Charles County has access to many ponds, lakes, rivers and streams, which means you have plenty of opportunities to spend time outdoors with family and friends fishing.

As a taxpayer, you are vital in helping Charles County Government provide services to our community. Reviewing the county budget is one way you can find out how your tax dollars are being used. Let’s explore how the budget process works.

If you own a horse, consider taking them for a ride through one of our local riding trails. County equestrian trails are located at Oak Ridge Park at 13675 Oaks Road in Hughesville, Maxwell Hall Park Equestrian Area at 6680 Maxwell Hall Drive in Hughesville and Friendship Farm Park at 4705 F…

Vendors who are interested in doing business with Charles County Government have several opportunities available annually. One of these ways is through the competitive, sealed bidding process.

Give your children a jump-start on learning this summer by bringing them to the 11th Annual Early Childhood Day. Open to children, parents, child-care providers, teachers and other early childhood professionals, this event is a great opportunity to meet others in your community, find availab…

Your home is special — it’s the place you celebrate, spend time with loved ones and break bread with neighbors. If you are a first-time homebuyer in Maryland, there are resources and assistance available so you can buy your new home.

Whether you’re looking for fun or need to cool off, your local pools are a great place to visit this summer. Make a splash and take advantage of open swim times, lap swimming, lessons and other aquatic programs. There are several county pools open this summer, both indoor and outdoor, for yo…

The school year is coming to an end, but not to worry, there are many fun, educational activities and programs available in Charles County this summer to keep your children busy. From local camps to educational activities and programs, your child will wish their summer could last forever.

Charles County offers some of the most scenic bike routes in Maryland. From riding through John Wilkes Booth’s escape route to cycling past wildlife on the Indian Head Rail Trail, bike riders of all interests and abilities can enjoy a great range of historical and environmental cycling exper…

Spring is here, and that means the beginning of farmers market season! Homemade treats, locally-crafted libations, freshly-grown produce, locally-raised meats and farm-fresh eggs are just a sample of what you can find at a Charles County farmers market. Although each of our three markets are…

It’s springtime, which means you might be spending more time outdoors enjoying and maintaining your yard. After you garden, weed and trim your trees, there are several ways to dispose of your yard waste instead of at the landfill. The Department of Public Works encourages you to consider com…

Spring is here and it is a great time to review preparedness information for severe weather. During the spring season, Charles County is at risk for rainstorms, flooding, damaging winds, tornadoes, hail and lightning.

Have you thought about vacating your 9-to-5 job and going into business for yourself? Whether your dream is starting a home-based business or starting an internet company that becomes the next Amazon, the idea of owning and operating a small business can be fascinating, but the reality is of…

Charles County is surrounded by water — from the 300 miles of shorelines along the Potomac and Patuxent rivers to neighborhood lakes and ponds to residential and public pools. Practicing good watershed stewardship protects water quality and reduces the potential for water pollution. Charles …

Books open the imagination and bring life to fictional and non-fictional stories. The Charles County Public Library helps to bring these endless possibilities to our community through online databases, digital resources and so much more.

All entrepreneurs share the dream of starting their own business and jumpstarting their success. Minority-owned and women-owned businesses often face unique challenges. These businesses tend to be smaller and generate lower profits than other businesses. Minority entrepreneurs are also less …

Maryland is among the top five states with the highest rates of opioid-related overdose deaths, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. A state of emergency was announced in 2017 by Gov. Larry Hogan (R) to address the opioid epidemic. This is a crisis that impacts many throughout …

The winter season is here, which means snow, ice, freezing rain or sleet could be in the forecast in the coming months. During these times, it is vital that you have preparedness practices in place before a winter storm occurs. The Department of Emergency Services and Department of Public Wo…