Welcome to Downtown Dover, Delaware

It's "Historically Happening" in Downtown Dover!

We would like to thank you for taking the time to visit our website and familiarize yourself with our Historic Downtown Dover District. If you are a prospect or existing business person the website will attempt to provide you with most of the information you will need in considering downtown Dover as a potential location for your business. If you are just a visitor or community member the website will make an effort to inform you of all the programs, events and family-fun special activities occurring within the downtown district. READ MORE


Dover's Downtown Development District

On January 11, 2015, Governor Markell announced Dover's designation as one of three Downtown Development Districts. Property owners in the designated Downtown Development District will be eligible for a variety of incentives from the State, Kent County, the City of Dover, and the Downtown Dover Partnership. The most valuable of these incentives is a rebate of 20% of the construction costs from the State of Delaware for qualifying construction projects over $25,000. The County will match a portion of the State's rebate, and the City will offer a variety of incentives relating to permit fees, impact fees, property taxes, transfer taxes, and business license fees. The Downtown Dover Partnership will provide assistance with architectural fees. More details about these incentives will be forthcoming. Check back soon!

City of Dover Downtown Development Resources
Links to State Agency Downtown Development Resources
Other Downtown Development District Information
For more information, contact the Planning Office at (302) 736-7196 [Call: (302) 736-7196] or atownshend@dover.de.us.