Beginning on Tuesday, June 30, Sussex County Council chambers will reopen for meetings and public hearings, although those who prefer not to attend can still participate by conference call.

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Sussex County officials announced on Thursday, June 18, that County government offices would be closed Friday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth. The announcement came on the heels of Gov. John Carney’s announcement of the closure of State offices on Friday in honor of the holiday celebra…

Taxes won’t increase in Sussex County again this year, and there won’t be any unnecessary expenditures in the County’s 2021-fiscal-year budget, a document influenced by the financial impact of the coronavirus.


The Sussex County Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting this week, but the session will be condensed and in-person public access will be limited — steps the County government is taking in response to the COVID-19 outbreak occurring across the nation.

The Sussex County Council this week agreed to changes in its Memorandum of Understanding with the Delaware Department of Transportation, after hearing an overview.

The Sussex County Council on Tuesday, March 10, named Jamie S. Whitehouse as Sussex County’s new Planning & Zoning director. Whitehouse takes the reins from former director Janelle M. Cornwell, who resigned in January to take a planning position with the City of Lewes after three years a…

The Sussex County Council on Tuesday accepted the recommendation of the County’s Planning & Zoning Commission to approve a zoning change from AR-1, agricultural residential district, to C-2 medium commercial district, to develop a vacant lot on the southwest corner of Route 113 and Gover…

In 1988, when the Family Court in Georgetown was built, the belief was it would serve the needs of the seat of Delaware’s southernmost county for many years to come, maybe up to 100 years.

County Engineer Hans Medlarz gave an update on the James Farm Ecological Preserve master plan at Sussex County’s April 30 meeting.

The public is being invited to learn about the natural and cultural heritage of Sussex County during a series of bus tours with former Delaware State Archivist Russ McCabe. All tours begin and end at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal in Lewes and consist of multiple stops corresponding to a …

Some residents and property owners in the Fenwick Island area hope their opposition to a county variance request couldn't be any plainer if they put it on a billboard.