Welcome to Delaware City’s Official Website

Delaware City is a quaint riverfront community proud of its rich history and excited about the future. Located on the Delaware River in New Castle County, Delaware, Delaware City is the gateway to many natural and historic treasures, such as the Delaware Estuary marshes, the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, Fort Delaware and Fort DuPont. Visitors […]

Delaware City Motorcycle Accident Fatality

3-25-17 Motorcycle Accident Fatality

New City Manager Selected by Mayor & Council

Delaware City, DE March 21, 2017  The Mayor and Council of Delaware City finalized their selection to replace veteran public servant and former state representative Dick Cathcart upon his retirement in May. Carol Houck, who has served the citizens of Newark for the past 27 years, will join the Delaware City team effective May 31st. […]

Code Enforcer’s Late Night Work Schedule

Wednesday April 5th      12:00 PM – 8:00 PM Thursday April 13th        12:00 PM – 8:00 PM Tuesday April 18th         12:00 PM – 8:00 PM Wednesday April 26th  12:00 PM – 8:00 PM Code Enforcer’s Late Schedule. Thank you. Adam Poplos Code Enforcement Officer, City of Delaware City 302-834-0372      

Fifth Street Bridge Update-Construction starts 9-12-16

ROUTE 9 (FIFTH STREET) STREET CLOSURE FOR THE FIFTH STREET BRIDGE REPLACEMENT  The construction of the Fifth Street Bridge replacement is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2016 at 7AM. and will continue until April 30, 2017.  Route 9 (Fifth Street) between New Castle Avenue and Clinton Street will remain closed for the duration of the work.  You may […]

Register to Vote for Elections

Since the 2013 Charter update, it is now a requirement for voters in the Delaware City Municipal Elections to be a registered voter with the State Election Board (Section 8-04 of the Delaware City Charter).  Once you are registered to vote at the State you will be able to vote in all elections-Municipal, County, State and Federal. […]


Chief Baylor would like  you to be aware of IRS scams that are happening. The IRS will not contact you by phone, text or email.  Their first contact to you will be a letter that you will receive in the mail.  If you receive a text, phone call or email from the IRS, please contact […]

2017 Recycling Schedule

2017 Recycling Schedule

(302)STOPPIT Water Pollution Hotline

County, City, State Launch (302) STOPPIT Water Pollution Hotline New Castle County, the City of Wilmington, and the Delaware Department of Transportation have announced the launch of the (302) STOPPIT water pollution hotline for residents to report pollution going into or coming out of the storm sewer system. When Delaware City residents see evidence that […]


Section Remedial Action: For grass higher than 10”, the homeowner will be given a Code Violation and will have 5 business days to mow. If the homeowner does not mow the lawn by the end of the 5th business day, Delaware City will fine the homeowner $50 and will have the grass mowed at […]

Delaware City Takes Over Building Inspections & Code Enforcement

At a Special Mayor & Council meeting held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, the Mayor and Council adopted a number of City Ordinances that updated the Delaware City Code.  Some of the changes include: replacing the current Building Code (Chapter 23) to incorporate a plumbing, mechanical and electrical code; creating a Department of Building Inspection […]