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Posted on: March 30, 2020

New Castle County Executive Meyer to support emergency tax relief ordinances for residents

New Castle, DE - New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer announced today that he will support a slate of emergency ordinances that will help ease the financial burden on New Castle County residents through the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. County Executive Meyer will also waive certain fines and fees through County Executive administrative powers. The emergency ordinance is expected to go into effect Tuesday evening.


“We’re all searching ways to do our part,” said County Executive Meyer. “I am happy to support these emergency ordinances as well as enact the executive orders to help some of our taxpayers in a challenging time.”


The fines and fees suspended through the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic enacted by the emergency include:

  • Suspension of monthly penalty charges and unpaid sewer fees only for residential accounts
  • Waiving returned check fees
  • Waiving any library fines and fees
  • Suspension collection of county accommodations tax
  • Waiving any fees for building permits for signs


“I am happy we could come together and offer New Castle County residents this little bit of relief during this difficult time,” said District 11 County Councilman David Tackett. “I look forward to working with my Council colleagues and County Executive Meyer to find other ways we can help unburden our citizens in this time of uncertainty.”


The County Executive, though executive order will waive the following taxes and fees:

  • Waiving Maintenance Corporation Billing Service fees
  • Waive credit card fees for all tax and sewer payments made for so long as the state emergency declaration is in place


The executive order will also suspend Sheriff sales for so long as the state emergency declaration is in place.

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