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

Planning Commission Working Session – A Working Session is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., at the Denton Town Office to review the update to the Comprehensive Plan.


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Utility Commission Members Wanted (posted 9/15/22)

The Town of Denton is seeking members for the Denton Utility Commission.

The Denton Utility Commission serves as an advisory board to the Town Council.  They provide an independent and representative review for the Town Council of water, sewer, and highway issues that have significant impact on rates and customer service.  The Commission makes recommendations to the Town Council with the goal of ensuring that the impact on Town citizens and customers is appropriately considered in setting rates and making related policy decisions.  The Director of Public Works serves as an ex-officio member and as liaison to the Town Council.

Each member shall reside in, or own property or a business within the Town of Denton. The Commission meets monthly or as needed at the Town Office.  All meetings are open to the public.

Letters of interest should be submitted to the Denton Town Council, 4 N. Second Street, Denton, MD 21629 by October 14, 2022.   Call 410-479-5446 for additional information.




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Denton News!

  • 09/19/2022

    Denton Town Council Appoints New Town Administrator

    The Mayor and Council of Denton recently announced they have appointed Scott Getchell
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  • 07/15/2022

    988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

    We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

  • 07/01/2022

    July 5 – 2022 – Council Executive Session

    Denton Town Council Closed Meeting/Executive Session Notice On July 5, 2022 at 1:00
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  • 06/30/2022

    2021 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

    2021 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for Denton Maryland If you would would
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  • 06/16/2022

    Comcast Program Changes

    Most of the channels that we offer are owned by media companies other
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  • 03/03/2022

    Maryland Low Income Household Water Assistance Program Information

  • 01/13/2022

    Office Fire Safety Alert

  • 01/04/2022

    2021 Holiday Parade Trophy Winners

  • 01/04/2022

    Decoration Contest Winners – 2021

  • 11/03/2021

    Municipal Government Works Month 2021

    As part of an annual campaign with the Maryland Municipal League, Denton is honored to fly the MGW flag each November to highlight the municipality. This program reaches out to the community and schools to teach what a municipality does and how one can get involved. #MGW

  • 10/13/2021

    Telework Assistance Program Grant

    Grant assistance is available for Caroline County businesses and nonprofits that established online sales or started teleworking opportunities between March 9, 2020 and September 30, 2021.

  • 09/20/2021

    Dunkin at Legion Road – Modifies Drive Thru Route.

    In an effort to reduce traffic backups on Legion Road for Dunkin patrons,
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