Town of Dewey Beach, DE
Sussex County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Commissioners of the Town of Dewey Beach 1-10-2009 by Ord. No. 634.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 71.
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 75.
Floodplain management — See Ch. 101.
Board of Adjustment — See Ch. 180.
Planning Commission — See Ch. 181.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 183.
185a Table 2 Bulk Zoning Stds 185b Zoning Map
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 185, Zoning, adopted 2-28-1982 by Ord. No. 14 (Ch. 14 of the 1984 Code), as amended.
Article I Title and Purpose

§ 185-1 Title.

§ 185-2 Applicability.

§ 185-3 Purpose.

§ 185-3.1 Enabling legislation.

Article II Districts and District Maps

§ 185-4 Establishment of districts.

§ 185-5 Reference to district names.

§ 185-6 Official Zoning Map.

§ 185-7 Informational copies of Official Zoning Map.

§ 185-8 Interpretation of district boundaries.

§ 185-9 Regulation of areas under water.

Article III General Provisions

§ 185-10 Compliance with regulations.

§ 185-11 Location on lot required.

§ 185-12 Encroachment; reduction of lot area.

§ 185-13 Prior construction of accessory building.

§ 185-14 Prohibited uses.

§ 185-15 Reference to additional regulations.

§ 185-16 Governmental exemptions.

§ 185-17 DNREC building line.

§ 185-18 Change of use.

§ 185-19 Temporary structures.

§ 185-20 Sewage or wastewater holding tanks.

§ 185-21 Smoke detectors.

§ 185-22 Certain gambling prohibited.

§ 185-22.1 Conversion, dedication, or declaration of hotel, motel and/or condominium units to fractional interests or timeshares prohibited.

Article IV District Regulations

§ 185-23 NR Neighborhood Residential District.

§ 185-24 RR Resort Residential District.

§ 185-25 RB-1 Resort Business District.

§ 185-25.1 RB-2 Resort Business District-2.

§ 185-25.2 RB-3 Resort Business District-3.

§ 185-26 PR Planned Residential District.

§ 185-26.1 PRB-1 Planned Resort Business District-1.

§ 185-26.2 PRB-3 Planned Resort Business District-3.

Article V Sign and Outdoor Display of Merchandise Regulations

§ 185-27 Definitions.

§ 185-27.1 Displays.

§ 185-28 General provisions for signs.

§ 185-29 Signs permitted in all districts.

§ 185-30 Signs prohibited in all districts.

§ 185-31 Permitted signs in NR, RR and PR Residential Districts.

§ 185-32 Permitted signs in RB Commercial Districts.

§ 185-33 Nonconforming signs maintained.

§ 185-34 Temporary political signs.

Article VI Off-Street Parking

§ 185-35 Off-street parking requirements.

§ 185-36 Interpretation and application of off-street parking requirements.

§ 185-37 Location of required spaces.

§ 185-38 Design standards.

Article VII Conditional Uses

§ 185-39 Purpose.

§ 185-40 Special requirements.

§ 185-41 Preliminary site plan required; procedures.

§ 185-42 Term of approval.

§ 185-43 Existing conditional uses.

§ 185-44 Revocation of permits.

Article VIII Supplementary Height, Area and Bulk Regulations

§ 185-45 Applicability.

§ 185-46 Modification of height regulations.

§ 185-47 Lot area.

§ 185-48 Yards and open space generally.

§ 185-49 Front, side and rear yards.

§ 185-50 Corner visibility.

§ 185-51 Accessory buildings and structures.

§ 185-52 Boathouses, piers and bulkheads.

§ 185-53 Special regulations for townhouses and multiunit structures.

§ 185-54 Parking and storage of certain vehicles.

§ 185-55 Natural or planting areas.

Article IX Nonconformities

§ 185-56 Nonconforming use of land and buildings.

§ 185-57 Nonconforming signs.

§ 185-58 Discontinuance of nonconforming uses or building.

§ 185-59 Damage or destruction of nonconforming use or building.

§ 185-60 Extension of nonconforming use or building.

§ 185-61 Intermittent use; effect of use on remainder of lot.

§ 185-62 Existence of nonconforming use.

§ 185-63 Nonconforming uses not validated.

Article X Board of Adjustment

§ 185-64 Creation, appointment and organization; removal of members; vacancies.

§ 185-65 Procedure.

§ 185-66 Powers.

§ 185-67 Special exceptions.

§ 185-68 Variances.

§ 185-69 Conditions attached to approvals.

§ 185-70 Lapse of special exception or variance.

§ 185-71 Amendment of special exception or variance.

§ 185-72 Appeals to courts.

Article XI Administrative Provisions

§ 185-73 Changes and amendments.

§ 185-74 Procedures for approval of conditional uses.

§ 185-75 Procedures for approval of site plan.

§ 185-76 Preliminary site plan requirements.

§ 185-77 Final site plan requirements.

§ 185-78 Amendments and additions to site plans.

§ 185-79 Certificates of occupancy.

§ 185-80 Building permits; fee.

§ 185-81 Plats.

§ 185-82 Filing fees.

§ 185-83 Interpretation, purpose and conflict.

§ 185-84 Enforcement violations and penalties.

§ 185-85 Expiration of approved site plan.

§ 185-86 Land development and construction requirements.

Article XII Design Guidelines

§ 185-87 Streets and rights-of-way.

§ 185-88 Stormwater management.

§ 185-89 Grading and erosion control.

§ 185-90 Utilities.

§ 185-91 Landscaping.

§ 185-92 Fences.

§ 185-93 Lighting.