Business License & Building Inspections - Town of Middletown, Delaware

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Welcome to the Business Licensing and Building Inspections Department

Business License 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 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

 

Business License Application  (pdf) 

 

Also, for home-based businesses, check out this business license questionnaire: Business License Questionnaire

 

Searching for a business?

 

Interested in knowing what businesses are licensed to work in the Town of Middletown? 
Looking for a particular type of business?  Look no further.

 

    Search by:
        License Number
        Phone Number
        Business Name (a partial name can be entered)
      
 Business Type (a partial word can be entered, i.e. “plumb” for plumbing).

 

Enter your search information in the empty “Find” box located in the toolbar at the top of the following document. If the "Find" box does not automatically appear on your screen, click "Ctrl F" at the same time to bring up the box: 

Current Business Licenses in Middletown (pdf)

 

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.

Rental Property Registration ** UPDATED

   The Town of Middletown has updated its rental property ordinance and revised its existing rental property inspection policies and procedures. All properties utilized as rental properties must 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 while the rental unit is vacant, clean and all utilities turned on. The Town's rental inspection checklist should be followed in preparing the unit for inspection.

 

   Both the Owner's Rental Property Registration Forms (two pages) and Rental Property Registration Form MUST be completed in their entirety, and submitted to the Town, to begin the registration process.

 

   Please review the following updated rental ordinance and other documents:

 

Rental Property Registration/Inspection Information

Rental Properties Ordinance (Chapter 120)

Owner's Rental Property Registration Form

Rental Property Registration Form

Rental Property Inspection Procedures

Rental Property Inspection Checklist

Rental Property Improvement Acknowledgement Form

Clean Hands Ordinance (14-11-01)

 

** For additional rental property address listings, please utilize the following documents:

Rental Property Addresses (Additional)

Rental Property Addresses (Additional Blank)

Authorized Agent Utility Billing Address Change Request Form

 

 

 

 

 

 

Permits/Inspections Department

    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.

 

Permit/Inspection fees-Residential

Public Record Fee Schedule

Public Record Access Form

Please call (302) 378-1171 or e-mail. Fax (302) 378-5675.

Hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Code Officials

    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.

Miss Utility

  Call before you dig! 1 (800) 282-8555

Search Local Business Licenses

Interested in knowing what businesses are licensed to work in the Town of Middletown? 
Looking for a particular type of business?  Look no further.

    Search by:
        License Number
        Phone Number
        Business Name (a partial name can be entered)
      
 Business Type (a partial word can be entered, i.e. “plumb” for plumbing).

Enter your search information in the empty “Find” box located in the toolbar at the top of the following document. If the "Find" box does not automatically appear on your screen, click "Ctrl F" at the same time to bring up the search box: 

Current Business Licenses in Middletown

Zoning Map

Click here to view the latest version of the Town of Middletown Zoning Map