The City of Lewes Finance Department maintains all accounting records and oversees all financial operations of the city. Our office prepares and receives payment for property tax bills and business licenses as well as for building permits, parking violations, and parking meters. Disbursements including payroll is also maintained in this department. Annually the Finance Department provides assistance to the City Manager in the preparation of the budget.


If you have a question in any of the below areas, please reach out to the listed contact.


Elizabeth Schafer, CTP, CAMS, CFCS, Finance Manager, 302-645-7777 ext. 138 or lschafer@ci.lewes.de.us 

Debbie Lent, Financial Administrator, 302-645-7777 ext. 149 or dlent@ci.lewe.de.us

Donna Stasiak-Smith, Customer Service Specialist, 302-645-7777 ext. 101 or dsmith@ci.lewes.de.us 

Taxes and Accounts:

Lenora Dillinger, Tax & Accounts Receivable Specialist , 302-645-7777 ext. 114 or ldillinger@ci.lewes.de.us

Human Resources:

Shelby Shockley, Human Resources & Benefits Administrator, 302-645-7777 ext. 107 or sshockley@ci.lewes.de.us