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Title 9 Counties


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Delaware Laws | Title 9 Counties

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TITLE 9 Counties

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CHAPTER 1. BOUNDARIES OF COUNTIES AND HUNDREDS

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Sec. 101. Division of State into counties.

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Sec. 102. New Castle County boundaries.

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Sec. 103. Kent County boundaries.

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Sec. 104. Sussex County boundaries.

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Sec. 105. Hundreds in New Castle County; boundaries.

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Sec. 106. Hundreds in Kent County.

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Sec. 107. Hundreds in Sussex County.

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TITLE 9 Counties Provisions Affecting All Counties

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CHAPTER 3. COUNTY GOVERNMENTS GENERALLY

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Subchapter I. General Provisions

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Sec. 301. Composition of county governments; change of terminology as to New Castle County.

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Sec. 302. Officers and employees holding other offices.

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Sec. 303. Vacancies in county government.

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Sec. 304. County government; supplies for county officers.

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Sec. 305. Capitation tax.

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Sec. 306. Agritourism activities on farms.

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Sec. 307. Woods Haven School for Girls; appropriations.

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Sec. 308. Children's Bureau of Delaware; appropriations.

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Sec. 309. Ambulance, fire protection and police services; appropriations.

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Sec. 310. Parking spaces for use by persons with disabilities.

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Sec. 311. Insurance and workmen's compensation for county employees.

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Sec. 312. Continuance of system of personnel administration.

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Sec. 313. Use of mobile homes on farms.

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Sec. 314. Award of contracts for public work or goods.

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Sec. 315. Records open to inspection.

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Sec. 316. Fines and forfeitures payable to county; neglect to pay over; penalty.

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Sec. 317. Title to real estate owned by county.

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Sec. 318. Legal proceedings.

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Subchapter II. County Governments

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Sec. 330. General powers and duties.

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Sec. 331. Tie vote in election; appointment by Governor.

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Sec. 332. Traveling expenses.

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Sec. 333. Oath of office.

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Sec. 334. Organization meeting; election of president.

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Sec. 335. Regular meetings.

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Sec. 336. Special meetings.

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Sec. 337. Quorum.

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Sec. 338. Adjournment.

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Sec. 339. Rules.

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Sec. 340. Attorneys for governing body.

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Sec. 341. Bailiffs to governing body; constables.

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Sec. 342. Fiscal year for counties and county agencies.

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Sec. 343. Form of accounts and warrants.

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Sec. 344. Rejection and forfeiture of assigned claims.

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Sec. 345. Dealing in county warrants by elected officials.

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Sec. 346. Gifts or rebates; penalty.

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Sec. 347. Investigation; power to compel attendance of witnesses and to administer oaths.

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Sec. 348. Annual audit; qualifications and selection of auditors.

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TITLE 9 Counties Provisions Affecting All Counties

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CHAPTER 5. SUBURBAN COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS

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Subchapter I. Sidewalks, Streets, Signs, Drainage, Storm Sewers

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Sec. 501. Definitions.

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Sec. 502. Bonds; power of county government to issue; terms of; faith and credit of county pledged to payment of bonds.

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Sec. 503. Petition to county government for improvements; who may petition; contents.

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Sec. 504. Survey and plot of community by State Department of Transportation.

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Sec. 505. Determination by county government after receipt of survey and plot.

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Sec. 506. Division of Highways data.

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Sec. 507. Election to authorize bond issue; fixing time for holding.

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Sec. 508. Contents of notice of election.

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Sec. 509. Place, time and manner of voting; judge of election.

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Sec. 510. Persons entitled to vote.

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Sec. 511. Certification of result of election; retention of ballots.

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Sec. 512. Notification to Director if bond issue authorized.

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Sec. 513. Bonds; issuance by county government; resolution authorizing issuance and fixing terms of; use of general and other funds to finance construction.

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Sec. 514. Preparation, form and execution of bonds.

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Sec. 515. Sale of bonds; proceeds of sale; advertising required'

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Sec. 516. Requirements for bidding on bonds.

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Sec. 517. Rejection and acceptance of bids; opinion required.

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Sec. 518. Rights-of-way; acquisition of; limitations on.

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Sec. 519. Contracts for improvements; procedure for awarding.

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Sec. 520. Exemption from limitations of county contract laws.

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Sec. 521. Supervision of work.

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Sec. 522. Payment to contractor.

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Sec. 523. Maintenance of improvements.

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Sec. 524. Assessment on real property in suburban community; time for making and basis.

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Sec. 525. Determination of portion of total assessment payable annually; special lien; payment.

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Sec. 526. Lien book; preparation and distribution.

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Sec. 527. Notice of assessment; when to be given; contents; interest on delinquent installments.

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Sec. 528. Record of lien on books of board of assessment.

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Sec. 529. Receipt and disposition of assessment payments; bond.

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Sec. 530. Bill for annual installment of assessment; mailing.

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Sec. 531. Collection of assessments in default; procedure; deficiencies.

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Sec. 532. Special sinking fund.

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Sec. 533. Payment and retirement of bonds and interest.

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Sec. 534. Cancellation of bonds.

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Sec. 535. Suburban community streets and roads.

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Subchapter II. Fire Hydrants and Water Mains

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Sec. 551. Definitions.

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Sec. 552. Bonds; power of county government to issue; terms of; faith and credit of county pledged to payment of bonds.

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Sec. 553. Petition to county government for improvements; who may petition; contents.

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Sec. 554. Determination by county government after receipt of petition.

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Sec. 555. Review and approval of data by county engineer.

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Sec. 556. Election to authorize bond issue; fixing time for holding; voting list.

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Sec. 557. Notice of election; contents of notice.

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Sec. 558. Place, time and manner of voting; judge of election.

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Sec. 559. Persons qualified to vote.

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Sec. 560. Certification of result of election; retention of ballots.

