Information For Contractors

contractor info
Click here to view the Code of the Town of Millsboro

If you have questions regarding permits, the permitting process, or permit fees, please visit the FAQ (frequently asked questions) section of this website. To ensure your application is processed as quickly as possible, please be sure you are submitting all necessary documents. All applications, emails and phone calls to the department are handled in the order in which they are received. We are working diligently to handle all requests as quickly as possible. If you have any additional questions that are not answered on the FAQs page, please do not hesitate to contact us at (302) 934-8171. 

  Hours of Construction:
Commercial Operators No construction shall be carried on by commercial operators between the hours of 7:00p.m., prevailing time, and 7:00a.m. of the following morning, prevailing time, Monday through Saturday of each week inclusive, except for emergency repairs. No construction shall be carried on by commercial operators on Sunday of each week, except for emergency repairs. No construction shall be carried on by commercial operators on Thanksgiving Day and/or Christmas Day, except for emergency repairs. (Town Code 70-4)
Homeowners in Personal Residences Any homeowner may engage in construction on his own personal residence, which residence is owner-occupied, except from the hours of 9:00p.m., prevailing time, and 7:00a.m. of the following morning, prevailing time, Monday through Sunday, inclusive, except for emergency repairs. Such privilege does not convey the right to violate any of the provisions in the Building Code, nor is it to be construed as exempting any such property owner from obtaining a permit and 
paying the required fees therefor. (Town Code 70-5)

(Construction Definition: Includes but is not limited to the following activities: any work in preparation for, participation in or cleaning up from installation or construction of infrastructure, improvements or new structures; renovations to, repairs of, alterations to, modifications to or demolition of structures; removal of trees or other landscaping; installing antennas, cable television, electric, water or sewer; cleaning with power tools; furnishing, delivering, loading or unloading materials or equipment to be used in any of the above-enumerated or similar activities. The term "construction," as used in this article, shall not include the following retail business activities: delivery of merchandise, restocking of shelves, erection of new merchandise displays, and/or relocation within the store of existing displays, merchandise, movable shelving and/or equipment.)


LICENSING
Per Section 140-13 License Required Annually. Annual licenses must be obtained prior to opening, starting or continuing any business, occupation or activity as described in this chapter for any license year. 

To apply for a business license, please click here.