If you are facing a hardship that makes it difficult to comply within the time frame provided, please submit the Extension to Comply Request Form (English & Espanol).
NOTE: You must use a valid email address as this will be a means of contact regarding the request.

If you are unable to use the link above, please download and complete the PDF Extension to Comply Request Form; en Espanol, Pedido de Extension Para El Cumplimiento, which may be emailed to [email protected] or faxed to (302) 395-5545.  
You may also submit the form in person by visiting the New Castle County Government Center located at 87 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720.

We will do our best to honor reasonable requests. Extensions are generally granted in thirty (30) day increments per request. Please contact the Code Enforcement Division for more information.

Extension Request Fees

There is no charge for the first extension issued. There will be a $25 fee for the second extension, and a $50 fee for each extension thereafter.

Payment cannot be made until the request form has been received by our office. You may pay extension fees and fines online with a credit card using the Property Maintenance Code Violation Payment System. You may also pay in person at the New Castle County Government Center with cash, check, or money order for the exact amount of the fee. Payments cannot be accepted over the phone.

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