissioners meeting room located in the Community Services Building located at 101 Market Street. Questions can be directed to oxfordclerk@goeaston.net .

The Oxford Commissioners Meetings will have an option to view through the Zoom platform. Please look at the event calendar or the agenda on this website. 

Social Distancing protocols are in place and it is requested that non-vaccinated visitors wear a mask. 

Further information for individual meetings can be found on this site under events and under government agendas. 

For the most recent Notices of Public Hearings: Notice of 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

Election Information

Update: Brian Wells is the Commissioner elect following the June 15th election. Brian will be sworn into office on July 13, 20201.  


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.  

COVID-19 / Corona Virus Information 

COVID Update June 15, 2021 from Governor Hogan:
Today I announced the end of the COVID-19 state of emergency in Maryland. On Thursday, July 1, any and all emergency restrictions and mandates of any kind will end. Masks or face coverings will not be required in any settings anywhere, including schools, camps, and child care facilities.
July 1 will also begin a 45-day grace period through August 15 where certain regulations will continue to be relaxed to help people complete the transition out of the pandemic. This includes an additional 45 days to renew your expired driver’s license, and if you have not yet made an appointment to do that yet, you should take care of that as soon as possible.
Thanks in large part to the hard work, the sacrifices, and the vigilance of the people of Maryland, we have finally reached the light at the end of that long tunnel. Each and every one of you—your actions—have made this day possible.

New to Oxford? 

NEW!  Text to 911 is now available for Emergencies  Talbot County Emergency Services has just announced that in an Emergency when you cannot make an audio call, you can now Text a message to 911. (This service has been set up with the following carriers: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon.) 


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.