The Ridge Property Maintenance Code Violations (New Castle County)

Jonathan Rudenberg filed this request with the Department Of Land Use of New Castle County, DE.
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From: Jonathan Rudenberg

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Delaware Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All Code Enforcement complaints submitted about and inspection documentation of properties in The Ridge (see list of road names below if needed for searching) in 2018.

Please provide the data in the original electronic format (for example, if it is available as a CSV or Excel file provide it in that format with all fields, do not print or convert to PDF).

Arbern Pl
Paisley Pl
Sleepy Hollow Ct
Pleasant Knoll Ct
Sierra Ct
Brill Ct
Briarcliff Ct
Campwoods Ct
Oakland Ct
Ridgewood Ct
Ashland Ct
Glen Falls Ct

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 15 business days, as the statute requires.


Jonathan Rudenberg

From: Department Of Land Use

Hello Jonathan,

Please consider this New Castle County's response to your Freedom of Information Act request post-marked on October 12, 2018. In your application, you requested all code enforcement complaints submitted about and inspection documentation of properties in The Ridge.

Your request for this material must be denied because the information you seek is not public information under the Freedom of Information Act. Specifically, the material you seek - both complaints and follow-up inspections - are exempt from disclosure pursuant to 29 Del. C. ยง 10002 (l)(3) and (4), which include among non-public records:

(3) Investigatory files compiled for civil or criminal law-enforcement purposes including pending investigative files, pretrial and presentence investigations and child custody and adoption files where there is no criminal complaint at issue;
(4) Criminal files and criminal records, the disclosure of which would constitute an invasion of personal privacy. Any person may, upon proof of identity, obtain a copy of the person's personal criminal record. All other criminal records and files are closed to public scrutiny.

Further, your return address does not indicate that you are a citizen of the State of Delaware and therefore entitled to inspect and copy public records under FOIA.


Janine Knieriem
Certified Permit Process Technician
New Castle County | Department of Land Use
87 Reads Way | New Castle, DE 19720<> | 302.395.5470

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