Rental License Fee Increase

ATTENTION RENTAL PROPERTY OWNERS   The Rental License Fee has increased to $125.  Invoices will be mailed out the first week of December. Please submit payment, application, and crime lease addendum to the City once received.  

Do Not Flush Wipes down your toilets!

PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH WIPES DOWN YOUR TOILETS! The wipes container may say the wipes are flushable but the wipes get hung up in sewer pump stations and cause the pumps to stop working. Public Works receives an alarm about the pump not working an responds to the scene to resolve the issue. Not flushing wipes down the toilet will help prevent a sewer system […]

Senior School Property Tax Relief

  Homeowners age 65 or over are eligible for a tax credit against regular school property taxes of 50 percent (up to $400). This credit may only be used against property taxes on a primary residence. For more information visit: Senior School Property Tax Relief

Updated Building Codes

  Attention Builders, Contractors, Homeowners: Effective January 1, 2021 the City of Harrington Department of Planning and Inspections will be moving forward from the 2012 ICC Building Code cycle into the 2018 ICC Building Code cycle.  All material submitted prior to December 31, 2020 will be reviewed under current Code standards. All submissions received after that date, will be reviewed under 2018 ICC Building Code […]

Flatten Cardboard Boxes

Please remember to breakdown cardboard boxes before placing them in the recycling container. For more information on recycling, see the Trash & Recycling page on the city’s website.

Social Security is Here for You

By Carolyn Nichols, Social Security District Manager in Dover, DE Social Security turns 84 this year. With more than eight decades of service, we’ve provided benefits to one of the most diverse populations in history. Regardless of background, we cover retirees, wounded warriors, chronically ill children, and people who have lost loved ones. Knowing that we cover so many different people, we’ve created People Like […]

Protecting Our State’s Precious Water Begins With You…

Storm drains and roadside ditches lead directly to our streams, rivers, lakes and bays. So, any pollutants like oil, pet waste, leaves, grass clippings, trash, or dirty water from washing your car, or other outside activities that enter a storm drain eventually get into our state’s precious waters. How can You help? Follow these Simple Tips to help keep our water clean. Never dump anything […]

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 […]

Unregistered/Untagged Vehicles

Beginning in the new year, Code Enforcement will be actively enforcing City Code § 406-1 and § 406-2 which deal with abandoned vehicles on public streets and private property. Please be aware that all vehicles MUST be properly registered and tagged. Unregistered vehicles may not be parked or stored on any property in the City. Any vehicle found to be unregistered will be removed from the property […]

Access to Water Meter Pits is Not Allowed

Only City of Harrington employees are allowed to open a water meter pit. Even homeowners and plumbers may not open a water meter pit. No one is allowed to turn the water on or off at the meter or disturb a water meter in any way. If the water must be turned off at the meter, please contact City Hall at 398-3530 during normal business […]