Mayor Purzycki Says City Will Offer Telephone, On-Line, and Redding Building Lobby Drop-Box Service Only for the Public Beginning This Afternoon
Action will further protect the public and city employees from the threat of the coronavirus by reducing in-person interactions
Mayor Mike Purzycki announced today that beginning this afternoon, the public will only be able to conduct City business via the telephone, online, or by using a drop-box placed in the lobby of the Redding Government Building at 800 North French Street. As of today, and until further notice, the public cannot visit City offices in the Redding Building as well as the Municipal Complex on Wilmington Avenue in Southbridge.
The Mayor said this action is being taken to further protect the public and City employees by reducing in-person interactions until the coronavirus threat eases. As of this afternoon, Mayor Purzycki said the public will have several options for conducting business with City government, which include:
- Calling 302.576.2620 for all City inquiries, except for Public Works
- Calling 302.576.3878 for all inquiries related to Public Works
- Using a dropbox in the Redding Building lobby to make a payment for water/sewer, parking tickets, property taxes, and wage taxes
- Visiting www.WilmingtonDE.gov/pay to make an online payment
- Using the dropbox in the Redding Building lobby to deposit a completed business license application or L&I permit application, both of which are available in the lobby. A representative will contact you to process your request and arrange for you to receive the proper paperwork and to make a payment if needed
- Visiting https://www.wilmingtonde.gov/home/showdocument?id=534 for business license applications
- Visiting https://www.wilmingtonde.gov/government/city-departments/department-of-licenses-and-inspections/permit-applications-and-manuals for L&I permit applications
The Mayor said he appreciates the public’s cooperation and understanding during this period and said he is hoping that the business of government and the lives of all City residents and business owners will return to normal as soon as possible. In the meantime, Mayor Purzycki said City government will remain open for business. He said essential services such as police, fire, water/sewer, and trash and recycling collections cannot and will not be interrupted. He thanked City employees for their efforts during this difficult period.
Mayor Purzycki said this new directive regarding limited public interaction does not apply to title searchers who conduct their work on the 4th floor of the Redding Building at the New Castle County Recorder of Deeds Office.
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