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Sec. 561. Notification to county engineer if bond issue authorized.

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Sec. 562. Bonds; issuance of by county government; resolution authorizing issuance and fixing terms of; use of general funds in lieu of issuing bonds.

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Sec. 563. Preparation, form and execution of bonds.

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Sec. 564. Sale of bonds; proceeds of sale; advertising required.

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Sec. 565. Requirements for bidding on bonds.

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Sec. 566. Rejection and acceptance of bids; opinion required.

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Sec. 567. Contracts for improvements; procedure for awarding; terms.

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Sec. 568. Payment to contractor.

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Sec. 569. Improvements incorporated into contractor's system; responsibility for maintenance; inspections of fire hydrants and connecting water mains; testing of fire-fighting equipment.

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Sec. 570. Assessment on real property in suburban community; time for making and basis.

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Sec. 571. Determination of portion of total assessment payable annually; special lien; payment.

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Sec. 572. Lien book; preparation and distribution.

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Sec. 573. Notice of assessment; when to be given; contents; interest on delinquent installments.

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Sec. 574. Record of lien on books of board of assessment.

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Sec. 575. Receipt and disposition of assessments; bond.

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Sec. 576. Bill for annual installment of assessment; mailing.

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Sec. 577. Collection of assessments in default; procedure; deficiencies.

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Sec. 578. Special sinking fund.

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Sec. 579. Payment and retirement of bonds and interest.

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Sec. 580. Cancellation of bonds.

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TITLE 9 Counties Provisions Affecting All Counties

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CHAPTER 6. SUBURBAN PARKS AND RECREATION

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Sec. 601. Purpose.

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Sec. 602. Definitions.

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Sec. 603. Tax exemption of parks and recreation areas.

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Sec. 604. Application of chapter.

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Subchapter II. County Park and Recreation Commissions

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Sec. 610. Creation; membership; terms; qualifications; vacancy.

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Sec. 611. Organization; officers.

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Sec. 612. Powers and duties.

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Sec. 613. Compensation; expenses.

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Sec. 614. Rules and regulations.

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Sec. 615. Office space.

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Sec. 616. Limitation upon authority.

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Subchapter III. Formation of Suburban Park Community and Election

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Sec. 625. Petition to county government; who may petition; contents.

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Sec. 626. Study of suburban park community plan by commission; hearings; notice; recommendations to county government.

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Sec. 627. Determination of status by county government.

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Sec. 628. Preparation of survey, plans, specifications and estimates.

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Sec. 629. Limitation on cost of park and improvements.

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Sec. 630. Election to approve suburban park community and authorize bond issue.

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Sec. 631. Notice of election.

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Sec. 632. Place of holding election; times; manner of voting.

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Sec. 633. Tabulating votes; certificate of result.

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Sec. 634. Formation of suburban park community by county government.

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Subchapter IV. County Bonds; Assessments and Costs

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Sec. 650. Bonds; power of county government to issue; terms.

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Sec. 651. Special sinking fund.

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Sec. 652. Cancellation of bonds.

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Sec. 653. Payment and retirement of bonds.

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Sec. 654. Assessment.

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Sec. 655. Costs of parks, improvements and maintenance.

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Subchapter V. Acquisition, Improvement and Maintenance of Park Areas

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Sec. 670. Acquisition of land for parks; title and ownership; gifts.

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Sec. 671. Contracts for improvements; competitive bids.

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Sec. 672. Awarding of contracts; procedure.

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Sec. 673. Supervision by commission; duty to maintain; payment procedures; fences between parks and railroads.

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Subchapter VI. Revision of Suburban Park Community

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Sec. 680. Revision of established suburban park community; expansion and alteration of park or recreation areas; notice; additional funds.

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CHAPTER 7. PARK DISTRICTS

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Sec. 701. Purpose.

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Sec. 702. Definitions.

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Sec. 703. Tax exemption of parks and recreation areas.

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Subchapter II. Organization; Elections

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Sec. 710. Petition to form district.

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Sec. 711. Filing of petition.

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Sec. 712. Calling election; appointment of election officials.

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Sec. 713. Form of ballot.

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Sec. 714. Canvass of returns.

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Sec. 715. When district organized.

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Sec. 716. First election nominations.

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Sec. 717. Fixing terms of commissioners.

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Sec. 718. Succeeding elections; nominations; ballot.

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Sec. 719. Terms; election date; notice of election.

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Sec. 720. Conduct of elections.

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Sec. 721. Vacancies; method of filling.

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Subchapter III. Officers; Elections; Powers and Duties

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Sec. 740. Governing board; oath.

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Sec. 741. Interest in contracts.

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Sec. 742. Records and ordinances.

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Sec. 743. Proof of ordinances.

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Sec. 744. Appropriation ordinances.

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Sec. 745. Publication of appropriation ordinances.

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Sec. 746. Creation of debt.

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Sec. 747. Employees.

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Sec. 748. Duties and election of officers.

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Sec. 749. Duties of president.

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Subchapter IV. Taxing Powers

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Sec. 750. General taxes; levy.

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Sec. 751. Assessment list.

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Sec. 752. Tax collection warrant and assessment list.

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Sec. 753. Collection and deposit of park district taxes.

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Sec. 754. Report of park district tax collections and payment of collected taxes.

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Subchapter V. Bonds; Powers to Issue; Terms

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Sec. 760. Bonds; limitation.

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Sec. 761. Issuance of bonds; use authorized.

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Sec. 762. Attestation of bonds; interest; maturity; sale.

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Sec. 763. Tax for interest and principal.

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Sec. 764. Issuance of bonds; bond anticipation notes.

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Sec. 765. Use of funds.

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Subchapter VI. Miscellaneous Provisions

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Sec. 770. General corporate powers.

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Sec. 771. Deposit of funds.

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Sec. 772. Recreational programs and other special powers.

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Sec. 773. Approval of the General Assembly.

