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Due to the evolving Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in our region, Delaware County is taking measures to keep the public and county employees safe by minimizing social contact.

During this time, we are using email as the primary method of communication. Please refer to our staff directory link here or leave a message at 610-891-5200. If you are not able to conduct business online, staff is available by appointment.

You may electronically submit PA Act 247 subdivision/land development/zoning proposals for review here. If you are having issues using the form, please contact Amanda Hagan at In the event you cannot submit electronically, please contact our office directly for assistance or drop-off instructions.

The Delaware County Planning Department’s mission is to promote the sound development and redevelopment of the County through the application of contemporary planning principles and smart growth concepts, while maintaining and enhancing the cultural, economic, and environmental livability of the County. The future of Delaware County and our municipalities is critically important, and we hope to provide resources to support a bright future. Stay up to date with the latest planning news and funding opportunities in Delaware County by subscribing to our periodic email alerts here.

We are guided in this mission by Delaware County 2035, the County’s Comprehensive Plan. The Delaware County Planning Department conducts programs and initiatives to assist municipalities with sound planning practices. Delaware County Planning Department staff also support the Delaware County Planning Commission by managing the development review process and presenting their reviews to the Delaware County Planning Commission at its monthly meetings, where official recommendations are made.

Current Projects

Darby Brownfields Project

Chester Pike Corridor Plan

Delaware County Transportation Improvements Inventory

Newtown Township Zoning Task Force

West Chester Pike Coalition


May 31, 2021 - Flood Mitigation Program (FMP)

May 31, 2021 - Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program (GTRP)

May 31, 2021 - Sewage Facilities Program (SFP)

May 31, 2021 - Watershed Restoration and Protection Program (WRPP)

July 12, 2021 - Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Program

July 31, 2021 - Multimodal Transportation Fund

Rolling Application - Alternative Clean Energy Program (ACE)

Rolling Application - Blighted Property Demolition Fund

Rolling Application - Business in Our Sites (BOS)

Rolling Application - Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program in Pennsylvania

Funding Assistance

Grant Support Letter

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About Delaware County

Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.

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