News Releases and Announcements

December 7, 2016

The Planning & Zoning office will be temporarily closed from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 to celebrate the retirement of longtime director Lawrence Lank.

December 6, 2016

County Councilman Rob Arlett presents proclamation to team members after Wildcats win first-ever state title

December 5, 2016

Food drive will continue through Dec. 30, benefits 15 pantries and shelters in Sussex County

December 2, 2016

HR specialist earns the respect of her peers, wins title of Employee of the Year for 2016

November 30, 2016

Sussex County EOC reminds public to be ready as nor’easter season begins and hurricane season ends

November 21, 2016

Effective Jan. 1, 2017, Sediment and Erosion Control Plan required for projects disturbing 5,000 square feet or more

November 16, 2016

Event honors County employees for service to government, citizens of Sussex County

November 15, 2016

Americans will pause during this time to reflect, spend time with family and friends; County offices will reopen Monday, Nov. 28

November 14, 2016

Identity theft, health insurance, home repairs and sweepstakes among the various scams facing seniors today

November 4, 2016

Sussex County government pauses with nation to thank 'those who served' on annual day of honor

November 3, 2016

Sussex County government offices closed in honor of unique Delaware post-election celebration; offices to re-open Monday, Nov. 14

November 2, 2016

An evening of festive tunes will set the holiday scene as carolers collect canned goods for local pantries

November 1, 2016

The first Sunday in November marks the end of Daylight Saving Time. It's also the time to change the battery in your smoke detector.

November 1, 2016

Matching grant incentive will provide up to $10,000 for qualifying projects that revitalize Sussex County town centers

November 1, 2016

R. Keller Hopkins appointed to serve on five-member commission; will complete term of Michael Johnson, who resigned at the end of August

October 31, 2016

Sussex County government offices closed as citizens head to the polls; offices to re-open Wednesday, November 9

October 27, 2016

We can substantially improve the health of our streams, rivers, bays and ocean in Sussex County by properly displosing of fats, oils and grease.

October 25, 2016

Multiple surplus items available for purchase beginning November 7.

October 4, 2016

Students will predict outcomes of 20 federal, state and county elections in 2016; those with the most correct could earn $100 and $200 scholarship prizes

October 3, 2016

Annual conference aims to educate senior population, families, caregivers, other stakeholders about affordable housing issues in Sussex County

September 28, 2016

On September 28, 2016, Sussex County presented its Capital Transportation Program funding request to the Delaware Department of Transportation for the upcoming six-year capital budget.

September 19, 2016

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

September 14, 2016

Staff from 15 public libraries throughout Sussex County will meet at DelTech for 26th annual conference

September 12, 2016

Rising population of those 55 and older places demands on, changes in services, which in turn can affect well-being among those who use programs

September 8, 2016

Daylong event features demonstrations, safety displays

September 7, 2016

Potential homebuyers can meet with housing counselors, lenders, vendors and receive a free credit report during Sept. 24 event at DelTech

September 6, 2016

County officials invite public to offer suggestions on future development, other related issues

September 4, 2016

Post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine tracks farther east than expected, but tidal flooding remains concern into Labor Day

September 3, 2016

Post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine could re-intensify to hurricane strength, stall off Delmarva coast past Labor Day holiday

September 2, 2016

Tropical Storm Hermine expected to re-strengthen off Delmarva coast, then stall and persist through Labor Day weekend

August 29, 2016

Nation pauses to celebrate American laborers; County offices will re-open Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016

August 23, 2016

Revised plans requiring additional plan review approvals to an original application will incur fees, beginning October 3, 2016.

August 19, 2016

Learn the "keys to home ownership," regardless of your current and/or past situation, at the Sussex County Homebuyer Fair on Saturday, September 24th.

August 18, 2016

Sussex County encourages all seasonal restaurants to clean their grease traps before closing for the season.

August 18, 2016

Document serves as plan of action to cope in wake of natural, man-made disasters

August 10, 2016

Applications for the Fiscal Year 2017 Human Service Grant Program are now being accepted.

