Virtual Meetings and Public Hearings - Land Use

Information Regarding Virtual Meetings and Public Hearings:

In accordance with Governor Carney’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 Zoom meeting ID. This information will be specified on the appropriate *Public Hearing/Meeting Agenda no less than two (2) business days prior to the scheduled hearing date. *NOTE: Up-to-date public hearing agendas are available in our Agenda Center  and  at each Board’s webpage listed on the left.   

Attending/Participating in a Virtual Public Meeting:
Those wishing to speak on a particular agenda item will be provided an opportunity to make comments in real time as administered by a meeting moderator. This will ensure that everyone has an opportunity to comment within the allowable time limits. Please also see the links below for assistance with participation in a Zoom meeting.

Zoom Help CenterHelp for joining a Zoom meeting is available at:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on using Zoom for meetings maybe found at:

Please contact us by email with any other questions or concerns about about attending a Virtual Meeting or Hearing using Zoom.

Note for Applicants only: 
Applicants must submit presentation materials electronically to the Department of Land Use no less than five (5) business days prior to any scheduled public hearing.

How to Find Information on Board Applications

When applications for business to be considered by New Castle County Department of Land Use Boards are received, they are assigned an Application or "Project Number" applicable to each specific board. Additional documents appropriate for public viewing are then uploaded as received by the Department of Land Use to be accessible online through our Project Search webpage. Note: the search function for Board applications is limited to the Project Number or Project Name. 

Alternatively, any active Project or Application may also be located by address or parcel number, if applicable, through our Parcel Search webpage.

Please email the Department of Land Use at with any questions. 

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