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TITLE 9 Counties Provisions Affecting All Counties

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CHAPTER 8. COUNTY LIBRARIES

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Subchapter I. General Purposes

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Sec. 801. Creation of county library agency; powers of county library administrator.

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Sec. 802. County library advisory board.

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Subchapter II. Method of Creating and Operating Library Systems in Kent County

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Sec. 803. Authority to establish systems.

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Sec. 804. Payment of costs of countywide library system.

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Sec. 805. Library districts -- Establishment; budget.

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Sec. 806. Same -- Tax rate.

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Sec. 807. Same -- Tax levy.

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Sec. 808. Same -- Delivery of duplicate assessment list.

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Sec. 809. Same -- Tax collection warrant.

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Sec. 810. Same -- Collection of library district taxes; lien on real property.

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Sec. 811. General borrowing power.

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Sec. 812. Adoption of resolution.

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Sec. 813. Submission of resolution to voters.

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Sec. 814. Notice of resolution; publication; form.

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Sec. 815. Election ballot.

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Sec. 816. Results of election.

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Sec. 817. Bonds -- Issuance; form.

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Sec. 818. Same -- Payment of interest and principal; sinking fund.

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Sec. 819. Same -- Assumption of existing library district bonds.

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TITLE 9 Counties Provisions Affecting All Counties

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CHAPTER 9. DOGS

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Sec. 901. Definitions.

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Sec. 902. Fees for dog and kennel licenses; terms.

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Sec. 903. Inspections of facilities and premises; suspension of kennel or retail dog dealer license.

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Sec. 904. Specifications for the humane handling, care and treatment of dogs.

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Sec. 905. Licensing agents; bond requirements; service charge; negotiations.

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Sec. 906. Reciprocity of dog license.

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Sec. 907. Rules and regulations.

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Sec. 908. Dogs running at large.

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Sec. 909. Destruction of muskrat dens, poultry or livestock.

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Sec. 910. Dogs deemed personal property; theft; penalty.

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Sec. 911. Injuring or killing dogs for certain acts.

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Sec. 912. Poisoning of dogs.

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Sec. 913. Liability of dog owner for damages.

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Sec. 914. Impounding of dog running at large.

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Sec. 915. Penalties; fines.

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Sec. 916. Unauthorized acts against a service dog; penalties.

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Sec. 917. County dog law management.

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Sec. 918. Rules and regulations.

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Sec. 919. [Reserved]

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Subchapter II. Dangerous and Potentially Dangerous Dogs

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Sec. 920. Definitions.

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Sec. 921. Dog Control Panel; establishment; organization.

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Sec. 922. Seizure and impoundment of dangerous or potentially dangerous dogs; notification of dog owner; request for hearing.

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Sec. 923. Exceptions.

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Sec. 924. Hearing procedures; appeal.

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Sec. 925. Finding to declare a dog dangerous; duties of owner.

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Sec. 926. Finding to declare a dog potentially dangerous; duties of owner.

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Sec. 927. Liability of owner for costs of impoundment.

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Sec. 928. Violations by owners of dangerous or potentially dangerous dogs; penalties.

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CHAPTER 11. COUNTY EXECUTIVE AND COUNTY COUNCIL

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Subchapter I. Powers of the Government of New Castle County

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Sec. 1101. General powers.

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Sec. 1102. Transfer of functions.

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Sec. 1103. Exercise of powers.

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Subchapter II. County Executive

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Sec. 1111. Election and term.

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Sec. 1112. Qualifications.

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Sec. 1113. Compensation.

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Sec. 1114. Vacancy in office.

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Sec. 1115. Absence or disability.

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Sec. 1116. Powers and duties.

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Sec. 1117. Performance of functions by contract.

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Sec. 1118. Civil defense.

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Sec. 1119. Communications between County Executive and County Council.

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Sec. 1120. Power to appoint Chief Administrative Officer and Department Directors.

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Sec. 1121. Powers and duties of Chief Administrative Officer.

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Sec. 1122. County executive restructuring power.

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Subchapter III. Budgeting

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Sec. 1131. Separate budgeting for local service functions performed by the County outside of the limits of municipalities.

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Sec. 1132. Preparation of the annual operating budget; distribution of budget requests; completed forms; preliminary budget; preliminary budget hearings; operating budget; distribution of operating budget.

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Sec. 1133. Administration and enforcement of the operating budget ordinance; adoption of operating budget; allocations and allotments; approval of allocations and allotments; revisions.

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Sec. 1134. Preparation of the capital program and the capital budget; preparation by Chief Administrative Officer; recommendation by County Executive; action by County Council.

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Sec. 1135. Administration of the capital budget.

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Sec. 1136. Fiscal year.

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Sec. 1137. Encumbrance defined.

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Sec. 1138. Budgets for grants.

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Subchapter IV. County Council

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Sec. 1141. Number and term.

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Sec. 1142. Qualifications.

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Sec. 1143. Prohibitions.

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Sec. 1144. Salary.

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Sec. 1145. President of the County Council; President pro tempore.

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Sec. 1146. Powers of County Council.

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Sec. 1147. Vacancies.

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Sec. 1148. Clerk of County Council.

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Sec. 1149. Investigations; refusal to obey; penalties.

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Sec. 1150. Procedure.

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Sec. 1151. Action required by ordinance.

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Sec. 1152. Ordinances generally.

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Sec. 1153. Procedure for amendments to Zoning Code.

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Sec. 1154. Procedure for adoption of official map.

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Sec. 1155. Consideration and adoption of the annual operating budget ordinance.

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Sec. 1156. Submission of ordinance to County Executive.

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Sec. 1157. Emergency ordinances.

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Sec. 1158. Budget of revenues.

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Sec. 1159. Capital program and capital budget.

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Sec. 1160. Unrestricted use of present revenues.

