Buying a Home

Please call the Town Office at (302) 653-9231 to make sure the home you are buying is within town limits. Homes outside town limits are subject to higher fees and rates.

  • 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 completed online; please click HERE to see your options.
  • Note that some form of I.D. is needed to complete the application
    • If signing up before settlement, the papers can be dropped off afterward
    • Residential services require a $200 refundable deposit and a $25 non-refundable processing fee. Payments can be made online, via the drop-box, mailed to Town Hall, or at the Town Hall customer service desk from 8:00 am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

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.

New Residents

If you are new to Smyrna, be sure to check out our Welcome Package for more information about the town and helpful tips to make moving easy.