News Releases and Announcements

Second annual gathering to focus on recognizing and preventing elder abuse and senior fraud; experts from government, legal, healthcare and law enforcement will be on hand
Payments can be made in a variety of ways, including in person, online, by phone or through mail; those made after deadline subject to penalty.
Staff from 13 public libraries throughout Sussex County will meet at DelTech for 24th annual conference
Free program, announced Sept. 11, allows any resident to create a Safety Profile, with specific information, that dispatchers can use in case of an emergency.
Potential homebuyers can meet with housing counselors, lenders, vendors and receive a free credit report during Sept. 27 event at DelTech
Tens of thousands of Delawareans have Medicare benefits, while others soon will be eligible. The Delaware Medicare Assistance Bureau is available to help recipients understand the program.
Nation pauses to celebrate American laborers; County offices will re-open Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.
Learn the "keys to home ownership," regardless of your current and/or past situation, at the inaugural Sussex County Homebuyer Fair on Saturday, September 27th.
Office furniture, restaurant equipment, vehicle available for purchase through Aug. 31
Applications for the Fiscal Year 2015 Human Service Grant Program are now being accepted.
Bills begin heading out the first week of August; payment for County, school taxes and other fees due by Sept. 30
Award is given for County's 2013 comprehensive annual financial report, which shows fiscal health and budgeting practices of the local government
Woodland Park would be developed on former golf course, portion of land set aside for recent Nanticoke River dredging project
An estimated 18 percent of seniors live alone; one study indicates that lonely seniors are at a higher risk for mental and physical decline, as well as death.
Nation pauses to celebrate the United States' declaration of independence in 1776; County offices will re-open Monday, July 7, 2014.
County officials join State leaders, library volunteers, public to christen new information hub for the community
Law-enforcement veteran Michael Costello takes reins of office responsible for investigating matters related to County Code
Limited spending, no tax increase for 25th year in a row for plan that begins July 1
After more than two years of construction, new $3.1 million project offers three times the space of previous facility, state-of-the-art technology
County Council President Michael Vincent presents a proclamation to team members after winning second consecutive state title.
Nation pauses to honor the fallen who have sacrificed in service to our country; County offices will re-open Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
NOAA forecast calls for below- to near-normal season that could be influenced by El Niño weather pattern
Reduced budget plan keeps property taxes the same for 25th year in a row; nearly level spending as in FY14, but expected revenue growth with improving economy
Fifty-five-hundred-foot-long main runway, known to pilots as 4-22, undergoes six-week repaving project for its first re-surfacing in 20 years
Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities will host guest discussion on estate planning as country marks 51st annual Older Americans Month
The Sussex County website will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance, beginning at 4:30 PM on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. We expect the site to be available again by midnight.
Staff will attend annual Delaware Library Association/Maryland Library Association Conference; libraries to re-open during regular hours Friday, May 9
Daylong event May 8 features demonstrations, safety displays; chance for kids and adults alike to 'get the 411 on 911'
Nearly 50 high school juniors from throughout Sussex County participated in the 2014 County Government Day, which allowed students to take part in a mock County Council meeting.
Six to 10 inches of snow, gusty winds, minor tidal flooding possible with St. Patrick’s Day storm
The week of March 16 through March 22 is NOAA's National Flood Safety Awareness Week. This is an important awareness campaign that can educate the public on the dangers of flooding and steps they can take to protect themselves.
Parkinson's disease affects more than 60,000 new victims in America each year, including here in Sussex County. Learn how to spot the signs, what treatment options exist, and where to find support.

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.

Bands of heavy snow expected throughout day, bitter cold to follow

Sussex County government offices are closed Monday, March 17, 2014, due to winter weather.

Heavy snow, 15-25 mph winds, bitter temperatures expected throughout and after event
Dog owners have until March 1 to obtain one-, two- and three-year permits for their pooches
Mix of snow, sleet and rain, 25-35 mph winds expected from nor’easter pulling up East Coast
All commercial plans submitted to Sussex County Building Code will require professional seal beginning May 1, 2014
The Delaware Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials presents Understanding the Fair Housing Act on March 19, 2014.
Sussex County awards certificates and plaques to more than a dozen groups for their participation
County government offices will delay opening today, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, due to winter weather. Offices will open two hours late, at 10:30 a.m.
Check is for 'capital credits' -- profits earned by the utility -- that are returned to customers annually
Snow, ice have made travel hazardous on area roads; conditions could persist into Wednesday night
Second major winter storm of 2014 leaves up to 4 inches of snow, while gusty winds and extreme cold will grip the region in the days ahead.
Up to 6 inches of snow, 25-35 mph winds, bitter temperatures expected throughout and after event
County government's finances remain on solid ground thanks to ongoing conservative budgeting and a strengthening local economy.
Traumatic Brain Injury affects more than 1.7 million people each year, but the lasting effects stretch to loved ones and employers. Learn more about this 'silent epidemic' at an upcoming meeting.

Sussex County government offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. All County offices will re-open Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

Michael H. Vincent of Seaford remains president for the fourth year in a row; Samuel R. Wilson Jr. of Georgetown to serve another year as vice president.

Sussex County offices will be closed Friday, January 3, 2014 due to inclement weather. Offices will re-open at their regular times on Monday, January 6, 2014.

Sussex County officials are monitoring the upcoming storm forecasts. While the forecast is predicting some snow, concerns are focused on the dangerously low temperatures.

A public fair housing workshop will take place at the next Sussex County Board of Adjustment meeting in January. The workshop will focus on fair housing issues in the context of variance and special use exception decisions by the Board of Adjustment.