Delmar New Century Club- will be hosting a beef and dumpling dinner on October 11, 2015 from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the Delmar VFW. $14.00 per ticket. They also will be having a silent auction, Chinese auction, bake sale along with selling nuts.

NOTICE Town of Delmar, Maryland Election Cancellation

The Delmar, Maryland Municipal election for (1) Mayor and two (2) Commissioners that was scheduled for Tuesday, September 22, 2015 has been cancelled. In accordance to the Delmar, Maryland Charter, and Maryland Election laws, if no more than two (2) persons per available opening have filed for candidates, no primary election shall be held. The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Delmar Town Hall. For more information, contact the Delmar Town Hall as (410) 896-2777 or (302) 846-2664, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Maryland Mandate- Fire Sprinkler Installation- A MUST read for builders/contractors/developers. See Public Notices for Full Ordinance and installation provisions.

The Heritage Day Committee will be selling full size candy bars for $1.00 as a fundraiser for our upcoming Heritage Day Celebration. Choices include Snickers, Snickers Almond, Twix, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, Hershey's, Hershey's with Almonds, Kit Kat and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Go to Public Notices for all fundraising events for Heritage Day...

IMPORTANT - Delmar has a new Message Alert System to serve you better by providing text messaging, automated calls and email alerts for events, emergencies and important information that may affect you or your area. - please see the notice under the "Forms" link.

Delmar Christmas Parade- This year's Delmar Christmas parade will once again be sponsored by the Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce. The parade will be held on Saturday, December 5th at 2 p.m. The rain date (if needed) will be held Sat. Dec. 12th at 2 p.m. Entry into the parade is free. Contact the Chamber for a parade application beginning October 2nd. You can call the Chamber voicemail at 302-846-3336 or email the Chamber at

Newsletter Error- There was an error in the Fall, 2015 issue of the newsletter. On page 4, the date for the fire hydrant flushing should read Friday, October 23, 2015. I apologize for the error.

Delmar, DE Mayor Michael Houlihan
and Delmar, Maryland Mayor Karen H. Wells

Our Mission Statement
We, at the Delmar Town Hall, are proud to serve the citizens of our municipality and we continue to try to do our best to make your government responsive, efficient, and progressive. We welcome your thoughts, ideas, comments, and even your complaints, because they all contribute to the success of our combined efforts. By working together, respecting one another, and sharing the pride that is part of our "Town Too Big For One State", we can look forward to a positive future filled with pleasure and prosperity for all. We wish you the very best as you become part of our community and we hope that you will feel a part of our family of Delmar residents.

Recent Snapshots
On December 10, 2011 the Town Officials hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially dedicate the new home for the Town's Municipal Building. The Town Hall renovation project was a major undertaking to convert the Bank of Delmarva building into a facility with a floor plan that would accommodate our governmental needs. One significant change that occurred as part of the remodeling project was the relocation of the building entrance to the west side of the structure facing Pennsylvania Avenue. The Town received grant funds from Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant which provided many high-tech features to ensure our new facility is energy efficient. This project was funded by local and federal funds.
Delmar's new state-of the-art wastewater treatment facility was unveiled on December 20, 2011 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included dignitaries from Delaware, Maryland and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.The facility was originally built in the late 1980's; the plant was expanded to treat 30 percent more wastewater than the old treatment facility. A total of 850,000 gallons of wastewater per day which will meet the capacity needs of Delmar now and into the future. The facility was upgraded to include the addition of biological and enhanced nutrient removal systems that effectively reduce pollutants-nitrogen and phosphorus loadings from entering the waterways that drain into the Chesapeake Bay. This project was funded by local, state and federal funds.

General Information
Delmar Town Hall is located on South Pennsylvania Avenue along the railroad track that has become a vital part of our history. Regular business hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our mailing address is 100 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Delmar, Delaware/Maryland 21875. The phone number is (410) 896-2777 or (302) 846-2664. Our FAX number is (410) 896-9055. Our e-mail address is

Delmar is two incorporated towns: Delmar, Delaware, governed by a Mayor and four council members is located in Sussex County and Delmar, Maryland, governed by a Mayor and four commissioners, is located in Wicomico County. The Towns share a central administration, police department, public works department, and sewer/water facilities that are jointly owned and operated.

Public meetings are held monthly at Town Hall on the following schedule:

Mayor and Council of Delmar, DE First Monday at 7:00 p.m.
Mayor and Commissioners of Delmar, MD Second Monday at 7:00 p.m
Delmar Utility Commission First Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Joint Council, Maryland-Delaware As needed
MD Board of Zoning Appeals Last Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Parks and Recreation 1st Tuesday, 8:00 p.m.
Planning and Zoning Commission Thursday before the last Monday at 7:00 p.m.
Little League Board 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
DE Board of Adjustments 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Police Commission Second Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Delmar Revitalization 3rd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Public Works Commission First Monday at 6:00 p.m.

All of the Town's boards, council, and commissions comply with the open Meetings Act.