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Subchapter V. General Provisions

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Sec. 1183. Prohibitions and penalties.

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Sec. 1184. Public right of inspection of public records.

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CHAPTER 13. COUNTY DEPARTMENTS

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Subchapter I. Department of Land Use

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Sec. 1301. Functions.

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Sec. 1302. Definitions.

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Sec. 1305. Adoption and effectuation of comprehensive plan.

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Sec. 1306. Legal effect of subdivision regulations.

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Sec. 1307. Planned street lines and public parks; official map.

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Sec. 1308. Legal effect of official map or street plan.

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Sec. 1310. Legal effects of previously established road locations and road lines.

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Sec. 1312. Regulations governing organization, procedure and jurisdiction of the Board of Adjustment.

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Sec. 1313. Jurisdiction of Board of Adjustment.

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Sec. 1314. Judicial review of Board of Adjustment decisions; procedure.

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Sec. 1315. Board of License Inspection and Review.

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Sec. 1316. Board of Building Standards.

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Sec. 1317. Board of Assessment Review.

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Sec. 1318. Functions of Board of Assessment Review.

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Sec. 1319. Appointment and duties of additional Board members and referees.

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Sec. 1320. Judicial review.

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Sec. 1321. General provisions relating to assessment.

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Sec. 1322. Assessment of property.

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Sec. 1323. Obligations and rights of property owners.

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Sec. 1331. County police; powers and duties.

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Sec. 1332. Functions.

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Sec. 1333. Other police prohibited.

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Sec. 1334. County responsibility for fire protection and ambulance and rescue service.

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Sec. 1335. Fire prevention outside of incorporated towns.

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Sec. 1336. Establishment of school crossing guard unit for New Castle County.

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Sec. 1337. Duties; compensation; uniform.

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Sec. 1338. Coordination with school boards.

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Sec. 1339. Levy and collection of tax.

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Sec. 1341. Functions.

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Sec. 1342. Department of Special Services Board.

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Subchapter IV. Department of Community Services

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Sec. 1351. Functions.

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Sec. 1352. Department of Community Services Board.

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Subchapter V. Department of Administration

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Sec. 1361. Office of Administrative Services; functions.

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Sec. 1371. Office of Finance; functions.

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Sec. 1372. Sworn information.

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Sec. 1373. General provisions relating to levy, billing and collection of taxes.

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Sec. 1374. Obligations and rights of property owners.

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Sec. 1375. Collection of taxes.

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Sec. 1376. Records of tax delinquencies.

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Sec. 1377. Audit of accounts.

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Sec. 1381. Office of Human Resources; functions.

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Sec. 1382. Continuance of present system.

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Sec. 1383. Human Resources Advisory Board.

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Sec. 1384. Pension plan for employees.

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Sec. 1391. Office of Law; functions.

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Sec. 1392. Appointment of County Attorney.

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Sec. 1393. Qualifications of County Attorney.

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Sec. 1394. Assistant County Attorneys.

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Sec. 1395. Compensation of County Attorney.

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Sec. 1396. Other employees.

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Sec. 1397. Subpoena power.

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CHAPTER 14. THE COUNTY AUDITOR

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Sec. 1401. Selection, qualification, term, compensation and removal of the County Auditor.

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Sec. 1402. Budget; Assistant County Auditors; Contract Auditors.

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Sec. 1403. Certification of annual financial report of Chief Financial Officer.

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Sec. 1404. Annual audits and the audit committee.

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Sec. 1405. Reports of the County Auditor; audit follow up.

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Sec. 1406. Assistance to County Council.

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Sec. 1407. Audit schedule; special examinations or audits; risk assessment review.

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Sec. 1408. Access to records, property and employees; required contract provisions for access.

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Sec. 1409. Annual external audit.

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Sec. 1410. Quality assurance reviews.

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CHAPTER 15. GOVERNMENT OF NEW CASTLE COUNTY

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Sec. 1501. Definitions.

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Sec. 1502. Transactions, activities and conduct forbidden to county officers or employees.

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Subchapter II. Powers and Duties

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Sec. 1521. Enumeration of certain specific powers.

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Sec. 1522. Borrowing money.

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Sec. 1523. Sinking fund.

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Sec. 1524. Dumping of garbage, rubbish, ashes or other waste material; penalty for violation.

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Sec. 1525. Creeks or small runs; widening, straightening.

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Sec. 1561. New Castle County Workhouse.

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Sec. 1562. New Castle County libraries; Wilmington Institute.

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Sec. 1563. Private welfare agencies.

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CHAPTER 19. FIRE AND POLICE PROTECTION

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Sec.Sec. 1901-1903. Fire prevention outside of incorporated towns; county police; powers and duties; mergers.

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Sec. 2101. Lighting streets and highways in unincorporated communities and villages; petition.

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Sec. 2102. Levy and collection of light tax; penalty for late payment.

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Sec. 2103. Light tax; administration of fund; surplus.

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Sec. 2104. Removal of lights.

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CHAPTER 22. SEWERS

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Sec. 2201. Definitions.

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Sec. 2202. Powers of County.

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Sec. 2203. Sewerage system within city or town.

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Sec. 2204. Bonds; authorization, amount, terms, sale and interest rate.

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Sec. 2205. Authorized signatures on bonds; validity of issuance.

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Sec. 2206. Payment of bonds; faith and credit of County; tax levy.

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Sec. 2207. Authorization of covenants in revenue bonds.

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Sec. 2208. Service charges; amount and application.

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Sec. 2209. Power to make charges; liability of users; computation of rates.

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Sec. 2210. Penalties for failure to pay charges.

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Sec. 2211. Lien of service charges on real estate.

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Sec. 2212. Sewer lien docket.

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Sec. 2213. Water consumption statement and other information for Department.

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Sec. 2214. Discontinuance of water supply for failure to pay service charge.

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Sec. 2215. Contract with city or town for disposal or treatment of sewage.

