Building Permits

The City of Lewes uses the ICC 2012 Code.  Construction shall comply with that Code.  The Building Code can be found here.  

Click one of the following links to apply for a building permit.  

Building Permit - New Construction

  • As of Oct. 12, 2021, all new residential construction requires a fire suppression system.  This does not apply to renovations.  
  • The Office of the State Fire Marshal will be reviewing the fire suppression plans.  
    • For plan review submission requirements and fees use the link here.  

Building Permit - Renovation/Addition/Demolition


You can email permits to buildingpermits@ci.lewes.de.us 

Floodplain

There are a number of properties located within the floodplain.  The City has floodplain regulations that may be found here.  Additional resources and information regarding floodplain can be found on the FEMA website.  This site may also be used to determine if your property is located in the floodplain.