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 our Agenda Center and through the Meeting Schedule links below.
Additional information regarding Virtual Public Meetings may be found at: Virtual Meetings-Land-Use
The board is made up of five members appointed by the county, four of whom serve terms of four years, and one who serves as the chairperson and at the pleasure of the county executive. The chairperson appoints a vice chairperson from among the members who presides in his/her absence. Preference shall be given to candidates who are:
The board hears appeals regarding the issuance, transfer, renewal, refusal, suspension, revocation, or cancellation of a county license or with respect to the effect of any county inspection.
Following the meeting of the public notice, the applicant or his/her designee will make the presentation in support of the appeal. A representative of the county then makes presentation in opposition to the appeal. Members of the public who wish to speak in support of the applicant may then speak, followed by those who wish to speak in opposition. An opportunity for rebuttal is then provided to the applicant. The board may require a further hearing for the purpose of supplementing the record.
9 Delaware Code, Section 1315
New Castle County Code, Chapter 2, Section 123