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Welcome toThe Town of Somerset

We are a Tree City U.S.A.

Somerset has been a Tree City for over thirty-five years. We love our beautiful tree-lined streets and our well-established urban forest. Our trees protect our air quality, abate noise, mitigate stormwater runoff, and provide habitat for our wildlife. We share our home with roving platoons of deer, two or possibly three families of foxes, and perhaps even an elusive coyote, while rabbits munch contentedly on our lawns - and all too often on our roses and lilies. Above us we see and hear turkey vultures, two sorts of hawk, the Eastern wild turkeys unique to Maryland, barred owls exchanging hunting cries in the night, posses of crows, and even that blue heron waiting motionless for lunch in Little Falls Branch. There is a kaleidoscope of garden visitors: blue jays, cardinals, the occasional oriole, catbirds, and a ceaseless myriad of sparrows and wrens. The Somerset we enjoy every day is home to so many more families than our own. For more information go to Tree City USA.

  • 1216+
    Residents in 400+ homes
  • Home of the Somerset Dolphins Swim Team and Somerset Elementary
  • 102 Volunteers serving on Town Council or Committees
  • 4.2 Miles of street across 168 acres or 0.28 square miles

Who's Who In Somerset

Meet the Town Council

Town of Somerset Declarations of Inclusion & Sustainability

Somerset welcomes all people, regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, or disability, and will protect these classes to the fullest extent of the law. We formally denounce and condemn racism, hate, and discrimination in all forms and commit to respectful, fair, and equitable treatment of everyone in our community. Somerset has and will continue to be a place where individuals can live freely and express their opinion.

Somerset is focused on creating a sustainable town and becoming carbon neutral, aligning itself with the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, by reducing 50% of CO2 emissions by 2030 and 100% by 2050. Toward this goal, Somerset has declared a climate emergency, has signed the Maryland Mayor’s 100% Clean Energy Pledge and the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, and has taken many steps towards sustainability.