Sussex County, Delaware Tax Assessors' Office
2 The Circle, P.O. Box 589
Sussex County Administrative Office Building, Rooms 270 and 249
Georgetown, Delaware 19947
Where is the Sussex County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Sussex County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Sussex County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Sussex County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Sussex County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Sussex County Assessor's Office at (302) 855 7824 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Sussex County Facts:
The median home value in Sussex County is between $240,188.00 and $247,212.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Sussex County?
You can try contacting the Sussex County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Sussex County is located in the in Georgetown, which is located at PO BOX 589. You can direct your general inquiries to Sussex County with the contact info listed below.
Sussex County Phone Number
Sussex County Fax Number
Sussex County Address
PO BOX 589
Georgetown, DE 19947-0589
Useful Sussex County Links:
- Sussex County Government Homepage
- Sussex County Tax Records
- Sussex County Search by address, tax ID, or name
- Sussex County Assessors' Office Homepage
- GIS Map