Department of Licenses & Inspections

James "Ray" Rhodes, Commissioner


L & I inspectors participated in the \Extreme Makeover Home Edition\ project in 2008. L & I inspectors participated in the "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" project in 2008.

The Department of Licenses and Inspections protects the life, health and safety of all citizens of Wilmington by monitoring all buildings through code enforcement and abatement of code enforcement and abatement of code violations. This is achieved by regulating various business activities through the issuance of permits, licenses, certificates and appropriate inspections to facilitate compliance. Visible examples of this department's activities include:

  • Building permit fees to reflect the approximate cost for processing and required inspections
  • Business licenses and sign permits
  • Schedules the Zoning Board of Adjustment hearings on code requirements
  • Registration and enforcement of vacant structure codes
Look Up the Status of Your Permit or Inspection

If you are a business or homeowner who has applied for a permit or would like to know the status of an inspection, visit the Permits and Inspections Portal here.

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Contact L & I

Mailing Address

Department of Licenses and Inspections
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 N. French Street, 3rd Floor
Wilmington DE 19801

Phone: (302) 576-3030

Fax: (302) 571-4423

Code Enforcement: (302) 576-3030

Zoning Enforcement: (302) 576-3040