City of Rehoboth Beach, DE
Sussex County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Adopted 11-8-1974 as Ch. 11, Art. 8, of the 1974 Code]

§ 198-12 Indecent exposure.

[Amended 8-13-1993 by Ord. No. 893-2]
A. 
A male is guilty of indecent exposure if he exposes his genitals or buttocks under circumstances which he knows his conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm to another person.
B. 
A female is guilty of indecent exposure if she exposes her genitals, breasts or buttocks under circumstances which she knows her conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm to another person.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 11-56, Wearing apparel, amended 7-11-1975 by Ord. No. 775-1, was repealed 7-11-1980 by Ord. No. 780-2.

§ 198-13 Topless bathing suits prohibited.

No female over the age of five years shall wear a topless bathing suit or otherwise fail to cover her breasts with less than a full opaque covering of any portion thereof below the upper portion of the nipple.

§ 198-14 Disrobing in public.

[Amended 6-16-2008 by Ord. No. 0608-02]
No person shall disrobe under the boardwalk, on the beach or in any vehicle while such vehicle is parked upon any public street or way or other public place in plain view of the public. Any violation of this section is declared a civil offense pursuant to Chapter 126 of the Municipal Code of the City of Rehoboth Beach.

§ 198-15 Changing clothes in comfort station prohibited.

[Amended 6-16-2008 by Ord. No. 0608-02]
No person shall change his clothing from bathing suit to street clothes or otherwise within the comfort stations maintained by the City. Any violation of this section is declared a civil offense pursuant to Chapter 126 of the Municipal Code of the City of Rehoboth Beach.

§ 198-16 Profanity.

No person shall use abusive, insulting, obscene or profane language on the beach or strand or any other public place in the city so as to disturb the peace and good order of the city.

§ 198-17 Gambling prohibited.

A. 
No person shall deal, carry on, operate or conduct either as owner, lessee, manager, agent, dealer or employee, whether for hire or not, any game of cards, dice, slot machine, or any other device for merchandise, money, checks, credits, or any other valuable thing.
B. 
No owner, lessee, agent, employee, or manager of any house, building or any part thereof shall permit such gambling to be played in such house, building or any part thereof.

§ 198-18 Lotteries prohibited.

A. 
No person shall buy, sell or dispose of, or have in his possession with intent to sell or dispose of any lottery policy, certificate or number or anything that promises that any particular number, character, ticket or certificate shall, on the happening of any contingency in the nature of a lottery, entitle the purchaser or holder thereof to receive money, property or other evidence of debt.
B. 
No lottery or consideration shall be deemed to exist with respect to a distribution of prizes by chance in a contest where admission to a class of distributees is based upon the submission of a box top, package, label, coupon or other similar article connected with merchandise produced or sold by the sponsor of the contest in the regular course of business, provided that the sales price of this merchandise does not include any direct or indirect charge to the purchaser for the right to participate in such contest.

§ 198-19 Craps games prohibited.

A. 
No person shall participate in a certain form of gambling commonly known as "craps."
B. 
As used in this section, "craps" shall mean any game in which money or other valuable thing is wagered upon by the chance throw of dice.