Licenses & Rental Tax
Business Licenses are issued for the year beginning June 1 and ending May 31. The fee is $180 per year. You can request a one-year, two-year, or three-year license.
Fill out the Business License Application
to apply for your Business License.
If you currently have a Town of Bethany Beach Business License in good standing you may renew your license with a credit card payment online
Residential and Commercial Rental Licenses
Residential and Commercial Rental Licenses are issued for the year beginning June 1 and ending May 31. The fee is $50 per year.
Fill out the Rental License Application
to apply for your Rental License.
If you will be renting your property in Bethany Beach any time during the year you are required under Chapter 102 of the Code of Bethany Beach to obtain a Rental License for each unit that you rent.
Please click here
to view the Safety Certification Form for rental property licenses.
Real Estate Rental Tax
Real Estate Rental Tax is payable to the Town semi-annually and is based on the gross rental income received.
The Town of Bethany Beach Rental Tax Rate on residential and commercial space is 6% of gross receipts. This rate increases to 7% effective on rentals after September 2016.
The Town of Bethany Beach Rental Tax rate on rental properties subject to the State Accommodations tax is 3.25% of gross receipts.
Rental Tax may be paid with a credit card payment online.