Town of Bethany Beach, DE
Sussex County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Bethany Beach 8-19-1978 (Ch. 245 of the 1992 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Circuses, carnivals and exhibitions — See Ch. 110.
Coin-operated machines — See Ch. 116.
Commercial activities and concessionaires — See Ch. 123.
Beach — See Ch. 223.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 227.
Boardwalk — See Ch. 229.
Dogs and other animals — See Ch. 240.
Open and recreational fires; outdoor cooking — See Ch. 251.
Noise — See Ch. 275.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 282.
Trailers and camping — See Ch. 309.
Building construction — See Ch. 395.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 410.
Brush and grass — See Ch. 440.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 453.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 493.
Swimming pools and spas — See Ch. 500.
Trees — See Ch. 507.
Water and sewers — See Ch. 516.
Wireless telecommunications facilities — See Ch. 525.
Appendix 1: Table of Zoning Map Amendments Appendix 2: Table I, Setback Lines for Beach Construction Appendix 3: Table of Dimensional Requirements Appendix 4: Design Guidelines
Article I Intent; Purpose; Construal of Provisions

§ 425-1 Intent; purpose; construal of provisions.

Article II Terminology

§ 425-2 Definitions and word usage.

Article III Applicability; Compliance Required

§ 425-3 Uses.

§ 425-4 Height; density; Table of Dimensional Requirements.

§ 425-5 Lots.

§ 425-6 Use of required yards and open space.

Article IV General Provisions

§ 425-7 Number of principal buildings restricted.

§ 425-8 Reduction in lot area.

§ 425-9 Alterations in property lines.

§ 425-10 Accessory buildings.

§ 425-11 Street access.

§ 425-12 Interference with traffic control devices unlawful.

§ 425-13 Vision clearance at street intersections.

§ 425-14 Lots fronting on two or more streets.

§ 425-15 Public utility buildings and structures.

§ 425-16 Regulation of perimeter fences.

§ 425-17 Temporary structures and trailers.

§ 425-18 Parking and storage of construction vehicles.

§ 425-19 Construction on public property.

§ 425-20 Mobile homes.

§ 425-21 Classification of use.

§ 425-22 Minimum livable floor area.

§ 425-23 Outdoor displays of merchandise.

§ 425-24 Restoration or removal of damaged or destroyed buildings or structures.

§ 425-25 Oceanfront building and bulkhead setback lines.

§ 425-26 (Reserved)

§ 425-27 Exterior design requirements for residential buildings.

§ 425-28 Home occupations; home businesses.

Article V Nonconforming Uses, Structures and Lots

§ 425-29 Legislative intent.

§ 425-30 Continuation for parcels of land, structures, and uses.

§ 425-31 Legal nonconforming lots of record.

§ 425-32 Change of nonconforming use to another nonconforming use.

§ 425-33 Abandonment of a nonconforming use.

§ 425-34 Repairs and alterations to structures or buildings containing a nonconforming use.

§ 425-35 Repairs or alterations to a nonconforming structure or building.

§ 425-36 Replacement/restoration of a nonconforming building or structure.

Article VI Districts Established

§ 425-37 Districts established.

§ 425-38 Zoning Map.

§ 425-39 Determination of district boundaries.

§ 425-40 Changes in Zoning Map.

§ 425-41 Replacement of Zoning Map.

§ 425-41.1 Zoning Commission.

Article VII R-1 Residential District

§ 425-42 Minimum lot area; minimum street frontage.

§ 425-43 Permitted uses.

§ 425-44 Uses permitted as special exceptions or as conditional uses.

§ 425-45 (Reserved)

§ 425-46 (Reserved)

§ 425-47 Prohibited uses.

Article VIII R1-A Boardwalk Residential District

§ 425-48 Permitted uses.

§ 425-49 Dimensional regulations.

§ 425-50 Reconstruction, repair, renovation or remodeling of existing buildings and structures.

§ 425-51 Verification of existing uses, dimensions and open spaces.

