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Department of Planning Services

Division of Planning

Sarah E. Keifer, AICP - Director

555 Bay Rd Dover, DE 19901

(302) 744-2471 / Fax: (302) 736-2128

Email: planning@co.kent.de.us


Office Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Mon.-Fri.

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Due to the spread of Coronavirus, Kent County Levy Court has closed the Administration Building to the public effective March 16, 2020 until further notice.  The Planning Department will continue to provide services to our customers to the best of our ability.  Correspondence should be submitted electronically or through the mail.  There is now a vehicle parked in front of the building where you can drop physical documents through the windows. Please contact a member of the staff if you have any questions.


What does your Planning Office do?

The staff of the Planning Office reviews and processes a variety of Land Use applications. In addition to preparing variance applications to be heard by the Board Of Adjustment, the Planning staff also reviews site plan and subdivision plan applications to be heard by the Regional Planning Commission, and rezoning and conditional use applications which are heard by both the Regional Planning Commission and the Levy Court. Many of these applications require a formal plan prepared by a registered land surveyor, engineer or architect licensed in the State of Delaware, which is then reviewed by the staff for compliance with the Kent County Zoning & Subdivision Code Ordinances.

This is the first office to contact regarding zoning information and building setback requirements.



Thinking about opening or expanding a business?  Here is a quick primer on what you'll need to consider:  Planning Dept. - Business Guide





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