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Sec. 2216. Connection of property with sewers.

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Sec. 2217. Licensed plumber to connect property with sewers.

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Sec. 2218. Misrepresentations in application and unauthorized connections with sewer; penalty.

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Sec. 2219. Surveys and inspections by Department; penalty for refusal to permit.

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Sec. 2220. Construction of chapter with other laws.

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Sec. 2222. Established.

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Sec. 2223. Affidavit; judgment; praecipe; issuance.

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Sec. 2224. Form.

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Sec. 2225. Service; written notice; posting; return; alias or pluries monition.

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Sec. 2226. Affidavit of defense.

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Sec. 2227. Jury trial.

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Sec. 2228. Discharge of property from lien.

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Sec. 2230. Effect of sale of real estate or interest therein.

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Sec. 2231. Petition for deed of conveyance.

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Sec. 2233. Petition by owner after redemption; effect of redemption.

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Sec. 2234. Approval of sale.

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Sec. 2235. Service charge to be lien upon property; construction of "Superior Court"

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Sec. 2236. Fees and costs.

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Sec. 2237. Purchase at Sheriff's Sale by agent of County.

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Sec. 2301. Conditions for establishment of sanitary sewer district.

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Sec. 2302. Establishment or revision of sanitary sewer districts without election; consolidation of districts.

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Sec. 2303. Establishment of sanitary sewer district upon petition of voters.

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Sec. 2304. Public hearing; notice.

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Sec. 2305. Action of County Council following hearing.

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Sec. 2306. Election on question of establishment of district.

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Sec. 2307. Action of County Council following election favoring establishment of district.

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Sec. 2308. Construction of system adequate for future connections.

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Sec. 2309. Construction or maintenance of sewers for cities or towns.

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Sec. 2310. Adjustment of assessment for cost of existing sewers included in a district.

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Sec. 2311. Bonds; power to issue; terms.

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Sec. 2312. Advertising sale of bonds; authority of County Executive.

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Sec. 2313. Deposit accompanying bids.

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Sec. 2314. Sale of bonds; opinion of County Attorney.

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Sec. 2315. Preparation, form and execution of bonds.

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Sec. 2316. Annual assessment; procedure for fixing amount.

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Sec. 2317. Collection of assessments.

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Sec. 2318. Rules and regulations governing use of sewage disposal facilities.

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Sec. 2320. Validation of prior acts and proceedings.

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Sec. 2321. Order to connect to sanitary sewer; enforcement.

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Sec. 2402. Acquisition by purchase or eminent domain; condemnation proceedings.

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Sec. 2403. Powers of County Council as to operation of plant; regulations and charges for service.

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Sec. 2404. Power to borrow money and issue bonds; interest rates.

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Sec. 2405. Terms of bonds.

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Sec. 2406. Execution and record of bonds.

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Sec. 2407. Sale of bonds.

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Sec. 2408. Principal and interest payments; taxes.

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Sec. 2410. Exemption of bonds from taxation.

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CHAPTER 25. BUILDING CODE

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Sec. 2502. Promulgation of building code.

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Sec. 2504. Registration and testing of contractors.

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CHAPTER 26. ZONING

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Sec. 2602. Zoning plan and regulations.

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Sec. 2605. Department's powers in conduct of public hearing.

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Sec. 2608. Zoning coordination and integration; committees and rules of Department of Land Use.

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Sec. 2609. Violations of regulations or subchapter; enforcement, remedies and penalties.

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Sec. 2610. Nonconforming uses of land or buildings.

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Sec. 2611. Conflict between zoning regulations and other laws.

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Sec. 2612. Residential facilities for persons with disabilities.

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Sec. 2613. Notice to local school districts of residential zoning changes.

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Sec. 2614. Changes in zoning.

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Sec. 2615. Notice to property owners of zoning changes.

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Sec. 2616. Emergency Communication Systems.

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Subchapter II. The Quality of Life Act

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Sec. 2651. Short title; intent and purpose.

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Sec. 2652. Definitions.

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Sec. 2653. Scope of subchapter.

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Sec. 2654. Areas under this subchapter.

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Sec. 2655. Local planning agency.

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Sec. 2656. Required and optional elements of comprehensive plan; studies and surveys.

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Sec. 2657. State responsibilities to local planning agencies.

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Sec. 2658. Evaluation and appraisal of comprehensive plan.

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Sec. 2659. Legal status of comprehensive plan.

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Sec. 2660. County comprehensive plan.

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Sec. 2661. Information from state and local agencies and school districts.

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Sec. 2662. Highway capacity.

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Subchapter III. Citizens Bill of Rights Act

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Sec. 2699. Court review of land use actions; limitations on liability of individuals and associations.

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CHAPTER 27. SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS

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Sec.Sec. 2701-2704. Establishment of school crossing guard unit for New Castle County; duties; compensation; uniform; coordination with school boards; levy and collection of tax.

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CHAPTER 28. WATER SUPPLY

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Sec. 2801. Definitions.

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Sec. 2802. Powers of County.

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Sec. 2803. Costs; authorization, amount, terms, sale, interest rate, etc., of bonds.

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Sec. 2804. Authorized signatures on bonds, validity of issuance.

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Sec. 2805. Payment of bonds; faith and credit of County; tax levy.

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Sec. 2806. Fees; contracts for use of water.

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Sec. 2807. Condemnation under right of eminent domain.

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Sec. 2808. Title of property.

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Sec. 2809. Penalties; enforcement.

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Sec. 2810. Authority of Delaware River Basin Commission.

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CHAPTER 29. PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

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Sec. 2901. Definitions.

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Sec. 2902. Promulgation of property maintenance code.

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Sec. 2903. Department of Land Use; administration and enforcement.

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Sec. 2904. Removal of weeds, grasses, refuse, rubbish, trash or other waste material.

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Sec. 2905. Fees.