Article IX R1-B Sea Villas Residential District

§ 425-52 Permitted uses.

§ 425-53 Dimensional regulations.

§ 425-54 Reconstruction, repair, renovation or remodeling of existing buildings and structures.

Article X R-2 Residential District

§ 425-55 Minimum lot area.

§ 425-56 Minimum street frontage.

§ 425-57 Permitted uses.

§ 425-58 Uses permitted by special exception or conditional use.

§ 425-59 (Reserved)

§ 425-60 (Reserved)

§ 425-61 Prohibited uses.

Article XI C-1 Central Commercial District*

§ 425-62 Minimum lot area.

§ 425-63 Minimum street frontage.

§ 425-64 Permitted uses.

§ 425-65 Uses permitted by special exceptions or conditional use.

§ 425-66 (Reserved)

§ 425-67 (Reserved)

§ 425-68 Residential units.

§ 425-69 Residential uses.

§ 425-70 Prohibited uses.

Article XII C-2 Neighborhood Commercial District*

§ 425-71 Minimum lot area.

§ 425-72 Minimum street frontage.

§ 425-73 Permitted uses.

§ 425-74 Uses permitted as special exceptions or conditional uses.

§ 425-75 (Reserved)

§ 425-76 (Reserved)

§ 425-77 Prohibited uses.

Article XIIA Commercial Lodging District (CL-1)*

§ 425-77.1 Legislative purpose.

§ 425-77.2 Dimensional requirements.

§ 425-77.3 Permitted uses.

§ 425-77.4 Prohibited uses.

§ 425-77.5 Compliance with state law.

§ 425-77.6 Other applicable standards.

§ 425-77.7 Administration.

§ 425-77.8 Violations and penalties.

Article XIII Municipal, Open Space, Recreation Facilities and Educational District (MORE)

§ 425-78 Legislative intent.

§ 425-79 Dimensional regulations.

§ 425-80 Uses permitted.

§ 425-81 Regulation of activities: hours of operation.

§ 425-82 Off-street parking.

Article XIV Exceptions and Modifications

§ 425-83 Existing lots of record.

§ 425-84 Planned Residential Development.

§ 425-85 Dimensional exceptions.

Article XV Off-Street Parking and Loading

§ 425-86 Size of spaces.

§ 425-87 Requirements.

§ 425-88 Submission of plans and specifications.

§ 425-89 Connections to streets or alleys.

§ 425-90 Variances.

§ 425-91 Joint use of off-street parking areas.

§ 425-92 Maintenance of spaces.

Article XVI Administration and Enforcement; Penalties

§ 425-93 Administration and enforcement.

§ 425-94 Certificates of occupancy.

§ 425-95 Records to be kept.

§ 425-96 Violations and penalties.

§ 425-97 Violations declared nuisance.

§ 425-98 Revocation of building permits; stop-work orders; appeals.

§ 425-99 Additional remedies.

Article XVII Board of Adjustment

§ 425-100 Membership; appointment; terms; removal; vacancies.

§ 425-101 Rules; records to be kept.

§ 425-102 Appeals; hearings.

§ 425-103 Stay of proceedings.

§ 425-104 Notification of decisions.

§ 425-105 Powers and duties.

§ 425-106 Appeals from decisions of Board of Adjustment.

§ 425-107 Public notice requirements.

Article XVIII Amendments

§ 425-108 Amendment authorized; effect of pending amendment.

§ 425-109 Public hearing required.

§ 425-110 Protests.

Article XIX Fees

§ 425-111 Schedule to be established; payment.

Article XX Conflicts With Other Laws

§ 425-112 More restrictive standards shall govern.

Article XXI Nonresidential Design Review Committee

§ 425-113 Membership.

§ 425-114 Terms of office.

§ 425-115 Meetings.

§ 425-116 Powers and duties.

§ 425-117 Decisions.

§ 425-118 Requests for reconsideration; appeals.