Posts Tagged With: “Code enforcement”


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. […]



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 […]



Trash Collection Reminders


This is a friendly reminder that the following rules regarding trash collection must be followed: All garbage containers must be placed for collection between 3 pm the day before and 6 am the day of collection If possible, please do not block sidewalks with garbage containers All garbage containers must be removed from the collection area by 11:59 pm the day it has been emptied […]



Property Maintenance – Common Code Violations


Check your property for easy ways to beautify your home and avoid Property Maintenance Code violations: Grass kept at 6” or less (more information about grass cutting and yard waste) Trash cans should not be visible from the street Sidewalks should be free of debris and weeds Peeling paint should be removed and repainted Broken windows should be repaired Indoor furniture cannot be placed outside […]



Attention All Homeowners – Let’s Make Harrington Beautiful!


We want to thank homeowners that take pride in our City and their homes. Thank you for keeping your homes and yards maintained to make your piece of Harrington attractive and a place people want to call home. Our goal is to make Harrington one of the most attractive places to live in Delaware. Doing so will lead to higher property values for all, increase […]