Downtown Seaford Shopping Raffle 

‘Tis the season to shop small, and we hope you will do so in our beautiful downtown for the holidays.  We have some fantastic establishments with unique gift opportunities, plus who doesn’t want to grab a coffee while shopping, grab a bite to eat or even treat your loved ones to a fine dining experience.  This year we are doing something different to make shopping in our downtown just a little sweeter!

Shop in Downtown Seaford from November 30th thru December 31st, then bring your receipt showing your qualifying* purchase of $10 or more from an establishment in our downtown and we will write your name on a ticket that will then be entered in a drawing to win one of two VISA $100 gift cards.

*Convenience store purchases are not eligible.   The more purchases you make the more often you will can be entered to win. (One entry per receipt).  We will draw for the lucky winners the first full week of January 2020.   

We hope to see you downtown this season, and even more, we hope you visit often!

Seaford Police Issues New Number for Non-Emergency Calls

October 28, 2019 – Starting at 7am on Wednesday, October 30, Seaford residents who need to report non-emergency scenarios involving police, fire or medical within the City of Seaford, such as alarm activations, disabled vehicles, and controlled burnings, should now dial (302) 855-2970. That number will connect callers to the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, which is taking over dispatch responsibilities for the City on that date.
The previous non-emergency number to the City dispatch center will be turned over to the County center during the transition, but eventually discontinued with the County’s non-emergency line remaining in its place.
To contact an officer or employee of the Seaford Police Department, callers should dial (302) 629-6645. The number to report after-hours City utility issues will remain as it has been, (302) 629-4550.
As always, any and all emergency calls should still be directed to 9-1-1 when needing police, fire or EMS. 

Seaford 911 Center To Merge Operations With Sussex County Emergency Operations Center; Retains Local Call Center

October 24, 2019 – After nearly 40 years of service, Seaford’s stand-alone 911 center will take its final emergency call on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, shifting call-taking and dispatching duties for police, fire and EMS services to the joint State-County 911 facility near Georgetown, while retaining a limited role as a customer-service center for City issues.
City officials voted Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, to merge Seaford’s 911 functions with the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, a more modern and fully staffed facility operated by Sussex County and the State of Delaware. The transition will take place at 7 a.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2019 At that time, all police, fire, and EMS calls for service from within the City and the Seaford fire district will be answered by dispatchers at the Sussex County EOC.
The public will see no reduction in the timeliness or quality of service delivered in the minutes after a 911 call is made, so the decision is expected to have little to no effect for the public or emergency responders.
Officials stressed the decision is one of economics and scale, allowing for the City to save tax dollars that can be now applied to other public needs and infrastructure.
“The bottom line is 911 service will remain for the residents of Seaford. This will be a seamless transition,” Seaford Mayor David Genshaw said. “After the transition, if you call 911 in the City of Seaford, or anywhere in the Seaford fire district, rather than the call coming into the City’s dispatch center, it will instead route in an instant to Sussex County EOC”.
“From a user standpoint, callers won’t notice a bit of difference. This just makes sense to merge our operations with the joint County-State facility so the City can focus on other needs, while allowing that critical 911 function to fold into an operation that fields more than 130,000 calls for service each year,” Mayor Genshaw said. “This just makes sense from a business and logistical standpoint, and we have every confidence it will serve our taxpayers and citizens well.”
However, sensitive to concerns voiced by some residents in recent weeks, Council voted to retain some functions within the City, specifically administrative and non-emergency calls for service. The center, which is located at the Seaford Police Department, will continue to handle administrative calls, including City Utility after-hours requests, and assist with officer support and walk-in concerns.
Officials for both the County and State said they are ready to support Seaford following the City’s decision.
“As someone who has been a member and taken on roles as president, chief, and ambulance captain in the Seaford Fire Department for almost 50 years, and as someone who has also served in both the City and County governments, I understand the complexities and challenges Seaford leaders are faced with,” County Council President Michael H. Vincent said. “Ultimately, as public servants – whether that’s in emergency services or as elected officials – we have to do what we believe is in the best interest of the people we serve.”
Currently Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, located on the grounds of the Delaware Coastal Airport near Georgetown, handles police, fire and EMS dispatch for all of Sussex County, with the exception of the cities of Seaford and Rehoboth Beach, and their respective fire districts. With this change, only the County-State EOC facility and Rehoboth Center would remain as the 911 centers in southern Delaware.
“Sussex County has a long and successful track record of providing 911 services and emergency dispatching, stretching all the way back to the 1960s. We know the day-to-day demands, we know the community, so this is a natural fit,” said Sussex County Emergency Operations Center Director Joseph L. Thomas. “By taking on Seaford Center’s operations, this will help the City meet its changing needs, and it will also give the County an opportunity to grow our staff and technology to meet ever-increasing call volumes.”
“The Delaware State Police Regional Communications Center in Sussex County stands ready to receive 9-1-1 calls for the City of Seaford,” said Sgt. Richard Bratz, spokesperson for the Delaware State Police. “This transition to the State Police Emergency Operations Center will be seamless with no delay in service and callers will receive the same level of service currently being provided to all of the communities throughout the state.”

