News & Notices:

Grass Cutting Tips to Save Water, Have Healthier Grass, and Be Code Compliant

Grass cutting season has begun. Here are some grass related tips: Leave grass clippings on your lawn to hold moisture better, which means less watering. It also returns valuable nutrients to the soil. Don’t blow grass clippings into the street because they can clog storm water drains and cause flooding. Harrington’s code requires grass to be 6″ or less in height and clippings to be […]


New Trash Company for Harrington Residents

Trash and recycling services were bid out earlier this year, and the contract was awarded to the lowest bidder, Charlie’s Waste Services. There will be a small decrease in the trash rate for this fiscal year. Trash will still be collected every Thursday and recycling every other Thursday (see the Trash Collection Calendar 2017-2018). Current Hauler Service End and Can Collection – Republic Services The […]


2017 Annual Report to the Electors

Mayor Anthony R. Moyer presented the following on June 5, 2017 at the City Council Organizational Meeting: While the word family is tossed around to describe communities, I can think of no better way to describe this City. When there is a need, the citizens and employees are there for each other, and even though we many not always agree, we always respect each other. […]


2017 Swearing In Ceremony

The annual Swearing In Ceremony was held at City Hall on June 5, 2017. Mayor Moyer and Council Members Baugher and Bivans took the oath of office to serve additional terms on the City Council. This year’s municipal election was uncontested.    


Curfew Reminder

The City of Harrington Council adopted a curfew last year (see Chapter 240), which states that anyone 16 and under has to be in the house from 10 pm to 6 am every day. We encourage you to go to the code website and read this chapter because there are several exceptions. If you have any questions please contact the Harrington Police Department at 302-398-4493.


Build a Better World – Library Events and Summer Reading

The Harrington Public Library has lots of activities to keep kids and adults entertained this summer. Earn prizes through the summer reading challenge or cool off as you attend fun events. All for FREE! Build a Better World Summer Reading Challenge What a fun way to help kids retain their reading skills during while out of school, spend quality time with your children reading together, and enjoy […]


Do I Need a Building Permit? A Brief Guide for Your Home Improvement Projects

As the outside temperature increases, people begin working around their house on maintenance and building projects. So do you need a building permit? Yes for sheds, carports, fences, decks, ramps, swimming pools over 2 feet deep, finishing a basement or attic, demolitions, and roofing replacement. Projects involving structural changes such as the addition or removal of a wall or reconfiguring windows require a building permit. […]


Harrington Public Library Receives a Check from Kent County Levy Court

Commissioner Glen Howell presented a $50,000 check to the City of Harrington for the Harrington Public Library.


What Happened to the Big Recycling Cans at W.T. Chipman?

The Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) provided the drop-off recycling centers at various sites throughout the state. Between decreased demand (because of curbside recycling), illegal dumping at the sites, and recyclables being contaminated with household trash, the DSWA reduced the drop-off recycling centers to only DSWA facilities. More details on the drop-off recycling locations can be found on the DSWA website or call the DSWA […]


2016 Employee of the Year

Beverley Ireland was selected as the Employee of the Year for the City of Harrington. Beverley works in City Hall and has been with the City for 6 years. Congratulations and thanks for your hard work!