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.

Land Use Has A Lot Going On In September!  Please Join Us!

Sept. 21, 2020 - Governor Printz Boulevard Corridor Virtual Workshop


An online Public Workshop will be held for the Governor Printz Blvd Corridor Study on Monday, September 21, 2020, at 7 p.m.  

Planners will unveil five draft roadway concept possibilities that were developed based upon community priorities and technical analysis. Event will include a presentation, Q & A, and a survey.

Click here to learn more and to register!

Sept. 23, 2020 - Southern New Castle County Master Plan Virtual Meeting

SNCC923With community participation, the Department of Land Use, WILMAPCO, and DelDOT are in the process of establishing a long-term vision for land use and infrastructure in Southern New Castle County.  The goal is to guide growth while at the same time taking proactive steps to preserve natural resources and agricultural land.  After a series of public workshops held since 2018, and significant community input, we have developed the final draft of the master plan. The draft will be reviewed at the Sept. 23, 2020 Southern New Castle County Master Plan Virtual MeetingClick here to register for the virtual meeting.

We encourage the community to review the final draft and provide feedback. Comments will be accepted until October 12, 2020 and can be emailed to  Following the workshop and comment period, the plan will then proceed through the legislative process for incorporation into the comprehensive plan.  Read the final draft here.

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 to learn how you can participate! 

  1. Southern New Castle County Final Draft Master Plan Ready To Review! Workshop on Sept. 23, 2020

    Southern New Castle County draft master plan workshop scheduled for 9/23/20. Read the draft plan here! Comments welcome! Read on...
  2. NCC@2050 Let's Talk Workshop Series - Our Homes & Neighborhoods - Oct. 7, 2020

    Second NCC@2050 Virtual Workshop - October 7, 2020 Read on...
  3. Update on Temporary Outdoor Seating Use Permits for food and drink establishments

    The Department of Land Use has updated the use permit requirements and application for Temporary Outdoor Seating for food and drink establishments. Read on...
  4. Join the NCC@2050 Stakeholder Advisory Committee!

    We need your energy and ideas! Read on...
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