New Disconnection Proceedures Begin January 1, 2019

Starting JANUARY 1, 2019 Electric disconnects will be done remotely AND NEW FEES IN EFFECT.
Electric/Water DELINQUENT FEE $40.00 on all payments not received by end of business day on the 5th
Additional Electric Meter Deposit $25.00
*NEW* Electric RECONNECT FEE $25.00 (Business Hours)
*NEW* Water RECONNECT FEE $40.00 (Business Hours)
*NEW* Electric RECONNECT FEE $100.00 (After Hours)
*NEW* Water RECONNECT $60.00 (After Hours)
Cash will NOT be accepted as a form of payment afterhours. Check, Money Order, Or On line payment (payment confirmation must be taken to Police Station or forwarded to: 302-841-7622.
Notices will NOT be left at your door on day of disconnect
Please read your bill for all your payment options.
If you have questions about getting service restored after business hours, please call: 302-841-7622.

Audited Financial Statement for the Period Ending June 30, 2018 Now Available 

At a City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, members from S B & Company, LLC presented the Audited Financial Statements for the period ending June 30, 2018 to the members of the City Council and public. The complete information can be found below. 

Click here for Click here for Audited Financial Statements

City Offers Bill Pay and E-Bill Options

Did you know the City of Seaford offers several bill pay options for your utility services?  We also offer electronic billing too!  For more infomration about these options and a description of our billing and collection process, please see the document below, or visit the Admistration Department page. 

Click here for Bill Pay & E-Bill Options

FY2015 Audited Financial Statement Now Available

At a Council meeting on Tuesday, November 25, a member of Pigg, Krahl and Stern presented the FY2015 Audited Financial Statements to the members of Council and the public.  The complete information can be found below.

Click here for FY2015 Audited Financial Statements and Presentation

Sussex County Launches Smart911 Service For Public

Sussex County wants the public to be smart when it comes to preparing for the worst.
The County, in partnership with Delaware State Police, the Sussex County Volunteer Firefighters Association and the Seaford and Rehoboth Beach 9-1-1 dispatch centers, announced Thursday, Sept. 11, a new high-tech tool designed to give first responders critical information about those in need when seconds count.
Called Smart911™, the online service allows any Sussex County resident to create a Safety Profile for his or her household, and pre-load information in that profile should someone ever need to call 9-1-1. The service, which is completely voluntary and free to use, is unique in that it allows users to control their information, which travels with them wherever they may go in the United States, so long as another jurisdiction uses the Smart911™ program. The service, available at, is especially helpful for people with specialized conditions, young children, or mobile phones, which unlike a home or business, do not have a physical address.
For instance, a diabetic with asthma could include his or her specific medical information in a Safety Profile, which would also include that person's mobile telephone number and home address. If the user ever dials 9-1-1, the pre-loaded information will display on a dispatcher's screen at any 9-1-1 center that uses Smart911™ - whether in Sussex County, Del., or King County, Wash. Meanwhile, parents can include pictures of their children in their household profiles that could be used to give first responders an instant image should a child ever become lost.
Information is encrypted and never released publicly, and is only relayed to dispatchers when a phone number associated with a household's pre-loaded profile calls 9-1-1.
"Taking a few minutes now to answer some basic questions could be a life-saver when you or someone in your family needs help," said Sussex County Council President Michael H. Vincent, who is also a longtime volunteer firefighter and former Seaford fire chief. "What Smart911 allows the public to do is to plan ahead, when people are calm and thinking clearly. They answer many of the same questions dispatchers would ask during an emergency call, when the situation might be chaotic, and it all can be done in just a few minutes. That could save precious minutes later on when timing is everything."
Smart911™ provides details that otherwise would have to be collected in the moment of crisis, which can affect the type and speed of response when an emergency call is placed. That can mean the difference between life and death.
Sussex County is providing the new service to the public at no cost to individual users or families. County Council included funding for the service beginning in the FY2014 budget.
"The Smart911 service represents another critical investment Sussex County has made in public safety," County Administrator Todd F. Lawson said. "Public safety is the single-biggest, and arguably most important, investment the County makes each year, from our award-winning EMS service and state-of-the-art 911 center to our partnerships with local fire companies and local and State police. We're proud to be able to offer this life- and time-saving service to the people of Sussex County."
Developed by Rave Mobile Safety and launched in 2010, Smart911™ is available in more than 1,000 communities in 35 states. In Delaware, Sussex County is the second jurisdiction to implement Smart911™; New Castle County has utilized the service since 2013.
"Smart911 allows a person to add cell phone numbers, pictures of family members, and any conditions or information that they believe would help dispatchers send the appropriate response," Sussex County Emergency Operations Center Director Joseph L. Thomas said. "This will be especially helpful for those visiting our communities. If you are here on vacation and have a Smart911 profile, and an unfortunate emergency arises, this tool will give our 911 dispatchers the information they need to assist quickly in a time of need. We're proud to be able to offer the peace of mind that Smart911 provides."
To learn more about Smart911™ or to sign up, click the Smart911™ badge on the Sussex County website at or go directly to For residents without Internet service, Smart911™ information and registration is available at any library in Sussex County.
For further information or assistance, please call (302) 855-7801.