Change in Waste Collection service, beginning October 1st. 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 […]


DelDOT – Press Release September 21, 2020: Front Street Crossroad Pipe Replacement

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

A message from DELDOT Press Release — September 21, 2020 TRAFFIC ALERT – Closure of Front Street for the Replacement of Crossroad Pipe Milton — Traffic Information: DelDOT announces to motorists that Front Street will be closed for the removal and replacement of a failing crossroad pipe. Times and Dates: 7:00 a.m. on October 5, 2020 until 11:00 p.m. on October 23, 2020, pending weather. Location: Front Street between Collins Street and Walker Drive, Milton. Detour Routes: Eastbound: Motorists on Front Street eastbound will be detoured to Federal Street and turn left onto Atlantic Street/Cave Neck Road and return to Front Street. Westbound: Motorists on Front Street westbound will continue west onto Atlantic Street/Cave Neck Road to Federal Street and turn right to Front Street. Detour signage has been posted for motorists. View full press release at:


Change in Waste Collection, October 1st

Date Posted: Saturday, September 19th, 2020

September 18, 2020 Greetings! Every three years, the Town of Milton advertises to receive Request for Quotations relating to residential waste collection services to assure our citizens are given the best service at the most reasonable cost.  As a result of the bid for services, the quarterly waste collection fee will increase from $56.00 to $58.00.  Effective October 1, 2020, Waste Industries, a GFL Environmental Company, will be the Town of Milton’s residential waste, yard waste, bulk item, and recycle hauling contractor. Beginning October 1st, Town-wide residential waste collection will occur weekly on Wednesday, followed by yard waste collection on alternating Thursdays, and recycle collection every other Thursday.  You will receive a Welcome Letter  (2020-09-10 Milton Collection Calendar and Welcome Letter) directly from Waste Industries which will include a collection schedule for the remaining months of 2020. Please follow the guidelines on the reverse side of the calendar for waste, […]


Employment Opportunity – Certified Police Officer

Date Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2020

MILTON POLICE DEPARTMENT CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICER   The Milton Police Department is accepting applications for the position of full-time Certified Police Officer.  You must hold the rank of Corporal or above, have a minimum of 8 years of experience and preferred experience in Staff Supervision or Administration.   The Milton Police Department offers a competitive salary and a full range of benefits, to include: health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, State of Delaware-County/Municipal police pension, paid vacation and sick leave, holiday pay and a take home vehicle.   Applications may be downloaded from the Town of Milton website  or you may contact 302-462-0503 to request an application by email or for any questions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no applications will be handed out or submitted in person.   Applications can be mailed to Milton Police Department, 101 Federal Street, Milton, DE 19968, submitted by email to […]


Press Release: Milton promotes Captain Derrick Harvey to Chief of Police

Date Posted: Friday, July 31st, 2020

   Milton promotes Captain Derrick Harvey to Chief of Police Tuesday, July 28, 2020 The Town of Milton is proud to announce the promotion of Captain Derrick Harvey to Chief of Police. With sixteen years of Milton law enforcement experience, he continues to demonstrate leadership and dedication in serving the Milton community. Chief Harvey portrays unwavering professionalism, leadership, and integrity. The Town looks forward to his continued service, now in this important role. A pinning ceremony is planned on Wednesday, August 5th at 11 a.m. in the Gazebo at Milton Memorial Park. Please feel free to join the Town in congratulating Chief Harvey.   Should you plan to attend the ceremony, all in-effect Delaware State of Emergency guidelines must be followed.   Press Release – Chief Harvey  


DelDOT Marks Opening of New Milton Trail

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony:   A message from DELDOT Press Release — June 29, 2020 DelDOT Marks Opening of New Milton Trail Milton — This morning, Department of Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan was joined by state and local officials to officially open the new Milton Rails to Trails Phase II project for pedestrians and cyclists. “Our growing Sussex County trail system is a great example of our commitment to supporting all modes of transportation, and each new section we complete is another piece of the puzzle as we continue to build a low-stress interconnected trail system for the benefit of our residents and guests,” commented Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan. Town of Milton Mayor Kanakos offered, “I’m glad to see completion of the Rails to Trails Phase II extension. The extended area results in increased connectivity and an area for pedestrian and bicycling use.” State Senator Ernesto Lopez said, “Our […]


Partnership with DNREC – Mosquito Control

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

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: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Weather permitting, the Delaware Mosquito Control Section plans the following insecticide application(s) during the evening hours on Tuesday, September 22, 2020: A message from DNREC-MOSQUITO CONTROL Weather permitting, the Delaware Mosquito Control Section is planning an insecticide application of Anvil 10+10 (sumithrin/PBO) within a zone or zones you have subscribed to within the Delaware Notification Service. This application will occur during evening hours tonight with a truck mounted sprayer to control adult mosquitoes. 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 […]


