Vacant Property Registration

New Castle County Code, Chapter 7 (Property Maintenance Code), Article 2 (Registration and Payment of Fees for Vacant Premises) requires the registration of vacant properties within 90 days of vacancy. Please utilize the appropriate registration form. Refer to Chapter 7 for more information.

Bank-Owned Properties
On-Line Registration Form - Bank-Owned Vacant Properties
Printable Registration Form - Bank-Owned Vacant Properties (PDF)

Private Property Owners
On-Line Registration Form - Private Owner Vacant Properties
Printable Registration Form - Private Owner Vacant Properties (PDF)

*Note: Information on specific properties, including owner, tax information, and sales history, may be found by using Parcel Search

New Feature

Paying a Vacant Property Registration Fee

Vacant Property Registration Fees may now be paid online with a credit card using the Vacant Property Registration Fee Payment System.

New Castle County takes action to tackle neighborhood blight

On May 16, 2017, County Executive Meyer signed legislation into law that gives County government new tools to tackle vacant and abandoned housing and unveiled a vacant property strategy, including state legislation aimed at strengthening community development, reducing crime and supporting home ownership.

View further details and click on Legislation (PDF) to view the signed legislation. 

Vacant Property Signing Ceremony