Memorial Day

Memorial Day
Not Just a Time For BBQs

Let Us REMEMBER All Those Who Have Given SO MUCH So that We Can Be FREE to Enjoy Our Family & Friends


The Town of Bellefonte election scheduled for Tuesday, June 6, 2017, has been canceled.
As of the filing deadline of May 6, 2017, the number of registrants for the ballot is equal to or less than the number of open positions.
Therefore, in accordance with the Bellefonte Charter and Delaware Code, no election is necessary.
Registrants for election are:
Town Commissioner (2-year term – Ending June 2019)
Town Commissioner (2-year term – Ending June 2019)
Town Treasurer (1-year term – Ending June 2018)
Tax Collector/Assessor (1-year term – Ending June 2018)
Board of Elections Members:
Ann Schneider, Chair
Patricia Coward
Richard Mulhern

Permitting Protects Us All

Obtaining a Permit (Building, Electrical, Plumbing or Mechanical) protects you and your neighbors by ensuring that all work planned and done is inspected by a qualified New Castle County building inspector.

The small amount saved by evading the permit process can cost you many times over in the future due to shoddy construction, inferior materials and poor workmanship. In addition Home Owners Insurance could be jeopardized.

DO NOT have worked started without obtaining permits.  It could cost you in the future.

Public Hearing

The Bellefonte Town Commission will be holding a Public Hearing on Monday, May 1, 7-8:30 pm, at Town Hall, 901A Rosedale Avenue, Bellefonte, DE 19809, regarding consideration of the 2017 Bellefonte Comprehensive Development Plan.

A second Public Hearing will be held on Monday, June 5, 7-8:30 pm also regarding the Bellefonte Comprehensive Development Plan. The plan will be available to those attending and public comment is welcomed.

More information and the draft Comprehensive Plan can be found at  Those who would like to attend the public hearing requiring special accommodation for a disability are asked to leave a message at 302-761-9638 at least three days prior to the hearing.

Click HERE to View DRAFT Comprehensive Plan

Schedule of Meetings – 2017

Schedule of Meetings – 2017


Town Commission – 7:00pm Second Monday of the Month

January 9                 May 8                   September 11

February 13             June 12                 October 9

March 13                  July 10                  November 13

April 10                   August 14              December 11

Planning Commission 7:00pm

April 3            July 10                       October 9

May 1             August 7                    November 6

June 5            September 11           December 4


Zoning Review Board (ZRB) 7:00pm

Meets Every Monday When Needed to Review A Zoning Application

Building Permits

Effective November 15, 2016, New Castle County has assumed issuing Building Permits, Mechanical (HVAC) and Plumbing Permits for the Town of Bellefonte.  Below is the process for applying for a Building Permit (For Plumbing and Mechanical, please proceed directly to New Castle County Dept. of Land Use, below):


1 – Zoning Review – The Town of Bellefonte retains approval of Zoning requirements PRIOR to a Building Permit being issued by New Castle County.  This requires a review by the Bellefonte Zoning Review Board (ZRB).  This Board meets weekly on Monday evening at 7 pm (as long as there is an application to review).  Your application either will be approved or disapproved AND RETURNED TO YOU.


  • For a Zoning Review, COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION, and submit it along with a copy of your plans (a mechanical drawing of your parcel, showing the planned development)
  • Submit your application and plans electronically by emailing them to or you can mail or hand-delivery to Bellefonte Town Hall, 901A Rosedale Avenue, Bellefonte, DE  19809.  (if you use FedEx or UPS, DO NOT send with SIGNATURE REQUIRED)
  • Submission deadline for Monday review is Friday, 5 PM.  If received after this time, your review will be scheduled for the following Monday.  Bellefonte ZRB reviews are open to the public and you may be at the review to answer questions if you wish.  (ZRB meetings are not held on Monday holidays. They will be held on the Tuesday of the same week.)
  • Following the review of your plans and application, you will be contacted by the Bellefonte ZRB with the results.

2 – Building Permit Application – proceed with your approved ZRB application and plans to New Castle County Dept. of Land Use:


For “Home Improvements” Click on the Following Link:

New Castle County Government Center
87 Read’s Way
New Castle, DE 19720

Ph: 302-395-5555 (general questions and complaints)
Ph: 302-395-5400 (planning and permitting questions)
Fax: 302-395-5587

Click HERE for Bellefonte ZRB Application

(Applications Are Also Available In Clear Rack at Town Hall Entrance)




Waste Industries Trash, Recycling & Yard Waste

Collection Schedule for 2017

Click HERE for the 2017 Schedule


Place Containers at the Curb AFTER 7:00pm Thursday

Street Light Problems?

To Report a Streetlight Problem

Go to Delmarva’s Outage Site on Their Website.

It Allows You to Zoom Down to the Actual Streetlight

Note: Tax Questions

All Bellefonte Property Tax Questions Should Be Directed to Curt Nass,
Town Treasurer and Tax Collector (Click on Town Commission Above)

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