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If your rental property is located in the City Limits of New Castle you are required to obtain a City of New Castle Rental Housing Business License each year.  

To obtain your rental housing business license for the City of New Castle for Calendar year 2019, please complete the following information submit with payment of $75.00 per dwelling unit. Incomplete applications will not be processed and may assess a late fee. Any change of ownership of a rental unit must be reported to the Department of Public Services within one week at 302-322-9801.

On-site inspections are required for each vacant dwelling unit, prior to occupancy by the new tenant to assure the dwelling unit is in compliance with City Code, and inspections are also required every two years regardless of tenant change.

Violation of this section of the Code shall be punishable by fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) per dwelling unit. Each day that a rental property is not licensed shall be considered a separate offense with a maximum limit of 10 days.

Any questions regarding the license application can be addressed at the Administration Building or call  

302-322-9801 between 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Rental Property Owner Information

Rental Unit Information

The cost of a Rental Business License is $75.00* per dwelling unit. After February 1st there is a 10% late fee assessed monthly for renewals. If this is a new rental permit please call the City office at 302-322-9801.

*$75.00 per unit, annually.  Includes initial inspection at time of application. 
  $50.00 Each subsequent inspection to ensure Code compliance.

*Submit names and numbers of new tenants within 30 days of new occupancy.

Rental Units
 Street Address of Rental UnitParcel NumberNew Rental or RenewalNumber of Dwelling UnitsHow are units identified? 1, 2, 3 or A, B, C
Total number of Dwelling Units: *

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