News Releases and Announcements

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

Multiple surplus items available for purchase beginning May 26.

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