Sussex County, DE, County Code

Updated September 2021

By: Sussex County, DE
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Farmland Protection 

The county’s subdivision ordinance addresses agricultural protections for farmland (§99-6.G). For new subdivision development within 300 feet of land used for agriculture, notification of right-to-farm  provisions prohibiting complaints about agricultural uses is required in deed restrictions and lease or sale agreements, and no residential occupancy uses may be located within 50 feet of a boundary with agricultural land.

Sussex, DE

2010 Population: 197,145

2010 Population Density: 210.61/square mile