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City of Delaware

As of 3:51 pm 3/16/2020

Good afternoon city of Delaware building community – This is an update to the communication I sent Friday afternoon relative to Planning & Community Development in the city of Delaware.

The situation has evolved at Delaware City Hall and the 2nd floor City Hall annex (the building Planning & Community Development is located in on the 2nd floor. It is also known as the CoHatch building – 2nd floor only). City Hall and the 2nd floor (only) annex building in which Planning and Community Development is housed is now closed to the public.

However, we are here. We are inspecting per the protocol and process noted below. We are answering emails and the phone.

We do have a change as to drop off and payment/pick up for permits.

For now,
For drop off: We have a blue totter/bin outside the doorway located in the alleyway between city hall and the annex/CoHatch building. This is on the west walk near a door into the building that has our sign above it. It has a label on it indicating to drop plans off in the bin. We would ask that you call our department to let us know when you have dropped off a plan. We will be checking it periodically.
For payment and pick up: If you need to make payment and pick up, until further notice, we would ask that you call us when you are outside (740-203-1600). We will work with you from there to receive payment and release the permit. We can process credit card payments fairly easily but will need to do so over the phone with you. We are still accepting checks at this time as well. DO NOT LEAVE PAYMENT IN THE TOTTER/BIN – IT IS NOT SECURED.
Inspection requests should continue to be emailed to the Planning & Community Development email box as usual:

Please let me know if you have any questions.

If your process and timelines have changed for your business please let us know. This information will help us plan and prepare for as many contingencies as we can.

Please monitor city social media for updates as well as the city web page dedicated to this event.

David M. Efland, AICP
Director of Planning & Community Development

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