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  

The next County Meeting, a Commissioners Meeting, is to be held on Mar.19th at 1pm., located at 11916 Somerset Ave Room 111, Princess Anne, MD. 21853.

Commissioners | Roads | Work Session | Special Session | Ethics | Planning Commission | Sanitary

Surplus Property Notice:  
Please follow the links below for information regarding Somerset County Surplus Properties that are available for purchase.


For a listing of surplus properties for sale that were acquired through the TAX SALE FORECLOSURE PROCESS, click here.

For a listing of surplus properties for sale that were purchased as part of the HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF EFFORTS, click here.


News and Announcements
  • Public Notice: Intent to Sell Surplus County Owned Homes
  • 2019 County Holiday Schedule
  • Whitehaven Ferry Refurbishment Press Release
  • To pay your Mosquito Bill click here
  • Crisfield Arts & Entertainment Press Release
  • 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.
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