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The Delaware County Planning Department’s mission is to promote the sound development and redevelopment of the County through the application of contemporary planning principles and smart growth concepts, while maintaining and enhancing the cultural, economic, and environmental livability of the County. The future of Delaware County and our municipalities is critically important, and we hope to provide resources to support a bright future. Stay up to date with the latest planning news and funding opportunities in Delaware County by subscribing to our periodic email alerts here.


We are guided in this mission by Delaware County 2035, the County’s Comprehensive Plan. The Delaware County Planning Department conducts programs and initiatives to assist municipalities with sound planning practices. Delaware County Planning Department staff also support the Delaware County Planning Commission by managing the development review process and presenting their reviews to the Delaware County Planning Commission at its monthly meetings, where official recommendations are made.

County planning news and events

Preservation Award Call for Nominations

Park Master Planning Underway for Former Don Guanella Site

Current Projects

Chester Creek Trail Phase 2

Countywide Model Stormwater Ordinance

Delco Return on Environment Study

Chester Pike Corridor Plan


January 31, 2023 - Green Light-Go
(Pre-application scoping forms were required and due by December 23, 2022)

February 28, 2023 - PA Arts and Culture Recovery Program (PACR) Grants

March 1, 2023 - The Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Memorial Fund

March 1, 2023 - Keystone Historic Preservation Planning Grants

March 1, 2023 - Keystone Historic Preservation Construction Grants

March 1, 2023 - 2022-2023 Medium- & Heavy-Duty Zero Emissions (MHD-ZEV) Fleet Pilot Grant Program Initiative

Rolling Application - Blighted Property Demolition Fund

Funding Assistance

Grant Support Letter

Contact Us

  •   201 West Front Street,
         Media, PA 19063
  •   8:30AM - 4:30PM
           Monday - Friday
  •   610-891-4000

About Delaware County

Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.

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