In accordance with Governor Carney’s recently issued Proclamation, coupled with the Governor’s Declaration of a State of Emergency, the Department of Land Use is now holding all public hearings and meetings in a "virtual" format as a telephone and video conference, utilizing Zoom Meetings.  Members of the public wishing to join any Land Use Board public hearing or other public meeting may do so by utilizing a link or phone number(s) and the appropriate meeting ID. This information will be specified on the appropriate Public Hearing/Meeting *Agenda approximately two (2) business days prior to the scheduled hearing date.  
*Note: up-to-date public hearing agendas are available in the Agenda Center  (click the Agenda Center button on the left) and each Board’s webpage listed below.  

Board of Adjustment          Historic Review Board          License, Inspection and Review Board          Planning Board          RPATAC

Additional information regarding Virtual Public Meetings may be found at: Virtual Meetings-Land-Use

New Castle County COVID-19 ResponseDepartment of Land Use Coronavirus Policy *Update 4/2/20

The New Castle County Department of Land Use is making every effort to process land development applications and building permits, conduct inspections, continue planning projects, legislation, task forces, and address property maintenance concerns in a timely fashion without sacrificing the health, safety, and well-being of our residents, customers, and employees. 

As the present health emergency has intensified throughout New Castle County and the surrounding areas over the past week, we believe it is necessary and responsible to amend our operational policies.

Effective 12noon on Thursday, April 2, 2020, the New Castle County Government Center will be closed to the public.  Our residents and customers will need to take advantage of convenient ways to conduct business with us by one of the following methods.

You are strongly encouraged to conduct business by one of the aforementioned methods.  However, if you wish to personally drop-off an application, fees, or other paperwork, there will be a blue mailbox located inside of the vestibule of the Government Center. A staff member retrieves any submitted materials from that mailbox daily.  Please understand as the health emergency continues to evolve, this drop-off option may be eliminated.

Thank you for your cooperation.