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.

NCC@2050 Deep Dive Session - February 3, 2021Deep Dive1 Opens in new window

Throughout 2020, we received important feedback from you about the future of New Castle County - which then helped us understand generally where and what our collective priorities may be.  This time we are diving deeper!  We will host a series of four virtual workshops designed to further examine topics comprising the NCC@2050 Comprehensive Plan. 

During these workshops, subject matter experts and attendees will be asked to brainstorm and provide detailed input on draft goals, objectives, alternative future development possibilities, and strategies. We will also provide an update of the progress of NCC@2050 as well as a summary of the feedback we have heard from our community in 2020.  

This Deep Dive Session will focus on:  

  • Open Space
  • Conservation
  • Recreation

All Deep Dive Sessions will also touch on key principles such as social equity and resilience.


Please register to attend by clicking here.  

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.

Visit to learn how you can participate! 

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