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Brush pick-up is the last Thursday of the month. 



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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. Trash should be set out by 6:30 a.m. to ensure pickup. 

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 

Collection is scheduled to begin mid-April. Pickups will be when there are a number of piles in the Park and more frequently in the Fall.  Collection will end mid-November, weather permitting. Do not bag these items. Do not mix sticks or brush in the pile, because they will block the vacuum. Please rake leaves and grass to the roadways (not to the alleyways). After leaf pickup has ended, do not place leaves in ditches, because they will block snow melt runoff and cause flooding.

Brush and Sticks Pickup 

Brush and sticks pickup will take place on the last Thursday 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 (not along alleyways), parallel to the road, and where they can be reached from the road.  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. This service is offered on specific days in June, July and August. (See below for available dates.) 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 three feet wide, three feet high, and eight feet long (3x3x8).
  • 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 after May 1, 2024. Please call to schedule a pickup at least one week before the date you want a pickup. Available date for 2024 are July 15 and August 5 & 19.  

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, 7:30 AM - Noon and 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM.

Location: 1007 Allegheny 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 2018 Water Quality Report.

Yard Sales: Permits for YARD SALES will be required in 2024 in Mtn. Lake Park!

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 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.
[Normally, the permit fee would be $10.00 however, the fee has been waived for 2024.]

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 Lois Wilson 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, 7:30 AM - Noon and 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM). Internet address: www.mtnlakepark.org.


Other Public Notices


Town Elections

Mayor and Town Council
Donald Sincell - Mayor - 7/2025

Bryan Fred Callis - Vice President of Council - 7/2026

Patrick Damon - 7/2026

Linda Fike - 7/2025

Jeffrey Hovis - 7/2025

Pam Nelson - 7/2026

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 2024 municipal elections: Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

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.

2024 Elections:



Certificate of Nomination may be obtained by calling (301-334-2250) or emailing mlpclerk@mac.com.  All persons desiring to file for office must return the completed Certificate of Nomination form no later than 4:00 on Monday, June 3. 2024.  

If no more than six persons file for Council, a Primary Election WILL NOT be held.  If no more than three persons file for office, a General Election will not be held. 

If needed, a Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

If needed, a General Election will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 

By authority of 

Mayor and Town Council

Mountain Lake Park


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Town Officials

Town Council Members
Donald W. Sincell - Mayor - 7/2025
Bryan Fred Callis - VP of Council - 7/2026
Patrick Damon - 7/2026
Linda Fike - 7/2025
Jeffrey Hovis - 7/2025
Pam Nelson - 7/2026

Planning Commission
Patrick Damon - Chairman
Linda Goodrich
James Moore

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

Town Employees
Lois Wilson - Clerk Treasurer
Jeff Meyers - Maintenance Supervisor
Willie Stemple
Dylan Stemple

Code Enforcement Office
Jarrett Mahoney

Michael Llewellyn




Town Council Meeting -  The next meeting will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2024 at 6 PM, at the town hall.   

7/1/21 - At the July 1st Town Meeting, the Council voted to rescind the town's adoption of Garrett County's ATV law. No ATV's may operated in town under any circumstance.

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

The town picks up about 300 tons of leaves each autumn.

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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