NEW Additional Tax Credit

NEW Additional Tax Credit

Attention Seniors and Disabled Discount recipients: The Mayor and Council passed the additional tax credit for Seniors and Disabled residence who currently receive a discount on their property tax bill. Click the link ...

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Easter Egg Hunt – April 19, 2014

Easter Egg Hunt - April 19, 2014

The Town of Elsmere in partnership with the Elsmere Recreation Center presents its first Easter Egg Hunt! Saturday April 19th, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at Vilone Park This event is FREE! ...

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Community Yard Sale – April 19, 2014

Community Yard Sale - April 19, 2014

The Annual Community Yard Sale will be held Saturday April 19th from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Just a reminder no permits are required to participate in this event!

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Town Wide Clean-up Day – April 26, 2014

Town Wide Clean-up Day - April 26, 2014

The Annual Town Wide Clean-up Day will be held  on Saturday April 26th from 7:00 am - 12:00 Noon. Additional Information will be posted as it becomes available as well as ...

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Welcome to the Town of Elsmere, DE

Welcome, the Town of Elsmere is proud to present this website for our residents and all of those who visit.   Our motto is “A Wonderful Place to Live.”  We are proud of our history, our government, and our community. With a small town ambiance and big city convenience, Elsmere, is one of the best communities in New Castle County.  Bordering the City of Wilmington, the state’s largest city, and in the heart of the state’s most populated county, Elsmere provides quiet living and convenient access to shopping, recreation and educational institutions.  The town is only one and a half hours drive from the beaches of Delaware and New Jersey and ….Read More

Senior/Disabled Tax Exemption Program

As many of you are aware, the Town does offer a Senior/Disabled tax exemption for the Property Tax.  This is not automatic, and you must request and complete the Town’s application for the tax exemption.

Once the exemption is approved, there is a confirmation form that must be completed and returned to the Finance Office each year.   We mail the confirmation form out during the January – February months and the form must be returned by April 15th.  Failure to return the confirmation form will result in the loss of the tax exemption

To find out if you qualify or to request an application contact Mrs. Jackie Moore at Town Hall at (302) 998-2215 ext. 109 or via email at

New Special Tax Liens

The Town Council, by Ordinance now deems all unpaid amounts that are owed to the Town of Elsmere that are over 30 days old will be added to the Property Tax Accounts for each property, and become subject to legal action for collection, up to and including Sheriff Sale. 

          These amounts, when added to the Property Tax Account, show up with the designation of Special Tax Lien.

           All amounts owed to the Town (including, but not limited to Licenses, Permits, & Code Violations) are subject to this designation, and legal action for collection. In addition, failure to pay these amounts can result in the revocation of any licenses you may have.

           Payment for all of these items can be made by cash, check, or money order at the Finance Office window in Town Hall, or by visiting the Town’s web-site and using the “Make a Payment” button on the right side of the screen.  This option is for debit or credit card payments, and there is a processing fee for the transaction. Payments can also be put in an envelope and dropped into the secure drop-box to the left of the main door at Town Hall. This box is emptied every morning and the payments are credited to your account that day.

           If you have questions about these items, please call the Finance Office at 302-998-2215.

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Elsmere Town Hall
11 Poplar Avenue
Elsmere, DE 19805
Phone: (302) 998-2215
Fax: (302) 998-9920
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