Public Hearing Notice 10/08/2021

TOWN OF HENLOPEN ACRES  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given by the Town of Henlopen Acres that a public hearing will be conducted by the Mayor and Commissioners of the Town of Henlopen Acres to hear public comment relating to a proposed Ordinance amending Chapter 130 of the Municipal Code titled as follows: […]




Meet your Henlopen Acres Board of Commissioners

At their Organizational Meeting on Friday September 10, the Board of Commissioners swore in the two recently elected Commissioners: Paddy Richards and Tiffany Derrickson, who will both serve a three year term.  The Board of Commissioners then unanimously reelected Joni Reich as Mayor for a one year term.  Mayor Reich made the following recommendations for […]




2021 Election Results

The Election results from today’s election, August 28, 2021 are as follows: Beatrix Richards – 91 Tiffany Derrickson – 90 Lyndie Hertrich – 83 John Shedletsky Jr – 28  




Notice of Town Election 2021

  NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION OF THE TOWN OF HENLOPEN ACRES   The Town of Henlopen Acres will hold its annual election on Saturday, August 28, 2021. The polls will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at Town Hall, 104 Tidewaters, Henlopen Acres, Delaware.   In accordance with the Town Charter, […]




Upcoming Election Information

TOWN OF HENLOPEN ACRES PUBLIC NOTICE     All candidates for Town Commissioner shall file their notice of intention to seek office with the Town Manager or Mayor of the Town of Henlopen Acres on or before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 9, 2021.   For the election of 2021, voters will be electing two […]




Town Adopts New Fireworks Ordinance 04/09/2021

At their Quarterly Board Meeting on Friday April 9, 2021, The Board of Commissioners adopted an Ordinance prohibiting aerial and limiting the use of ground fireworks to July 4, December 31 and January 1 aligning with Title 16 of the Delaware Code.  The complete Ordinance is below:   Ordinance to Amend Chapter 67 Firearms and […]




COVID-19 UPDATE 01/28/2021

For the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccine please visit the State of Delaware Public Health  website at: COVID-19 Vaccine




No Town Election for 2020

With the closing of the declaration period on Friday July 10, 2020 only three persons filed their intent to be candidates for the three vacancies on the Board of Commissioners-Joni Reich, John Staffier and Tim Hidell. Therefore, in accordance with the Town Charter and State Code, they are deemed elected and there will not be […]




Board of Commissioner Appointments

At their Quarterly Meeting on Friday July 10, 2020 the Board of Commissioners made the following appointments: Board of Commissioners – Jeffrey Jacobs-24 Rolling Road Board of Adjustment- Ashlee Reed Hidell-36 Pine Reach (reappointment)       Wendy Jacobs-24 Rolling Road Audit Committee- Terry Jacobs-28 Tidewaters Barry Hale-37 Pine Reach Nathalie McGregor-3 Pine Reach (reappointment) Election Officers- […]




COVID-19 UPDATE-BEACHES- 05/15/2020

Residents and Property Owners,                    Governor Carney announced today that, in coordination with neighboring Mid-Atlantic states, he is authorizing Towns to fully open all public and private Delaware beaches effective Friday, May 22 at 5:00 pm. This will open the two beaches in Henlopen Acres, at the beach club beach and at Block W. […]




Governor Carney orders any individual entering Delaware from another State must self-quarantine for 14 days

Governor Carney orders any individual entering Delaware from another State must self-quarantine for 14 days: Any individual who enters Delaware from another state must immediately self-quarantine for fourteen (14) days from the time of entry into Delaware or for the duration of the individual’s presence in Delaware Self-quarantine requires that an individual stay in a […]




Governor Carney orders all people living in Delaware to shelter in place

On Monday, March 23, Delaware Governor John Carney amended his emergency declaration add that all those living in Delaware should shelter in place.  In addition, all non-essential businesses have been order to close.




All Delaware beaches closed by order of the Governor

As of 5:00 PM, March 21, 2020, Delaware Governor John Carney has order all beaches public and private closed until May 15.




Notice Concerning Covid-19 Pandemic-Updated 03/20/2020

We wanted to share this important information with you from the City of Rehoboth since we are in such close proximity.  City of Rehoboth Beach Code Red Message- https://www.cityofrehoboth.com/news/general/codered-message-city-manager-sharon-lynn-3   Town of Henlopen Acres Message- The Town of Henlopen Acres is concerned for everyone’s health and welfare, residents and visitors alike.  To that end, we […]




Resilient Communities Partnership

At the Commissioners Special Meeting on November 8, KCI Technologies gave a presentation on a Resilient Communities Partnership Project that Henlopen Acres is a part of.  The presentation is attached: Resilient Community Partnership Presentation 11082019




Congratulations Mayor Joni Reich!!!

At their Annual Organizational Meeting on Friday September 6, 2019 the Board of Commissioners unanimously re-elected Joni Reich as Mayor.  Everyone is so excited to be working with Mayor Reich for another year.  We all appreciate everything she does for the Town!!




Town Adopts A Tree Protection Ordinance

At their July 12, 2019 Board Meeting, the Commissioners adopted a Tree Protection Ordinance to protect Town Trees during construction. Ordinance to Amend Chapter 114 Relating to the Protection of Town Trees 07122019 




No Town Election for 2019

With the closing of the declaration period on Friday July 12, 2019 only two persons filed their intent to be candidates for the two vacancies on the Board of Commissioners-Frank Jamison-90 Tidewaters and Richard Thompson-44 Rolling Rd. Therefore, in accordance with the Town Charter and State Code, they are deemed elected and there will not […]




Board of Commissioner Appointments

At their Quarterly meeting on Friday July 12, The Board of Commissioners made the following appointments: Board of Adjustment Leigh Jamison-90 Tidewaters Norma Lee Derrickson -49 Tidewaters Audit Committee Jeffrey Jacobs (re-appointment)- 24 Rolling Rd Thomas Rinker (re-appointment)-99 Tidewaters Nathalie McGregor -3 Pine Reach Election Officers Barbara Shortley (re-appointment)-59 Pine Reach Elinor Boyce (re-appointment)-11 Tidewaters […]




Upcoming Town Hall Closings-2019

Town Hall will be closed the following days: Monday January 21, 2019 for Martin Luther King Jr Day Monday February 18, 2019 for Presidents’ Day Friday April 19, 2019 for Good Friday Monday May 27, 2019 for Memorial Day Thursday July 4, 2019 for Independence Day Monday September 2, 2019 for Labor Day Monday October […]




Welcome to the Town of Henlopen Acres, Delaware!

The Town of Henlopen Acres, Delaware, is located in eastern Sussex County. It is one of the smallest incorporated towns of Delaware bordered by the City of Rehoboth Beach, the Rehoboth and Lewes Canal and the Atlantic Ocean. The town is currently comprised of 219 parcels covering 123 acres or 0.27 square miles. Col. Wilbur […]




Henlopen Acres is working with other Coastal Towns to seek dredging of the Lewes and Rehoboth canal

Henlopen Acres, along with the Town of Dewey Beach and the Cities of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, are seeking state and federal help in asking the Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal from the Rooosevelt Inlet to Rehoboth Bay.  Attached is a letter submitted by the mayors of the four […]




Board of Commissioner Appointments

At their Quarterly Meeting on April 9, 2021 the Board of Commissioners made the following appointments: Harriet Hertrich, 34 Tidewaters, was appointed to the Board of Adjustment Lee Raesly, 57 Pine Reach, was appointed to the Planning Commission Louise Montgomery, 80 Pine Reach, was appointed to the Tree Committee