Town of Milton, DE
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Derived from Ch. 21 of the prior Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Business licenses — See Ch. 93.
Rental licenses — See Ch. 164.
Zoning — See Ch. 220.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BED-AND-BREAKFAST
A single-family, owner-occupied dwelling which is used for lodging for up to six transient guests at any one time, none of who remain for more than five consecutive nights each, and which provides no food or beverage service for the transient guest other than for breakfast provided in the areas of the dwelling generally utilized by the resident family for the consumption of food.
BED-AND-BREAKFAST INN
Bed-and-breakfast.
BED-AND-BREAKFAST UNIT
Bed-and-breakfast room.
Bed-and-breakfast inns are permitted, subject to the following minimum conditions:
A. 
The primary use of a bed-and-breakfast shall be residential.
B. 
Individual bed-and-breakfast units shall not contain cooking facilities, subject to the provisions of the ordinances of the Town.
C. 
Interior residential features shall be retained in a manner which will allow reconversion to residential use.
D. 
The dwelling shall be owner-occupied and managed.
E. 
No more than three rooms shall be rented and no more than two adults shall occupy a unit per night. An exception for this subsection may be granted by the Town Council upon request of the applicant and subject to the provisions of the ordinances of the Town.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
F. 
Parking shall be provided on site; one parking space per room rented, plus one for the owner.
G. 
A business license shall be obtained in accordance with Chapter 93, Business Licenses, of the Code of the Town of Milton.
H. 
All bed-and-breakfasts shall be subject to the provisions of the Town ordinances, county, state, and federal laws.
I. 
The initial bed-and-breakfast conditional use permit granted a property owner shall be issued for one-year duration, renewable upon request of the property owner pursuant to Subsections G and H. Thereafter the conditional use permit shall be reviewed only if complaints have been received.
J. 
The bed-and-breakfast use shall be shown not to be detrimental to the neighborhood.
K. 
All signs must comply with Chapter 220, Article VIII, Signage, of the Code of the Town of Milton.
Any licenses are nontransferable.