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…

Whether you need a lift to a doctor’s appointment or to the grocery store, getting to your Charles County destination is possible through our VanGO transportation system. VanGO offers many public routes that operate on fixed schedules, as well as more specialized services for those unable to…

The holiday season has begun, which means you may have extra shopping bags in your car or additional packages sent to your home. Avoid holiday theft scrooges by taking precautions before, during, and after your next shopping trip or online purchase.

The county commissioners are proud to be able to support our veterans for the sacrifices they have made to protect our country. To better assist the 17,000 veterans living in our county, Charles County has created the Veterans Corner and the Commission for Veteran Affairs.

Charles County Government is partnering with National Research Center Inc. to conduct the National Citizen Survey (NCS). We are seeking your input on a variety of questions on the quality of life in the community, local policies, demographics, rating of local government services, and your us…

It is a little less than a month away from General Election Day, which will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6. If you are a registered voter, we encourage you to participate in this year’s election. There are several ways you can vote, including absentee voting, early voting, or election day voting.

Charles County has 382 farms spread across approximately 46,000 acres that contribute to the local economy and culture. To help meet their business needs, last year, the Charles County Board of Commissioners provided funding for the Economic Development Department’s agriculture business deve…

Access to clean water is essential to your health and well-being. The Department of Public Works Utilities Division is responsible for ensuring the county’s water supply is safely and effectively managed and wastewater is handled appropriately to protect public health. County staff operate t…

September is National Preparedness Month and it is a great time for you and your family to review preparedness information for severe weather. During the fall season, Charles County is at risk for hurricanes, high winds, and severe thunderstorms. The Department of Emergency Services reminds …

Road safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians is important throughout the year, but especially as the school year begins, it is vital that all residents remain focused and vigilant on and near roadways. The Department of Public Works houses two divisions that work together to improve you…

Whether you are a team player, cardio enthusiast, or overall sports fan, our Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism has an activity or program to satisfy your fitness needs. You can enjoy drop-in activities such as basketball, volleyball, pickleball, table tennis, and open swim without…

Charles County is a captivating escape just outside the nation’s capital, bursting with legendary figures and treasures. Our great county has a rich history and many sites along national and state scenic byways and heritage trails. One such byway is the Religious Freedom National Scenic Bywa…

Our tourism attractions, from parks and trails, to historic sites and farms, are what make Charles County a unique trip for visitors, as well as a place that residents are proud to call home. Our Tourism Division within in the Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism is currently implemen…

Chapel Point State Park, located approximately 5 miles south of La Plata off Chapel Point Road, is an 821-acre hidden gem in Charles County. The park offers you and your family great opportunities to enjoy the natural, historic and cultural features of the Port Tobacco River region. To furth…

As a taxpayer, your investment supports vital community priorities like the county’s schools, sheriff’s office, transportation, parks, and many other services that positively influence our quality of life. Let’s explore the recently adopted budget for next year, which provides the details on…

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being. Everyone struggles from time to time. If you or someone you know need help, local resources are available. In support of Mental Health Awareness Month, our Charles County Department of Health would like to remind residen…

As we prepare to dive into summer, it’s a great time to refresh your water safety skills. Water safety is important throughout the year, but especially during the warmer months when pools open and children are more inclined to play outdoors. Before you make a splash in the pool this summer, …

The weather is warming up, which means grilling season is here. Our fire departments and emergency staff want you to enjoy time with your loved ones safely without injury or trips to the emergency room. Avoid making your family cookout memorable for all the wrong reasons by practicing grilli…

Your next great escape into nature and away from the weekday hustle and bustle is right in your backyard. Make Charles County’s newest park, Port Tobacco River Park/ Tom Roland Natural Resource Area, your next weekend excursion or afternoon hangout, and enjoy one of our most unique natural r…

Everyone can easily be swept into the thrill of a good sports game and forget the example they are setting for those around them. Our Recreation Division provides many opportunities to enjoy sports on the field or in the gym through leagues and teams. Especially with children-aged leagues an…