Welcome to Mtn. Lake Park!

Christmas trees are not picked up by the town. Residents are encouraged to take their Christmas trees to the Garrett County Landfill for recycling. They will be accepted in January and February free of charge. Please remove all tinsel, lights, garland and ornaments before recycling the tree.

The Answers Have Arrived! See "News" at the bottom of this page for answers to residents' questions regarding the Oakland Bypass.

Fall Leaf Pickup - has ended for 2018.

Mtn. Lake Park is rich in history and character.  It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.  It is a fine example of a Victorian resort that grew out of two American activities of the nineteenth century: spiritual renewal and educational / recreational assembly.  

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Town Services

Trash Pickup 

This service is provided by a local trash collector on the following schedule: Tuesdays for north of Route 135 and Wednesdays for south of Route 135. Per week, each residence may set out for garbage pickup five 30-gallon bags of household trash, or the equivalent. To prevent animals from scattering trash, place bags in trash cans with lids.

Snow Removal 

Snow removal service is provided during and after winter storms.  State Highways are maintained by the Maryland State Highway Administration, county roads by the Garrett County Roads Department, and secondary roads the Town of Mountain Lake Park. After a winter storm, if you would like to have the area of road in front of your home taken care of by the Town, please move your cars to another location so the plows have access to that area. Please do not place trash cans in the road, they interfere with snow plowing.

Grass and Leaf Collection - Changed to Thursdays!

Collection will be held every Thursday until Fall pickup, when the truck will run daily if necessary. Collection will continue as long as weather permits. Do not bag these items. Please rake leaves and grass to the roadways. Items may not be put by the street until the day before the scheduled pickup.

Brush and Sticks Pickup - has ended for 2018.

Brush and sticks pickup will take place on the last Friday of each month, beginning in the Spring (check the Town News in The Republican newspaper for the beginning date) and continuing through September.  This pickup is limited to small limbs and sticks and must be placed along the roadway for pickup.  The Town will not pick up brush resulting from tree removal or lot clearing. No root balls will be picked up. If a large pile exists, the homeowner will be responsible for removal. Items may not be put by the street until the day before the scheduled pickup. Maximum length of pieces is six feet. Maximum diameter is 4 inches. Maximum volume is four feet high by four feet wide by twelve feet long (4x4x12).

Bulk Collection 

Bulk collection is for large items the weekly trash collector will not pick up. In 2018 this service will be offered on the first and third Mondays of June, July and August. Bulk collection will be held on an on-call basis. Each residence is limited to one pickup per calendar year during these months.  Items may not be put by the street until the day before the scheduled pickup.

  • Collection is limited to household items only and the pile must not be any larger than four feet wide, four feet high, and twelve feet long (4x4x12).
  • Items accepted include white goods, furniture, and other household cleanup items not normally accepted in the curbside garbage collection. 
  • Pile like items together. Any items with METAL (for example, washers, dryers, bed frames, etc.) must be in a separate pile. Any items with GLASS (for example, windows, picture frames, fish tanks, etc.) must be in a separate pile.
  • Prohibited items include of human or animal waste, commercial waste, liquid waste including containers of paint, tires, batteries, propane tanks, large automobile parts, recyclables, brush, yard waste, large quantities of construction or demolition debris.

To participate and schedule a pickup, please call the Town Hall at 301-334-2250. The Town Clerk will call back to confirm the available pickup dates.

Cleanup Dates for 2018 are June 18, July 2 & 16, and August 6, 20, & 27.

NOTE: Schedules of pickups are subject to change.

Other Services / Updates

The Mayor and Town Council has adopted the following policy:

Household items, brush, leaves and grass clippings may not be put on the street until the night before the scheduled pickup.  Failure to comply with any of the provisions of this notice is a violation of the Nuisance Ordinance and the Debris and Trash Ordinance.  Violators will be ticketed and fined without further notice.


