News Releases and Announcements

March 12, 2020

Delaware Division of Public Health provides latest information on the viral outbreak affecting the nation, globe

December 28, 2020

Sussex County government offices pause to observe holiday; offices resume operations Monday, Jan. 4, 2021

December 17, 2020

Sussex County government offices pause to observe holiday; offices resume operations Monday, Dec. 28, 2020

December 15, 2020

New first-of-its-kind initiative will use County funds to jump-start projects planned for, but not imminent on State's six-year capital plan

December 15, 2020

After 10 years, Sussex County’s first affordable rental project under Sussex County Rental Program (SCRP) is preparing for lease-up; lottery applications now being accepted

November 30, 2020

Sussex County EOC reminds public to be ready for winter weather as tropical calendar gives way to nor’easter season

November 19, 2020

Americans will pause during this time to reflect, spend time with loved ones; County offices will resume operations Monday, Nov. 30

November 9, 2020

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

October 28, 2020

Sussex County government offices closed for election, post-election state holiday; offices resume operations Wednesday, Nov. 4, and Friday, Nov. 6

October 28, 2020

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

October 27, 2020

Annual community gathering originally set for early December suspended due to global pandemic; food drive campaign continues

October 20, 2020

Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awards County its Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 2019 financial report

September 29, 2020

Monthly product will be delivered to constituents' inboxes, highlighting latest news, happenings within County government

September 24, 2020

Limited, by-appointment public access for computer services to begin Sept. 28 at Greenwood, Milton, and South Coastal (Bethany Beach) facilities

September 22, 2020

Step follows enabling legislation passed by Delaware General Assembly earlier this year; aims to streamline process, resolve problem properties sooner

September 22, 2020

Officials looking to first update of pact since 1980s to improve communication and coordination for land use planning and development

September 17, 2020

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

September 11, 2020

S&P Global Ratings raises County's bond rating to highest mark possible; second upgrade for County from Wall Street in 14 months

September 3, 2020

Nation pauses to celebrate American laborers; County offices will resume operations Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020

September 3, 2020

Deadline for responses to 10-year count due Sept. 30; Sussex County government encourages citizens to perform this American civic duty to help Delaware win its fair share of federal dollars

August 11, 2020

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

August 10, 2020

Sussex County Government welcomes non-profit entities and units of local government to apply for CARES Act CDBG Funding. Application period is August 10th through August 24th

August 6, 2020

Officials assessing extent of damage caused by winds, rain from Tropical Storm Isaias

August 3, 2020

Maps, regulations, and other useful information for this years hunting program

August 3, 2020

Tropical Storm Isaias expected to make landfall in Carolinas late Monday, pass over or near Delmarva Peninsula midday Tuesday

July 28, 2020

Robert L. Bryant, formerly head of the Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport in Maryland, brings more than 30 years of experience as new manager of Delaware Coastal Airport

July 28, 2020

Property of more than 17 acres near Angola, wedged between the Sarah’s Run and Chapel Branch waterways, drains to critical Inland Bays

July 14, 2020

Incoming agency head has more than a quarter century of service to Sussex County; takes over for retiring director Robert Stuart at end of July

July 13, 2020

County, along with City of Lewes and Lewes Board of Public Works, to acquire historic 37.5-acre parcel just outside City limits, preserve property in perpetuity

July 10, 2020

Delaware Census Week, scheduled to take place July 13-17, 2020 will be a week of action to help boost Delaware’s self-response rate prior to the deployment of Census workers in August

July 2, 2020

Nation pauses to celebrate 244th anniversary of founding; County offices resume operations, with limited-accress due to COVID-19, on Monday, July 6, 2020

June 23, 2020

County Administrative Offices building, including in-person attendance to public meetings, will be open in limited capacity beginning June 29, 2020

June 23, 2020

Adopted plan keeps property taxes, sewer fees unchanged, limits spending amid economic uncertainty of COVID-19 global pandemic

June 18, 2020

Holiday celebrates emancipation of last African American slaves in 1865; all offices re-open Monday, June 22, 2020

June 1, 2020

Three County owned and 11 independent libraries now accepting checked-out materials via 'book drops'; curbside service begins mid-June 

May 28, 2020

Effort to boost small businesses affected by COVID-19 pandemic as re-opening, recovery begin

May 25, 2020

Sussex County establishes online application to provide expedited land use review, per Delaware Gov. John Carney's May 19 directive

May 21, 2020

Forecasters predict ‘above normal’ storm season as nation still deals with COVID-19 global pandemic

May 19, 2020

Annual spending plan calls for little growth in year ahead, but keeps services up and running as nation, world cope in aftermath of COVID-19 pandemic 

April 17, 2020

Free broadband access available to public outside 14 faciltiies throughout county

April 7, 2020

Measures intended to provide financial relief during uncertain economic period resulting from global pandemic

April 6, 2020

Offices closed for annual spring season break; will return to business Monday, April 13

March 24, 2020

County Council, Planning & Zoning Commission, and Board of Adjustment meetings to continue, as needed, to conduct general business and other matters

March 23, 2020

Annual event called off in wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and Delaware’s ongoing state of emergency

March 18, 2020

Changes take effect Thursday, March 19 to safeguard public, employees as pandemic concerns grow nationwide

March 18, 2020

Up-to-date information as it relates to County government operations and the COVID-19 outbreak

March 16, 2020

Council session on Tuesday, March 17 shifts to noon start, will limit public attendance

March 15, 2020

Decision follows earlier suspension of programs in response to growing COVID-19 outbreak in Delaware

March 13, 2020

Action taken as precautionary measure as Delaware public health officials respond to COVID-19

March 13, 2020

Concerns about COVID-19 outbreak in Delaware prompts officials to take precautionary step

March 10, 2020

Jamie S. Whitehouse takes over to lead department of nearly a dozen employees focused on zoning, land use

March 4, 2020

Presentation March 16 will focus on transportaiton services that allow seniors and others freedom to move about their daily lives in Sussex County

February 11, 2020

Learn more about what you can do to ensure Delaware Counts in the decennial process

January 15, 2020

Presentation Jan. 27 will focus on services and resources available to veterans here in Sussex County and throughout Delaware

January 13, 2020

Holiday celebrates birth and legacy of civil rights pioneer; all offices re-open Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020

January 7, 2020

Advanced life support service only the second in Delaware to earn among highest marks for pre-hospital care

January 7, 2020

Michael Vincent re-appointed president for 10th year in a row; Irwin 'I.G.' Burton III retains vice president post