Starting May 28th, the Town's contractor will start sweeping Town owned streets. This service could be daily for the reminder of the week and into the following week. Please avoid on-street parking as much as possible during this time. More Info

History of Milton

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

“MILTON, only 7 miles from the Delaware Bay in a direct line but many more by the convoluted Broadkill, is one of the little old Delaware towns that prospered through shipbuilding and shipping in the 19 century. The shipyards have long ago disappeared from the foot of Union and Federal Streets… The business section displays a rare lot of the permanent store awnings, wood or metal roofed, that was used to shade the sidewalk in front of nearly every store in lower Delaware, but have disappeared from main streets. The old part of the town contains many old cypress-shingled houses characteristic of eastern Sussex County.” From Delaware – A Guide to the First State, American Guide Series, 1938 “MILTON – Classic example of life in a small historic town. Extensive Victorian home district in relatively rural area. Its ice cream parlor (King´s Ice Cream at Union and Broad Street, the […]


Delmarva Power: Milton Reliability Project

Date Posted: Thursday, April 11th, 2024

View the: Delmarva Power Project Fact Sheet


Partnership with DNREC – Mosquito Control 2024

Date Posted: Friday, March 15th, 2024

The Town of Milton partners with Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Mosquito Control section for the spraying of mosquitoes.  To follow is the message received from DNREC-MOSQUITO CONTROL 03/15/2024: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A message from DNREC-MOSQUITO CONTROL Weather permitting, the Delaware Mosquito Control Section plans the application of Vectobac12AS (liquid BTI) with a helicopter (registration number N2268W and/or N862M) to control mosquito larvae in the spray zone(s) that you have subscribed to within the Delaware Notification Service. Applications may occur during the daylight hours Saturday, March 16 through Monday, March 18, 2024. All insecticides to be used are registered with the USEPA for mosquito control and will be applied according to USEPA approved label instructions.  The USEPA has determined that the insecticides to be used do not pose unreasonable risks to human health, wildlife, or the environment. For further information, please visit the Mosquito Control Spray Information site or view the Spray Zone Map. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Spraying […]


2024 Citizen of the Year & Lifetime Volunteer Award Nominations are being accepted until March 22, 2024

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 5th, 2024

Citizen of the Year & Lifetime Volunteer Award  Nomination deadline is March 22, 2024                            The Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Milton are accepting letters of recommendation for the 2024 Citizen of the Year and the 2024 Lifetime Volunteer Award. Nominees must be residents of the Town of Milton who have demonstrated exceptional volunteer commitment. The deadline is Friday, March 22, 2024.  Nomination letters must include a supporting explanation of how the nominee has contributed significantly to the Milton community during the past year, or a “lifetime”.                   Letters can be mailed to “2024 Citizen of the Year” or “2024 Lifetime Volunteer Award”, Attn: Kristy Rogers, Town Manager, 115 Federal Street, Milton, DE 19968; dropped off at Town Hall; or emailed to Kristy Rogers (


The Nature Conservancy Public Notices related to prescribed burn at McCabe Preserve and Ponders Tract

Date Posted: Thursday, February 29th, 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE   Prescribed Fire Burn Window:  March 5 – April 30, 2024   You may see smoke at times during the dates above because The Nature Conservancy will be conducting a Prescribed Burn on our Edward H. McCabe Preserve in Milton, DE along Round Pole Bridge Road. These controlled burns are carefully planned and implemented and are a necessary management tool in maintaining the early successional habitat at McCabe Preserve.   Prescribed burns are conducted under precise, closely monitored weather conditions and by a specially trained crew that is nationally qualified in prescribed fire. Every precaution is taken, and the prescribed burns will not take place if the proper weather and fuel conditions required by our Burn Plan parameters are not met.   If you have any questions about The Nature Conservancy or our fire program, please feel free to contact us.   Respectfully,   Natasha Whetzel DE Stewardship […]