General Information 

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - Noon and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

Location: 1007 Allegany Drive, next to the Tennis Courts.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2182, Mountain Lake Park, MD 21550.

Phone: 301-334-2250

Fax: 301-334-9027

Email: mlpclerk@mac.com

Town Bills for water, sewer and town taxes are generated by the County. All payments should be sent to the County.

Town News: Please check The Republican newspaper for notices. They will be in the Town News section or in a block ad. These may include notices regarding the beginning and ending of pickups, trick-or-treat, office closures, and holiday schedule for trash pickup.

Water is provided by the Garrett County Department of Public Works - Utilities Division. For any water problems or questions, call 301-334-6983. After-hours, call 240-442-1632. Click here for the 2017 Water Quality Report

Yard Sales: A permit is required to have yard sale at your residence. Residents are allowed only one sale, up to 3 consecutive days in duration, per year. The permit fee is $10.00. The only sign permitted in town is one placed at your residence. No other signs may be placed anywhere within town, nor within 1/2 mile of Town limits. The permit may be obtained at the Town Hall. 

Zoning Permits: Adding a fence, deck, shed or other structure or improvement requires a Zoning Permit from the Town. Zoning Permit Applications are available at the Town Hall. Applications need to be approved by the Garrett County Office of Planning and Land Management. Most additional structures or improvements also require a permit from the Garrett County Permits Office. Please contact the Town Hall for additional information.

Grinder Pump Repair: For the convenience of residents whose homes are equipped with grinder pumps, the town has compiled a list of local companies that repair them. Grinder pumps are necessary when a house is built below the elevation of the sewer main. The pumps are owned by the property owners, and therefore the homeowners are responsible for their repair and maintenance. Currently there are six known companies in Garrett County that repair residential grinder pumps (listed alphabetically):

  • A.D. Naylor Contracting - (301)334-3934 
  • Byco Enterprises Inc. - (301)245-4322 
  • Heilig’s Plumbing & Electric LLC - (301)533-0048  
  • Metz Electrical Service - (301)616-3257 
  • Plumb Tech Mechanical - (301)616-3218
  • Rush Services, Inc. - (301)387-6481
Public Information Requests: To request public information, contact Town Clerk Lenora Fischetti by phone: (301) 334-2250; by email: mlpclerk@mac.com; or at the Town Hall, at 1007 Allegany Drive, during business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - Noon and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM). Internet address: www.mtnlakepark.org.


Other Public Notices



The Mayor and Town Council of Mountain Lake Park will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Hall, 1007 Allegany Drive, Mountain Lake Park, MD.  The purpose of the meeting is to review and take public comment on a proposal to adopt the Ordinance No. 2018-01 - Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Ordinance. Interested residents are welcome to attend and provide written and/or oral comments.

A fair summary of the proposed Ordinance is as follows: An ordinance of the Mayor and Town Council of Mountain Lake Park, approving and adopting the budget of the Town of Mountain Lake Park for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019. The following shows the balanced projected totals:



TOTAL RECEIPTS/EXPENDITURES          $1,267,719.20

The proposed budget keeps constant the real estate property tax rate at $.4137 per $100 assessed valuation. It also keeps constant the Personal Property tax rate at zero (0) per $100 assessment. It also keeps constant the rate for Certifications of Public Utilities and Railroads at $.80 per $100 of assessment based on the full cash value assessment. It also keeps constant the sewer rate at a quarterly minimum fee of $41.71 per quarter for up to 4,000 gallons of metered water, at a rate of $6.52 per 1,000 gallons of metered water for all usage greater than 4,000 gallons in a single quarter, and at a flat rate of $79.59 per quarter for all un-metered customers.