Proclamation of Civil Emergency and Declaration Postponing Town Council Actions and Public Hearings

Date Posted: Monday, April 27th, 2020

Proclamation of Civil Emergency and Declaration Postponing Town Council Actions and Public Hearings UPDATE: Proclamation Amending the Civil Emergency Declaration



Date Posted: Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

EFFECTIVE MARCH 18, 2020 TOWN OFFICES CLOSED TO PUBLIC ACCESS Based on the State of Emergency declarations and information available from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Division of Public Health, the Town of Milton is closing to public access beginning at 8:30am on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  These measures are in place to decrease the spread of COVID-19 all while maintaining Town services. Residents are encouraged to follow all communications from Federal and State Agencies to slow the spread of COVID-19.  The Town will be taking any and all necessary steps to protect our employees and our community. Until further notice, payments can be made online through (jurisdiction code 1809), mailed, or placed in the mail-slot in the back-door of Town Hall. Information that needs to be provided to a Town employee can also be placed through the mail-slot in the back door of Town Hall or […]


***UPDATES*** Coronavirus Information

Date Posted: Friday, February 28th, 2020

  AGENCY LINKS: Delaware Div of Small Business – 09/09/2020 program for business relief Prevention Tips Delmarva Help (WBOC) SBA – Loan Program Comparison Chart UPDATED Risk-and-Prevention-Information-about-Coronavirus-2019-English-version Coronavirus Testing Sussex County April 28 thru May 4 2020 STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARATION AND MODIFICATION LINKS Twenty-Seventh-Modification-to-State-of-Emergency-09032020 Twenty-Sixth-Modification-to-State-of-Emergency-09012020 Sixth-Extension-of-State-of-Emergency-09032020 SOE- Twenty Fifth Modification SOE- Fifth Extension Twenty Fourth Modification to State of Emergency SOE Modification #21 061420 Third-Extension-of-State-of-Emergency-06062020 Twentieth-Modification-to-State-of-Emergency-05312020-1 Nineteenth-Modification-to-State-of-Emergency-May-22-2020 Eighteenth-Modification-to-State-of-Emergency-May-18-2020 Seventeenth-Modification-to-State-of-Emergency-May-14-2020 Delaware-Economic-Reopening-Guidance_Phase Sixteenth-Modification-to-State-of-Emergency-May-10-2020 SOE Extension #2 050820 Fifteenth-Modification-to-State-of-Emergency-050720 Governor Carney Announces Interim Steps Allowing Small Businesses and Universal Testing in Nursing Homes – State of Delaware News Fourteenth-Modification-to-State-of-Emergency-04302020 Thirteenth-Modification-to-State-of-Emergency-April-25-2020 Twelfth-Modification-to-State-of-Emergency-04232020 DHSS Guidance on Face Coverings Tenth-Modification-to-State-of-Emergency-04062020 Ninth-Modification-to-State-of-Emergency-04012020 Eigth-Modification-to-State-of-Emergency-03302020 Seventh-Modification-to-State-of-Emergency-03292020 Sixth-Modification-to-State-of-Emergency-03242020 Fifth-Modification-to-State-of-Emergency-03222020 Fourth-Modification-to-State-of-Emergency-03222020 Third Modification to State of Emergency – 03212020 Second Modification to the State of Emergency First Modification to State of Emergency 3 16 20 State-of-Emergency_03122020 TOWN NOTICES: Proclamation Amending the Civil Emergency Declaration Proclamation of Civil Emergency […]


Construction of Rails to Trails, Phase II (Federal Street to Lavinia Street)

Date Posted: Friday, January 31st, 2020

The Notice to Proceed for the Rails to Trails, Phase II, project has been issued by DelDOT to ADEL Construction to allow work beginning Monday, February 3rd.  During this time, please avoid the trail area as it’s a construction zone and safety to all is of most importance.  Construction hours are the same as in Town code, which is Monday through Friday 7am to 5:30pm and Saturday 8am to 3pm; no work on Sunday or Federal holidays.  Construction will be performed in phases as follows, weather permitting: First – the timber bridge rehabilitation, which is estimated to be complete beginning of April. Second – the Wagamons connector segment into West Shore Drive, which is estimated to be complete end of April. Third – the trail segment from Lavinia Street to the bridge, which is estimated to be complete mid-May. Fourth, the trail segment from Federal Street to the bridge, which […]