Dewey Beach

Dewey Beach Town Hall
(302) 227-6363

Step 1: Weddings are permitted on Dewey’s beaches at no charge, with approval from the town manager. Complete application form ( and send by fax to (302) 227-8319, or by post to Dewey Beach Town Hall, 105 Rodney Ave., Dewey Beach, DE 19971. Once approved, couples will receive a confirmation letter.

Step 2: Obtain Sussex County marriage license*

*Note: The marriage license is valid for 30 days, based on time of application. It must be used in that time period. It is only valid in the State of Delaware. The waiting period is 24 hours (based on time of application) for all applicants.


  1. During the summer season (May 15 to Sept. 15), weddings must begin after 5:30 p.m. Set-up can begin after the lifeguards leave the beach at 5 p.m.
  2. Vehicles are not permitted on the beach during the summer season.
  3. Chairs and canopies are permitted. Everything must be removed from the beach within 30 minutes of the conclusion of the ceremony.
  4. Ceremonies must be no longer than 30 minutes.
  5. Metal chairs are not permitted.
  6. Closed tents are not permitted. Canopies only.
  7. No alcoholic beverages are permitted.


Parking permits and parking meters are in effect May 15-Sept. 15, as follows:

  • Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. (the following day). One-day permits cost $10.
  • Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. (the following day). One-day permits cost $15.

Vehicles parked on the right-of-way during the hours parking permits are in effect, as noted above, must display a permit. As a general rule, telephone poles mark the line between the right-of-way (where permits are required) and private property.

Parking permits are available at Town Hall (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.); iDewey Visitor Center (New Orleans Street, bayside. Visit for hours); parking permit machines (Town Hall parking lot); and online at