News & Notices:

What City Services Will You Use Today?

Cities make sure residents receive the services essential to a good quality of life. Many of these services are so much a part of our daily lives and are so dependable, that we rarely give them a second thought. Whether directly or through partnerships, cities are responsible for make sure residents can rely upon: Clean drinking water Sewer systems and water treatment processes Trash collection and […]

Thank you City of Harrington Taxpayers and Ratepayers

Thank you, City of Harrington Taxpayers and Ratepayers for helping to make Harrington a better place for all of us to live, work, and play.

Got Questions?

Have questions about a City of Harrington related issue? Get the facts – call City Hall at 398-3530 or email us.

Electric Supplier Solicitation

Be advised of door-to-door sales for third party electric suppliers. Tips from Attorney General Biden and the Delaware Division of the Public Advocate.

Home Safety Tips While Away

1.) Valuable items, such as televisions, stereos, and computers should be inscribed with an identifying number unique to its owner (do not use your entire social security number). 2.) Create an up-to-date home inventory including make, model, serial numbers, other detailed descriptions, and photographs of items of value (including jewelry). This inventory should be kept somewhere safe, out of the house. 3.) If possible leave […]

About the City of Harrington

In 1780, Benjamin Clark, a descendant of the area’s first European settlers, built a home and tavern at the corner of what were then the Frederica and Milford roads. The tavern became a stop for stagecoaches; farmers came to exchange news and barter their goods. It was a logical place for a railroad stop when the Delaware Railroad put a junction there in 1856…

List of Delinquent Accounts (UPDATED 7/14/14)

Collection of delinquent taxes The City of Harrington submits all accounts with unpaid balances one (1) year and a day past the due date to the City Solicitor for collections, as is stated in the City Charter, Section 15, Collection of Taxes. This means that taxes billed on July 1, 2014 and having a due date of October 31, 2014, may be sent to collections on November 1, 2015. In […]

Water Savings Tips

Starting with the October billing, the City of Harrington will be billing water and sewer rates based on usage. All the water that passes through your water meter in the months of July, August, and September will appear on the October utility bill. If you would like to reduce the amount of gallons that you use and are billed for, check out our brochure of […]

Yard Waste Cannot Be Placed in Trash Containers

As of January 1, 2011, yard waste is banned from being disposed of in Delaware landfills. Please do not mix grass, leaves, tree limbs, shrubs, or garden material with regular household garbage. Trash containers with any yard waste in them will not be collected. The trash hauler can be fined $500 for disposing of yard waste at the landfill. Residents of the City of Harrington […]

City Manager’s Message for April 2014

s most of you know by now, Harrington has been working for the past year or more to develop and design water and sewer rates based on usage. Harrington’s goal in the design on these new rates is to set and maintain utility rates and fees that are FAIR and ADEQUATE to sustain our utility systems.