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Sec. 2906. Violation of regulations or chapter; notices and orders.

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Sec. 2907. Abatement; creation of tax lien.

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Sec. 2908. Penalties.

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Sec. 2909. Additional remedies.

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CHAPTER 30. SUBDIVISION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT

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Sec. 3001. Definitions.

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Sec. 3002. Power to regulate.

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Sec. 3003. Land subdivision regulations.

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Sec. 3004. Content of land subdivision regulations.

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Sec. 3005. Issuance of building and occupancy permits.

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Sec. 3006. Selling before approval; penalty; civil suits.

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Sec. 3007. Recording unapproved plans; penalty.

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Sec. 3008. Improvements private until dedicated.

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Sec. 3009. Approved plan to be recorded.

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Sec. 3010. Schedule of fees.

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Sec. 3011. Effect of approved plan on official map.

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Sec. 3012. Notice to local school districts of residential subdivision plans or changes in residential subdivision plans that increase density.

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Sec. 3013. Effect of open space acquisition.

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Sec.Sec. 3101, 3102. Contributory funded pension program authorized; participation; pension plan for nonparticipants in contributory funded program.

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CHAPTER 32. NEW CASTLE COUNTY TAX INCREMENT FINANCING ACT

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Sec. 3201. Title.

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Sec. 3202. Definitions.

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Sec. 3203. Bonds to finance development of industrial, commercial or residential area authorized.

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Sec. 3204. Payment of bonds.

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Sec. 3205. Application of bond proceeds.

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Sec. 3206. Conditions precedent to issuance of bonds.

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Sec. 3207. Resolution creating special fund.

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Sec. 3208. Uses of special fund.

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Sec. 3209. Agreements to pay revenue from taxes on tax increment into special fund.

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Sec. 3210. Ordinance authorizing bonds.

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Sec. 3211. Exemption of bonds from taxation.

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Sec. 3212. Nature and incidents of bonds.

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Sec. 3213. Taxation of leased property in TIF District.

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Sec. 3214. TIF District consistency with certified comprehensive plan.

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Sec. 3215. Construction of chapter.

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CHAPTER 33. NEW CASTLE COUNTY SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS

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Sec. 3301. Definitions.

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Sec. 3302. Special taxes authorized; purpose; requirements and restrictions.

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Sec. 3303. Issuance and sale of bonds; section self-executing.

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Sec. 3304. Bonds payable from special fund; complementary powers of governing body; proceeds.

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Sec. 3305. Actions necessary before issuing bonds.

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Sec. 3306. When no bonds outstanding.

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Sec. 3307. Adoption of ordinance to implement authority.

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Sec. 3308. Taxation of bonds.

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Sec. 3309. Bond form; signatures; maturity; manner of sale.

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Sec. 3310. Bonds issued are securities.

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Sec. 3311. Powers granted are supplemental to other laws.

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Sec. 3312. Construction of chapter.

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Sec. 3313. Special taxes on real property as alternative to ad valorem taxes.

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Sec. 3314. Bonds not to constitute general obligation debt.

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Sec. 3315. Special Development District consistency with certified comprehensive plan.

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Sec. 3316. Limitation on ad valorem or special taxes within Special Development District.

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CHAPTER 41. GOVERNMENT OF KENT COUNTY

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Sec. 4101. Definitions [Effective until fullfillment of the conditions of 77 Del. Laws, c. 247, Sec. 9]

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Sec. 4101. Definitions [Effective upon fulfillment of the conditions of 77 Del. Laws, c. 247, Sec. 9]

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Sec. 4102. Levy Court Districts in Kent County.

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Sec. 4103. Election, qualifications and term of officials of the county governing body.

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Sec. 4104. Salaries of elected officials of the county governing body.

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Sec. 4105. Redistricting required.

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Sec. 4106. Redistricting procedures.

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Sec. 4107. Early termination of terms of office.

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Sec. 4110. General powers; county government procedures; ordinances.

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Sec. 4111. Creation of debt; authorization, procedures, debt limitation and anticipation borrowing.

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Sec. 4112. Employment by county officers of a chief deputy and clerks.

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Sec. 4113. Mileage and expenses of county officers and employees.

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Sec. 4114. Employment of Courthouse janitor.

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Sec. 4115. Removal of appointed officers; appeal.

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Sec. 4116. Sinking fund.

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Sec. 4117. County Engineer and other employees; appointment and duties.

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Sec. 4118. Dumping of garbage, rubbish, ashes or other waste material.

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Sec. 4119. Rivers, creeks, or small runs; widening, straightening.

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Sec. 4120. Emergency dispatch center.

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Sec. 4121. State or federal aid and programs.

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Sec. 4122. Investment powers.

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Sec. 4123. Department of Finance.

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Sec. 4124. Receiver of Taxes and County Treasurer functions [Effective upon fulfillment of the conditions of 77 Del. Laws, c. 247, Sec. 9]

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Sec. 4131. Fire companies.

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Sec. 4132. Kent County Volunteer Firemen's Association.

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Sec. 4133. Ambulance service.

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Sec. 4134. Rescue service.

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Sec. 4135. Cities and towns; aid for maintenance of public dumping areas.

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Sec. 4136. Appropriations for community services.

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Sec. 4137. Appropriations for county records and assessments.

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Sec. 4138. Sewer authorization loans.

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Sec. 4151. Personnel Administration Board.

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Sec. 4152. Establishment by county government.

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Sec. 4153. Functions.

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Sec. 4154. Acquisition of land.

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Sec. 4155. Power to borrow money and issue bonds.

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Sec. 4156. Terms of bonds.

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Sec. 4157. Execution and record of bonds.

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Sec. 4158. Sale of bonds.

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Sec. 4159. Principal and interest payments; taxes.

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Sec. 4160. Deposit and use of proceeds of sale of bonds.

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Sec. 4161. Violations of rules and regulations.

