Welcome to the Town of Oxford



September 15, 2020 Oxford Commissioner Election Results
James Jaramillo – 167 votes
Chris Kalinski – 96 votes
Freiderikos Franke – 37 votes


September 18, 2020 COVID-19 update for Oxford…

The past two weeks have produced 41 new positive COVID-19 cases in Talbot County and 5 new cases in the Oxford zip code. As it appears these new cases are in the general public, it behooves everyone to continue to practice the necessary precautions in our daily lives to reduce the risks to ourselves, our family and our neighbors. Health-Officer-Update-for-Talbot-COVID-at-Stage-3-9.3.2020

September 3, 2020 COVID-19 update for Oxford… 

Sadly, the 21654 zip code has shown up on the State of Maryland’s COVID mapping with 8 positive cases of COVID. Because they don’t post any cases on the State map until you have at least 8 cases for privacy reasons, you appear to have none, until you suddenly have 8 cases.This has caused some concern and questions, so a little explanation of the possibilities might be helpful.

These are not necessarily all new cases…. some, or all but 1, could have been from months ago. Additionally the 21654 zip code goes practically to Rt 50 – so could be we still have none in town. We all agree it can be frustrating because you would like to know if there is a key thing to avoid. Talbot County has confirmed the 8 cases are in the 21654 zip code, but again not necessarily all active cases, and as there were only 20 active cases when Oxford went on the map, it is likely we only have 1 or 2 new cases in the expanded Oxford area.

Although we had been running with ‘0’ new cases in Talbot County for awhile, there has been an uptick with 24 new cases in the last 7 days, so we should all remain cautious. 

What does this mean for the residents of Oxford? Continue to practice the recommendations of physical distancing of 6′ or more from all but immediate family, continue the use of face coverings in all circumstances where you are within 6′ of anyone other than immediate family, and continue to practice good hygiene. When you leave your house have a face covering and hand sanitizer, and make use of both items to protect yourself and those around you. 


For the latest information regarding the COVID-19 for the Town of Oxford and Talbot County: COVID-19 / Corona Virus Information

For the most recent Notices of Public Hearings:Notice of Public Hearings

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.)

TALBOT GOES PURPLE for the month of September.. It is that time of year when county wide we display our PURPLE LIGHTS to stand up against substance abuse.

All the town’s Purple Lights have been distributed, please leave them up through the month of September and return them to the town office in October. 

If you still need a light, they can be purchased from the  Talbot Goes Purple – shop here or at ED Supply in Easton. 

More information can be found here on the Talbot Goes Purple website

This years opening event will be virtual and more information can be found on the TGP Facebook page:Talbot Goes Purple

It is Hurricane Season! Please visit our Emergency Prepardness page and be sure your are ready for a summer weather event, before you find yourself in the middle of one: Emergency Preparedness    Please visit our Facebook page for current updates leading up to and during an actual weather event. 


Face Coverings are required in Oxford, Talbot County and Maryland whenever you are within a Business or Office, whenever you are outside and cannot consistently maintain a 6′ distance from others who do not live with you. 

Free COVID testing for Talbot County Residents is available through the Talbot County Health Department on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday by appointment, which can be scheduled by calling this number: 410-819-5632 – Residents who travel outside of the area should schedule a test when returning to Oxford. 

WHAT IS CONTACT TRACING DATA. In addition to identifying individuals who may have been infected with COVID-19, Maryland is now using contact tracing data to find patterns of behavior, and to identify where and how the virus is spreading. The governor announced the following findings based on recent interviews conducted with COVID-19 patients:

  • Higher-Risk Gatherings (Percentage of Interviewed Cases):
    • Family Gatherings – 44%
    • House Parties – 23%
    • Outdoor Event – 21%
  • Higher-Risk Locations (Percentage of Interviewed Cases):
    • Work Outside the Home – 54%
    • Indoor/Retail Shopping – 39%
    • Indoor Dining at Restaurant – 23%
    • Outdoor Dining at Restaurant – 23%
  • Employment Information (Percentage of Interviewed Cases):
    • Health care – 25%
    • Other – Non-public Facing – 23%
    • Other – Public Facing – 13%
    • Restaurant/Food Service – 12%

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 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 2019 drinking water quality report at the Oxford Town Office or download here.


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.