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With Alert Bowie 2.0, City officials can send important information of your choosing to the devices you register. We also have the ability to pinpoint a particular area or street on the map when we need to send a specific message to those residents, such as in the case of a water main break or a dangerous situation.
If you are new to Bowie’s alert system, you will find that it’s a great way to stay informed and receive emergency alerts, public safety notices, and Bowie E-News updates. You choose the types of messages you receive and how you will receive them.
Automated weather alerts are sent based on geographic locations you provide. The City will also continue to send out its own weather alerts to subscribers when there is specific information to share about what’s going on in Bowie.
Similar systems are in place throughout the National Capital Region. If you live and/or work outside of Bowie, and want to receive traffic or crime alerts for other cities or counties in the area, you're encouraged to sign-up for that respective jurisdiction's alerting system. You can find links to all of the alerting systems in the National Capital Region at capitalert.gov.
You choose which alerts you receive (tornado, severe thunderstorm, blizzard, hurricane, high wind warning, etc.) and the time of day you wish to receive them.
To receive these alerts, sign up for the alert category entitled “Severe Weather.”
To the contrary. The combined (state, county, and city) property tax rate for a Bowie resident is $1.6820 per $100 of assessed value for fiscal year 2019, which is down from the 2005 rate of $1.7063. While the Bowie property tax rate has been stable for the last nine years, residents may have seen their tax bills increase due to higher property assessments and the fact that Prince George’s County raised its property tax rate by $.04 in fiscal year 2019. Property assessments are developed by the State of Maryland and are based on market rates.
Attend one of the public meetings (usually on Monday night) and make commentsto City Council during the Citizen Participation period.
The State of Maryland has increased the Bay Restoration Fee that appears on your water bill and these funds are sent to the State.
If necessary, the tax rate may be increased.
Generally, an inoperative vehicle is a vehicle that cannot be driven on a City street. An inoperative vehicle may have flat tire(s), dead battery, is not displaying valid registration plates, is dismantled or wrecked, cannot be driven under its own power, or has broken or missing parts, etc.
Generally, the generation of loud noise should not occur before 7 a.m. nor after 10 p.m. on weekdays (Monday thru Friday) and on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) there should be no generation of loud noise before 9 a.m. nor after 10 p.m.
Shoot for one gallon, per person, per day. Add extra for pets.
Please call the Public Works Department at 301-809-2344 to report water pollution or other problems with a local stream, pond, or storm drain. Or you may use our Service Request System to report the problem
Tires are a special pickup item. Please visit our Service Request System to schedule a pickup or call 301-809-2344.
Plastic bags cannot be recycled with curbside recycling. Please take bags to a local store for recycling.
CFL bulbs contain mercury and should not be put in trash or recycling. Instead bring them to Home Depot or other CFL collection site.