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CHAPTER 43. PENSION FOR COUNTY EMPLOYEES

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Sec. 4301. Short title.

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Sec. 4302. Definitions.

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Sec. 4303. Eligibility for retirement benefits; reduction because of other benefits.

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Sec. 4304. Service in armed forces of the United States or in National Guard.

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Sec. 4305. Retirement age; early retirement; mandatory retirement.

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Sec. 4306. Retirement pension benefits.

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Sec. 4307. Disability.

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Sec. 4308. Submission of pension data to county government for determination of amount required to be raised by taxation.

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Sec. 4309. Pension benefits; time and manner of payment; list of pensioners; optional forms.

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Sec. 4310. Retirement of employee.

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Sec. 4311. Preservation of pension records by Receiver of Taxes and County Treasurer.

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Sec. 4312. Arbitration Commission.

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Sec. 4313. Notice to employee of qualification for pension; resolution of county government.

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Sec. 4314. Effect of receipt of pension or other benefits under other law.

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Sec. 4315. Restrictions upon other employment by pensioner.

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Sec. 4316. Exemption of pension benefits from taxation, attachment; assignability of benefits.

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Sec. 4317. Funding.

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Sec. 4318. Trustee.

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Sec. 4319. Voluntary contributions.

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Sec. 4320. Vested right to benefits.

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Sec. 4321. Forfeitures for cause.

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Sec. 4322. Effect of amendments.

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Sec. 4323. Enactment of pension plan by ordinance.

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CHAPTER 44. BUILDING PERMITS AND CONSTRUCTION CODES

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Sec. 4401. Definitions.

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Sec. 4402. Application for construction permits.

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Sec. 4403. Reports on permits issued by incorporated cities or towns.

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Sec. 4404. Inspections.

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Sec. 4405. Fees.

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Sec. 4406. Records.

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Sec. 4407. Permits required.

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Sec. 4408. Notice of violation.

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Sec. 4409. Occupancy.

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Sec. 4410. Penalties.

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Sec. 4411. County government to appropriate necessary funds.

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Sec. 4412. Jurisdiction of Superior Court.

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Sec. 4413. Exceptions.

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Sec. 4414. Enforcement of construction codes; remedies.

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CHAPTER 45. SEWERS AND WATER

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Sec. 4501. Definitions.

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Sec. 4502. Powers of County.

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Sec. 4503. Water system within city or town.

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Sec. 4504. Bonds; authorization, amount, terms, sale and interest rate.

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Sec. 4505. Authorized signatures on bonds; validity of issuance.

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Sec. 4506. Payment of bonds, faith and credit of County; tax levy.

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Sec. 4507. Authorization of covenants in bonds.

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Sec. 4508. Service charges; amount and application.

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Sec. 4509. Power to make charges; liability of users; computation of rates.

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Sec. 4510. Penalties for failure to pay charges.

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Sec. 4511. Lien of service charges on real estate.

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Sec. 4512. Water lien docket.

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Sec. 4513. Water consumption statement and other information for county government or its designated agent.

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Sec. 4514. Discontinuance of water supply for failure to pay service charge.

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Sec. 4515. Contract with municipality for the filtering, purifying or supplying of water.

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Sec. 4516. Connection of property with water mains.

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Sec. 4517. Licensed plumber to connect property with water mains.

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Sec. 4518. Misrepresentations in application and unauthorized connections with water main; penalty.

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Sec. 4519. Surveys and inspections by county government; penalty for refusal to permit.

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Sec. 4520. Construction of chapter with other laws.

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Sec. 4521. Annexation.

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Sec. 4522. Established.

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Sec. 4523. Praecipe; judgment; monition.

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Sec. 4524. Form of monition.

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Sec. 4525. Posting of monition; sheriff's return; alias or pluries monition.

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Sec. 4526. Issuance and form of writ of venditioni exponas.

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Sec. 4527. Sales subject to approval of department of finance or chief county financial officer.

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Sec. 4528. Title of property sold.

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Sec. 4529. Petition by purchasers for deed of conveyance.

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Sec. 4531. Petition by owner after redemption for entry on judgment record.

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Sec. 4532. Regularity of proceedings under venditioni exponas.

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Sec. 4533. No proceedings unless tax is a lien upon property; construction of term "Superior Court"

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Sec. 4534. Fees and costs.

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Sec. 4535. Purchase at sheriff's sale by agent of county.

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CHAPTER 46. SEWERS AND SEWER DISTRICTS

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Sec. 4601. Definitions.

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Sec. 4602. Purpose.

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Sec. 4603. Planning.

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Sec. 4604. Public hearing.

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Sec. 4605. Representation by municipalities and districts.

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Sec. 4606. Establishment of the county district.

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Sec. 4607. Referendum upon petition.

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Sec. 4608. Review.

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Sec. 4612. Powers of the county government.

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Sec. 4613. Preliminary expenses.

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Sec. 4614. Sewage charges and revenues.

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Sec. 4617. Increase of maximum amount to be expended.

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Sec. 4621. Order to connect to sewer; enforcement.

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Sec. 4622. Surveys and inspection by county government; penalty for refusal to permit.

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Sec. 4624. Dissolution and diminishing area of sewer districts.

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Sec. 4626. Power to incur indebtedness by issuing bonds and notes.

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Sec. 4630. Effective date of bond resolution.

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Sec. 4633. Payment of bonds.

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Sec. 4634. Payment of installment.

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Sec. 4637. Public sale of bonds.

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Sec. 4638. Contents of notice of sale -- Generally.

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Sec. 4639. Same -- Award of bonds at single interest rate.

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Sec. 4640. Same -- Multiple rate bidding.

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Sec. 4641. Same -- Deposit.

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Sec. 4642. Same -- Rejection of proposals.

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Sec. 4643. Proposals opened publicly.

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Sec. 4644. Private sale to public agencies.

