Dorchester County, which is physically shaped like a heart, is known as the Heart of Chesapeake Country. Rich in Chesapeake Bay history, folklore and tradition, Dorchester offers unsurpassed opportunities to experience a most beautiful and unique part of Maryland. With its pristine rivers, marshlands, working boats, quaint waterfront towns and villages among fertile farm fields…much still exists of the authentic Eastern Shore landscape and traditional way of life along the Chesapeake.

Dorchester County is changing.  The County is growing with the revitalization of the Cambridge Downtown Area, planned residential projects, and a “can do” philosophy at the local and county government levels.

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FY18-19 Budget Adoption Schedule


Dorchester County Quality of Family Life Survey 2017-2018 


Press Release-Dorchester County Receives Academy for Excellence in Local Governance County Innovation Award


Floodplain Information


County Property for Sale


Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Maryland 





posted: 01/17/18
January 2, 2018
posted: 01/17/18

The next Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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