Making Democracy Work

Contacting Your Government

Links to Federal, State, and Local Officials, Agencies and Related Information

Sussex County

Sussex County publishes the "Sussex County Constituent Services Guide", a pocket-sized pamphlet listing all elected officials in Sussex County. These are updated every two years following general elections. They are available at public libraries, the County Administration Building, and some municipal offices.

Other sources on line:

Sussex County Council: Members, Agendas and Minutes, District Maps. To contact a specific Council member, click on his or her name at that site to find a link named "email." This takes you to a form to use.

Live County Council Broadcast You can also view other meetings held in Council Chambers from this site.

Audio Archives Sussex County makes available digital audio files of all Sussex County Public meetings since April 2006.

County Administrator Also links to Finance Department, County Budget, and Public Affairs Office.

To submit Suggestions to your County Administrator

Calendar of Meetings, Agendas and Minutes

Other Boards and Committees

Board of Adjustment

Planning & Zoning Commission

Other County Departments Lists contact and phone, and an email submission form for each county department.

Department of Elections Includes link to instructions and affadavits to secure absentee ballots.

Legal Notices Links to notices of cases scheduled for hearings in the Board of Adjustment, Planning & Zoning Commission and County Council.

Open GovernmentDelaware's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) guarantees citizens access to government meetings and public records. As a public body, Sussex County is bound by the state FOIA requirements as well as the County's adopted FOIA policy. Go here to request information or file a formal or informal Freedom of Information Act Request, including form to file on-line or download.

Property Tax Information Just about everything you ever wanted to know including due dates, how to read your tax bill, school taxes and access to tax records.

Sussex County Code Administrative and General Legislation organized by major topic.

Other Sussex County Links Topics cover Government, information for Residents, Visitors, and Business, general "About Sussex County," an on-line Suggestion Box, press releases, making on-line payments for dog licenses, utilities and property taxes, and more.

Local Governments in Sussex County

The Delaware League of Local Governments provides links to websites, lists of mayors/managers, days and times of municipal council or commission meetings, municipal codes, election dates, and more.

State of Delaware

Delaware State Government Citizen Services, Business Services, State Agencies, press releases, blogs, Facebook and Twitter sites, a photo gallery, and more.

General Assembly Lists your legislators, committees, meetings when in session, allows you to do a bill search, and more.

Elections Commission Direct access to voting, elections, scanned campaign contribution reports by year and candidate, and more.

Delaware State Code Organized by Title (topic). Titles can be downloaded to most eBooks.

Information about Delaware State Freedom of Information Act Includes requirements for state and local open meetings, and access to state and local records plus opinions searchable by topic.

Federal Elected Officials

The following links to our Congressional delegation allow you to learn our legislators' committee assignments, issues, their latest news releases, how to secure constituent services or sign up for e-newsletters or blogs as well as general contact information.

Senator Thomas R. Carper

Senator Christopher A. Coons

Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester

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