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Sec. 4645. Form of bonds.

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Sec. 4646. Form of notes.

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Sec. 4647. Execution of bonds and notes.

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Sec. 4648. Bonds and notes redeemable prior to maturity.

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Sec. 4649. Interest rates.

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Sec. 4650. Application of proceeds.

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Sec. 4651. Bonds and notes negotiable.

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Sec. 4652. Reconversion of fully registered bonds.

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Sec. 4653. Reissuance of bonds or notes lost or destroyed.

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Sec. 4654. Reissuance of defaced or partially destroyed bonds or notes.

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Sec. 4655. Certain agreements forbidden.

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Sec. 4656. Payment of bonds and notes.

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Sec. 4657. Appropriation may include engineering and other costs.

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Sec. 4658. Validity of bonds not dependent on preliminary proceedings.

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Sec. 4659. Legal effect of debt statement.

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Sec. 4660. Short period of limitations.

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Sec. 4661. Construction of chapter with other laws.

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TITLE 9 Counties Kent County

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CHAPTER 47. GARBAGE DISPOSAL

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Sec. 4701. Acquisition of land; construction and operation of incineration plant; definitions.

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Sec. 4702. Acquisition of land by purchase.

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Sec. 4703. Powers of county government as to operation of plant; regulations and charges for service.

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Sec. 4704. Power to borrow money and issue bonds.

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Sec. 4705. Terms of bonds.

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Sec. 4706. Execution and record of bonds.

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Sec. 4707. Sale of bonds.

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Sec. 4708. Principal and interest payments; taxes.

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Sec. 4709. Deposit and use of proceeds of sale of bonds.

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Subchapter II. Garbage Collections in Unincorporated Areas

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Sec. 4720. Definitions.

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Sec. 4721. Petition to establish garbage collection district.

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Sec. 4722. Public hearing.

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Sec. 4723. Creation of garbage collection district.

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Sec. 4724. Contracts for garbage collection authorized.

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Sec. 4725. Award of contracts.

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Sec. 4726. Levy and collection of garbage collection tax.

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Sec. 4727. Administration of funds.

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Sec. 4728. Annual rebidding on contracts.

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Sec. 4729. Continuation and termination of contracts; consolidation of garbage collection districts.

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Sec. 4730. Annual budgeting.

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CHAPTER 48. REGIONAL PLANNING

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Sec. 4801. Definitions.

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Sec. 4802. Regional Planning Commission and Regional Planning District; statement of purposes.

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Sec. 4803. Regional Planning Commission.

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Sec. 4804. Office space and equipment.

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Sec. 4805. Secretary of Commission and other personnel.

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Sec. 4806. Assistance to Commission by County and City of Dover.

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Sec. 4807. Master plan of District.

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Sec. 4808. Road surveys.

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Sec. 4809. Official map of the District.

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Sec. 4810. Subdivision plans; land development plans; road plats; submission to Commission; recording; fees; regulations.

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Sec. 4811. Approval or disapproval of plat by Commission; hearing.

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Sec. 4812. Recording unapproved plan; penalty for.

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Sec. 4813. Cooperation with other agencies.

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Sec. 4814. Entry upon land; access to records.

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Sec. 4815. Appropriation; authority to make.

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Sec. 4816. Issuance of building and occupancy permits.

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Sec. 4817. Powers and duties of municipal corporations not affected.

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Sec. 4818. Appeals from county government decisions.

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Sec. 4819. Notice to local school districts of residential subdivision plans or changes in residential subdivision plans that increase density.

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TITLE 9 Counties Kent County

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CHAPTER 49. ZONING

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Sec. 4901. Power of county government; area subject to regulation.

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Sec. 4902. Zoning plan and regulations.

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Sec. 4903. Purposes of regulations.

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Sec. 4904. Kent County Zoning Commission; consolidation with Regional Planning Commission.

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Sec. 4905. Assistance from and cooperation with other agencies.

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Sec. 4906. Personnel and office facilities of Zoning Commission.

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Sec. 4907. Tentative zoning plan; preparation of by Commission.

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Sec. 4908. Public hearing and notice.

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Sec. 4909. Commission's powers in conduct of public hearing.

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Sec. 4910. Adoption by county government of zoning plan and regulations; public hearing and notice; consultative hearings; resubmission to Commission.

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Sec. 4911. Changes in zoning district; plan or regulations; procedure.

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Sec. 4912. Zoning coordination and integration.

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Sec. 4913. Board of Adjustment.

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Sec. 4914. Same -- Office and personnel.

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Sec. 4915. Same -- Rules governing organization, procedure and jurisdiction.

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Sec. 4916. Appeals to the Board of Adjustment -- Procedure.

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Sec. 4917. Appeals to the Board of Adjustment -- Powers.

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Sec. 4918. Court review of decision of Board of Adjustment; proceedings.

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Sec. 4919. Enforcement; remedies.

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Sec. 4920. Nonconforming uses of land or buildings.

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Sec. 4921. Appropriations.

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Sec. 4922. Conflict between zoning regulations and other laws.

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Sec. 4923. Residential facilities for persons with disabilities.

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Sec. 4924. Notice to local school districts of residential zoning changes.

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Sec. 4925. Changes in zoning.

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Sec. 4926. Notice to property owners of zoning changes.

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Sec. 4927. Emergency Communication Systems.

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Sec. 4951. Short title; intent and purpose.

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Sec. 4952. Definitions.

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Sec. 4953. Scope of subchapter.

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Sec. 4954. Areas under this subchapter.

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Sec. 4955. Local planning agency.

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Sec. 4956. Required and optional elements of comprehensive plan; studies and surveys.

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Sec. 4957. State responsibilities to local planning agencies.

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Sec. 4958. Evaluation and appraisal of comprehensive plan.

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Sec. 4959. Legal status of comprehensive plan.

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Sec. 4960. County comprehensive plan.

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