Permits & Inspections

Permits are required anytime you are doing work on your property other than minor repairs, carpeting, painting and wallpaper.  There are different kinds of permits required by the City code.  Some different kinds of permits are:

  • Building Permit (sign permit, zoning permit)(Section 102 & 270)
  • Plumbing Permit (Section 102)
  • Moving Permit (Section 102 & 109)
  • Demolition Permit (Section 102 & 105)
  • Tree Removal Permit (Section 253)
  • Land Clearing Permit (Section 253)

Depending on the project, additional permitting may be required from this or other agencies.  Please contact Building and Licensing with any questions.

Inspections performed by outside agencies:

  • ELECTRICAL - Rough-in and Final required
  • FIRE MARSHAL - Plan review and Final required
  • Duct Tightness Test – “Duct Blast”
  • Building Air Leakage Test – “Blower Door”
  • Health Dept - Plan review and Final required

Where to call:

  • Rehoboth Beach Building & Licensing – 302-227-4504
  • Exterior and Underground Plumbing Inspections (to schedule) -302-227-6181
  • DE State Fire Marshal’s Office – 302-856-5298
  • DE State Health Dept. – 302-856-5496

Approved Electrical Inspection Agencies:

  • First State Inspection Agency – 302-856-3517
  • Middle Dept. Inspection Agency – 302-422-5729
  • American Inspection Agency – 302-732-6900

Licensed Energy Testing Contractors

  • Delmarva Energy Solutions/Dr. Energy Saver – 302-684-3418
  • Smart Energy Solutions – 302-674-3221
  • Patuxent Environmental Group (PEG) 703-934-2777
  • Joe Gordon LLC – 302-841-4502