The objective of the Bethany Beach Parking Department is to insure safe, legal, and full utilization of all parking spaces within town limits. Enforcement of regulations is a necessary adjunct to order within the community. All ordinances are based on Delaware Criminal and Traffic Laws. The Parking Director is responsible for the planning and enforcement of Town ordinances, based on direction from the Town Manager. Parking Enforcement Officers are empowered to issue summonses for all parking violations.
All public parking spaces, with the exception of the FREE PARKING for 15 MINUTES ONLY parking spots, are either pay-to-park or require a parking permit every day from May 15 through September 15 unless otherwise noted by signage. Parking is free the remainder of the year.
Our 1,000 public parking spaces are all within two blocks of the beach. In the summer on Saturdays and Sundays, all parking spaces fill by about 10:30 AM.
We have about 700 spaces on our east/west streets which require either a resident or business parking permit available to town property and business owners.
If you want to appeal a ticket, it must be done within 10 DAYS of issuance. More information is available under Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ #10) or click on Appeal Your Ticket link to the left of this page.
Please view other parking tabs for specific information to help plan your visit to Bethany Beach.
PLEASE VIEW TOWN WEBSITE HOME PAGE FOR ANY EMERGENCY PARKING UPDATES
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS
There are four Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations in Bethany Beach. Each station is equipped with two charging cords so that two electric vehicles can charge simultaneously. The chargers are universal so that all makes, and models of electric vehicles can utilize the service. To initiate the charge, payments can be made at the charging station by credit card with an initial fee of $2.00. The user will then be charged $0.20 per minute to utilize the station. Please contact Town Hall at 302-539-8011 with any questions or concerns.
Please note that the electric vehicle charging stations are in the Downtown Area pay to park spaces and will require payment during the summer beach season which runs from May 15 – September 15.
Locations of the charging stations are shown below.