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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Thank you for your purchase!

Thank you for purchasing a ticket to our 2018 Needy Family Fund Crab Feast on September 22nd.  Please be sure to print your paypal receipt and bring it with you the night of the event.

Thank you again for your support.

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Elsmere Police Needy Family Fund 2018 Shirts

The Elsmere Police Needy Family Fund will be selling long sleeve shirts as a fundraiser in coordination with their annual crab feast.  The shirts are available in sizes Small to 3XL.

The costs for the shirts are as follows:

Sizes S – XL                          $25.00 each

Sizes 2XL – 3XL                  $30.00 each


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7/3/18 – Oak Grove Senior Center Annual Luau 8/2/18

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6/27/18 – News Release – Elsmere Library

A message from Mayor Thompson:

The Town met with representatives from New Castle County 6/26/18 to discuss renewing the County’s lease on the Elsmere Library.  Subject to approval by County Counsel, a three year lease has been negotiated.  The library will remain for the enjoyment of all!!!  Read,

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Meet the Town Manager & Chief of Police

Beginning Tuesday, June 19, 2018 the Chief of Police and the Town Manager will be at Town Hall every Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm and available to speak with residents about their concerns, their ideas or any questions.  We hope residents will take this time to bring their issues and suggestion to the Chief and Town Manager.

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5/23/18 – Closed* RFP 18-02 – Information Technology and Cyber Security Services





Public Notice is hereby given that the Town of Elsmere is accepting proposals from qualified firms to provide Information Technology and Cyber Security Services for The Town of Elsmere.

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Waiver of Permit Fees during the month of May & October

Annually during the months of May and October, the Town of Elsmere waives building permit fees for the following home improvements: Roofs, Siding, Driveways, Doors, Windows and Sidewalks.

Please note that all requested repairs in which a permit fee has been waived must be completed by the last day of the subsequent month. 

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4/16/18 – News Release – CAL Opening Day

This past Saturday, April 14, 2018, Community Athletic League (CAL) celebrated their Opening Day at Fairgrounds Park in Elsmere. Many local Dignitaries’ were present, including Sen. Anthony Delcollo and Mayor Eric Thompson.

The Town of Elsmere wishes CAL a great season ahead!

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**Update** 4/3/2018 – 2018 Special 4th District Election

DATE:            April 3, 2018

ATTN:            Town of Elsmere Residents

RE:                 4th District Special Election, May 7, 2018


The 4th District Special Election scheduled for May 7, 2018 has been cancelled.

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Movies in the Park Series 2018

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