News Releases and Announcements

December 26, 2015

Sussex County government offices pause to observe holiday; offices re-open Monday, Jan. 4, 2016

December 15, 2015

Sussex County government offices pause to observe holiday; offices re-open Monday, Dec. 28, 2015.

December 15, 2015

County Councilwoman Joan Deaver, other members present proclamation to team members after Lady Vikings win fifth consecutive state title

December 8, 2015

Hans M. Medlarz fills top engineering post; will oversee County's largest department of nearly 150 employees in nine divisions

December 7, 2015

Food drive will continue through Dec. 31, benefits 15 pantries and shelters in Sussex County

November 30, 2015

Sun sets on relatively tame hurricane season, but strong El Niño could spawn milder, wetter weather into 2016

November 19, 2015

Americans will pause during this time to reflect, spend time with family and friends; County offices will reopen Monday, Nov. 30

November 18, 2015

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

November 9, 2015

Day to honor and thank veterans for service to the nation]

November 3, 2015

As home prices rise, so too do concerns for availability of affordable housing for seniors, those with disabilities

November 2, 2015

An evening of festive tunes will set the holiday scene as carolers collect canned goods for local pantries

October 28, 2015

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.

October 7, 2015

Officials assessing extent of damage caused by flooding, winds and rain from powerful coastal storm

October 3, 2015

While heavy rain has ended, significant coastal flooding expected to continue in low-lying areas throughout the weekend

October 2, 2015

Staff from 13 public libraries throughout Sussex County will meet at DelTech for 25th annual conference

October 2, 2015

Annual conference aims to educate senior population, families, caregivers, other stakeholders about transportation issues in Sussex County

October 2, 2015

Significant coastal flooding expected Friday afternoon, lasting into weekend while Hurricane Joaquin forecast to stay away

October 1, 2015

One-two punch of developing nor’easter, trailing Hurricane Joaquin forecast to lash region through early next week

September 24, 2015

On September 24, 2015, Sussex County presented its Capital Transportation Program funding request to the Delaware Department of Transportation for the upcoming six-year capital budget.

September 15, 2015

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

September 15, 2015

Council members present plaque, tribute in honor of 31 years of service; County Administrator announces conference room named in honor

September 10, 2015

Whether natural or man-made, disaster can strike anytime and affect any household or business

September 9, 2015

Potential homebuyers can meet with housing counselors, lenders, vendors and receive a free credit report during Sept. 26 event at DelTech

September 3, 2015

Nation pauses to celebrate American laborers; County offices will re-open Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015.

August 24, 2015

Event Sept. 10 aimed at recruiting new members, educating public on critical role of ordinary citizens in emergencies

August 11, 2015

Michael A. Izzo will end career with County government Sept. 15 after two decades of overseeing significant public projects

August 10, 2015

Bills begin heading out the first week of August; payment for County, school taxes and other fees due by Sept. 30

July 30, 2015

Sussex County officials and the Town of Georgetown invite veterans and anyone with a passion for helping America’s brave military members to join in a half-day discussion this August aimed at ending veteran homeless in Delaware and across the United States.

July 28, 2015

County launches an enhanced, web-based mapping portal that pulls various information into an interactive mapping product

July 21, 2015

County partners with Crime Stoppers, offering rewards up to $100 for information leading to arrests

July 21, 2015

New displays, audio system, live streaming software are the most significant upgrade to the chamber in its nearly 20 years

July 8, 2015

Sussex County Aging Committee meeting will feature discussion on services designed to help seniors, those with physical disabilities

June 23, 2015

Federally observed holiday falls one day ahead of July 4th; County offices will re-open Monday, July 6, 2015.

June 23, 2015

New, more convenient services begin July 1 to improve customer experience

June 23, 2015

Sussex County EMS banquet recognizes first-responders, health care professional for quality care, servicve

June 16, 2015

Limited spending, no tax increase for 26th year in a row for plan that begins July 1

June 16, 2015

Branding initiative better positions airport to regional clientele, caps decade-long project to improve, modernize facility

June 9, 2015

Emergency Operations Center wins re-accreditation as 65th Emergency Medical Dispatch Accredited Center in the world

June 5, 2015

Award celebrates those saved during cardiac events, and the men and women who helped to save lives

June 2, 2015

Joint effort among local, state, federal and non-profit agencies pledges to marshal resources, assist homeless veterans

May 27, 2015

Forecasters predict ‘below average’ storm season, but all it takes is one storm to cause destruction

May 26, 2015

Century-old structure served as center of education for small community west of Seaford; could be re-purposed for civic or private groups

May 21, 2015

During Hurricane Preparedness Week, prepare your family, home, or business before a disaster strikes. Learn how you can get prepared to lessen the impact of severe tropical weather.

May 19, 2015

Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awards County its Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 2014 financial report

May 19, 2015

New 'Land Use Application Docket' groups parcel information, detailed maps, hearing audios and minutes, and case info on easy-to-navigate page

May 18, 2015

Nation pauses to remember those who have given ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom; County offices will re-open Tuesday, May 26

May 12, 2015

Plan holds taxes at same rate, but adds funds for new sewer construction

May 4, 2015

Daylong event May 14 features demonstrations, safety displays; chance for kids and adults alike to 'get the 411 on 911'

April 27, 2015

Activities, opportunities abound throughout Sussex County year-round for seniors, those with disabilities

April 27, 2015

Staff will attend annual Delaware/Maryland Library Association Conference; libraries to re-open during regular hours Friday, May 8

April 16, 2015

Nearly 40 high school students from throughout Sussex County participated in the 2015 County Government Day, which allowed students to take part in a mock County Council meeting.

April 3, 2015

Offices closed for annual spring season break; will re-open Monday, April 6

March 10, 2015

Fiber-optic cable will encircle Georgetown, linking four County facilities and could eventually serve residential, commercial customers

March 6, 2015

DelDOT crews continue to plow, salt area roads; motorists advised to take it slow

March 5, 2015

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.

March 4, 2015

Late-season winter storm threatens to drop 4 to 8 inches of heavy snow; gov't offices closed Thursday

February 23, 2015

Dog owners have until March 1 to obtain one-, two- and three-year permits for their pets

February 19, 2015

Blowing snow, possible record low temperatures frosting the region's roads; conditions expected to continue into Friday

February 17, 2015

Scheduled County Council meeting, sheriff's sale also canceled as first major snow blankets region

February 16, 2015

Six to 10 inches of snow, bitter temperatures expected during and after event

January 30, 2015

Sessions will give citizen volunteers the chance to learn about disaster preparation, fire safety, search and rescue and other skills to assist first responders in an emergency

January 27, 2015

County government's finances remain on solid ground thanks to ongoing conservative budgeting and an improving local economy.

January 14, 2015

Upcoming presentation at Sussex County Aging Committee meeting aims to educate seniors on growing trends, safety tips

January 13, 2015

Holiday celebrates birth and legacy of civil rights pioneer; all offices re-open Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

January 6, 2015

Michael Vincent re-appointed president for fifth year in a row; new County Councilman Rob Arlett sworn in to office