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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 on Wednesday, July 4th for the Independence Day Holiday

Date Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2018

City Holiday Notice City offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th for the Independence Day Holiday Independence Day Holiday Revised Public Works Schedule There will be No Yard Waste Pick up on Wednesday, July 4th; Yard Waste Pick-up will resume on July 11th. Monday and Tuesday Regular Trash Pick-up is unchanged. No Yard Waste Pick up on Wednesday, July 4th. Thursday and Friday Recycle Pick-up is unchanged.


Battery Park Beach Clean Up This Saturday!

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 17th, 2018


City of New Castle Resilient Community Partnership Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan

Date Posted: Monday, March 26th, 2018

City of New Castle Resilient Community Partnership Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan    


Black Balloon Day – March 6, 2018, to remember those lost to addiction.

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

​Black Balloon Day has become a national and international event, bringing awareness to overdose deaths.   The City of New Castle has experienced five overdose deaths since December of 2017.   Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, with 63,600 lethal drug overdoses in 2016. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic, with 42,000+ overdose deaths related to prescription opioids and illicit opioids (heroin and illicit fentanyl.)


DelDOT Truck Traffic Study Results & Proposed Recommendations

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

At the request of the City of New Castle, the Department of Transportation conducted a Truck Traffic Study on RT9 in the City of New Castle. The link below is a report containing the collected data and the proposed recommendations of the study. Study Results & Proposed Recommendations  



Date Posted: Friday, January 19th, 2018

CITY OF NEW CASTLE 2018 CITYWIDE PAVING CONTRACT INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids for the City of New Castle 2018 Citywide Paving Contract will be received by the City Administrator until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at the City Administration Building, 220 Delaware Street, New Castle, at which time they will be publicly opened and read.  Bids received after the stated time will be returned unopened.  The Contractor shall begin work on or about May 1, 2018. Project generally involves roadway restoration and drainage work at multiple locations within the City of New Castle.  There are two locations, Baldt Avenue and a portion of Third Street, in the Base Bid.  Four locations, an alternate configuration of Baldt Avenue, Centerpoint Boulevard, Johnson Way, and Grey Street are Alternates.  Work will include mobilization / demobilization, maintenance of traffic, field engineering and surveying, sediment and erosion control, removal of existing materials, […]


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.  


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.