Building Department

Michael Callender – Code Enforcement Officer/Manufactured Home Inspector
2016 – Present
Ofc.:  302-734-8851
Fax:  302-734-1355
David Naples – Building Inspector
Remington, Vernick & Beach
2016 – Present
Ofc:  302-734-8851
Fax:  302-734-14355
Robert Ridgeway – Maintenance Technician
Ofc:  302-734-8851
Fax:  302-1355




Building Permit Application Requirements

Existing Residential

To obtain a Building Permit for a structure on an existing residential property must submit the following along with the application, dependent upon the permit type requested:

  • Driveways; Fences; Gazebos; Hot Tubs*; Placements; Pools*; Side Entrances to Garages, Sheds*:
    • A surveyor prepared or scaled drawing with the overall dimensions and size of the property
    • Street and road frontage along with the names of such
    • Location of any existing and proposed structures with dimensions
    • Distances from all property lines to the structure
    • *Hot Tubs & Pools with filtering systems and are 24” and deeper require a permit
    • *Shed setbacks are 5’ from rear property line and 3’ from side property line
    • Awnings; Decks; Decks w/Ramp and/or Roof; Pergolas; Porches; Ramps; Retractable
    • Awnings; Roofs on Existing Porches; Solar Panels
    • Drawing of the proposed structure to be attached to the residence
    • Location of any existing structures connected to or affected by the proposed structure
    • MISS UTILITY, (1-800-282-8555), must be notified 48 hours before any excavation can begin. 
This requirements is in association with: o Driveways 
o Fences
o Placements
o SideEntrancestoGarages o Sheds

All contractors and sub-contractors are required to be licensed with the:

  • State of Delaware
  • Town of Cheswold
  • All contractors and sub-contractors must provide written and visible proof of insurance

Building Permits, Forms and Requirements


Fee Schedules:

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