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.


Judges Wanted for Townsend Parade

Date Posted: Saturday, September 15th, 2018

The Town is seeking four (4) residents willing to serve as judges for this year’s parade on Saturday, September 22nd.  The Judging Committee will be comprised of 1 resident from the Heart of Town, 1 from Townsend Station, 1 from Townsend Village, and 1 from Townsend Village II.  If you are interested, please contact Councilwoman Lorraine Gorman @ lgorman@townsend.delaware.gov.


Hurricane Preparedness

Date Posted: Monday, September 10th, 2018

As you are likely aware, the impending storm coming in from the Atlantic has the potential to impact our area.  The following information is being provided in advance of the storm as a reminder of some of the things that should be completed prior to the storm, as well as during the storm.  Hurricane Preparedness Pet Preparedness Tips Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Checklist



Date Posted: Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Our Daily Bread will  be collecting canned goods at the Townsend Fair .  Stop by their booth to learn how you can volunteer or spread the word about the services that they offer to those in need.  There is a BIN at Town Hall where donations can be dropped off at any time prior to the fair (9/22/18) Townsend Canned Food Drive Flyer


September 7 – Brandon Austin Memorial Golf Tournament

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Austin & Bednash Construction, Inc. is hosting its 1st Annual Brandon Austin memorial Golf Benefit for Middletown High School & Appoquinimink High School ROTC Programs on Friday, September 7th (Rain Date:September 14th) 2018 Golf Tournament Details


New DART Bus Route 302 has stop in Townsend!

Date Posted: Saturday, August 25th, 2018

Dart Route 302


Town Hall Closed 9/3/18 – No Trash Pick-up

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Town Hall will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Trash collection will be delayed until Tuesday, September 4th.


Handler Homes’ Salute to Service – June 30, 2018

Date Posted: Monday, June 25th, 2018

Handler Homes is sponsoring a special barbeque honoring all active military, veterans, police officers, firefighters, EMT’s, Medical personnel and Educators.  Click here for details.


Monthly VFW Post 3792 Breakfast Fundraisers

Date Posted: Friday, June 1st, 2018

Join VFW Post 3792 for “all you can eat” Breakfast  on the 3rd Sundays of June thru October.    


FBI warning of Foreign cyber attacks.

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

The FBI has put out a notification that a virus is affecting the east coast and has already affected over 500,000 people and business. It comes in through your router, takes all your information and then wipes everything out. They recommend you unplug your router for 1 minute and plug it back in. There is also a notice on Channel 10 website. Additional information may be found on the FBI provided link: https://www.ic3.gov/media/2018/180525.aspx


Rental Ordinance No. 17-05

Date Posted: Friday, May 25th, 2018

Rental Ordinance No. 17-05 was passed on April 4, 2018 with an effective date of January 1, 2019.   The approved ordinance, along with proposed forms (which have not yet been finalized) can be viewed below.  Additional communications will follow.  Compliance with this ordinance is required by ALL residential rental units, whether they be apartments or single family residences. Approved Rental Ordinance Inspection checklist Lease addendum Rental License Application Rental Ordinance Inspection Procedures Tenant Information Owner Rental Property Registration Form   Questions may be directed to Councilwoman Lorraine Gorman at lgorman@townsend.delaware.gov