The Arden Trust – Trustees

All private land in the Village of Arden, Delaware is owned by the Arden Trust and leased to individuals for their homes or businesses. If you have a leasehold issue, please contact the Arden Trustees, not the Village of Arden.

Trustee Address
2119 The Highway
Arden, DE 19810-4058

Trustee Phone
302 475-7980

Trustee Email
Click here to send the trustees an email.

Trustees
Mike Curtis
Carl Falco
Elizabeth Varley

Administrative Assistant
Julia McNeil

Documents Affecting Arden Leaseholds

Welcome Letter from the Trustees of Arden

An introduction to Arden given to all leaseholders at settlement. This letter includes information about land rent, property and school taxes, sewer bills, trash collection, and more. It is a useful resource for all residents, whether you own or rent your home.

Lease Agreement

Transfer an Arden lease with sale of improvements.

Transfer an Arden lease without sale of improvements.

Building Permit Process: The Trustees’ Memo

About lots that do not conform to New Castle County land use regulations.

Sale or transfer of leaseholds in violation of New Castle County land use regulations.

Encroachments on Rights of Way: Village of Arden Ordinance 11.

Tax Payments and Escrow Accounts for Arden Parcels.

Permission Required for Tree Removal

For trees on Arden leaseholds, authorization for removal must be obtained from the Trustees. Please download the form below and follow the instructions. It is the responsibility of the Civic Committee, and not the leaseholder, to remove trees on Village land (the right-of-way next to the street, for example). Contact the Civic Committee concerning problems with non-leasehold trees.  

Tree Removal form

Historical Documents

Deed of Trust 1900 —  scan of original document

Transfer of Forests and Greens from Trustees to Village, March 7, 1973

Transfer of Memorial Garden and Field Theatre from Trustees to Village, April 24, 1974

Agreement between Village of Arden and the owners of lots bordering Meadow Lane, December 8, 1983