Sussex County Government Operations Reopening

On June 29, 2020, Sussex County will begin its reopening phase for certain facilities and allow limited access to the public. The public is strongly encouraged to monitor this page regularly to review the restrictions and instructions below. Individuals without masks or who exhibit symptoms of illness, including fever, will not be permitted entry.

For those individuals dropping off documents, all submissions shall include an intake form. Please fill out, print, and include with your submission when dropping off documents.

All payment types are being accepted. Credit card fees will no longer be waived.

REOPENING SUSSEX
Target Date: June 29, 2020

County Administrative Offices building

  • Limited access to the lobby and select offices only (see below)
  • Wellness and security screenings required, including temperature reading

County Council Chambers

Open

  • Open with limited capacity
  • Assigned seating required
  • Public hearing restrictions in place
  • Teleconference line provided for public participation in hearings
  • Review meeting public notices and agendas for access and teleconference instructions

Assessment

Closed

  • Assessments, tax releases, mobile home class C letters, etc. inquiries are being processed
  • The public may call (302) 855-7824

Assessment - State 65 Tax Credit

Limited access

  • Customers with questions about the 'State 65 tax credit' should call (302) 855-7871
  • Appointments may be scheduled by phone

Building Code - Inspections

Open

Building Permits

Limited access

  • Walk-in service is available
  • No more than three (3) customers at a time will be served
  • No more than three (3) transactions per customer
  • Last customer waiting in line allowed up to 3 pm daily (M-F)
  • Document drop-off continues in the Admin lobby
  • For questions, please call (302) 855-7720

Constable

Closed

Economic Development

Closed

Engineering - General

Closed

  • Document drop-off continues for customers who need to submit physical copies of plans and permits in the Admin lobby
  • For questions, please call (302) 855-7718

Engineering - Utility Permits (Sewer/Water)

Limited access

  • Appointment only
  • Members of the public will be required to show lobby security a copy of their emailed appointment
  • Please call (302) 855-7719 for information

Libraries

Limited access

  • All County libraries remain closed
  • Curbside service is available
  • Free WiFi hotspots available outside libraries
  • Additional information can be found at sussexlibraries.org

Marriage Bureau

Limited access

  • Appointment only
  • Members of the public will be required to show lobby security a copy of their emailed appointment and will be escorted to the Marriage Bureau office
  • Please call (302) 855-1717 for information

Payments & Collections

Limited access

  • Payments will be accepted in a new payment window in the Admin lobby
  • Appointments may be scheduled by telephone
  • Credit card fees no longer will be waived
  • Customers with questions about payments and collections should call (302) 855-7871

Planning & Zoning

Limited access

  • Appointment only. Please call (302) 855-7878 or email PandZ@sussexcountyde.gov for information
  • Outdoor seating applications are available online
  • Document drop-off continues in the Admin lobby for customers who need to submit physical copies of plans and permits
  • Members of the public will be required to show lobby security a copy of their emailed appointment and will be escorted to the P&Z office

Recorder of Deeds

Closed

  • Document drop-off continues in the Admin Lobby for customers who need to submit physical copies of plans and permits
  • Copies of documents can be obtained through the Online Deeds website
  • E-recording is available by contacting the following vendors:
    Simplifile: 1-800-460-5657
    CSC: 1-866-652-0111
  • Requests for copies of documents or general information questions can be submitted to deeds@sussexcountyde.gov

Register of Wills

Limited access

  • Appointment only. Please call (302) 855-7875

Sheriff's Office

Closed

  • All Sheriff Sales are on hold until further notice and when State/Federal restrictions are lifted

State 65 Tax Credit

Limited access

  • Customers with questions about the 'State 65 tax credit' should call (302) 855-7871
  • Appointments may be scheduled by telephone

West Complex building

Closed

  • Closed to the public