Building Code

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Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, we are only scheduling inspections via email. To schedule, change, or cancel an inspection, submit your request through the Inspection Request webform, with the following information:

  • Application number
  • Type of inspection
  • Requested date of inspection
  • Contact person name and number

You will receive an automatic reply stating our office has received your request. You will receive another email confirming the actual date once the inspection is scheduled. Inspections will be processed between 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this event.

For information on how other business is being handled, please see Sussex County Operations Coronavirus Updates.

The Sussex County Building Code Office is responsible for enforcing building codes as adopted under Chapter 52 of the Sussex County Code for all unincorporated areas of the county, as well as 14 incorporated towns. (See list of towns)

The Building Code Office staff conducts plan reviews and inspections for Commercial, Single-family, and Multi-family projects, including new construction, additions, remodeling, and alterations.

The Building Code Office provides building code information and requirements for building permits and inspections during the construction process. Additionally, the office maintains inspection reports and required archived documents. To view scheduled inspections and results, please use our Self Service Portal.

The Building Code Office also coordinates with the Sussex County Board of Adjustments and Appeals on appeal hearings as needed.


Mission Statement

“From footing to final inspection, we promise to perform at the highest level of professionalism, integrity, honesty, and fairness in our relationship with you, the citizens of Sussex County, for whom we proudly serve.”

Contact Information
Chief Code Official Andy Wright
Address Building Code Office
2 The Circle
P.O. Box 589
Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone (302) 855-7860
Fax (302) 855-7821