News Releases and Announcements
Nation pauses to celebrate 240th anniversary of founding; County offices will re-open Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Residents, property owners to decide July 9 on system that would serve approximately 800 homes
Limited spending, no tax increase for plan that begins July 1
Lawrence Lank set to depart Dec. 1; has earned distinction as longest-serving County employee under Council-Administrator form of government established in 1970s
Forecasters predict ‘near normal’ storm season, but all it takes is one storm to cause destruction, loss of life
Nation pauses to remember those who have given ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom; County offices will re-open Tuesday, May 31
Annual spending plan holds taxes at same rate, with no increase in sewer, water fees; must be adopted by June 30
Multiple surplus items available for purchase beginning May 26.
It only takes one storm to change your life and community. During Hurricane Preparedness Week, prepare your family, home, or business before a disaster strikes.
Scheduling and inspection procedures for the Building Code Office will be modified in preparation for the summer season.
Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awards County its Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 2015 financial report
Douglas B. Hudson appointed to serve on five-member commission; will complete term of Rodney Smith, who resigned in March
Staff will attend annual Delaware/Maryland Library Association Conference; libraries to re-open during regular hours Friday, May 6
Customers can pre-load potentially life-saving information about family, home to help first-responders in an emergency
Award celebrates those brought back from the clutches of death, and the men and women who helped to save their lives
Nearly 40 high school students from throughout Sussex County participated in the 2016 County Government Day, which allowed students to take part in a mock County Council meeting.
Nearly 40 Sussex County high school juniors will take part in a mock County Council session Thursday, April 14
Offices closed for annual spring season break; will re-open Monday, March 28
The second weekend in March marks the start of Daylight Saving Time. It's also a good time to check the battery in your smoke detector and sign up for Smart911
Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging to host March 21 meeting highlighting services, resources available to veterans and their families
Approximately 50 titles added to the Delaware Library Catalog collection in an effort to promote the art and love of knitting
Community meetings, focus group sessions will be part of two-year process to develop blueprint for development, growth in Southern Delaware
Check is for 'capital credits' -- profits earned by the utility -- that are returned to customers annually
Online Mapping applications will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance, beginning at 5:00 PM on Friday, February 19. We expect the site to be available again by 9:00 PM.
Office accepting reservations for couples who want 'memorable marriage' ceremonies Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14
County government's finances remain on solid ground thanks to ongoing conservative budgeting and healthier local economy
Officials assessing extent of damage caused by flooding, winds and snow from powerful coastal storm
Last bands of snow falling across county; coastal flooding continues, but PM tidal levels lower than Saturday morning values
Winter storm, coastal flood, high wind warnings remain in effect; Sussex County EOC announces opening of shelter
Winter storm, coastal flood, high wind warnings in effect; storm could produce up to 9 inches of snow, 50 mph winds, swollen tides
Winter storm watch in effect for Sussex County; storm could produce 2-4 inches of snow, 50 mph winds, severe coastal flooding
Holiday celebrates birth and legacy of civil rights pioneer; all offices re-open Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016
Numerous free and affordable resources are available to help retirees, families prepare estates, put final affairs in order
County Council members present a proclamation to team members after winning the school's second state title in soccer
Michael Vincent re-appointed president for sixth year in a row; Samuel Wilson, returning from medical absence, retains vice president post