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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Request for Proposals – Senior Center Bathroom Project

Town of Elsmere

Request for Proposal

Senior Center Bathroom Project


Public Notice is hereby given that the Town of Elsmere is accepting proposals for the Senior Center Bathroom Project. RFP 23-03 is available at the Elsmere Town Hall and contains specifications and requirements for the requested services.

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Park Opening and Rededication Ceremony

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4th District Special Election

As of the candidate filing deadline of 7:00pm on May 30, 2023, Mr. Charles McKewen was the only candidate to file for the office of 4th District Councilperson.  The Board of Election met on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, to confirm Mr. McKewen’s qualifications and eligibility.  As the only qualified candidate the Board has deemed him to have been elected to the office of 4th District Council. 

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We are incredibly excited and pleased to announce that the playgrounds at Town Hall, Vilone Park & Joseph Walling Park are now OPEN and COMPLETE!
We expect the playground at Maple Avenue Park to be open by next weekend following some additional rubber surface work.

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Safe Streets for All


Your feedback can save lives! Safe Streets for All New Castle County has the goal of fewer injuries and zero deaths on our streets. We are seeking help from the community. Fill out a survey to help prioritize safety improvements for those who drive,

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Detect and Treat for Spongy Moth


March 14, 2023



Sophia Curran, Delaware Forest Service, 302-698-4552, sophia.curran@delaware.gov
Bill Seybold, Delaware Forest Service, 302-698-4553, william.seybold@delaware.gov

Reminder to Detect and Treat for Spongy Moth in 2023


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2023 Biennial Municipal Election – CANCELLED


In accordance with the Charter of the Town of Elsmere section 301, the Biennial Municipal Election was scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 2023.  The deadline for file as a candidate in this election was Monday, February 6, 2023, at 7:00pm.  As of the filing deadline,

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5th District Elsmere Letter

5th District Elsmere Letter Spring-Summer 2023

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2023 Mobile Food Pantry Distribution Dates

Town of Elsmere
Mobile Food Pantry 2023 Dates


Location: Town Hall, 11 Poplar Ave. Wilmington, DE 19805


  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023- 11am-1pm
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2023- 11am-1pm
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2023-11am-1pm
  • Friday,

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Parks Under Construction


The Town of Elsmere, along with Mayor and Council, are excited to announce a major renovation and revitalization project to the town’s parklands and playgrounds. Renovations have already begun at some smaller parks, with the demolition and construction happening later this month at the playground parks.

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Events Calendar

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