The City of Mount Rainier, MD, population 8,498, is located 4 miles from downtown Washington D.C. The city serves as the gateway community for Prince George’s County on the Historic Route 1 corridor, and is located on the northeastern boundary of the District of Columbia.

Mount Rainier is a historic and charming residential community, with a vibrant pedestrian friendly business district and is the hub of Arts and Culture in the Gateway Arts District.


Mount Rainier Community,

Good Morning All,

Please be advised that due to the inclement weather for today, City Hall will be CLOSED February 20, 2019.


Tuesday, February 19, 2019


Hello City of Mount Rainier Residents,

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for our area as following:


Tonight: Snow, mainly after 4am. Low around 29. North wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.


Wednesday: Snow before 1pm, then snow and sleet between 1pm and 4pm, then freezing rain and sleet after 4pm. High near 35. East wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.


Wednesday Night: Rain or freezing rain, becoming all rain after 10pm. Low around 34. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible.

Due to the Winter Storm, Trash collection will be rescheduled for Thursday, February 20th, in preparation for this winter weather, the Public Works Department will be pretreating streets and will be on call if the weather conditions worsen.

You can best reach us at (301) 985-6583 or and for any questions.

For any emergencies related to the Public Works Department, please contact Leroy Sammy at (240) 508-0679.​


Candidate Packets are NOW available at City Hall.  They are due no later than 4:00p.m. on March 25, 2019.  Questions, please contact John Hoatson, if you are interested in running for office.  Election Day is Monday, May 6, 2019!!    


City of Mount Rainier Voter Registration Drive, Saturday, February 23, 2019 10:00a.m. until 1:00p.m., City Hall

Voter Registration Event Flyer


FINAL Work Session Agenda, Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:00p.m., City Hall

Work Session Agenda February 19, 2019


Official Minutes of the City Council Meetings & Work Sessions

Approved Official Minutes of the City Council Meetings & Work Sessions


Fiscal Year 2019 Quarter 2 (October, November, December 2018) City Report

FY19 Quarter 2 City Report

FY19 Quarter 2 Admin Services

FY19 Quarter 2 Code Enforcement

FY19 Quarter 2 Economic Development

FY19 Quarter 2 Public Works

FY19 Quarter 2 City Hall


Legislative Meeting of the Mayor and City Council City of Mount Rainier

Tuesday, January 4, 2019 at 7 pm

Legislative Agenda Jan 8th 2019

December 2018 Police Statistics

Mount Rainier UCR’s Report January 2017-December 2018




***We hope everyone had a safe and Happy Holiday season. The Department of Public Works will be collecting Christmas trees on Thursday, January 10, 2018. Please make sure to have your Christmas trees placed out on the curb by Thursday, January 10th at 7 am. NO APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED. *** 



Mount Rainier Community,

As a reminder:

Yard waste is being collected every 2nd Monday of the month from December thru February. Therefore, residents are required to call and schedule their yard waste pick up at (301) 985-6583 to be added to the schedule. Yard Waste is scheduled for December 10th, January 14th, and February 11th.

Electronic Recycling  Drop Off

Electronic Recycling may ONLY be dropped off at the Department of Public Works on the following Saturday drop-off dates; March 16, June 15, September 21, and December 21,2019

E-Waste can be:

  • Televisions
  • DVD Players/VCRs
  • Computer equipment
  • Copiers and Printers
  • Stereos/Radios
  • Cell Phones, etc.

Note: batteries/light bulbs are not accepted, but can be recycled elsewhere

Please note that E-waste should not be put in regular or bulk trash: they have toxic chemicals that can’t go to landfills

The Mount Rainier Waste Collection Schedule is available on the Public Works Department web page.



Please be advised that the city will be selling additional trash and recycle bins for residents. Prices are as following;

48 gallon (trash)-$44.00

64 gallon (recycle)-$27.00


Residents will be required to process payment at City Hall and then present your receipt at 3715 Wells Ave. Department of Public Works for pick up. If you have further questions please see the new trash and recycle policy on the city’s website.   



January 2019 Crime Stats



Welcoming New Chief Police Morgan


New Tax Rate Projection 2019


1st Qtr FY19 Budget Reports

1st Qtr FY19 Budget Reports


New Trash and Recycling Rules


Sidewalk Improvements Capital Project


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