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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.
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. Beach Patrol Employment
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.
The Bulk Density ordinance will take effect October 21, 2017 and will affect properties in the R-1 and R-1B districts.
No construction or site preparation work shall be done on any Saturday, Sunday or recognized holiday. Recognized holidays for calendar year 2017 are as follows:
Tuesday, January 1 - New Year's DayMonday, January 21 - Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.Monday, February 18 - Washington's BirthdayMonday, May 27 - Memorial DayThursday, July 4 - Independence DayMonday, September 2 - Labor DayMonday, October 14 - Columbus DayWednesday, November 11 - Veterans DayThursday, November 26 - Thanksgiving DayFriday, December 25 - Christmas Day
Please call Town Hall if you have any questions regarding recognized holidays. Town Code
No construction or site preparation work shall be done on any Saturday, Sunday or recognized holiday. Recognized holidays for calendar year 2015 are as follows:
New Year's Day January 1 (Thursday)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 19 (Monday)
Washington's Birthday February 16 (Monday)
Memorial Day May 25 (Monday)
Independence Day July 3 (Friday)
Labor Day September 7 (Monday)
Columbus Day October 12 (Monday)
Veterans Day November 11 (Wednesday)
Thanksgiving Day November 26 (Thursday)
Christmas December 25 (Friday)
Please call Town Hall if you have any questions regarding recognized holidays.
1. Property Tax - The current rate is $0.175 per $100 of assessed value.
2. Trash Fees - The standard residential trash rate is $280 per year. The standard commercial trash rate is $390 per year. The rate for dumpsters vary by size: $1,110 for 2 yards, $1,450 for 3 yards and $1,720 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 4/1/2017 are as follows:
In Town properties:$150 Flat Fee per year ($75.00 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…):$220 Flat Fee per year ($110 per six months)$6.50 per 1,000 gallons
The semi-annual Water Usage bills are generally due six weeks from date of mailing, so in mid to late May and November. A 2 percent penalty will be assessed monthly after the due date.
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
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.