Building & Licensing



306 Rehoboth Ave.
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971

Contact Information:

Phone:  (302) 227-4504  
Fax:  (302) 227-3336


The Mission of the Building & Licensing Department of the City of Rehoboth Beach is to provide the highest quality public service to the community while being ever mindful of our duty to protect the public's life, health and welfare in the built environment.  This department provides timely and comprehensive professional services in the area of plan review, field inspections, code enforcement and administration.  We are committed to working as a team, uniting with other City Departments to accomplish our goal of protecting and serving the citizens of the City of Rehoboth Beach.

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The Building & Licensing Department is responsible for the enforcement of the City Municipal Code.  We issue permits for all construction, demolition, tree removal, signs and licenses for all business conducted in the City.  In conjunction with the issuance of permits, we perform the review and approval of plans for code compliance and perform onsite inspections.  We process all requests and submit the necessary documentation to the appropriate commissions and boards for:  variances, special exceptions, permits of compliance, partitionings and subdivisions.  This department maintains all files related to building permits as well as records of the Mayor and Commissioners, Board of Adjustment, Planning Commission and advisory committees.  In addition, we receive and attempt to resolve complaints filed by City residents that pertain to code compliance.

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June 4, 2013                                                                                                            

The City of Rehoboth Beach Staff is 100% Certified by the International Code Council


One hundred percent of the City of Rehoboth Beach’s Building and Licensing staff have earned professional certifications from the International Code Council (ICC). Through rigorous testing, ICC Certifications ensure that staff have demonstrated competency in the requirements of the International Codes®, a complete set of comprehensive, coordinated codes used in most U.S. communities and many global markets for the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Full Story


     “44 solar panels are installed on the south facing roof of the Building & Licensing Offices at 306 Rehoboth Avenue.  They produce enough electricity to provide a reduction in our utility bill for this building.  The work was done by Clean Energy USA and was accomplished in conjunction with a State grant.  To see how much energy the solar panels are saving, you can log on to  The user name is treecity and the password is rehoboth@50."


  • Terri Sullivan - Chief Building Inspector
  • Steve Kordek - Assistant Building Inspector
  • Walter Onizuk - Code Enforcement Officer/City Arborist
  • Bobby Edmonds - Code Enforcement Officer
  • Ann Womack - City Secretary
  • Joanne Perry - Building and Licensing Secretary