In conjunction with the recommendations put forth in the State of Emergency mandated by the Governor, along with the recommendations by the CDC, effective immediately, the City is cancelling all events through the end of May.

We will continue to monitor this extremely serious and fluid situation and will provide updates as they become available to us. More Info

Public Services

Public Services counter services are located at the City Administration Building at 220 Delaware Street.
Office hours are 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday. 

Building Department
Jeffrey A. Bergstrom
Building Official and Fire Marshall
Office: (302) 322-9813
Fax: (302) 323-2144

Marika Levine
Building & Code Secretary
220 Delaware Street
New Castle, DE 19720
Office: (302) 322-9801
Fax: (302) 322-9814

Anyone requesting a Building Permit, Business License, Rental License, Historic Area Commission Review, Special Trash Pickup, Code Violation Form, No Parking Requests or other services can obtain assistance or make payments here.

All walk-in services except police matters will now be available in one location to make it more convenient for citizens and businesses.

Business License Required:
Any business located in the City of New Castle, or any contractor or service provider doing business within the City of New Castle, must obtain a New Castle City Business License.
For more information contact the Building Code Tech (above.)

Rental Housing Business License Required:
Any City property owner/landlord with residential rental housing units must obtain a Rental Housing Business License.
For more information contact the Building Code Tech (above.)


  • 2020 Business License (Pay online with a credit card) For Businesses located inside the City Limits.
  • 2020 Business License (Pay online with a credit card) For Businesses located outside the City Limits, but doing business in the City.
  • Building Permit Application