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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Updates to City Operations & Reminders to Residents: COVID-19 Impacts

As COVID-19 continues to impact The City of Frederick, additional operational adjustments are now in place.

The City of Frederick continues to evaluate its operations and how best to deliver services in a way that is safe for the community and City employees during this pandemic. In addition to previously announced City operational adjustments, please view the following reminders and adjustments below:

Parks and Recreation Facility Requests & Event Permits:

New applications, applications currently under review, and rescheduling requests for park facilities and parade/walk/race approvals are not being accepted/processed at this time.  As conditions warrant, the City will communicate plans to resume the application and permit process. As a reminder, all park facility permits and parade/walk/race permits are canceled through the City’s State of Emergency or April 30, 2020, whichever is later.  Patrons will receive a refund.  Refunds will be processed and issued as promptly as possible. 

Code Enforcement & Inspection:

Code Enforcement inspectors continue to monitor City properties and are patrolling on an amended schedule. Inspectors are adhering to State Executive Orders, City policies, and CDC guidelines to ensure safety during their efforts. Even during this challenging time, it remains important for all City residents to maintain one’s property in a customary way to avoid unintended harmful situations.  Please continue to maintain your property in compliance with all codes, especially:

  • “Weeds & Grass” – Premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds and grass/plant growth in excess of 10” (IPMC 302.4)
  • “Accumulation of Rubbish and Garbage” - Premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from the accumulation of rubbish and garbage (IPMC 308.1).

The City is continuing its regular trash and yard waste pick-up schedules.

Golf Course Reminder:

As previously announced, the Clustered Spires Golf Course is closed until further notice. Please note that during this closure, golf play, walking, running, biking, use of the course path system, and general access to course facilities are not permitted.


Since declaring a State of Emergency on March 13, 2020, Mayor Michael O’Connor and The City of Frederick have been committed to maintaining operations that are critical to the life, health, and safety of our residents. The City has also focused on the delivery of all additional City services through alternative means to keep City employees and the public safe. To stay up to date on the City’s response to COVID-19, please visit cityoffrederickmd.gov/covid19 or the City’s social media channels.



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