1. Important Department of Land Use Coronavirus Policy

    The health, safety, and well-being of our residents, customers and employees is of the highest priority for the New Castle County Department of Land Use. Please see our Coronavirus Policy below that is now in effect. Read on...
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Regular Meetings (Public Hearings)

  • 9:30 a.m.
  • Fourth Wednesday of the month (Note: dates, times and/or locations of meetings and hearings are subject to change.)
  • New Castle County Government Center
    New Castle Room
    87 Read’s Way
    New Castle, DE 19720


  • 4 Vacancies
  • Dan Barbato, Consulting Engineers
  • John Barndt, Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control
  • Stephanie Baxter, Delaware Geological Survey
  • Kevin Donnelly, New Castle Conservation District
  • Michael Falkowski, Department of Land Use
  • Gerald Kauffman, University of Delaware Water Resources Agency
  • Ellie Mortazavi, Department of Public Works
  • Marian Young, Chamber of Commerce

About the Committee

There are 13 members on the Resource Protection Area Technical Advisory Committee (RPATAC). Members are appointed by the county executive to four-year terms. The chairperson is designated by the county executive.

As stated in Section 40.30.430 of the New Castle County Code, the purposes and duties of the RPATAC are to:

  • Provide technical support and recommendations to the (Land Use) Department concerning the technical definition and criteria of any resource protection area.
  • Advise the Department when the RPATAC determines that performance standards should be amended.
  • Provide technical support and recommendations to the Board of Adjustment concerning any application made to that Board.
  • Advise the Department when the RPATAC determines that this division, or any regulations promulgated pursuant to this division, should be amended.
  • Assist the Department as requested.

Recommendation Reports