Christmas Caroling/Tree Lighting – December 8th

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Join us for hot chocolate, cider & cookies as we celebrate the holiday season with Christmas Caroling followed by a tree lighting ceremony at the Town Park on Edgar Road. P.S.  A very special guest in a red suit will be joining us!! Click  here for details.


Holiday Lighting Contest

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Announcing “Let Your Lights Shine” – Townsend’s 3rd annual Holiday Lights Contest. Let’s shine bright for the holidays.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded to the best decorated homes located in the incorporated Town of Townsend.  Contact Town Hall at 302-378-8082 or to register YOUR HOME ADDRESS for consideration.  The registration form may also be faxed to Town Hall on 302-378-7099. Judging will take place on Monday and Tuesday evenings, December 16th and 17th.       


Welcome to the Town of Townsend!

Date Posted: Monday, February 9th, 2015

Welcome to the Town of Townsend!  Please take a moment to review our updated website to better serve our “Small Town Community”.  Please note, we have taken extraordinary efforts to present the most accurate and up-to-date content and reliable information. This website is a valuable resource for our citizens as they explore our Town, our services, and our community.  Thank you for visiting us online, and please come back soon for continuously updated content. You can also visit our Facebook page for additional information on community events.  Town Hall is open Monday – Friday,  8:00 am – 4:00 pm, stop and visit any time or call with any comments or concerns at (302) 378-8082.


Town Newsletter

Date Posted: Thursday, December 5th, 2019

The Mayor and Council hope you enjoy reading the Town’s  Winter 2019 Newsletter  and find the information provided beneficial.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call Town Hall.


Resident Feedback to New Castle County Master Plan Draft

Date Posted: Thursday, November 7th, 2019

The Town of Townsend is encouraging its residents to review and comment on the proposed New Castle County Master Plan, which will greatly impact the future development and services available to the Town. This rough draft is based on various communications and meetings that the County held over the past year with its partner agencies, advisory committee members and residents. View the draft report here: Your feedback on this plan is valued and important!! Please submit comments by December 16, 2019 to the attention of Rich Hall,  New Castle County Land Use Department –  


Town Hall closed Monday, November 11, 2019

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Trash and recycling will be picked up on Monday, as usual.


Stockings for Soldiers

Date Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2019

“Our brave Troops in Harm’s Way would love to receive stockings  for the holidays.”  The Stockings for Soldiers program runs through the end of November.  If you would like information on the program and how your participation can make a difference, click on the links below.  Suggested Donations K9_Shopping_List Donations and cards may be left in the collection box in the lobby of Town Hall.  Council members will ensure that they reach the Wilmington collection site.


Townsend Trick or Treat Hours

Date Posted: Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Trick or Treat Hours for 2019 will be observed on Thursday, October 31st  from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.   Additional information:   Halloween curfews – 2019


Planning Commission Members Needed

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

The Town of Townsend is seeking residents to serve as volunteers on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission works with residents and is an advisory board to the Mayor and Council. The Commission oversees the comprehensive planning process, helping to determine aims and ambitions of our community, including reviewing land use, zoning, planning and development applications. The Planning Commission also is responsible to update and prepare a draft Comprehensive Plan for review by the residents, Mayor and Council. Specific information on the Planning Commission can be found at: Members of the Planning Commission are appointed by the Mayor and Council. Members  are expected to participate in monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of each month unless otherwise posted. Come share your knowledge and ideas to better our community. If interested, send a letter of interest to Please provide a statement of why you wish to be appointed to […]


Town Hall Closed October 14, 2019

Date Posted: Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Town Hall will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019 in observance of the Columbus Day Holiday.  Trash and recycling will be picked up on Monday as usual.



Date Posted: Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

A series of informal Town Hall meetings will be held by Mayor Tom McDonald to discuss the new tax proposal and  changes in the Town’s billing system.  In order to facilitate communication, an effort has been made to limit the number of people scheduled at any one time.  Meetings are scheduled from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., as follows: 10/8 – Heart of Town (Main, Ginn, Gray, Walnut, Cannery, Niles, South, Commerce, Taylor, Wilson, Chestnut, Railroad) 10/10 – Townsend Station (Entire Development) 10/15 – TVII – South, Hanson, Melvin, Margist 10/17 – TVII – Karins, Ginn, Esch, Bunker, Barcus 10/22 – TVII – Feret, Andy, Founds, Myers, Wiggins Mill 10/24 – TVI – Merle, Hugh, Jamie, Marilyn 10/29 – TVI – Edgar, Kaitlyn, Helen 11/5 – Additional Meeting