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  1. Important Department of Land Use Coronavirus Policy *UPDATE

    *UPDATE: Effective 12noon on Thursday, April 2, 2020, the New Castle County Government Center will be closed to the public. Read on...
  2. 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...
  3. Policies to address the transition to the 2019 Delaware Sediment and Stormwater Regulations

    NCC announces policies to address the transition to the 2019 Delaware Sediment and Stormwater Regulations Read on...
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Recently Released White Papers & Reports 

  • Southern New Castle County Wastewater Plan: Septic systems work by utilizing the dilution qualities of rain water to convert urea and organic nitrogen in human waste to ammonia and ammonium for discharge to groundwater.  Septic systems usually last for about 20 years and can properly treat wastewater in rural areas provided these systems are situated on large lots (>2 acres) with permeable soils (>1 in/hr) and deep water table (> 10 ft) and are pumped out every 2 to 3 years by property owners. When septic systems are not installed and operated in accordance with these criteria, these systems can discharge high amounts of nitrogen (>10 mg/l) and contribute to surface and ground water pollution.
  • Use of On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems in Southern New Castle County: This report is intended to supplement information being developed to assist the County in addressing on-site wastewater and disposal provisions as well as environmental and land use concerns regarding areas in southern New Castle County that are experiencing rapid development pressure. 

Earth Month 2019 Celebration

On April 26, 2019, County Executive Meyer, the Dept. of Land Use and DNREC celebrated Earth Day and Arbor Day in the Bayberry North community in Middletown. The event featured a narrated walk along neighborhood pathways ending with a tree planting at the community clubhouse.

The Land Use Department and our community partners are demonstrating our shared commitment to protect the environment through the effective application of land use standards and regulations and by highlighting planning tools and resources offered to individuals, communities and land owners to support conservation.

FEMA, DNREC, and New Castle County hosted open house on updated flood risk information in New Castle County:

On May 23, 2017, about 360 people attended an open house, the first step in the process of adopting new flood risk maps, to hear from representatives of FEMA, DNREC and NCC about how the proposed map changes may affect their property. View the open house slide presentation (PDF). Please contact the Department of Land Use at 395-5400 if you have any questions regarding this topic. Or, you may visit DNREC’s website.