The Mayor and Council recently adopted Resolution 2015-04 authorizing the execution of a Public Works Mutual Aid Agreement with the Maryland Municipal Public Works Association.  This agreement will allow the City to give and receive aid from participating jurisdictions in emergent situations.  Click here to read Resolution 2015-04 and the agreement.

City Trash Collection Map

Click on the heading above to view a map of the City trash collection schedule by day of the week.  As a general rule, if a holiday falls on a week day, trash collection is pushed back by one day (ex: if holiday falls on Wednesday, Wednesday trash collection will be picked up on Thursday, Thursday trash picked up on Friday, Friday trash picked up on Saturday).

City Processes

Development Review Process:

Improvement Plans:


Streets and Roads:

City Standards and Specifications

Design Guidelines & Development Principles
(PLEASE NOTE:  Copies are available for review or purchase by contacting the Planning & Zoning office at Brunswick City Hall.)

Design Manual:

DOE or Fee Simple Requirements:

Driveway Entry Permits:

Infrastructure Acceptance:


Preliminary Plans:

PLEASE NOTE:  All Improvement Plan packages require completion of an Adjoining Property List and Public Notice Posting Affidavit.  In addition, all Improvement Plans require Public Work Agreement.

Street and Alley System:

Temporary Dumpsters:

For full requirements for submitting Temporary Dumpster Requests, see Temporary Dumpster Request Procedures

 Miscellaneous Forms:

Water and Waste Management


  • City of Brunswick Utility Billing Software and Bill Changes
    The City of Brunswick is excited to announce the launch of its new utility billing software. As part of this system implementation, customers can expect to see an updated billing format when their January utility statements arrive. Full-page bills will replace the post card format and include new customer account numbers on a bar-coded coupon to return with payment. The use of bar code technology will improve the efficiency and accuracy of payment processing, and as the City continues to grow, will reduce the need for additional resources allocated to bill handling.
    The City’s billing cycle and processes have not changed. Bills are still generated quarterly in January, April, July, and October, and are based on consumption from approximately the previous three-month period. Online bill payment through the City’s website remains the preferred way to pay, and a new online portal (coming soon) will give customers login access to their account information. Through this new portal, customers will also be able to opt out of receiving paper statements and allow receipt of bills electronically. Customers may still pay by credit card, cash, or check through the mail, phone, or by visiting City Hall. This quarter’s utility bills will be due by February 25, 2016.
    Mayor Karin Tome stated “We are always looking for ways to improve customer experience and staff productivity, and we are very excited to modernize our software and billing process.”
    The change to the utility billing software is part of a larger project to upgrade the City’s computer systems including its financial and administrative software package. Over the last three years, the City has updated its server, network, and desktop hardware, as well as its video meeting software. The new financial system, an Accela product, has already been brought online to handle the City’s accounts payable and accounting functions. Additional features could be added in the future to improve City operations, asset management, and customer service. In the coming months the new software will also be used to develop the City’s fiscal year 2017 budget.
    For questions please email or call 301-834-7500.



The City of Brunswick Water Plant provides safe drinking water for residents of Brunswick that meets or exceeds Maryland Department of the Environment and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency water requirements.  The two sources of water for the City of Brunswick are the Potomac River and Washington County springs.

The Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2015 is now available. Click here to view the report.


The City of Brunswick Wastewater Treatment Plant removes harmful compounds from wastewater to meet State and Federal standards.  By doing this we help to keep the Potomac River watershed and downstream water supply safe and clean.

Curbside Recycling Pickup


Please Note:  For questions regarding water and sewer bills, please contact the Utility Billing Clerk at City Hall at 301-834-7500.

For information on City of Brunswick Public Works, please contact us:

Superintendent of Public Works – John Gerstner
FAX  301-834-7638

Superintendent of Wastewater Treatment Plant – Patrick Hoffmaster

Superintendent of Water Plant – Patrick Hoffmaster