The County Council is the legislative arm of New Castle County government. The council body includes 13 council members elected from each of 12 districts and the council president, who is elected at-large. The County Council studies issues that affect the operation of the government and the citizens it represents. Council writes and passes laws and resolutions that improve the operation and protect the health and welfare of the citizens of New Castle County. Council members serve staggered four-year terms.
The Office of Sheriff provides service of process for writs issued by the Superior Court, Court of Common Pleas, Court of Chancery, and Family Court along with subpoenas issued by the Department of Justice, Department of Labor, and out-of-state courts.
The recorder of deeds is the repository for all land transaction records, corporate filings, and financing statements in New Castle County. Our responsibilities include receiving, recording, processing, and delivering the following: Deeds and deed restrictions; Easements; Federal tax liens; Mortgages, partial releases of mortgages, satisfaction of mortgages, and assignments; Plot plans.
The Register of Wills Office assists families and attorneys in obtaining the necessary documents to transfer the assets of a deceased person. It is the county probate office and is a branch of the Delaware Chancery Court.