Resident Info

Emergencies: Dial 911


Non- Emergencies: State Police Communications




Delaware Crime Stoppers



Delaware State Police: Troop 9

414 Main Street
Odessa, DE 19730
Phone: (302) 378-5218

Townsend Police Department

661 South Street
Townsend, DE 19734
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Townsend Fire Co., Inc.

107 Main Street
Townsend, DE 19734
Phone: (302) 378-8111


(302)659-DEMA (3362)
(877)SAY-DEMA (877-729-3362) – Delaware only
Fax (302) 659-6855

Hunter/Trapper Registration System:


County & City Agency Numbers:

New Castle County Office of Emergency Management:
(302) 395-2700 • Fax (302) 395-2705

Call Before You Dig!

If you are planning to dig, grade, excavate or any other earth-disturbing work, play it safe for safety’s sake and call Miss Utility at least 48 hours in advance.

Phone: (800) 282-8555


Artesian Water:

General Inquiries: (302) 453-6900, (302) 453-6930, or (800) 332-5114
Emergencies: (302) 453-6922 or (800) 332-5114

Chesapeake Utilities:

General Inquiries: (302) 734-6700 or (800) 427-2883
Emergencies: (302) 453-6730 or (800) 427-0015

Delmarva Power:

General Inquiries: (302) 454-0300 or (800) 375-7117
Electrical Outages & Emergencies: (800) 898-8042
Natural Gas Emergencies: (302) 454-0317


Report a Street Light Outage

New Castle County Special Services Department (Sewer):

General Inquiries & Emergencies: (302) 395-5700

State of Delaware Transportation Management Center (DelDOT):

Roadway Emergencies: (302) 659-4600

Casella Trash, Recycling, & Yard Waste

General Inquiries (302) 378-5400


Casella is always striving to provide our customers with the best quality service and lowest possible rates. In an effort to make their routes as efficient as possible and cut down on the number of times trucks are in the local communities, trash and recycling service days will both occur on the same day beginning Monday, July 1, 2013.

For additional information and services provided by Casella, including their holiday schedule pick up click here.

Remember to be courteous to your neighbors. Ensure your lids are secure on your trash and recycling containers and that any bags are securely tied. There have been complaints of trash blowing throughout the Town on trash and recycling pickup service days. Please help keep the Town clean and take responsibility for your garbage.