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KEEP UP TO DATE ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE!

Visit our new page with presentations and information about discussion and proposed ideas for Future Land Use and the Unified Development Code at UDC Revisions.  Information on meetings and draft changes will be linked on the page and comments may be sent to LandUse@nccde.org.
ORDINANCE NO. 15-053
(amending the UDC, Article 3, Article 4 and Article 33 regarding parking structures)

THIS ORDINANCE HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE PLANNING BOARD AGENDA FOR JUNE 2, 2015.
 

CHANGES PROPOSED TO APPENDIX FOUR OF THE BUILDING CODE (CHAPTER SIX)

Pursuant to Section 06.01.001 N of the New Castle County Code, the Department of Land Use will hold a thirty (30) day public comment period on proposed revisions to Appendix Four (4) of Chapter 6 of the New Castle County Code (Building Code).  The public may submit written comments until Monday, June 8, 2015.  Comments may be mailed to the Department of Land Use, New Castle County Government Center, 87 Reads Way, New Castle, DE  19720 or submitted via e-mail to LandUse@nccde.org.  Please refer to Chapter 6 New Castle County code - Building Code Appendix Revision in all correspondence.

The proposed changes are linked below or may be reviewed at the New Castle County Government Center, 87 Reads Way, Corporate Commons, New Castle, Delaware, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Land Use regulates all new and existing development in unincorporated New Castle county and enforces the laws governing property maintenance. Our employees are engaged in a broad spectrum of land-related processes and activities, from proposed development reviews to permits, licensing of contractors, inspection of construction, and property maintenance.

Our mission is to create a common vision for the future of New Castle County through a proactive community, civic and business planning effort that involves all stakeholders in a consensus-building process.  This vision will bring vitality to our County by linking land use with transportation, enticing desired investment and ensuring the protection of our neighborhoods, and the revitalization of our commercial corridors.

Department Organization
General Manager Eileen P. Fogarty

Land Use is structured into the following divisions and sections:

Jim Smith, Assistant General Manager:
George O. Haggerty, Jr., Assistant General Manager:

Gift Policy
The Department of Land Use has a zero tolerance gift policy. No gift shall be accepted by an employee from any member of the public when the gift is given as a result of contact created by a New Castle county business relationship.

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