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The Highway Department performs all types of road maintenance to the county’s road system including but not limited to patching, resurfacing, stabilization of dirt roads, keeping ditch lines clear of debris, mowing along county right of ways, mowing storm water management ponds, snow and ice removal,line striping, signal maintenance and signing of County roads both regulatory and directional.

In addition, maintenance, repair and fueling for County fleet vehicles is managed by the Central Section Fleet Management.  See Fleet Management in the navigation bar on the left for more information.

The Highway Department maintains four sections of public roads and infrastructure in the county; Central, Eastern, Southern and Western sections.  Click here to see the Highway section boundaries.


To provide a safe, well maintained Highway system that offers mobility and supports safe travel for all citizens. Our Fleet Department provides Maintenance service for 275 County owned vehicles.


To secure a Safe and Solid workforce as well as attract and maintain qualified personnel to provide more proactive services to the Citizens of Washington County.


601 Northern Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Winter Hours: November 1, 2021 – April 1, 2022
 – Friday, 7:00am – 3:00pm.

Summer Hours: April 5, 2021 – October 28, 2021
 – Thursday, 6:00am – 4:00pm.

Phone: 240-313-2720
Fax: 301-791-2897


Central: 240-313-2720
Eastern: 301-824-2801
Southern: 301-432-4039
Western: 301-842-2368

Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government


Washington County Government would like to announce liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential Washington County employees due to the impending weather forecast and Washington County Public Schools operating on a 2-hour delay tomorrow Thursday, January 20, 2022. County employees who are designated as “Essential” are expected to perform their duties as they normally would. Employees who can telework should report at their usual time.
The County encourages those who must travel to exercise caution while on roadways. If driving is essential, clear your vehicle completely, drive slowly, use caution, and don’t crowd or pass plows.
We will update the public if any changes occur. Please monitor Washington County Government’s website and social media for updates.