News Releases and Announcements

December 26, 2017

Sussex County government offices pause to observe holiday; offices re-open Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018

December 13, 2017

Sussex County government offices pause to observe holiday; offices re-open Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

December 13, 2017

The online mapping website is currently unavailable due to technical issues. We are working as quickly as possible to restore service.

December 12, 2017

Team finishes 2017 season 12-1 to earn seventh state title for football for school since 1976

December 12, 2017

Team caps perfect season with tournament win, earning second consecutive title for the school's field hockey program

December 5, 2017

Sussex County teams with Greenwood-based Discover Bank to leverage $4 million that borrowers can use for growing operations

December 4, 2017

Food drive will continue through end of December, benefits 15 pantries and shelters in Sussex County

December 1, 2017

Library assistant earns the respect of her peers, wins title of Employee of the Year for 2017

November 30, 2017

Sussex County EOC reminds public to be ready as hurricane season ends and nor’easter season gets underway

November 28, 2017

Hearing to be advertised, rescheduled for new date likely in early January 2018

November 16, 2017

Americans will pause during this time to reflect, spend time with family and friends; County offices will reopen Monday, Nov. 27

November 15, 2017

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

November 6, 2017

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

November 6, 2017

Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities to host discussion on Seniors Helping Seniors service available in Sussex County

November 2, 2017

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

October 30, 2017

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 11, 2017

9-1-1 Awareness Day postponed due to weather; rescheduled for Wednesday, October 18th.

October 2, 2017

Annual conference aims to educate senior population, families, caregivers, other stakeholders about how to maintain independent living after a diagnosis

October 2, 2017

Daylong event features demonstrations, safety displays

September 28, 2017

Draft document subject of upcoming public workshop Oct. 11 in Georgetown; first public hearing set for early November

September 27, 2017

On September 27, 2017, Sussex County presented its Capital Transportation Program funding request to the Delaware Department of Transportation for the upcoming six-year capital budget.

September 26, 2017

Sussex County officials asking for public comments, suggestions on proposal for new sports complex in Georgetown

September 22, 2017

Wills dating back more than 60 years and recorded in Sussex now digitally preserved

September 18, 2017

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 13, 2017

Staff from 16 public libraries throughout Sussex County will meet at DelTech for annual conference

September 6, 2017

Sun Behavioral Health CEO will provide update on new facility under construction in Georgetown

August 30, 2017

Nation pauses to celebrate American laborers; County offices will re-open Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017

August 23, 2017

We can substantially improve the health of our wastewater system in Sussex County by properly displosing of fats, oils and grease

August 22, 2017

Team is fifth Sussex County-based team to win softball/baseball title in 36 years

August 22, 2017

Organizations recognized for implementing quality improvement measures for treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks

August 14, 2017

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

August 8, 2017

County action is latest step in yearslong, multi-million-dollar effort to upgrade Rehoboth Beach wastewater system

August 8, 2017

Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awards County its Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 2016 financial report

July 12, 2017

New $1.4 million paramedic station blends with nearby residential community, centrally located in busiest district within Sussex County

July 10, 2017

July committee meeting will feature presentation on various options of care offered by non-profit service

June 27, 2017

Nation pauses to celebrate 241st anniversary of founding; County offices will re-open Wednesday, July 5, 2017

June 16, 2017

Due to technical issues, the Comp Plan Workshop on June 16 will not be broadcast through the County broadcast system. The workshop is being broadcast through Facebook Live at

June 13, 2017

Plan that begins July 1 includes funding for increased public safety, pilot broadband program, expanded wastewater services

May 25, 2017

Forecasters predict ‘above normal’ storm season with as many as 17 named systems in the Atlantic basin

May 23, 2017

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

May 23, 2017

Sussex County and its partners have housed more than 100 veterans through participation in the national Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness effort

May 16, 2017

Proposed plan funds numerous initiatives, including increased public safety, wastewater expansion, and pilot project to extend broadband services to rural parts of county

May 9, 2017

William F. Pfaff brings 35 years of experience in local economy as one-time business owner, director of business development partnership; begins work May 22

May 9, 2017

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.

May 8, 2017

Advisers from CarePatrol Delaware will make presentation on housing placement services

May 3, 2017

Staff will attend annual Delaware/Maryland Library Association Conference; libraries to re-open during regular hours Friday, May 12

April 26, 2017

Nearly 50 high school students from throughout Sussex County participated in the 2017 County Government Day, which allowed students to take part in a mock County Council meeting.

April 25, 2017

Nearly 50 Sussex County high school juniors will take part in a mock County Council session Wednesday, April 26

April 25, 2017

Served in various row offices, most recently as the elected Clerk of the Peace, since first winning election in 2000

April 24, 2017

Public will get change to hear update, ask questions, offer input during five sessions scheduled across the county in May

April 13, 2017

Scammers targeting county residents with claims of missed jury duty, demanding payment to avoid arrest

April 12, 2017

Offices closed for annual spring season break; will re-open Monday, April 17

April 11, 2017

Free app allows those with CPR training, smartphones to receive alerts and render aid to nearby cardiac victims

March 28, 2017

New standards are most significant update to County drainage rules in 30-plus years

March 14, 2017

Purchase of King Farm, off Park Avenue east of Georgetown, allows County to expand its leasable space offerings for future tenants

March 9, 2017

CHEER Inc.'s concept for Georgetown to be featured topic at next Sussex County advisory committee meeting March 20

March 8, 2017

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.

February 22, 2017

County Council President Michael H. Vincent will serve as president of Delaware Association of Counties

February 21, 2017

Sussex County officials receive update on infrastructure planning concept proposed for Lewes area

February 14, 2017

Kim Hoey Stevenson of Lewes appointed to five-member body, begins service immediately

January 31, 2017

New digital, up-to-date map replaces, provides backup to paper maps adopted in the early 1970s

January 17, 2017

Advisers from CarePatrol Delaware will make presentation on housing placement services

January 10, 2017

Land used for Wolfe Neck Regional Wastewater Facility near Lewes would feature trails for public use, as well

January 9, 2017

Holiday celebrates birth and legacy of civil rights pioneer; all offices re-open Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017

January 9, 2017

Janelle M. Cornwell succeeds Lawrence Lank as new director; will lead department through upcoming 2018 comprehensive plan process

January 3, 2017

I.G. Burton III becomes new 3rd District councilman, while Norman A. 'Jay' Jones Jr. takes over as Clerk of the Peace