News Releases and Announcements

December 7, 2023

Donations to support local food pantries, community closets; campaign to continue through the end of December

December 7, 2023

Surplus items available for purchase beginning December 4th

December 4, 2023

Clerk in County's Register of Wills office celebrated for taking on added duties to assist chief deputy, being 'go-to' resource among her peers

November 30, 2023

Sussex County EOC reminds public to be ready for winter weather as 2023 hurricane season fades away

November 15, 2023

Americans will pause during this time to reflect, spend time with loved ones; County offices will resume operations Monday, Nov. 27

November 15, 2023

Event honors County employees for service to government, citizens of Sussex County

November 7, 2023

Project to promote, assist small culinary operators with shared space is cooperative effort among Sussex County, DelTech, and State of Delaware

November 3, 2023

Sussex County government pauses with nation to thank 'those who served' on annual day of honor

November 1, 2023

The first Sunday in November marks the end of Daylight Saving Time. It's also the time to check your smoke detector.

November 1, 2023

Annual singing event takes to the stage with Georgetown Christmas parade Thursday, Dec. 7; food drive runs now through end of the year

October 24, 2023

Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awards County its Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 2022 financial report

October 10, 2023

‘Data mailers’ showing preliminary information will begin rolling out to residential property owners in October, and continue through spring 2024

October 10, 2023

Project places County's 911 dispatchers, emergency managers, and paramedic administration under one roof in state-of-the-art facility

September 28, 2023

Daylong event features demonstrations, safety displays

September 26, 2023

Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awards Sussex County its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for FY24 budget

September 22, 2023

Tropical Storm Ophelia could bring up to 4 inches of rain, tides 3 feet above normal, and wind gusts to 60 mph through Sunday

September 14, 2023

Payments can be made in a variety of convenient options, including online, in person, by phone or via mail


September 13, 2023

Two holiday favorites to come together for an evening of music and marching units in downtown Georgetown

September 6, 2023

Sussex County Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities to feature presentation on affordable housing programs, options at Sept. 18 meeting

August 28, 2023

Nation pauses to celebrate American workers; County offices will re-open Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023

August 14, 2023

Bills began rolling out in early August; payment for County, school taxes and other fees due by Sept. 30

August 3, 2023

Applications for the Fiscal Year 2024 Human Service Grant Program are being accepted through September 29.

July 26, 2023

Temperatures expected to flirt with century mark over three-day period before returning to more-seasonable 80s by late weekend

July 25, 2023

Designation typically reserved for hospitals and medical schools is first for any EMS agency worldwide

July 18, 2023

Two new members named, third re-appointed, to body that reviews land use applications

June 30, 2023

Nation pauses to celebrate 247th anniversary of founding; County offices will re-open Wednesday, July 5, 2023

June 20, 2023

Spending plan for new fiscal year maintains County's sensible approach to public services

June 13, 2023

Four recipients each will receive $500,000 in grants for affordable housing projects in and around Laurel, Lewes, Georgetown, Milford, and Seaford

June 13, 2023

Online Maps are moving to a new platform starting July 1, 2023

June 12, 2023

Holiday celebrates emancipation of last African American slaves in 1865; all offices re-open Tuesday, June 20, 2023

May 25, 2023

Forecasters predict ‘near normal’ storm season that begins June 1

May 23, 2023

Spending plan for the year ahead reflects dip in revenues, continued increased costs, but maintains current property tax rate

May 22, 2023

Nation pauses to remember those who have given ultimate sacrifice; County offices will re-open Tuesday, May 30

May 18, 2023

County's paramedics will be first in Delaware to administer potentially life-saving pre-hospital care to critically ill patients suffering blood loss

May 16, 2023

County officials announce one-year project extension to re-value some 190,000 parcels countywide

May 9, 2023

Tracts near Milton and Seaford will add to County's inventory of properties preserved for future generations

May 3, 2023

May 15 meeting of Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities to feature presentation, demo of devices to help seniors

April 28, 2023

Competition team takes 1st place in demonstration of skills, taking home top honors for fourth time since 2005

April 24, 2023

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.

April 20, 2023

Accreditation from International Academies of Emergency Dispatch gives facility 'Triple ACE' distinction, a rare feat for 9-1-1 facilities worldwide

April 4, 2023

Student moves on to Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington, D.C. in late May

April 4, 2023

Offices closed for annual spring season break; will resume operations Monday, April 10

March 28, 2023

Nearly $1.2 million available in latest round to not-for-profit groups with services, facilities in Sussex County

March 28, 2023

County is using more than $4 million of ARPA funds in latest round to boost affordable housing construction, ownership

February 23, 2023

Land Use Application Docket undergoes redesign that allows users to now view, search, and sort development application projects - with added documentation - in one convenient location

February 16, 2023

Recording Activity Notification Service provides email alerts to property owners whenever land record is recorded with their name

February 10, 2023

Sussex County’s OnlineMap has been updated with new aerial images obtained through the reassessment project.

February 10, 2023

Visit the project website to stay informed on the progress of the property reassessment.

February 10, 2023

Sussex County invites the public to offer suggestions for the upcoming 2025-2030 Capital Transportation Program request.

February 3, 2023

Members of County Council, Planning & Zoning Commission, as well as senior staff, take part in presentation by Delaware Public Integrity Commission

January 31, 2023

County Council approves agreement with DNREC to contribute $1 million toward State project

January 9, 2023

Holiday celebrates birth and legacy of civil rights pioneer; all offices resume operations Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023

January 3, 2023

Returning Council members and Sheriff take oaths for new terms, as County welcomes new Recorder of Deeds and Register of Wills