2024 Municipal Election Notice

Date Posted: Monday, February 5th, 2024

2024 MUNICIPAL ELECTION NOTICE   The Town of Milton will hold an election to fill two seats of the Town Council on Saturday, March 2, 2024.  The election will be held at the Milton Fire Department, 116 Front Street, Milton, Delaware, between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm. Town Council member candidates running for a 3-year term: Frederick Harvey Lee Revis-Plank Erin Willis QUALIFICATIONS TO VOTE: At such Annual Municipal Election every person, who shall have attained the age of eighteen (18) years on the date of the Annual Municipal Election and who shall be a citizen of the United States and a bona fide primary legal resident of the Town shall have one (1) vote, provided such person is registered on the “Book of Registered Voters” of the Town of Milton. A person may register at the office of the Town Manager or designee during the regular […]


2024 Annexation Referendum Election Notice

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024

2024 ANNEXATION REFERENDUM ELECTION NOTICE   The Town of Milton will hold a town-wide annexation referendum on Saturday, February 3, 2024. The purpose of said referendum is to annex parcel 235-20.00-63.02 containing approximately 50.08 +/- acres of land located between Shingle Point Road and Harbeson Road. The referendum will be held at Milton Fire Department, 116 Front Street, Milton, Delaware, between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm.   QUALIFICATIONS TO VOTE: By reference, Town Charter Section 33(a)(5) incorporates 15 Del. C. 7554, which states:  At the said special referendum, every non-resident property owner owning property within the Town of Milton, including those who have placed their property in a revocable trust, shall have one vote. Further, every partnership or corporation owning property within the Town of Milton shall have one vote. Notwithstanding how many properties are owned by a single non-resident property owner, partnership or corporation, only one […]


2024 Water System Improvements Referendum and Election Notice

Date Posted: Wednesday, December 6th, 2023

2024 Water System Improvements Referendum Water Referendum Election Results Referendum Election Notice Resolution 2023-022 To Propose Borrowing of up to $6,214,000 to Finance Public Water System Improvements and to Order the Referendum to be Scheduled Resolution 2023-024 To Schedule a Public Hearing on Resolution 2023-022 To Finance Public Water System Improvements Special Board of Elections Members 2024 Water System Improvements Public Hearing Powerpoint Presentation (no audio) Referendum Informational Brochure Affidavit for WATER REFERENDUM Absentee Ballot Projects proposed are as follows: Water main replacements on Carey Street, Walnut Street, Magnolia Street, Mill Street, and a portion of Bay Avenue Chandler Street Water Treatment Facility improvements Federal Street water tower On December 4, a public hearing was held at the Town Council meeting which focused on history of water facility needs, details of the proposed projects, cost estimates, and financial impact to water users. To view the public hearing, view the below […]


2024 Municipal Election Voter Registration Notice

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 5th, 2023

2024 MUNICIPAL ELECTION SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2024   MILTON FIRE DEPARTMENT 116 FRONT STREET, MILTON POLLS OPEN 8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Voter Registration Deadline for the 2024 Municipal Election is Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.   Eligible residents may register at Town Hall Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday, January 20, 2024 and Saturday, January 27, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.   When registering to vote, please refer to the below listed requirements: Every applicant for registration is a qualified voter if the applicant is all of the following: (A) A United States citizen who is at least 18 years old on the day of the election next succeeding the applicant’s registration. (B) A bona fide primary resident of the Town for at least 30 days on the day of the election next succeeding the applicant’s registration; (C) Not adjudged […]


2024 Municipal Election Notice for Solicitation of Candidates

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 5th, 2023

TOWN OF MILTON   2024 MUNICIPAL ELECTION SOLICITATION OF CANDIDATES   THE TOWN OF MILTON IS SOLICITING CANDIDATES FOR THE MARCH 2, 2024 MUNICIPAL ELECTION. THE OFFICES UP FOR ELECTION ARE AS FOLLOWS: TWO (2) SEATS FOR COUNCILPERSON   EACH SEAT IS FOR A THREE YEAR TERM.   CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY AND DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY   Residents who have met the following are eligible to run for office: A citizen of the United States of America, and a primary legal resident of the Town of Milton and shall have been a qualified elector of the municipality for the period of at least one year preceding the 2023 Annual Municipal Election; At least twenty-one (21) years of age on or before the date of the election; Non-delinquent in taxes, utilities, or any debt to the Town; Has not been convicted of a felony; Had not been adjudged mentally incompetent; Each of the qualifications […]


Consider sponsoring the Milton Christmas Parade!

Date Posted: Friday, December 1st, 2023