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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Community Alert System – Ferris School

The Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services (Ferris School) is pleased to be able to provide a community notification system for our surrounding neighborhoods and community.

Follow the link below for the request form necessary to enroll in the notification system.  By completion of this form, you consent to your information to be added to a communication software that will allow the Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services (Ferris School) to communicate with you in the event of a youth walk off,

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2019 Biennial Election – Candidates

Notice of the Town of Elsmere’s 2019 Biennial Municipal Election to be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

The candidates for the Town’s 2019 Biennial Elections are now known. Below is a list of candidates who filed for office and will be up for election on Saturday,

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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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