Permits and Licenses

Sussex County is responsible for ensuring the orderly growth and the public welfare of the county, whether citizens are subdividing property, building a home, opening a business, buying a dog or getting married. Among the types of permits and licenses the County issues are building permits, certificates of occupancy, dog licenses and marriage licenses.

Other permits and licenses, including business licenses, plumbing and electrical inspections, and septic permits are issued through municipal and/or state agencies.