News Releases and Announcements
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.
County Councilman Rob Arlett presents proclamation to team members after Wildcats win first-ever state title
Food drive will continue through Dec. 30, benefits 15 pantries and shelters in Sussex County
HR specialist earns the respect of her peers, wins title of Employee of the Year for 2016
Sussex County EOC reminds public to be ready as nor’easter season begins and hurricane season ends
Effective Jan. 1, 2017, Sediment and Erosion Control Plan required for projects disturbing 5,000 square feet or more
Event honors County employees for service to government, citizens of Sussex County
Americans will pause during this time to reflect, spend time with family and friends; County offices will reopen Monday, Nov. 28
Identity theft, health insurance, home repairs and sweepstakes among the various scams facing seniors today
Sussex County government pauses with nation to thank 'those who served' on annual day of honor
Sussex County government offices closed in honor of unique Delaware post-election celebration; offices to re-open Monday, Nov. 14
An evening of festive tunes will set the holiday scene as carolers collect canned goods for local pantries
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.
Matching grant incentive will provide up to $10,000 for qualifying projects that revitalize Sussex County town centers
R. Keller Hopkins appointed to serve on five-member commission; will complete term of Michael Johnson, who resigned at the end of August
Sussex County government offices closed as citizens head to the polls; offices to re-open Wednesday, November 9
We can substantially improve the health of our streams, rivers, bays and ocean in Sussex County by properly displosing of fats, oils and grease.
Multiple surplus items available for purchase beginning November 7.
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
Annual conference aims to educate senior population, families, caregivers, other stakeholders about affordable housing issues in Sussex County
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.
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 15 public libraries throughout Sussex County will meet at DelTech for 26th annual conference
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
Daylong event features demonstrations, safety displays
Potential homebuyers can meet with housing counselors, lenders, vendors and receive a free credit report during Sept. 24 event at DelTech
County officials invite public to offer suggestions on future development, other related issues
Post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine tracks farther east than expected, but tidal flooding remains concern into Labor Day
Post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine could re-intensify to hurricane strength, stall off Delmarva coast past Labor Day holiday
Tropical Storm Hermine expected to re-strengthen off Delmarva coast, then stall and persist through Labor Day weekend
Nation pauses to celebrate American laborers; County offices will re-open Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016
Revised plans requiring additional plan review approvals to an original application will incur fees, beginning October 3, 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.
Sussex County encourages all seasonal restaurants to clean their grease traps before closing for the season.
Document serves as plan of action to cope in wake of natural, man-made disasters
Applications for the Fiscal Year 2017 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
Temperatures expected to approach 100 degrees Monday, then remain in 90s most of the week
The Sussex County website will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance, beginning at 4:30 PM on Tuesday, July 19.
Upcoming advisory committee meeting to focus on services offered by CHEER Inc. in Sussex County
More than 700 voters cast ballots in measure that captured 62 percent approval
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
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