Snow Removal


The City of Bowie is responsible for snow removal on all city maintained public streets. Responses to winter weather are categorized by the amount of snow accumulated. For more information, view our winter weather tips.

Snow Accumulation of Less Than Two Inches

When roadways become slick due to snow, sleet, or ice, they are immediately treated with salt and/or sand. During treatment operations all main drives, steep hills, and collector streets (streets with numerous intersections) are treated on a priority basis. Streets with lesser inclines, most cul-de-sacs, and flat roads with limited intersections are not treated unless severe icing conditions occur. Limited plowing may take place on priority streets.

Snow Accumulation of Two Inches or More

When snow accumulations reach two inches, citywide plowing operations begin. Plowing operations begin with main drives and progresses to hilly areas and collector streets. During heavier snows plows will remain on priority streets until plowing outpaces accumulation. Plowing then progresses to streets with lesser inclines, roads with limited intersections, and cul-de-sacs. Citywide plowing continues until all streets have been plowed.

Contact Us

  1. George Stephanos


    Dan Layton

    Assistant Director

    16500 Annapolis Rd.
    Bowie, MD 20715

    Mailing Address

    15901 Excalibur Rd.
    Bowie, MD 20716

    Ph: 301-809-2344
    TTY: 301-262-5013
    Fx: 301-809-2309


    Monday - Friday
    7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    After Hours Emergencies

    For assistance with water main breaks or other Public Works emergencies,
    call 301-262-6200

    Monday - Thursday
    4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
    Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Saturday 8:30 a.m. - noon

    All other hours call 888-296-3821