A complete copy of the proposed ordinance No. 2018-01 Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Ordinance is available for review during normal business hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

By Authority of the

Mayor and Town Council

Mountain Lake Park


Town Elections

Mayor and Town Council
Donald Sincell - Mayor - 7/2019

Bryan Fred Callis - Vice President of Council - 7/2020

Patrick Damon - 7/2020

Linda Fike - 7/2019

James Moore - 7/2019

Pam Nelson - 7/2020

Election date: the second Tuesday of July each year.

Voter Qualifications:  Every person who is a citizen of the United States of America, is at least eighteen years of age, has resided within the corporation limits of the Town for thirty days preceding any Town election and a registered voter with the County.

Last day to register to vote in the 2018 municipal elections: Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

Voter Registration: Voter Registration Applications are available at all Post Offices, Department of Social Services, Ruth Enlow Libraries, and at the Board of Elections Office or visit the MD Dept. of Elections (www.elections.state.md.us) to download an application or apply online. Residents may also obtain a voter registration form and register to vote at a local Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) office when completing any driver's license transactions. If you have registered with the Board of Election Supervisors after January 1, 1990, and are a resident of Mountain Lake Park you are automatically qualified to vote in the municipal elections.

No Elections - 6/5/2018: Because there has been only three candidates file for the office of Council, the Town of Mountain Lake Park WILL NOT have a Primary Election on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, nor a General Election on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.  The Charter of Mountain Lake Park states in Section 26-26, entitled Primaries, that “if not more than 6 persons have filed as candidates for the office of Councilperson, NO PRIMARY ELECTION shall be held as to those offices.”  In Section 26-27, entitled Elections, the Charter states “in every even numbered year, if only three persons are nominated for Council there shall be NO GENERAL ELECTION and the nominated shall be declared elected by the Board of Supervisors of Elections and shall take office on the second Tuesday in July.”

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Town Officials

Town Council Members
Donald W. Sincell - Mayor - 7/2019
Bryan Fred Callis - Vice President of Council - 7/2020
Patrick Damon - 7/2020
Linda Fike - 7/2019
James Moore - 7/2019
Pam Nelson - 7/2020

Planning Commission
Patrick Damon - Chairman
Linda Goodrich

Zoning Board of Appeals
Karen Wooddell - Chairman
Leon Cardiff, Jr.
Gene Flinn

Town Employees
Lenora Fischetti - Clerk Treasurer
Jeff Meyers - Maintenance Supervisor
Willie Stemple

Code Enforcement Office
Jarrett Mahoney

William Rudd




Christmas Trees - The Town does not pick up Christmas trees. Residents are encouraged to take their Christmas trees to the Garrett County Landfill for recycling. They will be accepted in January and February free of charge. Please remove all tinsel, lights, garland and ornaments before recycling the tree.

The Answers Have Arrived - In June 2018 the Mayor and Town Council of Mountain Lake Park hosted a public meeting regarding the proposed Oakland Bypass. Local residents had a lot of questions for the officials from the Maryland Dept. of Transportation (MDOT) who were in attendance. Mark Stutzman, on behalf of Engage Mountain Maryland, compiled our questions. Click here to read the responses.

Town Council Meeting -  The next meeting will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 6 PM. For more information and to verify the date and time, please call 301-334-2250. 

Office Closed - Monday, Feb. 18 in observance of Presidents' Day.

Trash Cans - When there is snow, please do not place trash cans in the road, they interfere with snow plowing.

Fall Leaf Pickup - has ended for 2018. 

Brush Pickup - has ended for 2018.

* Lost & Found - A set of keys were found in the road by the tennis courts. To claim them, please visit the Town Hall during regular office hours.

Town Parks are equipped with video surveillance. All parks and walking trails in town are trash-free. Visitors are to put litter they generate in trash bags and carry it home. This will improve the appearance of parks and trails by removing trash cans that detract from the beauty of the environment. 


Fun Facts

In 1881, Mountain Lake Park was purchased as 800 acres for the sum of $4,672.

Today, the town has expanded to 1280 acres with an assessed value over $100,000,000.

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