Building Departments in Sussex County, Delaware

There are 2 Building Departments in Sussex County, Delaware, serving a population of 215,551 people in an area of 936 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 107,775 people, and 1 Building Department per 467 square miles.

In Delaware, Sussex County is ranked 2nd of 3 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 3rd of 3 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Sussex County Building Departments

Find Sussex County, Delaware building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Delaware State Planning Department 350 Virginia Avenue Seaford, DE

Sussex County Planning and Zoning Department 40 the Cir Georgetown, DE

About the Sussex County Building Department

Building Departments in Sussex County, DE are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Sussex County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Sussex County, Delaware building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Sussex County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Sussex County, DE zoning laws and requirements

Sussex County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Sussex County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Sussex County Residential Housing Units
 Sussex CountyDelaware
Total Housing Units135,529428,251
Occupied Housing Units89,365 (65.9%)357,765 (83.5%)
Sussex County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Sussex CountyDelaware
Single-Family Detached Homes63,213 (70.7%)220,137 (61.5%)
Single-Family Attached Homes5,188 (5.8%)52,625 (14.7%)
2 Apartments750 (0.8%)5,096 (1.4%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,387 (1.6%)7,497 (2.1%)
5 to 9 Apartments2,379 (2.7%)12,489 (3.5%)
10 or More Apartments3,168 (3.5%)34,752 (9.7%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing13,280 (14.9%)25,169 (7.0%)
Sussex County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Sussex CountyDelaware
2014 or Later3,762 (4.2%)8,248 (2.3%)
2010 to 20136,464 (7.2%)14,436 (4.0%)
2000 to 200924,995 (28.0%)64,604 (18.1%)
1980 to 199929,306 (32.8%)105,315 (29.4%)
1960 to 197913,809 (15.5%)81,239 (22.7%)
1940 to 19596,390 (6,390.0%)55,456 (55,456.0%)
1939 or Earlier4,639 (5.2%)28,467 (8.0%)
Sussex County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Sussex CountyDelaware
1 Room467 (0.5%)3,297 (0.9%)
2 or 3 Rooms65,091 (72.8%)231,920 (64.8%)
4 or 5 Rooms26,885 (30.1%)95,396 (26.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms33,273 (37.2%)127,547 (35.7%)
8 or More Rooms24,809 (27.8%)109,788 (30.7%)
Sussex County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Sussex CountyDelaware
No Bedroom567 (0.6%)3,774 (1.1%)
1 Bedroom2,889 (3.2%)23,489 (6.6%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms65,091 (72.8%)231,920 (64.8%)
4 or More Bedrooms20,818 (23.3%)98,582 (27.6%)
Sussex County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Sussex CountyDelaware
With Complete Plumbing Facilities89,166 (99.8%)356,933 (99.8%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities89,044 (99.6%)356,073 (99.5%)