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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Reimagine Elsmere – ARPA Funding Available

Reimagine Elsmere through ARPA

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), signed into law on March 11, 2021 by President Biden, provides funding to states, counties and municipalities across the country to spur recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elsmere will receive approximately $2.9 million from this fund to fight COVID-19 and its impacts in two tranches: $1.45m in 2021;

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DE Vaccine Incentive Program

Delaware Launches Vaccine Incentive Program

Governor Carney and the Division of Public Health announced DEWins!, an incentive and public education program aimed at encouraging all eligible Delawareans to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Delawareans can get their vaccine and get a shot at great prizes.

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Canada Dry Recruitment Flyer

Canada Dry Recruitment Flyer

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New Castle County – Rain Barrell Program

Rain Barrel Program


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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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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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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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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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(302) STOPPIT Water Pollution Hotline

New Castle County Partners with City and State to Launch
(302) STOPPIT Water Pollution Hotline
The Double P means “Prevent Pollution”


(New Castle, Delaware) New Castle County, the City of Wilmington, and the Delaware Department of Transportation announced today that they have launched the (302) STOPPIT water pollution hotline for residents to report pollution going into or coming out of the storm sewer system.

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