The City of Frederick is committed to the life, health, and safety of our residents and employees. As we continue to recovery, let's be consistent with our hygiene practices, be flexible as we all re-enter the community with what feels safe to us, support our local businesses, and get vaccinated! 

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The City of Frederick is committed to providing uninterrupted essential services to our residents. As we reopen, many of the virtual services will remain in addition to in-person options. Thank you for your continued flexibility and communication. 

(updated 11/1/2021)


  • City buildings are open to the public. Masks are required for all entering City facilities. Depending on your length of stay, you may be asked to complete a screening-in process.


  • At this time, the public is not permitted to participate in public meetings in person. Remote viewing and participation are available: Learn more.
    • Mayor and Board of Aldermen workshops and public meetings are in-person only for board members, staff, and presenters. 
    • Planning, HPC, and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings remain virtual at this time. 
    • Beginning in January, other boards and commissions are scheduled return to an in-person meeting schedule and the public will be permitted to join our boards and commission meetings in person.
    • NAC meetings will continue on a virtual quarterly basis through the end of 2021.  Visit for schedules and information.


  • Due dates for City bills, permits, licensures, and citations are extended to thirty days after the City State of the Emergency ends. The State of Emergency remains in place at this time.


A note regarding Employee and Workforce Safety

Since the inception of COVID 19 being declared as a national and global threat to the public, the City of Frederick has taken multiple steps to protect the public, critical services, and the workforce.  While consistently following all CDC state and local health department guidelines and regulations, The City of Frederick has adopted the following operational procedures:

  • Creation of a pandemic Incident Management Team
  • Daily employee screenings are available 24 hours a day 
  • Robust contact tracing 
  • Creation of departmental policies regarding employee engagement with the public, city staff, and contractors
  • Continued partnership and communication with Frederick County Health Officers 
  • Procurement and deployment of Personal Protective Equipment 
  • Procurement and deployment of sanitization equipment for facilities, equipment, and vehicles
  • Frequent communication and guidance on all exposure-related mitigation 
  • Facilitated vaccination clinics to increase vaccination rates for both the community and employees

The Mayor, City of Frederick Risk Safety and Compliance Department, and all City Staff are and will remain committed to the health, safety, and well-being of The City of Frederick during this difficult time.