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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

Bike to Work Day - May 20, 2022

Municipalities Conference and Trade Show - May 11, 2022

Reimagining Chester

Green Ways Grant Round 2 -- Congratulations Awardees!

2020 Census Redistricting Data Released

Darby Borough Brownfields Inventory Complete

Current Projects

Countywide Model Stormwater Ordinance

Delaware County Parks Facilities Projects

Delco Return on Environment Study

Chester Pike Corridor Plan

Delaware County Transportation Improvements Inventory

Newtown Township Zoning Task Force

West Chester Pike Coalition


May 31, 2022 - Flood Mitigation Program (FMP)

May 31, 2022 - Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program (GTRP)

May 31, 2022 - Sewage Facilities Program (SFP)

May 31, 2022 - Watershed Restoration and Protection Program (WRPP)

July 31, 2022 - Multimodal Transportation Fund (DCED)

Rolling Application - Blighted Property Demolition Fund

Rolling Application - Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program in Pennsylvania

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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