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At the top of a ridge with views of Sugarloaf Mountain to the north and the Catoctin Mountain and Blue Ridge ranges to the west, Barnesville enjoys a connection with the rhythms of the natural world while being within commuting distance of the nation's capital. Barnesville is served by the MARC commuter rail system.


The town's motto, "A Caring Community," is a testament to the sense of place enjoyed by the town's residents and their neighbors in the Agricultural Reserve of Western Montgomery County.

Spotlight on Climate Change

Announcements and Events

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Town Meetings

Meet at town hall or online--contact clerk for zoom link.

Hybrid Format. Starting at 7:30 pm

May 20, 2024

June 17, 2024

July 15, 2024

**Bulk Trash Collection**

June 5th

Items should be restricted to those permitted by the county collection guidance. Items should be placed near the curb/roadway, but not in the roadway.

Upcoming Events 

Sugarloaf Mountain Mindfulness Community and Sustainable Barnesville: Mindfulness Meditation 

May  17th, 6:45 – 9 pm.

Twilight in the Park

June 7th, starting at 6:30pm

Event will be held the first Friday of month, June through October

Latest Issue of the Barnesville Tidbit Available HERE



Every ten years, the Planning Commission updates Barnesville’s Master Plan. A Master Plan is a document that outlines a vision for the Town’s future. It begins with a description of the Town as it is. Then it lists goals for improvement in the next two decades, along with strategies for achieving that vision.

Here is a link to the new 2021 Master Plan.

Since the master plan is now adopted, there will be additional work to prepare changes to the various ordinances that Barnesville uses to regulate land use, i.e., the Zoning Ordinance, the Subdivision Ordinance, and the Forest Conservation Ordinance.



Town Meetings are held the third Monday each month.

Email the Town Clerk with questions or for more information.

Minutes from prior meetings may be found at Government section Town & Planning Minutes.


The Planning Commission Meetings are held on an as needed basis.  There is currently an opening on the Planning Commission for a member.

Email the Town Clerk if you have a question or concern for the planning commission.

Regulations and applications for building permits may be found under the Government section Forms.


The town regularly communicates with area residents via a private email list. To be added to this list please use the form at the bottom of this page or complete the form on the Contact page. 

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This newspaper, published quarterly, will keep you up to date about what happens in our small town in the country!
Click the link below to read

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This committee was formed in 2018 when the town registered with the Sustainable Maryland program with a goal of becoming certified as a Sustainable Community. The committee is comprised of citizens who work on efforts to sustain the physical environment and the quality of life for area residents. Click the link below to visit the Sustainable Barnesville website and resource page.

For the latest news and updates from Montgomery County, see the link below.

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