News Release, Charles County Public Information Office

Due to the ongoing state of emergency, the Board of County Commissioners will hold the fiscal 2021 Operating Budget public hearing virtually on Tuesday, May 5 at 6 p.m. Residents are encouraged to provide comment.

Comments may be submitted as follows:

  • To speak during the May 5 Commissioner meeting, call 301-885-2779 between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to register. Once registered, you will be called between 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. to testify. If you are not available when called, we will move to the next caller.
  • E-Comment will be available at beginning Tuesday, May 5 at 8 a.m. through Thursday, May 7 at 5 p.m. 
  • Phone messages will be accepted at 301-645-0652 from Tuesday, May 5 at 8 a.m. through Thursday, May 7 at 4 p.m.
  • Mail: Commissioners of Charles County, 200 Baltimore Street, Md, 20646 (Must be received by Monday, May 11).

Copies of the operating and capital budgets and the proposed fees, rates, and charges are available on our website at  All submissions will be considered by the Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners are scheduled to adopt the FY21 County budget in late May. The budget will take effect on July 1.

Residents can view the public hearings on Charles County Government Television (CCGTV) which airs on Comcast Channel 95 and Verizon Channel 10 or at Residents without internet access may call 301-645-0500 to listen to the meeting.

For more information, call 301-645-0570. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 866-269-9006.

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