Inspectors from the Delaware County Department of Building Safety also have begun posting notices on homes that were damaged by severe weather. If you receive a notice, please reach out so we can provide guidance on the necessary steps for obtaining approvals prior to beginning repairs. The department can also provide damage reports for insurance reporting. Staff is available Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at (740) 833-2200 or They are located at the Byxbe Building, 1610 State Route 521 in Delaware.


The Ohio Department of Insurance’s Severe Weather Preparation and Recovery Toolkit includes information for Ohioans during the post-storm recovery and insurance claim-filing processes. It also includes information about how to recognize and avoid contractor fraud when it comes to property repairs. Ohioans with insurance questions and concerns can reach Ohio Department of Insurance representatives at 800-686-1526 and


In the event of a disaster, Delaware County Emergency Management coordinates the county’s resources and agencies to reduce the impact it has on the county.


The Delaware County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s main goal is to save lives, prevent injuries, and protect property and the environment from “All Hazards” – Natural, Manmade, or Terrorism.

We strive reduce or eliminate the effects of day to day emergencies and large scale disasters in Delaware County through preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery.

We achieve our goals through the four phases of emergency management (Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery), conducting training and training exercises, and through education.

Delaware County LEPC Hazmat Exercise (EOC)

Delaware County EMA Fan Drive – Pin Staff and EMA accept donated fans from the Delaware County Prosecutors’ Office.

Turn Around – Don’t Drown!

Delaware State Park Tornado Shelter/Safe Room

Training with the Delaware County Child Abduction Response Team

Delaware County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Managment staff past and present

Funnel Cloud in Delaware County –

What’s the difference between a funnel cloud and a tornado? The funnel cloud is not touching the ground.

Shelf Cloud over the City of Delaware

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10 Court Street
Delaware, OH 43015

(740) 833-2180


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