Welcome to Denton!

Denton, the seat of Caroline County, is steeped in history. The Town began as a tiny settlement on the Choptank River about 1781. It quickly became a trade center for a fairly wide agricultural area. In the days when commerce between the Eastern Shore and Baltimore was chiefly by water, Denton Wharf on the Choptank River was a busy loading point. Today, Denton still welcomes commerce. Located on the river, the charming town is a perfect place to live and work. Come see our “treasures”, relax and enjoy shopping and dining in our downtown.

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Breaking News

(3/30/2020) Please note, to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 the Town of Denton has closed its parks until further notice.










New Special Collections / Bulk Form (posted 3/26/2020)

Do you have bulk items that need to be picked up?

We have a new special collections/bulk pick up form that can be printed from the town website and mailed or dropped off at the drive thru or night drop.

Insert this form with your payment in our Night Drop Box located on the Second Street side of our building.


Bring the form with your payment to our drive-thru window during regular business hours.



MEETING CANCELLED: The March 23rd Working Session scheduled for 9a.m. has been cancelled.


Town of Denton

Temporary Lobby Closing

As of 12p.m. March 20, 2020

Dear Denton Residents,

In conjunction with heightened precautions and preventative measures mandated by Governor Larry Hogan, the Town of Denton announces the following temporary actions aimed at minimizing the impact of COVID-19 in our community.


The Denton Town office is closing its lobby to the public effective Friday, March 20, 2020 at 12p.m. until further notice to reduce the potential spread of the Coronavirus.


Please use our drive thru window or our night drop box (located on the 2nd Street side of the building, to the left of the entry door) to pay bills.


Call in appointments to see Planning and Codes personnel may be made by calling (410)-479-3625


Call in appointments to see Finance Office personnel about a bill may be made by calling (410)-479-2050.


All other inquiries may be called into our office staff at (410)-479-2050

Monday – Friday 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.


Thank you for your patience as we practice public distancing to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Denton Town Council and Staff.



Denton Town Council Special Meeting 

Date:            March 19, 2020

Time:           2p.m.

Location:     4 N. Second St. Denton, MD 21629

The Mayor has called a Special Meeting of the Denton Town Council to discuss policy. It will be held Thursday March 19, 2020, 2p.m. at the Denton Town Office.



Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information.

The Town of Denton is actively monitoring the coronavirus situation.  We are coordinating with county and state health and emergency response agencies to proactively plan, prepare, and respond as appropriate.  We encourage residents to be our partner by practicing good hygiene and avoiding contact with others if they feel ill.


The Town of Denton’s staff will continue to keep our residents informed. Meetings are being held to address policies and practices with respect to the health and safety of residents, our employees, our program participants, and our patrons.  The Town is monitoring public health information and planning for public meeting and gathering protocols, facility cleanliness, continuity of operations, and internal and external communications.


In an attempt to try and slow down the spread of the disease, we encourage you to:

  • Avoid mass gatherings.
  • Avoid non-essential travel.
  • Stay away from others when you are sick. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid crowded areas or places where you might interact with people who are sick.
  • Keep distance between yourself and other people.
  • It is vitally important that everyone practice good hygiene, especially proper handwashing, and avoid touching your face.
  • If people have mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and shortness of breath, they should contact their primary care provider first. PCPs are the best way to access care.
  • If they have general questions about COVID-19, they should contact 2-1-1.


The situation is being monitored daily, and decisions will be communicated about facility closures and program cancellations as they are made.


The Town’s administrative offices are open for business and pubic operations are continuing. Note that staff coverage may be limited.


Please rely on trusted sources for the most up to date information about the coronavirus. We encourage residents to visit the following for current information.


Caroline County Health Department www.CarolineHD.org

Dept. of Emergency Services (DES) Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/CarolineMDDES

Dept. of Emergency Services (DES) Twitter Page: Twitter.com/CarolineMDgov

Click the links below for additional Coronavirus information.




The Historic & Architectural Review Commission Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020, has been cancelled.



Upcoming Events

  • 06/20/2020

    Casa of Caroline Fundraiser – (Postponed to June 20, 2020)

    Please note: This fundraiser has postponed their event date to June 20, 2020.
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  • (Postponed) Blue Jean Ball – (New Date TBD)

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Denton News!

  • 03/30/2020

    Town Parks Closed Until Further Notice

    March 30, 2020 Please note, to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19
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  • 03/30/2020

    A Message from Mid Shore Council on Family Violence

  • 03/27/2020

    Mail or Drop off Special Collections Forms.

    In an effort to practice social distancing and keep our resident’s safe, the
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  • 03/26/2020

    Comcast COVID-19 Response


  • 03/26/2020

    Trash Collection Reminder – March 26, 2020

    During this very trying time, the Town and Trash Contractor are asking for
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  • 03/24/2020

    Town Park Information.

  • 03/23/2020


    US Small Business Administration Releases Information re: Economic Injury Disaster Loans   Click
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  • 03/23/2020

    Delmarva Power Extending Customer Support Practices to Ensure All Residents Have Safe and Reliable Energy Service During This Critical Time

    Delmarva Power Extending Customer Support Practices to Ensure All Residents Have Safe and
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  • 03/23/2020

    Order of the Governor of the State of Maryland, Number 20-03-23-01, dated March 23, 2020,

    Number: COVID19-04 Date: March 23, 2020 Re: Order of the Governor of the
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  • 03/23/2020

    Inspector General Warns Public About New Social Security Benefit Suspension Scam

  • 03/19/2020

    Temporary Lobby Closing.

    Town of Denton Temporary Lobby Closing As of 12p.m. March 20, 2020  
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  • 03/19/2020

    Update on Services During COVID – 19 Pandemic From Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security

    March 19, 2020  The first thing you should know is that we continue
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