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Starting Saturday, June 16, 2018 (June 1, 2018) — Berlin’s Outdoor Movie Nights start June 16th, with “Tuck Everlasting” showing downtown at Jefferson Street. Movies will be screened on alternating Saturdays in Stephen Decatur Park, Dr. William Henry Park and … Continue reading

A Better Maryland Survey


Governor Larry Hogan charged the Maryland Department of Planning with drafting a new state development plan last summer (see Executive Order 01.01.2017.20). Beginning last fall, Planning visited every Maryland county and the City of Baltimore to conduct listening session, receiving input … Continue reading

Berlin Fire Company Report Released

Matrix Consulting has submitted the Berlin Fire Company Report to the Town and Fire Company.  To read the report, follow the link below. For more information, please contact Town Administrator Laura Allen at or 410-641-4144

 Berlin Welcomes International Environmental Professionals

TOWN OF BERLIN, MARYLAND Office of the Mayor Press Release FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE For Information Contact: Town Administrator Laura Allen 410-641-2770  Berlin Welcomes International Environmental Professionals Visit Focuses on Town Sustainability Efforts  (October 4, 2017) — The Town of … Continue reading


Starting Saturday, June 17, 2017 Berlin’s 3rd annual Family Outdoor Movie Nights start June 17th, with “Tuck Everlasting” being shown in downtown Berlin at Jefferson Street.   Movies will be screened on alternating Saturdays in Stephen Decatur Park, Dr. William Henry … Continue reading

Time to Talk, Maryland

The Maryland Municipal League has just released a 30-second video public service announcement surrounding its awareness campaign entitled “Time to Talk, Maryland.” Building upon its initial PSA from 2016, this second PSA aims to further facilitate productive community-based dialogues on … Continue reading


The results for the Berlin 2016 Municipal Election are as follows: MAYOR:  Wm. Gee Williams – 588; Lisa Hall – 137 COUNCIL DISTRICT 2: Zack Tyndall – 185; Jack Orris – 116 COUNCIL DISTRICT 3: Elroy Brittingham (unopposed)

Berlin, MD Semi-Finalist in Great American Main Street Award

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For Information Contact: Economic & Community Development Director:  Ivy Wells Phone: 410-629-1722 Main Street America Announces Berlin Main Street As GAMSA Semi-Finalist (Great American Main Street Award)   (September 19, 2016) Berlin Main Street … Continue reading

Latest Zika Virus Info.

In light of questions we have received regarding the Zika Virus, we encourage anyone with concerns to visit the Worcester County Health Department website for the most up-to-date information:


The Town of Berlin is conducting a survey of our trash and recycling customers.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.  Thank you! Click Here to be redirected to the Recycling Survey.

Halloween in Berlin

Trick-or-Treat hours have been set for Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 5-7 PM.  Please note that Washington Street, from Main Street to West Street will be closed to through traffic.   The Berlin Police Department reminds drivers to be aware of … Continue reading

Delmarva Power Project to Benefit Wicomico and Worcester Counties

From: Delmarva Power FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | June 15, 2015                                                         Media Contact: Matt Likovich 2530 N. Salisbury Blvd. Salisbury, MD 21801 Office 410-860-6203 | 24/7 Media Hotline 866-655-2237 | NYSE: POM  Rebuild of Transmission Line Will Enhance … Continue reading

Berlin Makes another Budget Travel List!

Jeffrey Auxer Designs glassblowing in Berlin, MD

Berlin is once again featured by Budget Travel (Berlin was Budget Travel’s 2014 America’s Coolest Small Town).  This time, we rank among the top family travel spots on the Eastern Shore!  For the full article click here!

Coolest Christmas

Starting with the Tree Lighting and Holiday Arts Night scheduled for Friday, November 28th through Berlin’s own New Years Eve Ball Drop, 2014 promises to be the Coolest Christmas around in America’s Coolest Small Town.  Find a full list of … Continue reading

Councilmembers Burrell, Gulyas Sworn-In

Mayor Gee Williams (right) conducts the swearing-in of District 4 Councilmember Dean Burrell (center) and At-Large Councilmember Thom Gulyas.

Incumbent Councilmember Dean Burrell and first-time Councilmember Thom Gulyas were sworn into office by Mayor Gee Williams on Monday, October 27, 2014 at the start of the regularly scheduled Mayor and Council Meeting.  Both Councilmembers were automatically declared the winners … Continue reading


The light on the left in this photo is LED, the light on the right is HDS.

The Berlin Electric Department has recently switched one of the Victorian streetlamps in front of Town Hall to an LED light.  The majority of the Victorian lights use 100 watt HDS (high-density sodium) bulbs and the new light is a … Continue reading


STATE OF MARYLAND RENEWABLE ENERGY REQUIREMENTS Maryland Renewable Portfolio Standard In 2004, the State of Maryland legislature passed legislation requiring all electric utilities in the State to comply with the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)*.  This new regulation requires that the … Continue reading

Coolest Volunteers Needed

America’s Coolest Small Town is looking for volunteers to help with the Town of Berlin’s Ambassador Program. “Berlin Ambassadors are a friendly face on Main Street that help our visitors with any questions they might have, hand out town information, … Continue reading

Help Make Berlin Beautiful

Let everyone know you care by adopting a landscaping area!

You may have noticed the little green and white signs that have popped up throughout the downtown and in the parks. Over the years many different people and organizations have, at different times, taken care of weeding, watering and planting … Continue reading

We Need Your Photos

Picture: Local artist Pat Henry puts some finishing touches on a painting.

