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 […]


Price Center Rentals

The Price Community Center (103 Dorman Street) is available to rent for birthday parties, meetings, and other special occasions. ***Friday and Saturday hours are now extended until 11 pm*** The rental fee is $75 per hour (4 hour minimum). Contact Harrington Parks and Recreation for more information, 398-7975.


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 […]


Peddlers and Solicitors Regulations

The Harrington City Council adopted regulations for peddlers and solicitors operating in the city. These rules require those who sell door-to-door to get a license from City Hall and follow guidelines regarding wearing an ID badge, hours of operation (9 am to 7 pm), not making false statements, and other policies. See Code Chapter 280. In order to obtain a license, the peddler/solicitor must provide […]


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. […]


CivicWeb Agenda Management System

The City of Harrington has implemented a new agenda management system. All agendas and accompanying documentation are available through the CivicWeb portal and can be viewed electronically (even by the Mayor and Council during meetings). The new system streamlines the agenda process and is more user friendly. To access the portal, click on the CivicWeb Meeting Portal button on the City’s webpage (pictured to the […]


Downtown Development District

On August 10, 2016, Governor Jack Markell announced the City of Harrington’s designation as a Downtown Development District (DDD). Qualified investors in the designated District will be eligible for a variety of incentives from the State of Delaware, Kent County, and the City of Harrington. Grant rebates of up to 20% of construction costs from the State of Delaware for qualifying projects over $15,000 are available, […]


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 […]