Fireworks Are Illegal in Town of Magnolia !

Date Posted: Monday, June 29th, 2020

Just a reminder from Town Council that the use of fireworks within the Town limits of Magnolia is illegal.  Apart from the dangers to users and potential fire damage to your property and your neighbors’ property, many pets are extremely disturbed by the explosions.  It’s also worth noting that any residents with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) might experience significant discomfort and/or distress as well hearing the explosions.  We would encourage any Town resident who witnesses such activity to report the violators immediately to appropriate law enforcement authorities (e.g. State Police).  Thank you. 


Town of Magnolia Traffic Study Released

Date Posted: Friday, June 12th, 2020

The Town of Magnolia is pleased to announce the completion of its Magnolia Traffic Study. The majority of the funding for the project was provided by the Dover/Kent County MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) with the remainder provided by the Town. The study was produced by the consulting firm Whitman, Requardt and Associates of Wilmington and led by consultants Adrienne Eiss and Jeff Reigner. The consultants kicked off the project by interviewing Mayor James Frazier (for general background on traffic issues, related information contained in our 2019 Town Comprehensive Plan and residents’ sentiments about traffic), and Councilman Buck Dougherty, who focused his responses on how traffic issues have impacted his fire crews at the Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company in his role as former Fire Chief and present member of their Board of Directors. WRA then spent many hours researching and compiling available traffic data on Magnolia and the surrounding area (e.g. […]


2020 United States Census

Date Posted: Monday, March 16th, 2020

If you haven’t already, you will soon receive in the mail information about the 2020 United States Census.  95 % of households will receive the invitation in the mail. 5% of households will receive the invitation when dropped off by census taker. Less than 1% of households will be counted  in person by a census taker.  More information can be viewed on our Community Page. 


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Date Posted: Sunday, March 15th, 2020

In light of the State and National States of Emergency related to the coronavirus, take everyday preventive actions to stay healthy: Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Stay home when you are sick. Cough into your elbow or sneeze into a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Below, are the most up-to-date responses and FAQs related to COVID-19 from the Governor’s Office, State agencies and our Statewide Elected Offices. Governor’s Office: ** Comprehensive List of Every Public Health State of Emergency Declaration/Order ** (h/t Sen. McBride)  DHSS and Public Health COVID-19 Response FAQS Guidance Realtime Dashboard Business Resources Health Care Resources Vulnerable Populations  Cabinet Agencies: Delaware Division of Unemployment Insurance Frequently Asked […]


Credit Cards Now Accepted for Taxes and Water

Date Posted: Friday, March 29th, 2019

If you haven’t noticed on your recent water bills, the Town of Magnolia can now accept credit cards for payment of Town taxes and quarterly water payments. See the link on your billing notice and submit your payment securely online. No more mailings or drop-offs to Town Hall needed anymore. Of course, you can still submit payments by check as usual if you prefer. If you have questions, please submit them via our online contact form at Thank you.


Comprehensive Plan – 2019

Date Posted: Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Magnolia’s 2009 Comprehensive Plan was reviewed and updated during 2018, and the Town Planning Commission produced revised Plan Recommendations, which were shared at an open Town meeting on October 8, 2018. The draft plan was submitted to the Office of State Planning Coordination (OSPC) on November 1, 2018.  A summary of comments by State agencies on that draft was received by the Town on December 30, 2018, and the changes were incorporated into the final version that was submitted to OSPC again in February 2019. On March 7, 2019, OSPC informed the Town that all certification requirements had been met and the draft had been sent to the Governor’s Office for final approval. Governor Carney sent the Town a letter (viewable in the Comprehensive Plan section) giving his official approval of the plan on March 12, 2019. This completes the approval process, but the Town will now move forward with the 18 recommendations summarized in the plan. The […]


Magnolia Joins National Flood Insurance Program

Date Posted: Friday, May 18th, 2018

The Town received notice from FEMA that, effective April 5, 2018, its application to join the National Flood Insurance Program was approved. This means that town residents who desire to purchase flood insurance may do so through insurance agents or brokers licensed to do business in the State of Delaware. Per FEMA documentation, the Town of Magnolia is not located in a flood plain, but residents wishing to purchase the insurance may still do so. There is a 30-day waiting period after your date of purchase for the policy to become effective. Additional information, such as our notification letter and the FEMA Policy Issuance can be found under the Town’s website dropdown link entitled National Flood Insurance Program.