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City of New Castle


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 […]


City Offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Date Posted: Monday, November 20th, 2017

City Holiday Notice: City Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday: The City of New Castle Public Works Department Holiday Schedule: There will be a City-Wide Recycle Pick-up on Wednesday, November 22nd. There will be NO Yard Waste Pick-up on Wednesday, November 22nd. There will be NO Recycle Pick-up on Thursday, November 23rd or Friday, November 24th.


New Castle Branding Presentation Video

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

New Castle Branding Presentation Video Watch the Presentation Here Please send any comments to the New Castle Community Partnership by October 30th.


Press Release: Full Closure on Buttonwood Avenue for Railroad Maintenance

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

City of New Castle Press Release: The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has advised motorists that Norfolk Southern Railroad will be replacing, repaving, and performing general maintenance on their railroad crossing on Buttonwood Avenue between Route 9/New Castle Avenue and Lukens Drive. The work is scheduled to begin at 5 a.m. on Monday, September 25 until midnight on Wednesday, October 2, but could be delayed due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Detour Routes: Eastbound: Buttonwood Avenue to Route 9/New Castle Avenue onto May Avenue to Single Avenue to Daniel Lane onto Howell Drive and return to Buttonwood Avenue. Westbound: Buttonwood Avenue to Howell Drive onto Daniel Lane to Single Avenue to May Avenue to Route 9/New Castle Avenue and back to Buttonwood Avenue. Detour signage will be posted for motorists.  


City offices will be closed on Monday, September 4th, for the Labor Day Holiday

Date Posted: Thursday, August 31st, 2017

City Holiday Notice City offices will be closed on Monday, September 4th, for the Labor Day Holiday Labor Day Holiday Revised Public Works Schedule          Regular Schedule                       Revised Schedule Monday, September 4th               Tuesday, September 5th Tuesday, September 5th              Wednesday, September 6th No Yard Waste Pick-up on Wednesday, September 6th Normal Recycle Schedule on Thursday & Friday


New Castle to Turn The Town Teal for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Friday, September 1st

Date Posted: Monday, August 28th, 2017

Turn the Towns Teal Website The City of New Castle is participating in the national campaign to create awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms. Volunteers will Turn The Towns Teal by tying ribbons to light poles around New Castle’s historic business district at 10 a.m., Friday, September 1st. The awareness initiative takes place annually in September, which is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation sponsors this campaign in its efforts to help save more women’s lives. The City Council passed a Proclamation at their August Regular Meeting naming September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in the City of New Castle and encourages all residents to participate by displaying teal ribbons and learning the warning signs of this silent disease.


Grand Opening of the Pier – Save the Date

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

  Photo by Bruce Burk.


City Council to Appoint Mayor to Fill Vacancy

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

City Council to Appoint Mayor to Fill Vacancy The City of New Castle is sad to announce that our beloved Mayor, Don Reese, has resigned from office.  Don has been dedicated to the City of New Castle for many years, has accomplished many things, and will be sorely missed. Per the City Charter, it is the duty of the City Council to appoint someone to fill the Mayor’s position to serve until the next City election, scheduled for April, 2019.   The City Charter requires that qualified candidates must:  (1) be a citizen of the State of Delaware, (2) be a resident of the City of New Castle; (3) have resided in the City for two years before the appointment, and (4) at the time of the appointment be a qualified voter of the City.  Anyone who is interested in being considered for the appointment to the position of Mayor to […]


Tragedy Strikes the Brandywine Valley SPCA New Castle Campus

Date Posted: Monday, July 10th, 2017

          It is with great sadness that we inform you of the accident that occurred at out New Castle, DE, Campus. At approximately 12:15 am early this morning, a vehicle crashed into the building and started a gas fire, claiming the life of the driver and three cats that were being housed in our Animal Health Center’s spare cat room. First responders contained the fire, and emergency personnel, BVSPCA staff, and neighbors worked quickly to move the 98 animals (36 cats and 62 dogs) to safety. One cat needed emergency veterinary care and is being treated for burns and smoke inhalation; three died from injuries sustained from the fire. The other animals have been relocated to temporary housing and are being examined by medical personnel.  “We’re heartbroken to have lost these lives tonight,” said Adam Lamb, BVSPCA Chief Executive Officer. “It could have been even worse if not for the […]


Wednesday Night Summer Concerts in Battery Park

Date Posted: Thursday, July 6th, 2017

The Summer Concerts In The Park Are Back! And So Are All of Your Favorite Bands and Foods – 2017’s Lineup June 21:  The Big Package Band – Classic 60’s and 70’s Music! June 28:  First State Symphonic Band – Classic and Contemporary Concert Band Selections. July 5:     No Concert July 12:   Steve Lewis Band – Big Band Blend of 30’s-40’s Standards Straight through to Jazz. July 19:   Blue Cat Blues – Blues & Rock-n-Roll July 26:   Chapel Street Junction – Featuring an Exciting Mix of Bluegrass, Irish Folk and Americana Music. Aug. 2:    Club Phred –  Delaware’s Award Winning Classic Rock Band! Aug. 9:    Jibaro Con Tumbao –  Salsa!


City Offices will be Closed on Tuesday, July 4th for the Independence Day Holiday

Date Posted: Monday, June 26th, 2017

Independence Day Holiday Revised Trash Pick-up Schedule       Regular Schedule          Revised Schedule Monday, July 3rd          Monday, July 3rd (No Change) Tuesday, July 4th          Wednesday, July 5th No Yard Waste Pick up on Wednesday, July 5th Thursday and Friday Recycle Pick-up remains unchanged. The City does not host fireworks for the 4th of July, click this link from WDEL for fireworks displays throughout the state, and beyond.