Buying a Home

Please call the Town Office at 653-9231 to make sure the home you are buying is within town limits.

  • The application can be filled out as early as, but no more than, 5 days before settlement and up to the date of settlement
  • An application for utilities can be filled out online. or done in Townhall via an iPad
  • Some form of I.D. is needed to complete the application
    • If signing up before settlement, the papers can be dropped off afterward
    • A deposit of $225 will need to be paid at Townhall in cash, check, or money order; the deposit can be dropped on in our brown box in front of Townhall, after hours, via check or money order only
    • $200, refundable deposit; $25, non-refundable processing fee

Utilities will consist of electric, trash, water, and/or sewer. Not all homes will have all four.

Chesapeake Utilities is the gas provider. Please contact them regarding the switching of their service at 302-734-6700. They are located in Dover.