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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Town of Elsmere Banner Program

Acknowledge and honor our Hometown Heroes or advertise your local business by purchasing a banner through the Town of Elsmere.  All banners are placed along Kirkwood Highway, and are viewed by thousands that utilize this route on their daily commute.  Follow the links below for more information including the application. 

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2019 Biennial Election **UPDATE**

The deadline to file as a candidate in the Town of Elsmere’s 2019 Biennial Municipal Election was 7:00pm on Monday, February 4, 2019. As of the filing deadline, the following individuals filed as candidates in the municipal election:

For the Office of Mayor:
Mr. Eric Scott Thompson

For the Office of 1st District Council

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Increased Presence of Hawks

January 29, 2019

Residents have reported an increased presence of hawks in the area, specifically around the Baltz Elementary baseball fields which is adjacent to Vilone Village (Olga Road).

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research has provided a great article concerning hawks: https://blog.nature.org/science/2018/12/31/why-youre-seeing-more-hawks-at-your-birdfeeder/

They also state it is not unusual to see hawks in our neighborhoods;

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2019 Biennial Election

Notice of Solicitation for Candidates in the Town of Elsmere’s 2019 Biennial Municipal Election to be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019

Anyone wishing to be considered
as a candidate for the position of Mayor or Councilperson must file as a
candidate for election on forms provided by the Town by no later than 7:00PM on

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Elsmere Police: Attempt to Identify Robbery Suspect

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PSA 1/9/19 – Elsmere Police Department

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Town Solicitor

To:         Elsmere Residents

From:    John Giles,
Town Manager

Date:     December 13,

RE:         Town Solicitor

The Town of Elsmere Mayor and Council honored long-time Town Solicitor Mr. Ed McNally at the December 13, 2018 Council Meeting upon his retirement.


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Best Decorated Homes of Elsmere – Winner Selection

The finalist homes selected in each district are as follows:

1st – 306 Silverbrook

2nd – 816 Kirkwood

3rd – 101 Linden Ave.

4th – 144 Bugalow

5th – 109 Chestnut

6th – 12 Vilone Road

The overall winner,

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Letters to Santa, Starting Monday November 26, 2018

Did you know the Town of Elsmere is an official drop off site for Santa Mail?
Stop by Town Hall (11 Poplar Ave., Wilmington, DE 19805) during business hours Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM to mail your letters to Santa!

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Property Maintenance Rules & Regulations Letter

The Town has received multiple calls reporting many residents in the area of Locust Avenue have received a letter concerning Property Maintenance Rules & Regulations. Please be advised this is NOT official correspondence from the Town and you can disregard it. If you would like to report receipt of this letter,

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