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.

TONIGHT!....Oct. 21, 2020 - NCC@2050 Let's Talk Virtual Workshop #3: Our Places & Spaces

10.21As part of New Castle County's Comprehensive Plan effort, the Department of Land Use will host a series of four virtual workshops to inform and discuss with our residents a diverse array of topics affecting the future of the county.

Our Places & Spaces will focus on: 

- What makes our communities special and makes them places where we want to live, work, play, and enjoy

- The design of our communities, from vibrant landscapes and pedestrian friendly community design, to a compatible mix of residential, retail, and/or commercial uses

- Maintaining, preserving, and enhancing the character or charming features of our neighborhoods that are attractive, meaningful, or interesting

Watch the workshop live on Facebook!

Oct. 28, 2020 - Land Preservation Task Force Virtual Public Meeting

The Land Preservation Task Force was formed to examine key questions and shape a plan for enhancing the County’s land preservation strategy. The Task Force was also charged with looking at ways to improve collaboration with other entities to increase resources for the purchase and maintenance of land. This virtual public workshop will present the final draft of the Land Preservation Task Force report.

  • Date: Oct. 28. 2020
  • Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM
  • Location: Zoom Webinar

Click here to register!


Concord Pike (RT. 202) Master Plan Draft Open For Public Feedback.  Comments Due Nov. 5, 2020.

Rte 202 Corridor cell phoneThe New Castle County Department of Land Use, WILMAPCO, and DelDOT are in the process of developing a master plan for the Concord Pike (Route202) Corridor, encompassing an area between the City of Wilmington and the Pennsylvania state line.  The master plan will provide a 20-year vision that identifies cohesive land use and transportation strategies to ensure that Concord Pike will continue to be a safe, accessible, economically thriving place for all.   

The draft plan provides a vision and recommendations that have been developed based on community feedback and technical analysis.  Review the analysis, draft plan and its recommendations, and share your feedback during this online event.  

Click here to read the draft plan!

Nov. 9, 2020 - NCC@2050 Let's Talk Virtual Workshop #4: Our Environment & Nature

11.9As part of New Castle County's Comprehensive Plan effort, the Department of Land Use will host a series of four virtual workshops to inform and discuss with our residents a diverse array of topics affecting the future of the county.

Our Homes & Neighborhoods will focus on our environment and natural resources. 

More details to be announced soon. 

Click here to learn more about NCC@2050!

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 NCC2050.NewCastleDE.gov to learn how you can participate! 

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