County Constable

Certain County government facilities are open for limited access. For specific information, please see Sussex County Government Operations Reopening.

For code violations or complaints, please email your information with the complaint information to either lester.shaffer@sussexcountyde.gov or ddraper@sussexcountyde.gov. If more information is needed, you will be contacted by email or by phone.


The Sussex County Constable's Office is responsible for enforcement of the County Code, and is charged with investigating public complaints related to property maintenance and zoning issues. Property maintenance issues can include tall grass, trash, unregistered or inoperable vehicles, excess tires, and inoperable appliances. Zoning issues can include setback violations, building without a permit, living in a camper/shed, and failure to obtain a Conditional Use or Special Use Exception.

To report a suspected violation of the County Code, contact the Sussex County Constable's Office at (302) 855-7819. Emails can also be sent to the contact listed below.

Contact Information
Chief County Constable Lester Shaffer
Address Sussex County Administrative
Office Building, 1st Floor
2 The Circle
P.O. Box 589
Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone (302) 855-7819
Fax (302) 855-7798