Important News and Information

Effective Monday, April 6, 2020 the Town of Cottage City offices will be closed this entire week. This is out of an abundance of caution for COVID-19. Essential personnel, including public works and the police department will continue to provide Town services accordingly and within guidelines to ensure the safety and well-being of the public we serve.

A partir del lunes 6 de abril de 2020, las oficinas de Town of Cottage City permanecerán cerradas toda esta semana. Esto se debe a una gran precaución para COVID-19. El personal esencial, incluidas las obras públicas y el departamento de policía, continuarán brindando servicios de la Ciudad en consecuencia y dentro de las pautas para garantizar la seguridad y el bienestar del público al que servimos.

Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 
Via conference call.

If you wish to listen to the meeting at 7:00pm,
the dial in number is: 425-436-6328
access code: 143280.

March 30, 2020 Announcement:

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has put the state under a stay-at-home directive as coronavirus cases surpass 1,400.

The stay-at-home order will go into effect at 8 p.m. Monday, the governor said. Violations can be punished with a misdemeanor charge.

"We are no longer asking or suggesting that Marylanders stay home. We are directing them to do so," Hogan said.

What to Know

  • Maryland will enact a stay-at-home order 8 p.m. Monday to slow the spread of coronavirus
  • Residents should not leave unless for necessary reasons including buying food or seeking medical care
  • More than 1,400 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19, ranging from a 1-month-old infant to dozens of nursing home residents

People should only leave their homes for absolutely essential reasons like buying food or seeking medical care. Some outdoor exercise and walking dogs are also permitted. Only essential businesses should stay open, but they should try to limit operations, Hogan said.

Anyone who traveled outside the D.C. region should self-quarantine for 14 days, Hogan said.

Chief Ayers

Dear Cottage City Residents,


During these extraordinary times, it is the hope of the Staff and Town Commission of our town to keep you informed and safe about our response to COVID-19. In an effort to do so the following steps have been taken:

1)     All town sponsored events are postponed until further notice.

2)     The use of the Town hall has been suspended.

3)     An informational bulletin will be sent out to all residents next week with key information to learn more about the County and State responses.

4) The Town Hall will be closed to the public, however

services such as Police, Trash Collection and online bill pay will continue. We will be available by phone to answer any questions.


We thank you in advance for your cooperation as we navigate through these turbulent and uncertain times. Stay informed by using our social media – Facebook and Constant Contact—and website. We will keep you abreast of changes as they become apparent and share any pertinent information as it is communicated to our office. 


-Town of Cottage City

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Town Hall/General Government Budget Meeting



Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Town Hall/General Government Budget Meeting


Please take a look at our 2019 Annual Report for Cottage City! We look forward to getting much accomplished in the next coming year. 
The Census is Coming! 

Most areas in the United States will start to receive information on the Census in March. It is important for residents to know that the 2020 Census is making it easier to be counted --and it’s very important to be counted. The Census helps determine how funding is distributed and how much representation areas have.

In fact, in Prince George’s County your participation is worth over $18,000. Our Community loses thousands of dollars in federal funding over a 10-year period for each person who does not fill out their Census survey. COMPLETE YOUR CENSUS SURVEY.

It’s IMPORTANT, SAFE & EASY. You can respond by mail, phone, or online. Your personal information is legally protected and confidential.

At the Town of Cottage City, we want you to be informed about the Census. So, in the next few weeks you’ll be receiving newsletters like this one letting you know important information about the Census.

Another way you can participate in the Census is to be a Census taker. 

Are you signed up for our email updates on Constant Contact?  If not, please email us at so we can add you to our list! Please keep an eye out for our surveys. Our new round table discussions live on our local cable channel, will be hosted by our Town Manager and Chief of Police. Be on the lookout for the announced date being sent via Constant Contact, Facebook, website, and our cable channel! Going forward we will look for Ward Commissioner round table discussions where once a month, each Ward will have a round table held; where questions will be answered live!


The town of Cottage City, Colmar Manor, Edmonston and the Town of Bladensburg offers their senior citizens and physically and/or mentally challenged residents a bus service. Details regarding this service are as follows:



Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


$1.00 per trip. Exact change required. No charge for Town sponsored events such as weekly senior citizen association meetings.


Call (301) 277-4920 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. A minimum of 24 hour advance notice is needed for each appointment. 

No doctor’s appointments after 1:00 p.m. The Bus service cannot guarantee return trip if appointment goes beyond 2:00 p.m.


An approximate five (5) mile air radius from each Town’s Municipal Center/Town Hall.


Physically and/or mentally challenged residents must be able to assist themselves or provide an escort. The driver is not permitted to assist any individuals. The services will be available at no charge for scheduled senior citizen meetings. If you have any questions regarding this service, please call the Colmar Manor Hall (301-277-4920).