Business License & Building Inspections
Welcome to the Business Licensing and Building Inspections Department
The Town of Middletown requires all contractors who are working within the town limits and any businesses located within the town limits to acquire a business license. Fees vary.
Call (302) 378-3587 or e-mail. Fax (302) 378-5675. Hours 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Also, for home-based businesses, check out this business license questionnaire: Business License Questionnaire
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If you can’t find a business or have questions regarding Middletown’s business licenses,
feel free to give us a call at (302) 378-3587.
The Town of Middletown adopted a new rental registration ordinance and revised its existing rental inspection policy. All properties utilized as rental properties must now be registered with the Town of Middletown Licensing and Inspections Department. There are no fees involved in this registration process.
Rental inspections are required at the change of each tenant. All inspections are to be made with the rental unit vacant, clean and all utilities turned on. The Town's rental inspection checklist should be followed in preparing the unit for inspection.
For more information, please refer to the following documents:
(passed June 2009 and Effective January 2010)
If you are planning any new home improvements, be sure to contact the Permits/Inspections Department to obtain a building permit. These are required for:
Building or installing patios, decks or patio covers; chimneys; garages; ventilation, heating or air-conditioning supply or exhaust systems; swimming pools; and tool or storage sheds.
Adding or changing rooms, dormers, windows or wall openings, circuits or other parts of electrical systems; walls to a porch; and garages to a livable area.
Replacing or repairing roofing, termite damage, porches, existing stone, brick or concrete.
Demolishing any structure or part of a structure affecting a building on your property.
A building permit ensures that work is done in compliance with the International Building Code and Code of the Town of Middletown and ensures that each phase of work is inspected by the town code official. Contractors hired to perform building or reconstruction work must be licensed with the town.
Inspections - Each non-occupant owner of a residence who rents or leases to another person is required to have the property inspected prior to a occupancy.
Please call (302) 378-1171 or e-mail. Fax (302) 378-5675.
Hours 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Town of Middletown is responsible for inspecting all new residential and commercial construction and renovations to ensure code compliance. It also inspects existing properties to ensure compliance with the housing code and to maintain health, sanitary and safe living conditions. The code official also enforces town ordinances prohibiting substandard housing conditions, high weeds and nuisance conditions. The officials also investigate property maintenance complaints.
Please call (302) 378-1171 or e-mail. Fax: (302) 378-5675.
Hours 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Call before you dig! 1 (800) 282-8555
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