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
Office Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Mon.-Fri.
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.
In August 2016 we began the process of updating the Comprehensive Plan for the county. This will not be finalized until 2018, but to start the process we would like your input on a number of planning related issues in Kent County. Please take the survey at the following link to tell us what you think. We will post the most recent information on the plan update on our Facebook and Twitter pages that you can find below.