The Rental Code was developed with the assistance and input from the Delaware Apartment Association and area landlords. The code is designed to help ensure that New Castle County is able to contact property owners quickly in the event of an emergency and to ensure tenants are aware of their rights and obligations. Registration is free of charge.
Any owner of a residential property that is leased for rent is required to register their property using one of the registration methods listed below. All rental property owners are required to update their registration information by May 1st of each odd-numbered year (i.e. May 1, 2017).
Registrations may now be submitted online using the form below. Alternatively, a printable form may be downloaded and faxed to 302-395-5545 or emailed to PropertyMaintenance@newcastlede.gov.
New Castle County has created a Tenants Rights Guide to provide tenants with information regarding rights and responsibilities. Property owners are required to provide their tenants with a copy of the guide, which is also available in Spanish and may be downloaded from the Tenants Page. (Use the link on the left-hand side of this page to access the Tenants Page.)
The residential rental property registration and inspection program is designed to help improve overall living conditions in the more than 35,000 rental housing units in unincorporated New Castle County. Please call or email the Department of Land Use for more information.