Town of
Selbyville

Delaware

Local Government Overview

Government

The Town of Selbyville is a municipal corporation of the state of Delaware. It is governed by five (5) councilmen who shall serve two (2) years. All councilmen serve at large. The election of three (3) councilmen is held in odd number years and the election of two (2) councilmen is held in even number years. One serves as the Mayor of Selbyville. They have the legislative power to provide police protection and to develop and adopt ordinances relating to parking, zoning, traffic, signs, and construction and property maintenance code.

Town elections are held on the first Saturday of March.

Town meetings are held on the first Monday of every month at 7:00PM in the Town Hall.


Planning & Zoning Commission

Their primary duties are to adopt an official map pursuant to the statute and to act on matters placed before them by character or the Town Council. The commission consists of the Building Commissioner and four (4) residents.

Meeting Time: Third (3rd) Wednesday of each month meeting starts at 4:00PM
Meeting Place: Town Hall, 68 West Church Street

*You must request to be on the agenda no later than the 1st Wednesday of each month.*


Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment consists of our Mayor, one (1) councilman and the Town’s solicitor. Their responsibilities include:

  1. Hearing and deciding appeals on errors of zoning or inspection.
  2. Hearing and deciding special exceptions
  3. Authorizing variances when appropriate

Industrial Park Committee

This committee consists of two (2) Councilmen and five (5) residents of the Town.

Meeting Time: Second (2nd) Wednesday of each month at 4:00PM
Meeting Place: Town Hall, 68 West Church Street

*You must request to be on the agenda no later than the last Wednesday of the previous month.*


Town Solicitor

Mary Schrider-Fox, Esq.