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If your traffic ticket is payable to the Voluntary Assessment Center (VAC), make your check out to the Voluntary Assessment Center and mail it to:Voluntary Assessment CenterPO Box 7039Dover, DE 19903
If you have questions regarding your ticket you may call the VAC at (302) 739-6911. Town of Bethany Beach employees cannot assist you with tickets payable to the VAC, which is part of the State of Delaware.
If your traffic ticket is payable to Court 31 then make your check out to Court 31 and mail to us at:Alderman Court 31PO Box 109Bethany Beach, DE 19930
If you have questions regarding your ticket you may call the Town of Bethany Beach Court Clerk at (302) 537-3891. You may also fax credit card payment information to us at (302) 537-3776 as indicated on the ticket you received.
If your ticket is for a parking violation then please refer to the Parking Department
You will then be scheduled for a trial. You must appear in person at our court in Bethany Beach for both the arraignment and the trial.
The first step in the hiring process is to submit your name and contact information to Captain Joe Donnelly by phone at (302)752-6273. From that point on, we will arrange a tryout and interview to be conducted some time during the spring prior to the coming summer. Open tryouts are typically conducted through March and April or by appointment as agreed upon by the applicant and Captain.
500m swim in under 10:00 minutes, 1 mile run in under 8:00 minutes, 150 soft-sand sprint run, 50m sprint swim, and a simulated rescue Beach Patrol Employment
They are stored and can be checked out at the Lifeguard Station at the top of Garfield Parkway.
If you are interested in becoming a Junior Lifeguard, please complete and submit the following 2022 Junior Lifeguard Registration.
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The Bulk Density ordinance will take effect October 21, 2017 and will affect properties in the R-1 and R-1B districts.
See link to forms for Building permit application.Building Permit ApplicationSupplement to Building Permit
See link to Zoning map.
No construction activities (to include the delivery and supply of materials, removal of refuse from construction sites, or the starting up of engines of mechanized equipment or vehicles)
Shall be carried on except between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, year-round; or, between October 1 and May 15, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
All hours are prevailing time. Nothing herein shall prohibit repairs, renovations, or other construction activities carried on by the occupant(s) of any building (including their personal house guests if accompanied by the occupant).
No construction, and no site preparation, lot clearing, or earth-moving activities utilizing any motorized or powered equipment shall be done on any Saturday, Sunday, or holiday as designated by the Town of Bethany Beach.
Recognized holidays for calendar year 2022 are as follows:
January 1 – New Year’s Day
January 17 – Martin Luther King’s Birthday
February 21 – Washington’s Birthday
May 30 – Memorial Day
June 20 – Juneteenth (Observed)
July 4 – Independence Day
September 5 – Labor Day
October 10 – Columbus Day
November 11 – Veteran’s Day
November 24 – Thanksgiving Day
December 26 – Christmas (Observed)
Please call Town Hall at (302-539-8011) if you have any questions regarding recognized holidays.
Shall be carried on except between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, year-round; or, between October 1 and May 15, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. All hours are prevailing time. Nothing herein shall prohibit repairs, renovations, or other construction activities carried on by the occupant(s) of any building (including their personal house guests if accompanied by the occupant).
Open flames of any kind are prohibited on the beach year round. The Town does not issue bonfire permits.
Each May the Town mails an annual bill to the property owner or their mortgage company if requested by the mortgage company. This bill is made up of five parts. 1. Property Tax - The current rate is $0.19 per $100 of assessed value. 2. Trash Fees - The standard residential trash rate is $330 per year. The standard commercial trash rate is $460 per year. The rate for dumpsters vary by size: $1,310 for 2 yards, $1,710 for 3 yards and $2,030 for a 4 yard dumpster. 3. Water Bond Sinking Fund - The current rate is $1.07 per front footage with a minimum charge of $53.50. This fee funds debt payments on the water plant and distribution system. 4. Ambulance Fee - The Town collects this fee and uses it to pay the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company for ambulance services. The fee is currently $53 per year. 5. Each April and October the Town mails the semi-annual water usage bills. Rates in effect as of 4/1/2018 are as follows: In Town properties: $180 Flat Fee per year ($90.00 per six months) $4.50 per 1,000 gallons for the first 10,000 gallons $5.50 per 1,000 gallons for 10,001 to 40,000 gallons $6.50 per 1,000 gallons for usage over 40,001 gallons Out of Town properties (Savannah’s Landing, Salt Pond…): $265 Flat Fee per year ($132.50 per six months) $6.50 per 1,000 gallons
The annual Property Tax, Trash, and Sinking Fund bill is due June 15. A two-percent (2%) penalty will begin to be assessed monthly on unpaid balances as of September 1. The semi-annual Water Usage bills are generally due six weeks from date of mailing, so in mid-to-late May and mid-to-late November. A two-percent (2%) penalty will be assessed monthly after the due date.
