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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.”
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.
To the contrary. The combined tax rate for a Bowie resident has been reduced from $1.7063 in 2005 to $1.6820 in 2018. Residents may find that their tax bills have increased due to a rise in the assessed value. The State of Maryland develops the assessments based on market rates.
In fiscal year 2016, the County raised taxes by $0.04.
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.