Welcome to the Town of Oxford

All Town Commission and Board Meetings have transitioned to in person meetings to be held in the Commissioners meeting room located at 101 Market Street.  
Links for ‘Town Commissioner’ meetings with a VIRTUAL option for ‘viewing’ can be found by clicking on the meeting event on the left of this page. Or by searching the Oxford Commissioners agenda HERE



Workshop dates: January 26, 2023, February 23, 2023, March 23, 2023, and April 27, 2023; More information can be found at the link above. 



As we are moving through our fall season and a time were we generally see higher than normal tides, it is a good time to access the vulnerability of your property and to make sure you have a Flood Insurance Policy in place. The current Flood Insurance rates are less than they have been in past and if you do not have a policy, this would be a good time to get one. Most Homeowner Insurance providers can assist you with Flood Insurance or put you in contact with a Flood Insurance provider. 

And as mentioned in the last newsletter, you may also want to consider downloading the MyCoast app on your phone and participate in collecting high tide flooding information for our community to help inform our future planning… mycoast.org/md  

The Town of Oxford is pleased to have available the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2021. 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 2021 is mailed with the quarterly water bills at the end of June of each year and can also be found here:  Oxford 2021 CCR  

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.




The Commissioners of Oxford have recently established a small committee, the CRC, to focus on the resilience efforts of the town in order to preserve the work that has been done, and to carry the efforts developed and planned into the future. 

Oxford Community Resilience Committee CRC


Talbot County is updating their Hazard Mitigation and Community Resilience Plan 

Mitigation is actions taken to reduce the risk from hazards that pose a threat to our area. Talbot County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan takes into account the treats and hazard that pose risk to our area, the make-up of our county (geographically and culturally), and facets of our community that allow us to adapt and bounce back to create mitigation strategies for the next five years.

Please take the time to visit our website and review our draft plan! https://www.talbothazardplan.org/ The entire draft plan and an insight into our planning process over the last year are available on our website. 

The Town of Oxford’s Hazard Mitigation is a component of the Talbot County Hazard Mitigation Plan. Update, the Town of Oxford adopted the Hazard Mitigation and Community Resilience Plan on August 9, 2022. 


October 1, 2022Please note COVID vaccines are still available by appointment through the Talbot County Health Department at 410-819-5632, including the latest Bivalent Booster available to ages 12 and up.

COVID-19 ~ August 2022 – Transmission in Talbot County has been MEDIUM for the last several weeks.  CDC recommendations are below:

  • If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease
    • Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions (e.g., testing)
    • Have a plan for rapid testing if needed (e.g., having home tests or access to testing)
    • Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you are a candidate for treatments like oral antivirals, PrEP, and monoclonal antibodies
  • If you have household or social contact with someone at high risk for severe disease
    • consider self-testing to detect infection before contact
    • consider wearing a mask when indoors with them
  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters
  • Maintain improved ventilation throughout indoor spaces when possible
  • Follow CDC recommendations for isolation and quarantine, including getting tested if you are exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19

People with COVID-like symptoms or exposure to COVID should wear a mask. Get a COVID test if you have symptoms or have been exposed. It is recommended to quarantine for at least 5 days or until symptoms have subsided, and to wear a mask for an additional 5 days. 

From the County Health Director: “Vaccines remain the best way for people to be protected against severe COVID-19 disease and hospitalization, as well as long-term complications from COVID-19 disease such as ‘long COVID’” states Dr. Maria Maguire, Talbot County Health Officer. “Testing, vaccination, and treatments for COVID are currently widely available. It is important to get tested if you may be sick with COVID or if you have been exposed, and treatment options are available for people at risk of severe disease.” People who test positive for COVID-19 should call their healthcare provider to see if they can benefit from COVID treatments, such as oral pills or intravenous infusions, which are highly effective at preventing severe disease.
Testing and Vaccinations are readily available from the Talbot County Health Department. 
  • Free at-home COVID tests via USPS. Every home is eligible for four tests and orders will ship in 7-12 days. (A second order is available)  Order them here
  • The health department’s rapid at-home COVID tests are available through the Talbot County Free Library when inventory allows.  
  • Local pharmacies have at-home COVID tests in stock.
  • **When taking at-home COVID tests, you can report your results here**
  • The Health Department is testing at 102 Marlboro Ave. You can call 410-819-5632 or visit https://portal.ciandx.com/portal to make an appointment. Drive Up.
  • The Health Department is providing Vaccines  at 102 Marlboro Ave Monday through Friday 1 PM to 6 PM. You can call 410-819-5641 or visit bit.ly3BdZ40G to make an appointment. Walk-ins welcome. No appointment required.
For the most recent Public Notices, Request for Proposals and Notices of Public Hearings: Public Notices
The town office is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to noon, and from 1 pm to 4 pm. Closed for all government holidays. Staff only is permitted past the office front counter. Masks are not required, but recommended, especially if you are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed. In addition:
  • Mail can be dropped in the mail slot to the left of the front door or in the file box inside the lobby when the building is open
  • Building permit applications and plans can be dropped in the file box located inside the lobby when the building is open
  • Packages can also be left in the lobby
  • Building Permit Applications and other forms 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 recommended that unvaccinated visitors wear a mask when inside the town building.

It is never too early to start thinking about Hurricane season. 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 








For the most recent Notices of Public Hearings and Request for ProposalsPublic 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


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.