Do you have some great pictures of Berlin events? How about homes or businesses decorated for the season (any season)? Or maybe just some nice scenes of our Town that you’d like to share? Please submit your digital or scanned … Continue reading

Good Friday

Town offices will be closed on Friday, April 18, 2014 in observance of Good Friday. There will be no recycling collection on that date. Friday trash collection will be rescheduled to Monday, April 21.

Independence Day

Berlin Town offices will be closed on Friday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. There will be no recycling collection. Friday trash collection will be rescheduled to Monday, July 7.


Berlin Town offices will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day. There will be no recycling collection on that day. Ever wondered why we have “Labor Day”? Click here !

Christmas Holiday

Berlin Town offices will close at noon on Wednesday, December 24 and will be closed on Thursday, December 25, 2014 in observance of Christmas. Trash and Recycling collection will be held as normally scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of … Continue reading

New Year Holiday

Berlin Town offices will close at noon on Wednesday, December 31 and will be closed on Thursday, January 1 in observance of the New Year Holiday. Trash and Recycling collection will be held as normally scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and … Continue reading

Christmas Tree Collection

The Town of Berlin Public Works Department will hold curbside collection of live-cut Christmas Trees on Wednesday, January 8 and 15, 2014. Trees must be free of ALL decorations and at the curb by 7:00 AM.


Trick-or-Treat hours in the Town of Berlin will be on Thursday, October 31, 2013 between 5:00 and 7:00 PM. The Berlin Police Department will have a candy-checking station at Town Hall, 10 William Street during those hours.

Just Walk Berlin

The Worcester County Health Department and the Town of Berlin Parks Commission Partner to Promote 2nd Annual Just Walk Berlin Snow Hill, Maryland- Fall in to fitness this November and participate in the 2nd Annual Just Walk Berlin event to … Continue reading

Berlin Enters Power Agreement

BERLIN SIGNS NEW ELECTRICITY SUPPLY CONTRACT GUARANTING LOWER ENERGY COST THROUGH MAY 2015 Taking advantage of a temporary drop in the volatile electric power market, the Town of Berlin has signed an additional two-year electricity supply contract with NextEra Energy … Continue reading

Citizen Participation Public Hearing

A required Citizen Participation Public Hearing will be held on Monday, May 13, 2013 during the Regular Meeting of the Berlin Mayor and Council, which starts at 7:00 PM. For more information, please read the Notice of Public Hearing.


Did you miss Berlin’s 41st Annual Christmas Parade on December 6?  Please visit the link below to view a photo gallery of this year’s wonderful event!  All photos generously provided courtesy of Chris Parypa Professional Photography. 2012 Christmas Parade


Thurs., Oct. 25, 2012 – The National Weather service radar indicates the potential for significant storm activity over the coming weekend related to Hurricane Sandy. While different models are indicating several potential paths for the storm, it is wise to … Continue reading


The Worcester County Health Department has confirmed that a rabid groundhog was recently found in Berlin, in the vicinity of Ann Drive. For more information, please go to a recent Daily Times Article regarding this case. For information regarding upcoming, … Continue reading

Energy Assistance Program

A representative of ShoreUp!, Inc. will be at Berlin Town Hall (2nd floor Conference Room) on Thursdays beginning February 17 from 9 AM to noon and from 1 PM to 3:30 PM to help individuals with applying for Energy Assistance.


TOWN OF BERLIN RESIDENTS Curbside Collection A Special Curbside Collection will be held to assist residents with storm cleanup on: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 Regular household garbage is not part of this collection. Residential properties only. Commercial and Industrial properties … Continue reading


BERLIN BUSINESSES GENEROUSLY SUPPORT WEDDING BASKET GIVEAWAY Over $1,300 value in gifts to be given away at first ‘Bridal Stroll Berlin’ The first step down the aisle in downtown Berlin for the community’s first-ever “Bridal Stroll” will begin at the … Continue reading

May Day Play Day

The 2nd Annual May Day Play Day was held on Friday, May 11, 2012 and was, once again, a huge success. Great music, lively entertainment and fun for all! Click here for photos of the festivities provided by ATN Productions … Continue reading


Media Contacts: Samantha Kappalman Jay AppersoN 410-537-3003 DROUGHT WATCH IN EFFECT FOR EASTERN MARYLAND BALTIMORE, MD (April 13, 2012) – The Maryland Department of the Environment announced today that a drought “watch” is in effect for the Eastern … Continue reading


BERLIN FORMS GREEN TEAM Toward goal of becoming a Certified Sustainable Maryland Community YOUR HELP NEEDED! Earlier this year, the Town of Berlin became the first community in Maryland to register for the Sustainable Maryland Certified (SMC) initiative. SMC is … Continue reading

Electric Meter Testing

The Electric Department will be conducting meter testing on 150 commercial customers and 100 residential customers during the period of 3/19/2012 thru 3/30/2012. This will require some services to be de-energized during the test. Affected customers will be notified prior … Continue reading

2011 Annual Water Report

The 2011 Annual Water Report is now available online. Please click here to view the full report. If you have any questions about the report, please contact Water Superintendent Marvin Smith at 410-641-2770 or email him at

William Street Crosswalk

October 20, 2011 – The Berlin Public Works Department installed a new crosswalk at the intersection of Bay and William Streets today. For a closer look at this process, please visit our photo gallery.

1st Annual OctoberFest

Saturday, October 15, 2011 12:00-6:00 Historical Downtown Berlin Berlin’s 1st Annual OctoberFest will feature the Cow Polkas, a well known regional polka band with a little Western twang! Also performing is the The Happy Wanderers Oompah Band. And Major Major … Continue reading

Free Summer Camp

The Town of Berlin Youth Program will be offering FREE Summer Camp for Berlin children aged 7-12. Space is limited so don’t delay! For more information go to the Worcester Youth & Family Counseling website..