Yes, the annual Property Tax, Trash & Sinking Fund bill and the semi-annual Water Usage can be paid online with a credit card. You can also pay Business License renewals , Real Estate Rental Tax and Parking Tickets. Other payments such as traffic tickets, building permits, water hook up fees and first time business licenses may be paid with a credit card but only over the phone or in person so that we are sure we have all the information needed.
The use of skateboards, roller skates, and in-line skates is prohibited on the boardwalk and bandstand (including all sidewalks leading to the boardwalk).
Dogs are prohibited on the beach and boardwalk from May 15 to September 30. Licenses are required and tags must be worn at all times.
Dogs found running at large or contrary to these regulations may be delivered to the Delaware SPCA
Proceed to the Police Department entrance at Town Hall, 214 Garfield Parkway, and provide the police dispatcher with proof of the ParkMobile payment including the start and end time paid for as well as the license plate number. The dispatcher will reduce the ticket to a warning with no fine. If someone is unable to provide this information in person, they may send the information to the parking department via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This MUST be attended within 10 Calendar Days of ticket issuance.
Pay to park is in effect every day for all public parking from May 15 through September 15 according to posted hours. The rate is $2.50 per hour.
One day ($25), three day ($75), and weekly permits ($175) are sold at the Police Station (214 Garfield Parkway) 24 hours per day during the parking enforcement season, May 15 through September 15. They are valid in any pay to park space except on Garfield Parkway. They are valid the day purchased for and until 10 A.M. of the next day
Please reread the directions and try again. The most common reason the pay station does not work is because the user inserts and does not remove the credit card or the card is bent. Remove the card immediately after fully inserting. If after retrying, the machine does not work, please report the problem to 302-539-1000 or speak to any Parking Officer. If the unit will not work, customers may still park in the area by either using ParkMobile to pay by phone or purchasing a time receipt from another Pay Station.
Go to the Town of Bethany Beach website under E-Services/Online Bill Payment/Parking Ticket Fines and use the link to appeal. Support should be provided with the appeal along with the ticket number. The appeal may be subject to an appeal fee by the court. Appeals MUST be made within the 10 Calendar Day limit using the appeal website.
Questions may be directed to 302-539-1000.
OTHER APPEALS:If this is the first time that you received a citation for Expired Time ONLY but have a paid parking receipt or paid ParkMobile session covering the time of the ticket, please send an email (including ticket number and any supporting documentation) within 10 Calendar days of the citation issue date to: email@example.com.
Parking Enforcement Officers will check the kiosk before issuing a parking summons. If a summons is inadvertently issued, the receipt can be used in court to dispute the citation. Customers are provided with five additional minutes of time on the parking receipt to allow time to return and place the receipt on the vehicle dashboard
East - west streets with Residential Permits Required signs.EXCEPTION FOR 2022 - Residential Parking Permits will be allowed to be used to park in all of the beach end parking lots. Signage will be placed at the front of these beach lots.
East - west streets west of Pennsylvania Avenue designated Resident/Business parking by permit.
Accident reports cost $18.50. Victim's crime report is free (first copy), additional copies $20 each and you must be listed as victim on the police report.
Copies of others (defendants, etc.) need to file a Motion of Discovery through Attorney Generals Office at(302)856-5353.
Also, you must have the report/complaint number. If not known, provide date/time/location in order to research requested information. Allow approximately four (4) business days to process your request.
To find out when your trash will be picked up, view the