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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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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**Update** 3/13/2018 – Police Incident on Baltimore Avenue

Updated 3/13/18 at 3:00pm

REF:  Explosive Device Arrest

On Monday, March 12th Elsmere Bureau of Police along with assistance from NCCPD (EOD Unit), Delaware State Fire Marshall Office, ATF and FBI did investigate an incident in which an explosive device was used to cause damage to a property in the 1300 Cypress Avenue.

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3/1/18 – News Release – Mayor Thompson on WDEL RE: the Elsmere Library

In case you missed Mayor Eric Thompson on WDEL, the Rick Jensen show regarding the future of the Elsmere Library.

Please follow the link below:


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2/22/18 – News Release – Flu Season

We are experiencing a very intense flu season. Please spread the word from Dr. Karyl Rattay, Director of the Delaware Division of Public Health, on how we can help stop the spread of flu.

(Note: The video below may not be compatible with Internet Explorer).

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1/12/18 – CLOSED** RFP 18-01: Directed Pension Trustee Services


Town of Elsmere Pension Committee

Request for Proposal

Directed Pension Trustee Services

The Pension Committee of the Town of Elsmere is accepting RFP’s for companies to perform Directed Pension Trustee services to the Committee. 

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