Welcome to the Town of Oxford

Talbot County Health Department is now providing “Booster” shots per the qualifications below: 
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For the most recent Public Notices, Request for Proposals and Notices of Public Hearings: Public Notices

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. 

Talbot County Health Department

October 8, 2021 Epidemiology Update:
The Community Transmission rate for Talbot County is 301.23, which is HIGH zone.
There were 112 new cases in the past week.
423 new cases in the past month.
In the past month:
70% were >18 years old
30% under 18 years old
23% under age 12
(This week we’re unable to parse out the number >65 years old)
Over the past month, we estimate 28% of new cases occurred in people who were fully vaccinated, 4% in partially vaccinated, and 68% in people completely unvaccinated.
There were 19 Talbot residents hospitalized with COVID in the past month. Of these, 14 were unvaccinated, 1 partially vaccinated and 4 fully vaccinated.
September 28, 2021: Talbot County Health Department 
Epidemiology update:
In the past week, there were 120 new cases.
30.8% (37) were <12 years old
5.8% (7) were 12-18 years old
63.3% (76) were 18+
77% of new cases are not fully vaccinated.
In the past month, there have been 12 individuals hospitalized with COVID. Of these, 10 were not fully vaccinated. 8 of the 12 are <65 years old.
As of today, 64.3% of the county residents are fully vaccinated, with 68.6% having received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine. That means about 35.7% of the county — over 13,000 people — are not fully vaccinated and therefore at high risk for infection if exposed to COVID. This figure includes children who are not yet eligible (approximately 4400). Vaccination rates by age will be updated tomorrow (9/28/21).
Please get vaccinated. Wear a mask indoors. And please encourage your friends and family to do the same.


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.

August 2, 2021 – Oxford residence and visitors, as there has been concern recently with the increase in COVID cases nationally and the increased transmissibility of the Delta variant, along with a concerning uptick in cases locally, it seems appropriate to review the most recent COVID recommendations.
Talbot County Health Department is sharing the following information from the CDC:
Guiding Principles for Fully Vaccinated People
  • 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.
For more info visit the CDC’s COVID-19 page at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

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.


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


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.  

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.