In conjunction with the recommendations put forth in the State of Emergency mandated by the Governor, along with the recommendations by the CDC, effective immediately, the City is cancelling all events through the end of May.

We will continue to monitor this extremely serious and fluid situation and will provide updates as they become available to us. More Info

Welcome to the City of New Castle

Date Posted: Friday, May 8th, 2015

Step back in time and experience the charm and beauty of colonial New Castle. Walk the cobblestone streets and enjoy the historic sites of this riverfront community. Historic New Castle, Delaware is located just 10 minutes south of downtown Wilmington with easy access from I-95 and I-295. Overlooking the Delaware River, Historic New Castle is the oldest continuously occupied town in the Delaware Valley. And, thanks to preservation efforts, this vibrant, fully occupied community remains one of the most important Colonial/Federal villages in America – second only to Williamsburg, Virginia in the number and authenticity of its historic structures.  The New Castle Court House Museum is part of the the First State National Historical Park. New Castle, originally named Fort Casimir, was founded in 1651 by Peter Stuyvesant, who was sent to provide the Dutch with command of all river traffic. Because of its strategic location, ownership of the settlement […]



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United States Census 2020

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

  We proudly support the 2020 Census! Help us support our community by completing your Census by going to my2020census.gov or by calling 1-844-330-2020 today. Shape your future!



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MUNICIPAL SERVICES COMMISSION PRESS RELEASE

Date Posted: Monday, March 30th, 2020

NEWS RELEASE  Contact: Pamela A. Patone Phone: 302-323-2330 E-mail: patonep@newcastlemsc.delaware.gov  For Immediate Release 3/30/2020  MSC ASSISTING CUSTOMERS AFFECTED BY COVID-19  During these uncertain times, the Municipal Services Commission (MSC) has suspended any disconnection of electric and water services and are waiving any new late fees for customers affected by COVID-19. Customers who are having difficulty making payments should contact the MSC’s Customer Service Department at 302-323-2330. The suspension of disconnections and late fees will continue through at least May 31, 2020.  In addition, to these measures the MSC has contributed funds to the New Castle Cares Fund at the Salvation Army in order to provide financial assistance to individuals who need assistance paying their electric and water bills. If you are able to assist your neighbors please send a contribution to the New Castle Cares Fund at The Salvation Army PO BOX 308 Wilmington, DE 19899 today! 



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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Date Posted: Sunday, March 15th, 2020

  3rd Modification of Mayor’s Declaration Click for State of Delaware Covid-19 website. UPDATE : 3/31/20: 3rd Modification of Mayor’s Declaration – 4/02/2020 2nd Modification of Mayor’s Declaration – 3/31/2020 1st Modification of Mayor’s Declaration – 3/24/2020 Mayor’s Emergency Declaration – 3/17/2020 FAQ’s for Delaware’s Stay at Home Order Mayor Signs 2nd Modification of State of Emergency Declaration extending the current State of Emergency in the City through April 7, 2020.  No new restrictions on daily living were established by this 2nd Modification. This update is to assure our residents we are functioning properly, and providing the basic services and protections expected by our residents during these unprecedented times. The Mayor, City Council President, City Administrator, Police Chief, Fire Chief and Municipal Services General Manager/Secretary to the Commission discuss and coordinate daily. Here is helpful information: The City is open and serving the public. City staff, located at 220 Delaware St., […]



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Delaware City Refinery Weekend Refinery Operations

Date Posted: Friday, February 14th, 2020

UPDATE 3/21/20: Steam venting will continue through the weekend and you may notice an increase in noise levels at the refinery as we implement a safety procedure that releases steam through a vent as part of a routine, although infrequent, process we use at the refinery. We plan to take all possible steps to minimize the noise levels and apologize in advance for any inconvenience you may experience. – –Delaware City Refining Company UPDATE 3/17/20: Delaware City Refinery Public Notice:  Starting at approximately10 a.m. this morning, and for the next several days, residents may notice an increase in noise levels at the Delaware City Refinery.  The Refinery is implementing a safety procedure that releases steam through a vent as part of a routine, although infrequent, process used at the refinery. They plan to take all possible steps to minimize the noise levels and apologize in advance for any inconvenience this […]



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President’s Day Holiday Notice

Date Posted: Friday, February 14th, 2020

City Holiday Notice City Offices will be closed on Monday, February 17th for the President’s Day Holiday President’s Day Holiday Revised Public Works Schedule Regular Schedule Revised Schedule Mon., Feb.17th        Tues., Feb. 18th Tues., Feb. 18th       Wed., Feb. 19th Yard Waste Pick up on Thurs., Feb. 20th Citywide Recycle Pick Up on Fri., Feb. 21st



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Martin Luther King, JR Holiday Notice

Date Posted: Friday, January 17th, 2020

City Holiday Notice: City offices will be closed on Monday, January 20th in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. There will be no trash pick-up on the 20th. Martin Luther King Holiday Revised Schedule. Regular Schedule Revised Schedule Monday, Jan. 20th Tuesday, Jan. 21st Tuesday, Jan. 21st Wednesday, Jan 22nd Yard Waste Pick up on Thursday, Jan. 23rd Citywide Recycle Pick Up on Friday, Jan. 24th



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DELAWARE STREET PROJECT UPDATE

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

*** UPDATE *** 1/28/20 With the work having already begun at the wharf by the City contractor Cirillo Brothers, the utility phase of the Delaware Street Project is set to begin on February 3rd. From Tuesday, January 28th until Friday, January 31st, Henkels and McCoy, the contractor for Delmarva, MSC, Comcast and Verizon will be doing preliminary work in order to prepare for the actual project to begin February 3rd; when they will begin saw cutting from 4th Street to The Strand. The saw cutting phase should take 5 days, with “No Parking” restrictions on various lengths of Delaware Street based on the daily progress made by the contractor. You can follow project updates at www.newcastlecity.delaware.gov, or call the City office at 322-9812. Delaware Street is closed from The Strand to the wharf during this phase of construction. The sidewalks will remain open for pedestrian use. Cars will be detoured […]



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Christmas Holiday Notice

Date Posted: Monday, December 16th, 2019

We will be closing the offices at 1:30 on Monday, the 23rd, for the City Holiday Celebration. City Offices will be closed on Tuesday, December 24th, Wednesday, December 25th and Wednesday, January 1st for the Holidays. The City of New Castle Public Works Department Holiday Week Pick-up Schedule: There will be NO Trash Pick-up on Tuesday, December 24th OR Wednesday, December 25th. Monday’s trash will be picked up on Monday, December 23rd. Tuesday’s trash will be picked up on Thursday, December 26th. There will be NO Yard Waste Pick-up for the week. There will be a CITYWIDE RECYCLE Pick up on Friday, December 27th. The City of New Castle Public Works Department New Year’s Week Pick-up Schedule: There will be NO Yard Waste Pick-up on Wednesday, January1st. There will be normal Recycle pick up on Thursday, January 2nd & Friday, January 3rd.



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Thanksgiving Holiday Notice

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

City Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. City of New Castle Public Works Department Holiday Schedule: There will be a CITY-WIDE Recycle Pick-up on Wednesday, November 27th. There will be NO Yard Waste Pick-up on Wednesday, November 27th. There will be NO Recycle Pick-up on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th.



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Rivertowns Ride and Festival – Temporary Bike Lane

Date Posted: Friday, September 27th, 2019

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