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 […]


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.


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


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.


Governor Carney Announces Downtown Development District Designations

Date Posted: Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

http://www.stateplanning.delaware.gov/ddd/applications/2019/New-Castle-Application.pdf Governor Carney Announces Downtown Development District Designations


Update from MSC: Delaware St. closing August 15th and 16th

Date Posted: Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Unfortunately, we now need to shut down Delaware Street  between 4th and 5th Streets this afternoon, August 15th.  Detour signs will be posted to direct traffic around the work area and get individuals down town.  It is anticipated that this work will go beyond 4:00 p.m. this evening. On Friday, Aug. 16th, Delaware Street will be closed between 5th and 6th Streets, and again detour signs will be posted.  This work schedule may also extend beyond the 4:00 p.m. time frame. We apologize for the additional inconvenience.


Thursday, August 15th, MSC’s Delaware Street Water Main Relining Project – Clearing of Service Lines

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

MSC-Press Release The majority of the MSC’s Delaware Street Water Main Relining Project was completed last week. MSC staff noted some corrections that need to take place immediately. The contractor will be returning to Delaware Street on Thursday 8-15-19 to excavate and clear several service lines. An emergency Miss Utility has been called in and it is expected the issue will be corrected by the end of this week. The work will  require one lane traffic on Delaware Street with possible road closures. Every effort will be made to make this correction as quick as possible. The MSC appreciates the community’s patience during this project.    


Thursday evening, August 8th & Saturday Morning: DNREC Mosquito Control Spraying

Date Posted: Thursday, August 8th, 2019

The City has been notified by the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife, Mosquito Control Selection, that this evening, August 8th, beginning after sunset, the neighborhoods of Van Dyke, Swedes Square, Baldton, Megginson Ave., Hewlett Ave., Janvier Ave., Twin Spans Industrial Park, Buttonwood, Jacquette Sq., Penn Valley, Boothhurst and Lukens Dr. will be sprayed for mosquito’s. The remainder of New Castle will be sprayed on Sat. morning between 4-5:30 a.m. UPDATE TO MOSQUITO SPRAY – Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife, Mosquito Control Selection has informed us that they will also be spraying (granular insecticide) in the Broad Dyke marsh, tomorrow morning, via airplane to control the mosquito larvae. Click for DNREC  Mosquito Control Spray Information  


Delaware Street Rehabilitation Project

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Delaware Street Rehabilitation Project Delaware Street Reconfiguration Concept Plan   Delaware Street Road Project Presentation   Delaware Street Project Bid Results: Cirillo Brothers – $1,856,725.32  Greggo & Ferrara – $1,957,882.00              



Date Posted: Sunday, July 14th, 2019

CITY OF NEW CASTLE DELAWARE STREET ROAD REHABILITATION PROJECT INVITATION TO BID Delaware Street Rehabilitation Advertisement Sealed bids for the City of New Castle Delaware Street Road Rehabilitation Project will be received by the City Administrator until 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019 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 October 1, 2019. The project involves demolition and removal of existing roadway materials; milling and overlaying of existing asphalt roadway; partial full-depth pavement reconstruction; removing and resetting of granite curb and brick sidewalk; construction of brick crosswalks, installation of sanitary sewer; installation of storm inlets, pipes, and bioretention stormwater management areas; placement of truncated domes; and transplanting of existing trees. Extensive traffic control will be required. The City […]


City Offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th for the Independence Day Holiday

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

City Holiday Notice The City of New Castle does not host Fireworks for the 4th of July; Click this link to find a fireworks display near you. City offices will be closed on  Thursday, July 4th for the Independence Day Holiday ********************** Independence Day Holiday Revised Public Works Schedule There will be NO Recycle Collection on Thursday, July 4th There will be a CITYWIDE Recycle Pick Up on                                                                             Friday, July 5th