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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Event Cancellations

Please click the link to view the list of CANCELLED Events for FY 2020-2021

Event Cancellations 2020-2021

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Basketball Courts, Parks & Playground Equipment

With in the next 24 hours all basketball courts and parks will be opened to the public.

ALL Playground Equipment as well as the DOG PARK will remain CLOSED and unavailable to the public at this point until further notice.

Please check back frequently for updated information.

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – Trash Service Providers


Some residents may have already noticed that effective Monday, Republic Services have begun dropping off 2 new cans (one blue can with a black lid and one blue can with a brown lid).  They will be out throughout this week distributing the new cans to all residents as the Town transitions from Waste Management to Republic Services for Trash service.

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COVID-19 Crisis Hotlines

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COVID-19 Testing Sites

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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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