New Castle County COVID-19 Response

Department of Land Use Coronavirus Policy

Effective April 2, 2020, the New Castle County Government Center is closed to the public until further notice.  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.

Join Our Team: Land Use is Accepting Applications for Two Positions!

LU hiringPlanner I:  An employee in this class is assigned entry-level professional planning tasks involving some knowledge of the principles and practices of planning and understanding of the physical, social and economic concepts underlying planning work.  Work assignments come in the form of written or verbal orders and are performed in accordance with prescribed methods.  This employee receives close supervision and performs duties in accordance with procedures and policies outlined by a supervisor. Deadline to apply is August 13, 2020. 

Plan Examiner:  An employee in this class examines prints and plans for construction projects before a building permit is issued to assure that the plans adhere to all NCC codes relating to construction.  This employee also determines whether the proposed construction is a permitted use in the zoning classification and meets all setback requirements. This employee reviews permit applications for completeness and ascertains that all other required outside permits have been obtained prior to issuing the permit.  When technical problems are evident in plans, this employee may advise architects, engineers, construction managers, other professionals, or the permittee as to the proper methods and materials to use for meeting code restrictions.  When technical problems do arise pertaining to construction, this employee makes field inspections to ascertain compliance with approved plans.  Deadline to apply is August 22, 2020.   

Click here to see the full position descriptions and to apply today!

NCC@2050 Comprehensive Plan Is Here!

NCC2050_Logo_smNCC@2050 will be a community-driven process that will allow us to strategically shape how we grow and develop as a County. The Plan will help guide development and services; shape the communities where we live, work, and play; celebrate our environmental, historical, and cultural assets; and support a robust economy. 

Broad public input from every neighborhood, every industry, and everyday people is key to creating a vibrant and inclusive future that reflects our community values.  

We’re excited about the future of New Castle County and want to ensure its growth and development is sustainable and equitable for all.

Click here to learn how you can participate! 

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