Important Phone Numbers
Legal Help Link - Call for help with all landlord-tenant problems:
478-8850 or (800) 773-0606
Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, Inc.
In Dover: 734-8820, in Wilmington or Sussex Co.: 575-0408
Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.
In Dover: 674-8500, in Georgetown: 856-0038, in Wilmington: 575-0660
City of Wilmington Department of Licenses & Inspections - call to get a safety inspection of your rental home if your landlord won't make repairs (Wilmington residents only). If the conditions are bad enough, ask them about a "rent withholding account."
In Wilmington only: 576-3030
New Castle County Building Code Enforcement - call to get a safety inspection of your rental home if your landlord won't make repairs (New Castle County residents only outside of Wilmington)
NEW CASTLE COUNTY: 395-5555
Middletown Building Code Enforcement
City of New Castle Department of License and Inspections
CITY OF NEW CASTLE: 322-9813
Newark Building Code Enforcement
Smyrna Building Code Enforcement
Consumer Protection Unit of the Attorney General's Office - call for help with all kinds of landlord-tenant problems throughout the state
Conectiv Power Delivery (formerly Delmarva Power & Light) - call to have utilities shut-off
Delaware Help Line - call to find subsidized housing, public housing, or heating bill assistance programs
Delaware State Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service - call to get a referral for a private attorney if you are not eligible for free legal services.
DELAWARE: 478-8850 (ask for the Lawyer Referral Service)