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 […]


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.


Rivertowns Ride and Festival – Temporary Bike Lane

Date Posted: Friday, September 27th, 2019


Introduction to the I-95 Corridor Rehabilitation Project

Date Posted: Friday, September 20th, 2019


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 […]


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.


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