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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

Chester Connected

Park Master Planning Underway for Former Don Guanella Site

Current Projects

Improving Safety along Route 291

Chester Creek Trail Phase 2


May 31, 2023 – Watershed Restoration and Protection Program (WRPP)

June 1, 2023 - Dirt, Gravel, and Low Volume Road Maintenance Program

June 13, 2023 – Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program (CFI)

June 23, 2023 - Growing Greener Plus

June 23, 2023 - Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management

July 10, 2023 – Safe Streets and Roads for All (SSFA)

July 31, 2023 – Multimodal Transportation Fund (DCED)

September 1, 2023 - Travel Options Program (TOP): Moving Better, Together

September 15, 2023 - Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program

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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