Rehoboth parkers can’t back into spaces as city adds plate scanning tech to detect violators

City of Rehoboth photo

The favored parking method of individuals and  safety conscious companies like Delmarva Power will not be an option in Rehoboth Beach as meter and permit season gets underway.

As the peak season begins,   parking permits are needed in non-metered areas from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 

No drivers will be allowed to back into parking spots due to new technology that allows staff to monitor parking using license plate recognition. The Cape Gazette reported a grace period will be offered followed by fines. 

Parking meter season in Rehoboth Beach begin at 10 a.m. on  Friday, May 24, and lasts through the second Sunday after  Labor Day. Meters continue daily until 10 p.m.

 Meter rates are $3 an hour on Rehoboth Avenue, from the Boardwalk to Fourth Street; Baltimore and Wilmington Avenues, from the Boardwalk to Second Street; and First Street, from Baltimore Avenue to Wilmington Avenue.


The city increased parking fees and made other changes,  supposedly as an incentive to open up more spaces.

All other meters in the City are $2 an hour. Time limits vary by meter location from 30 minutes to 12 hours.

Day-trippers have the option of using DART buses that offer frequent service from park and ride lots off Coastal Highway. 

Meters are payable by quarters, credit card, Parkmobile or by calling 877-727-5758. Not  all payment  methods are available at all locations. 

Click here for the Rehoboth Beach Parking map

Change machines are available at the following locations:

  • The Bandstand on Rehoboth Avenue
  • First Street & Rehoboth Avenue
  • The third block of Rehoboth Avenue (on the island across from City Hall)
  • 306 Rehoboth Avenue (Chamber of Commerce)
  • Change may also be obtained at the Parking Department at 1 City Hall Drive, off of Lake Avenue 

Further information is available at