State of Delaware Property Tax New Castle County Assessor

New Castle County Office of Finance, Assessment Division
87 Reads Way
Wilmington, Delaware 19886
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The New Castle County Tax Assessor's Office is located in Wilmington, Delaware.
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Where is the New Castle County Tax Assessor's Office?

New Castle County has one towns and cities with their own local tax assessor's offices. Choose your locality to find the contact information of your local tax assessor.

City of Wilmington  

New Castle County Assessor's Office Services

The New Castle County Tax Assessor is the local official who is responsible for assessing the taxable value of all properties within New Castle County, and may establish the amount of tax due on that property based on the fair market value appraisal. The New Castle County assessor's office can help you with many of your property tax related issues, including:

Property Tax Appraisals
The New Castle County Tax Assessor will appraise the taxable value of each property in his jurisdiction on a yearly basis, based on the features of the property and the fair market value of comparable properties in the same neighbourhood. The assessor's office can provide you with a copy of your property's most recent appraisal on request.
Property Renovations and Re-Appraisals
If you renovate your property (such as by adding living space, bedrooms, or bathrooms), the New Castle County Assessor will re-appraise your home to reflect the value of your new additions. Renovations may be reported to the Assessor's Office by the zoning board, contractors, or by the homeowner themselves. Unreported renovations will generally be discovered by the Assessor during the next on-site appraisal of the property. The Assessor may also re-appraise a property in the event of significant damage
Paying Your Property Tax
The New Castle County Tax Assessor can provide you with a copy of your property tax assessment, show you your property tax bill, help you pay your property taxes, or arrange a payment plan. Payments may be made to the county tax collector or treasurer instead of the assessor.
Homestead Exemptions
The New Castle County Tax Assessor can provide you with an application form for the New Castle County homestead exemption, which can provide a modest property tax break for properties which are used as the primary residence of their owners. Additional exemptions might be available for farmland, green space, veterans, or others. Call the Assessor's Office and ask for details.
Property Tax Appeals
If you believe your house is unfairly over-assessed, the New Castle County Tax Assessor can provide you with a tax appeal form and inform you of the tax appeal process. If your appeal is accepted, your property valuation (and property taxes) will be adjusted accordingly.

How can I contact New Castle County?

If you need access to property records, deeds, or other services the New Castle County Assessor's Office can't provide, you can try contacting the New Castle County municipal government. The New Castle County seat can be found in the Louis L. Redding City/County Building in Wilmington. You can contact New Castle County with general inquiries using the contact info listed below.

Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 North French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801-3590
New Castle County Contact Info:
(302) 395 8383 (Phone)
(302) 395 8385 (Fax)

For more details about taxes in New Castle County, or to compare property tax rates across Delaware, see the New Castle County property tax page.