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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

Park Master Planning Underway for Former Don Guanella Site

Current Projects

Vision Zero Action Plan for Delaware County

Active Transportation: Walk, Roll, Delco

Improving Safety along Route 291

Chester Creek Trail Phase 2


July 12, 2024 - Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART)

July 17, 2024 - Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program (ATIIP)

July 31, 2024 - Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF)

August 1, 2024 - Historical & Archival Records Care (HARC)

August 19, 2024 - COVID-19 ARPA Digital Connectivity Technology Program

August 29, 2024 - Safe Streets for All (SS4A)

August 31, 2024 - Keystone Communities Program (KCP)

October 25, 2024 - Municipal Opportunities for Retrofits and Energy Efficiency (MORE)

October 30, 2024 - Delaware County Conservation District (DCCD) MINI-GRANT PROGRAM

October 31, 2024 - Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)

October 31, 2024 - Trees for Watersheds (formerly TreeVitalize Watersheds) Grant Program

November 21, 2024 - Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants Program

Rolling Application - Blighted Property Demolition Fund

Rolling Application - Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership Program

Rolling Application - Municipal Assistance Program (MAP)


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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