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Frederick County government currently does not have a bulk trash pickup program. Appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, stoves, etc. can be brought to the recycling center on Reichs Ford Road free of charge during normal business hours: Monday through Saturday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm. Residents living within an incorporated municipality's town limits should contact that town to inquire about their bulk pickup program.
Per section 1-15 of the County Code, the policy is to remove any permanent object which the Division of Public Works (DPW) finds to adversely affect vehicular movements, traffic or pedestrian safety, or maintenance obligations by the county. This policy is intended to apply only within the county maintained rights-of-way. Any item sited outside of said rights-of-way shall be referred to the Zoning Administrator. For more information, please call 301-600-2930.
Frederick County will remove large wildlife animal carcasses (i.e. deer, bear, etc.) that are located within the County's right-of-way. To report large animal carcasses located within the county right-of-way, please fill out a County Work Request form or contact us at 301-600-1564. Please refer to the "Removal of Animal Carcass on a County Road or Right-of-Way Policy."
This decision is handled by the Office of Transportation Engineering, you may reach them at 301-600-2930.
To report a damaged guardrail or request a new guardrail installation, please fill out a County Work Request form or contact us at 301-600-1564.
The Office of Highway Operations mows behind guardrails two times a year, then treats the area to keep the weeds down.
If the mud is causing slippery or hazardous conditions, please contact Central Communications at 301-600-1603.If this mud is coming from an active construction site, please contact the Frederick County Environmental Compliance Section at 301-600-3507.If the mud is coming from an active farm, please contact Soil Conservation at 301-695-2803 (#3).
Please contact the Office of Transportation Engineering at 301-600-2930 for any new sign requests.
Highway Operations only clears sight distance at an intersection of roadways. Sight distance from private driveways is the homeowner's responsibility.
Please contact Central Communications at 301-600-1603 or the State Highway Administration at 301-624-8250.
Sidewalk maintenance is the homeowner’s or the subdivisions Homeowner’s Association’s responsibility
Per Frederick County Code: § 1-15-4. OWNERS TO REPAIR SIDEWALKS AND DRIVEWAYS. After a sidewalk has been improved or constructed within the road right-of-way, either alone or in combination with a driveway entrance, the owner of land abutting the street area in which the sidewalk has been constructed shall be responsible for maintaining such sidewalk and driveway entrance in good repair, including snow removal. The owner of land abutting the street area in which the sidewalk has been constructed shall also be responsible for maintaining the space between the sidewalks and the curbs of the roadway or edge of road pavement and between the sidewalk and property line. After a driveway has been constructed, it shall be deemed a part of the sidewalk whether or not there is a sidewalk improvement extending along the balance of the frontage of the property for the purposes of repair. Requirements relating to the construction or reconstruction of the sidewalk as provided in this chapter shall be applicable to reconstruction of a driveway.
(Ord. 97-01-179, 1-21-1997; Ord. 14-23-678, 11-13-2014)
If you shovel your driveway apron before the plow comes through, always shovel snow to the right, facing the street. This will lower the amount of snow that will be pushed across your driveway entrance.
State Highway Administration's phone number is 301-624-8250 or you may visit their website.
Please contact Central Communications at 301-600-1603 after hours. During regular business hours (7:00 am - 3:30 pm), please call Highway Operations at 301-600-1564 or fill out a County Work Request Form.