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To schedule an appointment call 240-604-6077; Thursdays 9am - Tuesdays 2pm to get on the bulk trash list that Wednesday’s service. Appointments can also be scheduled online. Only 3 bulk items are permitted per week. Clothing, books, shoes, household items (i.e. pots, pan, utensils, etc.) should be placed into a box or bag (3 boxes = one item, 5 bags = one item).
Contact the Town Hall at (301) 336-0626. Make sure to provide full name, address and contact number. Your request will be processed and delivery will be made between 7-10 business days.
Owner must complete the Town of Capitol Heights Business License Application, provide a copy of owner’s drivers license, Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) permit, Prince George’s County, MD Certificate of Occupancy (U&O) Permit and status of Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) Good Standing letter.
Additional documents may vary by business/organization, please contact Town Hall at 301-336-0626 for more information.
Checks and money order payments can be made payable to Town of Capitol Heights.
Visit the Business & Licensing page here for more information.
Capitol Heights is a council-manager form of government.
The council-manager form is the system of local government that combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a council or other governing body, with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager. The form establishes a representative system where all power is concentrated in the elected council and where the council hires a professionally trained manager to oversee the delivery of public services.
In a council-manager form of government, council members are the leaders and policy makers elected to represent the community and to concentrate on policy issues that are responsive to citizens' needs and wishes. The town administrator is appointed by the Mayor and Council to carry out policy and ensure that the entire community is being served.
The Mayor and Council is the legislative body, and its members are the community's decision makers. Power is centralized in the elected Mayor and Council, which approves the budget and determines the tax rate, for example. The Mayor and Council also focuses on the community's goals, major projects, and long-term considerations, such as community growth, land use development, capital improvement plans, capital financing, and strategic planning. The Mayor and Council hire a professional town administrator to carry out the administrative responsibilities and supervise the manager's performance.
The town administrator is hired to serve the Mayor and Council and the community and to bring to the local government the benefits of training and experience in administering local government projects and programs on behalf of the governing body. The administrator prepares a budget for the Mayor and Council's consideration; makes recommendations to the Mayor and Council and Personnel Committee in regards to the recruitment and hiring of employees; supervises government's staff; serves as the Mayor and Council's chief adviser; and carries out the Mayor and Council's policies. The Mayor and Council and citizens count on the administrator to provide complete and objective information, pros and cons of alternatives, and long-term consequences.
The town administrator may make policy recommendations to the Mayor and Council, but the Mayor and Council may or may not adopt them and may modify the recommendations. The town administrator is bound by whatever action the Mayor and Council takes.
While the Town of Capitol Heights Mayor and Council are elected at large, other municipalities elect their councils by district. Some local governments have mayors who are elected by the voters at large. Still, others are elected by their colleagues on the council.
The Town of Capitol Heights welcomes citizen participation in the decision-making process. Because professional local government management offers government of the people, by the people, and for the people, it sets the stage for citizen activism by encouraging open communication between citizens and their government. Examples range from visioning, in which citizens play a major role in determining the future of their community, to the community planning and visioning process, which involves residents through the development of citizen/government partnerships; to community-service activities. Citizens also have the opportunity to present issues to the Mayor and Council at Citizen's Forum during general session meetings; talk one-on-one with the Mayor and Council before meetings in-person, or via email or telephone, or express their concerns at a public hearing. In addition, citizens are encouraged to become members of the Town’s various committees.
The vacancy usually is announced in the ICMA Newsletter, and city managers, assistants, and others who are interested apply directly to the Mayor and Council. The Mayor and Council conducts a search for candidates, often by inviting managers in other communities to apply if they are interested. ICMA makes no recommendations regarding candidates. Further information is available in the handbook Recruitment Guidelines for Selecting a Local Government Administrator, published by ICMA. Source details come from the ICMA website.
Monday - Friday
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
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To schedule an appointment call Jeda Trucking at 240-604-6077; Monday 9am - Thursday 12pm to get on the bulk trash list that Friday’s service. Only 3 bulk items are permitted per week. Clothing, books, shoes, household items (i.e. pots, pan, utensils, etc.) should be placed into a box or bag (3 boxes = one item, 5 bags = one item).
Jeda Trucking offers bulk trash collection to assist you with removing large unwanted items, such as large furniture, appliances, rugs/carpets, computers, televisions and other electronic items.
Work Sessions are held the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 P.M.
Public Sessions are held the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 P.M.
In-person meetings are generally held at:
Vivian M. Dodson Municipal Center, Town of Capitol Heights1 Capitol Heights BoulevardCapitol Heights, MD 20743
Due to COVID-19, all Council Sessions are being held by Zoom. Please continue to check our website’s homepage for upcoming meeting information.
Please call Town Hall at 301-336-0626.
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We do apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact Pepco and provide the pole number so the issue can be fixed immediately at 1-877-737-2662.
We do apologize for the inconvenience, and, if you can please provide the residences exact address, we can further assist you.
If the property is within our Incorporated Town, then our Property Standards Authority division will seek to gain further information on the owner. Once the owner is contacted, the property must be in good standing within 30 days. However, if the property is not cleaned, then the Town is responsible for cutting the property and cleaning all trash and debris and a lien is then placed on the property.
For more information please feel free to contact us the Property Standards Department at 301-420-3000.
Please contact Jeda Trucking directly at 240-604-6077.
Please contact the police department at 301-420-2444 or stop by the administrative office at 401 Capitol Heights Boulevard, Capitol Heights, MD 20743 to obtain a vehicle release form. You must pay $125 by cash or money order.
You have 10 days to request a court date. To find phone number and additional information, please look at the details on the back of your ticket. If you cannot locate your ticket please call our administrative office at 301-420-2444.
To pay a parking ticket you may come to 401 Capitol Heights Boulevard, Capitol Heights, MD 20743. Please be sure to have your tag number and payment (cash or money order). You may also make payment online through our GovPayNet system, visit this page here for more information.
For additional information, please refer to the back of your ticket.
A permit is required when a property owner wants to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, move, improve, remove, connect, demolish or raze any building or structure, change an exit, or alter/install any equipment regulated by Prince George's County Building Code.
Contact Property Standards Authority at 301-420-3000, between the hours of 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday, and provide your name and property address. You will be connected to the appropriate inspector for your home... at time the inspector will consider your request. Extensions are granted on a case - by - case basis.