Welcome to the Town of Elsmere, DE

Welcome, the Town of Elsmere is proud to present this website for our residents and all of those who visit. Our motto is “A Wonderful Place to Live.” We are proud of our history, our government, and our community.With a small town ambiance and big city convenience, Elsmere, is one of the best communities in New Castle County.

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Code Enforcement – Employment Opportunity

Code Enforcement Officer

The Town of Elsmere is accepting applications for the position of Code Enforcement Officer.  Applicants are preferred to possess at a minimum Municipal Code compliance is desired.  Applicant must be a self-starter and have the ability to read and interpret drawings and plans. 

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Needy Family Fund – COVID-19 Relief


In this national health emergency, we, the Board Members of the Elsmere Police Needy Family Fund, are acutely aware of the economic consequences being suffered by many of our fellow residents. Many have suddenly gone without income.

The Federal and State governments are preparing personal grants and additional funds for Unemployment Compensation.

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Effective immediately the Town of Elsmere Playground Equipment will be closed until further notice.

Please view the attached for more information.

Playground Closure Notice

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RFP 20-01 – Residential Waste, Recyclables & Yard Waste Collection

Town of Elsmere

Request for Proposal 20-01

Residential Waste, Recyclables & Yard Waste Collection

The Town of Elsmere is accepting RFP’s from companies to perform residential waste, recyclable and yard waste collection.  RFP’s are available by contacting the Finance Department at the Elsmere Town Hall located at 11 Poplar Avenue,

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Hopes for the Holidays

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Hope For The Holidays: Addiction and Mental Health Resource Fair

Monday, December 16, 2019


Workshop: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Route 9 Library & Innovation Center

Directions: 3022 New Castle Avenue, New Castle,

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Holiday Food Drive

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Best Decorated House Contest

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2020 Comprehensive Plan Update

“Elsmere is currently in the process of updating our comprehensive plan. A comprehensive plan is a town’s guiding policy document that is required to be updated at least once every 10 years. Some of the key elements of a comprehensive plan include:

  • Outlining real estate development and transportation goals and objectives;

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2020 Census Workers in Your Neighborhood

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2020 Census Workers in Your Neighborhood

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