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. 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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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 *** Because of the weather, projected freezing temperatures in the early part of next week, construction at the wharf will not begin until Thursday the 23rd. (Weather Permitting) the contractor for the City – Cirillo Brothers – will start the first phase of construction work at the wharf. The City will close Delaware Street from The Strand to the wharf during this phase of construction. The sidewalks will remain open for pedestrian use. Cars will be detoured on Delaware Street from Second Street to Harmony to The Strand, with Delaware Street being one way from The Strand to Second Street. This phase of construction is estimated to be approximately 6 weeks in duration.         Please contact the City office at 322-9801 with any questions or concerns. We will provide updates as they become available.   DELAWARE STREET PROJECT UPDATE



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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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Introduction to the I-95 Corridor Rehabilitation Project

Date Posted: Friday, September 20th, 2019

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Downtown Development District – Designations and 2019 Application

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Governor Carney Announces Downtown Development District Designations Governor Carney designates new districts in Delaware City, Middletown, New Castle and Clayton  Downtown Development District Boundaries (New Castle) DELAWARE CITY, Del. – Governor John Carney on Monday announced the latest cities and towns receiving a Downtown Development Districts (DDD) designation. The program significantly builds on the state’s efforts to redevelop Delaware’s commercial business districts and drive private investment in towns and cities.    Governor Carney officially designated four new Downtown Development Districts – in Delaware City, Middletown, New Castle and Clayton. Investors who make qualified improvements to residential, commercial or industrial properties in those districts now may qualify for state and local development incentives, including a rebate of up to 20 percent of eligible costs upon completion of the project. “The Downtown Development Districts program is already bringing significant private investment to the eight currently designated cities and towns, and I am thrilled […]



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MSC – Interruption of Water Service due to Repairing Water Valve

Date Posted: Friday, September 13th, 2019

MSC – Interruption of Water Service MSC will be repairing a broken water valve at the intersection of E. 5th St. and Harmony St.  Prep work will begin on Monday, September 16th.  There will be an interruption of water service on Tuesday, Sept. 17th , from approximately 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., for residents on E. 5th St.  and residents on Harmony St. between 4th & 5th St.   This interruption may cause some water discoloration and allow air to enter the system.  If this occurs, please run your cold water until it is clear and the air has escaped.   Please plan for the interruption by storing sufficient water.   In the event of heavy or steady rain, the outage will be rescheduled.



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City Offices will be Closed on Monday, September 2nd

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

City offices will be closed on Monday, September 2nd for the Labor Day Holiday ********************** Labor Day Holiday Revised Public Works Schedule Regular Trash Schedule     Revised Trash Schedule Monday, September 2nd    Tuesday, September 3rd Tuesday, September 3rd     Wednesday, September 4th Yard Waste Pick Up will take place on Thursday, September 5th There will be a CITYWIDE Recycle Pick Up on Friday, September 6th



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Update From MSC – Delaware St. Closing August 23rd

Date Posted: Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

MSC’s contractor, J. Fletcher Creamer has one more repair that needs to be done at 525 Delaware Street. On Friday, August 23rd, Delaware Street will be closed between 5th and 6th Streets, from approximately 7:30a.m. – 4:00p.m.  Detours will be posted.   Thank you for your patience.



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