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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 […]


Press Release – Trash pick up may delayed in some sections of the City week of 9/21

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

September 22, 2020 City Press Release: Please be advised that trash pick-up was delayed for some sections of the City on Monday and Tuesday.  If your yard waste was not picked up on Wednesday, please leave it out for Thursday. Yard waste will be picked up on Thursday, September 24th and recycling will be picked up on Friday, September 25th. PLEASE check the City website for updates and thank you for your patience and understanding. City of New Castle 302-322-9801


Delaware Street Project Work Update

Date Posted: Friday, September 18th, 2020

Delaware Street Project Work Update Work will continue in the 400 block of Delaware Street for the week of September 21st.  Please obey No Parking signs posted on barrels and use extreme caution in the area.  The work in this area should be completed in 2  to 3 weeks.


Phragmites Control Program – Spraying Week of September 21st

Date Posted: Friday, September 18th, 2020

Phragmites Control Program On Monday, September 21st at 7:30 a.m. treatment will begin in the area around the levies beginning at the Sailing Club.  This work should take about 2 to 3 hours, and will close the walking path in the area.  On Wednesday, September 23rd there is a scheduled helicopter application of herbicide by and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish and Wildlife Phragmites Control Program beginning with the Gambacorta Marsh. This application should only take 1 to 2 hours. Both these events are subject to change due to weather and will cause intermittent closure of the walking trail in Battery Park on those dates.  Dates and times are subject to change, check the city website and Facebook page for updates. The targeted plant, Phragmites australis, is a non-native, fast-growing, extremely hardy invasive species. Its extensive rhizome and root system can extend down as […]


Patriot Day, September 11th

Date Posted: Friday, September 11th, 2020

Patriot Day, September 11th The City of New Castle joins with residents today to pause and reflect on the events of September 11th, 2001. Patriot Day – September 11th honors the memory of the nearly 3,000 innocent victims who died on the September 11, 2001 in the terrorist attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.  


City offices will be closed on  Monday, September 7th for the Labor Day Holiday

Date Posted: Friday, September 4th, 2020

City Holiday Notice City offices will be closed on  Monday, September 7th for the Labor Day Holiday ********************************** Labor Day Holiday Revised Public Works Schedule Regular Trash Schedule         Revised Trash Schedule Monday, September 7th         Tuesday, September 8th Tuesday, September 8th         Wednesday, September 9th Yard Waste Pick Up will take place on Thursday, September 10th There will be a CITYWIDE Recycle Pick Up on Friday, September 11th


City of New Castle Press Release New Optional Mailing Address for City Residents

Date Posted: Monday, August 31st, 2020

CITY OF NEW CASTLE PRESS RELEASE August 26, 2020 New Optional Mailing Address for City Residents The City of New Castle today announced that, through an agreement with the United States Postal Service, city residents may now begin using “Historic New Castle” as their mailing address. The city has been concerned for some time about the confusion in the public’s mind between the city and the New Castle 19720 ZIP Code.  Incidents in the 62,000 resident ZIP Code area are invariably reported by the State Police as happening ‘in New Castle” (population 5,200).  This means that many more criminal incidents are reported as happening in New Castle than there should be.  There were 42 such incidents in a one year period. The city appealed to the USPS for a new ZIP Code, but was told that operational issues make that impossible.  The USPS offered instead the use of an alternate […]


State of Delaware, New Castle County Launch $100M Grant Program for Small Businesses and Nonprofits Statewide

Date Posted: Thursday, August 20th, 2020

                                                        Delaware Governor John Carney State of Delaware, New Castle County Launch $100M Grant Program for Small Businesses and Nonprofits Statewide DE Relief Grants will assist Delaware businesses affected by COVID-19 WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer and the Delaware Division of Small Business on Wednesday announced grant program of at least $100 million to assist Delaware small businesses and nonprofit organizations affected by the COVID-19 crisis.  The DE Relief Grants program announced on Wednesday is a joint initiative of the State of Delaware and New Castle County, and is funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  The program is expected to reach more than 3,000 small businesses and nonprofit organizations with grants ranging from $30,000 […]


The City of New Castle Recognizes Juneteenth 2020

Date Posted: Friday, June 19th, 2020

Juneteenth 2020 The City of New Castle would like to take the opportunity to recognize the importance of June 19, 2020, known as Juneteenth, the official day slavery ended in America.  We invite our community to reflect on this day of freedom and on the significance & meaning of Juneteenth.


New Castle County Expanded Testing Dates and Sites

Date Posted: Monday, June 1st, 2020

Governor John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) on Friday, September  11th announced updates to the State of Delaware’s testing strategy, expanding access to free COVID-19 statewide and providing consistent options for Delawareans to get tested.  The State of Delaware will shift COVID-19 testing from mobile to fixed sites beginning Monday, September 14, 2020.  The transition to more permanent, fixed testing sites will expand testing opportunities and provide more testing locations across the state.  Testing sites will be located in several areas throughout Delaware, and include eight (8) drive-through Walgreens locations (five of them newly added), five (5) State Service Center sites; and six (6) Public Health clinics. Testing services will be offered five to seven days per week, depending on the location.  View the new fixed testing site locations by county. Find COVID-19 testing sites statewide. This free COVID-19 testing […]


Memorial Day Holiday Notice

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

City of New Castle City Holiday Notice Memorial Day Update Date: May 19, 2020 City offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020 for the Memorial Day Holiday. For the revised Public Works schedule, click here.