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.

Upcoming Meeting Agendas  
Commissioners | Roads | Work Session | Special Session | Ethics | Planning Commission | Sanitary
Somerset Scholarship Program  

Would you like to attend college for free? Somerset County allows new high school graduates and Maryland High School Diploma completers to attend Wor-Wic Community College for free. Click here for more information.

Somerset Job Fair  

Job Fair Recruitment For Lower Eastern Shore
Public Safety and Recruitment Drive for Lower Eastern Shore State Police, DNR and Correction

Also the Fair will have information on the following:

K-9 Unit

News and Announcements  
  • Cooling Centers in Somerset County, Md.

    Media Contact: Sharon Lynch
    Phone: 443-523-1751 (o)
    443-452-8588 (c)

    July 21, 2017

    Westover, Maryland – Somerset County residents seeking relief from the intense heat in the coming days can visit the following locations to stay cool.

  • Princess Anne Library (11767 Beechwood St., Princess Anne)
    10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday

    Crisfield Library (100 Collins St., Crisfield)
    10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday

    UMES Student Services Center (30665 College Backbone Road, Princess Anne)
    Sunday 12:00 pm – 6:00 p.m.

    Residents should take their own food, beverages, and medications to the cooling centers. Pets are not allowed.

    The Somerset County Emergency Management and the Somerset County Health Department urge area residents to take the heat seriously and to take appropriate steps to stay safe. Here are some tips to stay cool:

    • Drink more water than usual
    • Avoid alcohol and beverages with high amount of sugar
    • Stay in the shade
    • Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing

    • Take cool showers or baths

    For more information about extreme heat and more tips on how to stay cool, visit, or

  • Somerset County 2017 Holiday Schedule. Click here for more information.
  • Somerset County will be holding Community Emergency Response Team Classes to help you learn how to prepare yourself to help your family, your neighbors and your community during times of emergency.  Click here for more information.
  • Click here for New information on Emergency Preparedness
  • Governor’s Office for Children / Zika Information Click Here to view the message from the Governor's Office.
  • Job Training Programs now available at the J.M. Tawes Career and Technology Center Click Here for more information.
  • County Taxes are now available to view online. Click Here for more information.
  • Comcast recently announced “Internet Essentials”, the nation’s largest high-speed Internet program for low-income families, is expanding eligibility to include public housing and HUD-assisted residents. It is the single largest expansion of Internet Essentials. Now, an estimated total of up to 2 million HUD-assisted homes, including Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, and Multifamily programs, will have access to low-cost Internet service. As Internet Essentials partners, we are excited to be a part of this milestone.
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