August 8, 2016

Bills begin heading out the first week of August; payment for County, school taxes and other fees due by Sept. 30

July 25, 2016

Temperatures expected to approach 100 degrees Monday, then remain in 90s most of the week

July 19, 2016

The Sussex County website will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance, beginning at 4:30 PM on Tuesday, July 19.

July 11, 2016

Upcoming advisory committee meeting to focus on services offered by CHEER Inc. in Sussex County

July 9, 2016

More than 700 voters cast ballots in measure that captured 62 percent approval

June 27, 2016

Nation pauses to celebrate 240th anniversary of founding; County offices will re-open Tuesday, July 5, 2016

June 21, 2016

Residents, property owners to decide July 9 on system that would serve approximately 800 homes

June 21, 2016

Limited spending, no tax increase for plan that begins July 1

June 14, 2016

Lawrence Lank set to depart Dec. 1; has earned distinction as longest-serving County employee under Council-Administrator form of government established in 1970s

May 27, 2016

Forecasters predict ‘near normal’ storm season, but all it takes is one storm to cause destruction, loss of life

May 25, 2016

Nation pauses to remember those who have given ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom; County offices will re-open Tuesday, May 31

May 17, 2016

Annual spending plan holds taxes at same rate, with no increase in sewer, water fees; must be adopted by June 30

May 16, 2016

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.

May 11, 2016

Scheduling and inspection procedures for the Building Code Office will be modified in preparation for the summer season.

May 10, 2016

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

May 3, 2016

Douglas B. Hudson appointed to serve on five-member commission; will complete term of Rodney Smith, who resigned in March

May 2, 2016

Staff will attend annual Delaware/Maryland Library Association Conference; libraries to re-open during regular hours Friday, May 6

May 2, 2016

Customers can pre-load potentially life-saving information about family, home to help first-responders in an emergency

April 25, 2016

Award celebrates those brought back from the clutches of death, and the men and women who helped to save their lives

April 14, 2016

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.

April 13, 2016

Nearly 40 Sussex County high school juniors will take part in a mock County Council session Thursday, April 14

March 23, 2016

Offices closed for annual spring season break; will re-open Monday, March 28

March 11, 2016

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

March 10, 2016

Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging to host March 21 meeting highlighting services, resources available to veterans and their families

March 3, 2016

Approximately 50 titles added to the Delaware Library Catalog collection in an effort to promote the art and love of knitting

March 1, 2016

Community meetings, focus group sessions will be part of two-year process to develop blueprint for development, growth in Southern Delaware

March 1, 2016

Check is for 'capital credits' -- profits earned by the utility -- that are returned to customers annually

February 15, 2016

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.

February 4, 2016

Office accepting reservations for couples who want 'memorable marriage' ceremonies Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14

January 26, 2016

County government's finances remain on solid ground thanks to ongoing conservative budgeting and healthier local economy

January 25, 2016

Officials assessing extent of damage caused by flooding, winds and snow from powerful coastal storm

January 23, 2016

Last bands of snow falling across county; coastal flooding continues, but PM tidal levels lower than Saturday morning values

January 23, 2016

Winter storm, coastal flood, high wind warnings remain in effect; Sussex County EOC announces opening of shelter

January 22, 2016

Winter storm, coastal flood, high wind warnings in effect; storm could produce up to 9 inches of snow, 50 mph winds, swollen tides

January 20, 2016

Winter storm watch in effect for Sussex County; storm could produce 2-4 inches of snow, 50 mph winds, severe coastal flooding

January 13, 2016

Holiday celebrates birth and legacy of civil rights pioneer; all offices re-open Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016

January 6, 2016

Numerous free and affordable resources are available to help retirees, families prepare estates, put final affairs in order

January 5, 2016

County Council members present a proclamation to team members after winning the school's second state title in soccer

January 5, 2016

Michael Vincent re-appointed president for sixth year in a row; Samuel Wilson, returning from medical absence, retains vice president post