Welcome to Somerset County Maryland

Somerset County is located amidst the splendors of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, an area between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic, renowned for its natural charm.  This gracious, less frenetic part of the world, combines tradition and simplicity of life with the beauty of the untouched countryside.  History is ever present and every sunset is a celebration.

Mother Nature displays her creativity here.  We are blessed with miles of tidal bays and rivers, lush woodlands, smogless skies, and seafood bounty.  Somerset is a paradise for hunters, fishermen, photographers, kayakers, and nature lovers.

It’s hard to capture the true spirit of Somerset in words.  You have to experience it.  Trade the sounds of automobile horns for songbirds.  Breathe our clean air.  Sample our unforgettable seafood.  Share stories with our people, who place a high value on friendliness.  Experience our culture, our natural beauty, and our past.

News and Announcements  
  • Governor’s Office for Children / Zika Information Click Here to view the message from the Governor's Office.
  • Notice of Somerset County Tax Sale Properties Listing (updated weekly) Click Here to See Listings
  • Governor Hogan visited Somerset County on 4/21/2016. Click Here to view a gallery of pictures.
  • Job Training Programs now available at the J.M. Tawes Career and Technology Center Click Here for more information.
  • Transfer Station Permits have been moved to the Tax Collection office, room 118, at the Somerset Office Complex.
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