Over the past several weeks, residents may have noticed the Upper Marlboro Police Department has stepped up its presence along Town Roadways known to have the highest speed/traffic violations. Officers have also been standing by at scheduled school bus pick-up and drop off locations within Town to ensure drivers obey the School Bus Stop lights and that students safely get on/off the bus. The Upper Marlboro Police would like to remind drivers that the max Speed Limit within Town is 25MPH, with several roadways with 15MPH limits.

The below list of items are up for a vote at tonight’s 7pm regular Town Worksession by the Board of Commissioners to be surplused.

To view the list click here: 2018_Surplus-INV

Please contact Town Hall at 301-627-6905 or Info@UpperMarlboroMD.gov with questions or concerns,

At the February 13, 2018 Regular Town Meeting the Board of Commissioner for the Town of Upper Marlboro introduced Ordinance 2018-02 Automated Traffic Enforcement. This Ordinance would allow the Town to begin the process to implement Red Light and Speed Camera Enforcement throughout the Town to combate unsafe driving. The Town will be accepting written resident and public feedback/comment on the Ordinance after Draft 2 is introduced at the March 13, 2018 Regular Town Meeting. Please contact Info@UpperMarlboroMD.gov or 301-627-6905 with any questions or concerns,

Below is a PDF version of Draft 1:

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The Town is accepting Public Comments on this Ordinance. Online comments can be submitted here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WFDDQX9 . The Town also has hard-copies available for pick up at Town Hall.

Over the past few days, Town Staff have been installing new decals on the Public Works fleet. These decals will help to better identify Public Works staff to residents and visitors as they perform their duties around Town. The Town’s primary Snow Plow/Salt Spreader Truck also received a new LED Warning Light package for better visibility while plowing Town Streets.

Town Offices will be CLOSED on Monday February 19, 2018 in observance of President’s Day. Below is the schedule for refuse collection:
Monday: Household Trash WILL be collected
Tuesday: Bulk & Yard Waste will be collected

Altered Town Hall Office Hours:

With staff moving offices into the new wing of the Town Hall, the Town Offices will operate under the below schedule:
Monday Feb 5th 8am-12pm 
Tuesday Feb 6th 8am-12pm
Wednesday Feb 7th 8am-12pm
Thursday Feb 8th 9am-5pm (Normal Hours)

Email Info@UpperMarlboroMD.gov with questions or concerns.

Town Offices will be closed on Monday January 15, 2018 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Day. Offices will reopen on Tuesday January 16 at 9am.

-Residential Trash WILL BE collected as usual on Monday Jan 15.

-Bulk Trash and Yard Waste will be collected on Tuesday Jan 16


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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s birthday, January 15.

Dangerously low temperatures are in the forecast for the Upper Marlboro area, and the Town encourages individuals and families to be safe when faced with the hazards of cold temperatures and winter weather.

“Subfreezing temperatures and wind chills can be dangerous and even life-threatening for people who don’t take the proper precautions,”  FEMA advises “It is important for everyone to monitor their local weather reports and take steps now to stay safe, whether traveling or at home, during times of extreme cold temperatures.”

During cold weather, you should take the following precautions:Image result for extreme cold weather

  • Stay indoors as much as possible and limit your exposure to the cold;
  • Dress in layers and keep dry;
  • Check on family, friends, and neighbors who are at risk and may need additional assistance;
  • Know the symptoms of cold-related health issues such as frostbite and hypothermia and seek medical attention if health conditions are severe.
  • Bring your pets indoors or ensure they have a warm shelter area with unfrozen water.
  • Make sure your vehicle has an emergency kit that includes an ice scraper, blanket and flashlight – and keep the fuel tank above half full.
  • If you are told to stay off the roads, stay home. If you must drive, don’t travel alone; keep others informed of your schedule and stay on main roads.

The Town is working with the Prince George’s County Emergency Management to possibly establish a warming center for the Upper Marlboro/Croom area.

You can find more information and tips on being ready for winter weather and extreme cold temperatures at //www.ready.gov/winter-weather.


Information provided by Federal Emergency Management Agency


As New Year’s Eve approaches the Upper Marlboro Police Department ask residents to follow the below safety tips to ensure a Safe & Happy New Year:Image result for New Years eve clip art

Plan a Ride in Advance:
On average, driving accidents rise during the holidays, so it’s crucial to have a safe ride on a night when so many people are out and about. Don’t assume you’ll be able to hail a cab. Know your options in advance and decide whether you’ll take public transportation, use a ridesharing service or carpool with your friends.

Plan for Guests’ Safety:
If you’re hosting a party, you’ll want to be sure your guests get home safely. One option might be to hire a driver for the evening to provide people a way to get home.

Don’t Use Fireworks or Firearms:
Discharging a firearm or setting off fireworks is illegal within the County.

Make a Plan with your Kids:
Set a reasonable curfew with your kids for their New Year’s Eve festivities. If they’re old enough to drive, be sure they understand the dangers of driving on the holiday. Encourage them to stay in one location instead of hopping from party to party.

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Town Offices will be CLOSED on Monday January 1st, 2017 in observance of the New Year’s Holiday.

Monday Jan 1– Offices Closed, NO Residential Trash, Yard Waste ,or Bulk Trash Collection

Tuesday Jan 2– Offices OPEN at 9am. Residential Trash, Yard Waste ,or Bulk Trash Collected

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The Board of Commissioners and Town Staff wish everyone a safe and happy New Year!