Policy for Extending District Boundaries

  • Property owner (developer) and/or his representative shall meet with the applicable planning and zoning agency to determine if zoning is appropriate for the development being planned.
  • With appropriate zoning, property owner (developer) and/or his representative shall meet with the Sussex County Engineering Department.
  • The developer's engineer shall file with the Sussex County Engineering Department a conceptual plan for the water and/or sanitary sewer system, showing as a minimum the following:
    • The proposed water and/or sanitary sewer system, including how it will connect to the existing facilities;
    • The proposed system is in harmony with present and future water and/or sanitary sewer development plans; and
    • Proposed rights-of-way, lots, and open space (if applicable)
  • With approval of conceptual plans, the property owner or his representative shall send a letter (with appropriate application fee as listed below) requesting the Sussex County Council to consider extending the water and/or sanitary sewer district boundaries.  (Section 110-136, Sussex County Code)

    Application Fees
    Less than 2 acres $500.00
    2.1 -9.99 acres $750.00
    10 - 150.00 acres $1,500.00
    Greater than 150.00 acres $2,500.00
  • The Sussex County Engineering Department shall meet with the Sussex County Administrator concerning request.
  • The Sussex County Engineering Department shall present, for Sussex County Council's consideration, posting of notices for the proposed extension of the district boundaries.
  • The Sussex County Council approves posting notices for the proposed extension of the boundaries.  (If approval to post the notices is not given, the appropriate fee is refunded.)
  • Within thirty days of the posting of the notices, the Sussex County Council approves/disapproves extending the boundaries.
  • If the boundary extension is approved, the property owner or his representative obtains appropriate Planning and Zoning plot plan approval (if applicable).
  • The Sussex County Council approves/disapproves of the extension of the water and/or sanitary sewer pipelines under the appropriate Sussex County Ordinance.
    July 1, 2002