The Town of Bellefonte Wishes to Thank All the Residents Who Joined us for the Annual Town Picnic and Concert.

The Band Was Stray Sounds of Delaware, A Local Group Very Popular in Our Area

Special Thanks to:

  • Our EXCELLENT Gourmet Chef, Councilman John Cartier

  • The Bellefonte Branch of the Claymont Lions Club for Their Generous Donation and Support

  • Sherm’s Catering for Donating the Potato Salad and Pasta Salad

  • The Ice Cream Shoppe for their Donation of Ice Cream Sundaes

  • Pecos for Much Needed and Appreciated Ice

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Bus Service

Important Notice !

From State Representative, Debra Heffernan:

“I am very concerned that DART is proposing to eliminate bus service to and from Bellefonte.
Please encourage residents to submit comments opposing eliminating bus service to, from and through Bellefonte.
Please encourage residents to attend the public meeting/workshop on September 20.

DART is planning to take Bellefonte OFF the Route 1 Bus track

Please attend one of the Wilmington Public Hearing Workshops at the Wilmington Library on Wednesday, Sept. 20 – 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM or 4 PM to 6 PM. It’s very important they hear from their customers, both for and against the proposed changes. Comments may also be submitted online at:

Comments must be received by Sept. 22.

Click HERE to see proposed new route



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

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.

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)

Water Pollution

Help Stop Water Pollution.

We ALL Need To Do Our Part

Click HERE to Learn About STOPPIT!

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