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 of New Castle Offices closing early at 12:30 p.m.

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

City of New Castle closing early Wednesday, March 7th at 12:30 p.m. Due to the inclement weather, the City of New Castle will be closing at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7th.


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, […]


Revised Public Works Schedule for week of January, 15th 2018

Date Posted: Thursday, January 11th, 2018

City Holiday Notice City offices were closed on Monday, January 15th, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Revised Public Works Schedule   Regular Schedule                           Revised Schedule Monday, January 15th                 Tuesday, January 16th Tuesday, January 16th                Wednesday, January 17th No Yard Waste Pick-up on Wednesday, January 17th Normal Recycle Schedule on Thursday & Friday


City of New Castle Offices Open; City-wide Recycle Pick-up.

Date Posted: Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018   City Public Works will attempt a City-wide Recycle Pick-up.   Due to extreme cold weather conditions crews may not be able to complete the both routes. We regret any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your understanding.   Normal Trash pick up will resume on Monday.


Public Works Trash Pick-up Schedule for the week of January 1, 2018

Date Posted: Monday, December 18th, 2017

Updated Holiday Schedule City Offices were closed on  Monday, January 1st for New Year’s Day. The City of New Castle Public Works Department New Year’s Week Pick-up Schedule: There will be NO Trash Pick-up on Monday, January 1st. Monday’s trash will be picked up on Tuesday, January 2nd, and Tuesday’s trash route will be picked up on Wednesday, January 3rd. There will be NO Yard Waste Pick-up on Wednesday, January 3rd. There will be normal Recycle pick up on Thursday, January 4th & Friday, January 5th.


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.