Rehoboth Beach’s parking season begins May 15

All meters now $3 per hour
May 10, 2022

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Rehoboth Beach Parking Department
1 City Hall Drive
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
United States

It’s May, which means it’s time to pay to park in Rehoboth Beach. There are a couple of small changes this year, including a new starting date.

The parking enforcement season will run from May 15 through Sept. 15. Previously, the season was defined as the Friday before Memorial Day through the second Sunday after Labor Day.

Another change made by commissioners is a $1-per-hour increase in the metered residential areas of the city. The change makes all metered parking $3 per hour. All parking meters are in effect 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and head-in parking is required. 

All parking meters have a 12-hour limit with the exception of 30-minute spaces and at Grove Park. Meters are payable using quarters, credit card or ParkMobile. All 30-minute spaces and accessible spaces require payment during parking meter season.

In response to a lawsuit, the city has added a number of new accessible parking spots. A total of 15 new handicap parking spaces will be added over the next three years – nine in 2022, three in 2023 and three in 2024.

Most recently, commissioners removed a tiered-rate parking system for large vehicles in the Deauville Beach parking lot. As approved, the daily rate for parking in that lot is $50 for any vehicle, trailer or any connected combination of the two that is 22-feet-3-inches long or longer; 8-feet-one-inch wide or wider; or both.

City commissioners made no changes for parking permits. Parking permits are required 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily in all non-metered areas. There are daily, weekend, weekly, seasonal and partial-season permits available.

Scooter parking permits are $40 for the season and may be used only in areas designated as scooter only. 

Permits are available at the parking department, 1 City Hall Drive, and daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the summer season at two kiosks – 408 Rehoboth Ave. and 700 block of Bayard Avenue. Scooter permits are only available at the parking department.

For more information on parking, go to, stop by the parking department, call 302-227-6181 or email

Call for candidates for city’s 2022 election

Rehoboth’s 2022 annual municipal election is Saturday, Aug. 13. In advance of the election, the city has issued a notice of solicitation for candidates. There are two seats up for grabs – Commissioner Edward Chrzanowski and Commissioner Susan Gay.

Interested candidates must turn in a petition signed by at least 10 qualified voters, but no more than 25, to the city manager by 4:30 p.m., Monday, June 6.

To be eligible to vote, a person must register on or before Thursday, July 14. Any qualified voter may request an absentee ballot by filing a request for an absentee ballot form no later than noon, Friday, Aug. 12.

Absentee ballots will be available beginning Wednesday, June 29. Ballots will be sent to everyone who has an absentee ballot request form on file. The deadline for the city to mail ballots is Tuesday, Aug. 9. Ballots must be received by mail or in person before the polls close on the day of the election.

For more election information, email or call Donna Moore or Steven Perry at 302-227-6181, ext. 159.


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