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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Election Poll Workers Needed

The Town of Elsmere is looking for residents to be a poll worker for the Town’s Biennial Municipal Election on Saturday, April 24, 2021.  Poll workers must be Elsmere residents and are paid $10.00 per hour for training and election day responsibilities, as well as,

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Recycle/Yard Waste Collection Delay 2/19/2021


Due to the uncertainty of weather and road conditions for Today, Friday, February 19, 2021 Republic Services has suspended operations for the Town of Elsmere and all New Castle County.

 The recovery plan will be as follows,

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NOTICE – Election Filing Deadline

Due to the impending snowstorm that is projected to come through the area. We are urging residents who are wishing to be considered as candidate for the position of Mayor or Councilperson to file today, Friday, January 29, 2021. The Town Hall office is open until 4:00 PM. However, if you are unable to do so,

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DIY – Home Prevention of Lung Cancer

EPA recommends that you have a qualified radon mitigation contractor fix your home. Lowering high radon levels requires specific technical knowledge, special skills, and without the proper equipment or technical knowledge, you could increase your radon level or create other potential hazards and additional costs. However, if you decide to do the work yourself,

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Biennial Elections Solicitation Notice

Notice of Solicitation for Candidates in

the Town of Elsmere’s 2021 Biennial Municipal Election to be held on

Saturday, April 24, 2021

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 Monday,

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Best Decorated Home in Elsmere

BEST DECORATED OVER ALL – District 6 – 15 Rigdon Road!


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Elsmere Fire House – 100 Year Anniversary Raffle

Purchase your tickets for a chance to win a Jet Ski. If you are interested in purchasing you may contact the Elsmere Fire House at 302-999-0183 or John Giles at Town Hall at 302-998-2215.


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Recycling in Delaware

In an effort to greatly reduce the contamination that is ending up at Delaware’s sorting facility, we would like you to share the attached Recycling in Delaware poster with our residents.  If contamination continues, haulers will likely be forced to increase their rates to customers.  Recycling in Delaware is easy.  

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COVID-19 Testing Sites

The following are a list of weekly testing sites for this week of October 12, 2020 as well as permanent sites that do not change each week.

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Crisis Clean-Up Hotline Information

We know that the last week has been incredibly challenging for many Delawareans as we begin the recovery process from the storms. If you are in need of assistance with fallen trees, drywall removal, flooring removal, appliance removal, or similar items, you can call Crisis Cleanup at 1(844)965-1386 to be connected with local relief organizations,

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