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Parking Permits for Rehoboth Beach

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Parking Permits for Rehoboth Beach

Those coming for a visit and not familiar with regulations may want to read this......

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - The Rehoboth Beach parking division will review parking signs in one neighborhood after a Sussex County woman complained she was unfairly ticketed.

Nila Grose, of Roxana, Sussex County, said she received a $30 ticket on June 20 after parking for an hour on Oak Avenue near the intersection with Surf Avenue. Grose said she was more than willing to pay for parking but didn't see any signs in that area advising she needed a permit. Now, she said she wants to warn others.

"There were no meters, no signs, no markings on the road so we locked our car and proceeded to the boardwalk," Grose said.

Grose said she complained to the parking division and was told she could fight the ticket in court. She eventually paid the ticket after learning the court fee was $50 and attendants forewarned - just about everyone loses, Grose said. Her check to the city included a note on it telling the parking division to stop ripping people off, Grose said.

"We just felt trapped," Grose said. "It's cheaper to pay the $30 fine."

City Manager Gregory Ferrese said Tuesday he asked the parking division to investigate and determine if better signage is needed in that neighborhood. If that's the case, Ferrese said he would order the installation of more signs and even refund Grose's ticket.

Beach visitors often complain about paying parking tickets but the city is willing to consider adjustments if the complaint is legitimate, Ferrese said.

Besides a stop sign and a sign with the street names, there is one other sign near the intersection restricting parking to the corner. The closest parking permit advisory sign facing westbound traffic is 11 houses from the intersection and partially covered by a tree branch.

Regardless, Ferrese said there are signs at the entrances to the city advising drivers that permits are needed from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.

"If there had been a sign there, we would of paid and not said anything but there were no signs, no markings," Grose said.

The review of signs in that neighborhood is expected sometime this week, Ferrese said.

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1. Re: Parking Permits for Rehoboth Beach

Thank u for ur much needed post! We got a ticket yesterday, as well! We visited for the day, and did not have anywhere near enough quarters for the meter. So we saw hundreds of empty, non-metered parking spots about 3 blocks away from the beach and thought it was worth hoofing it to the beach from there... just to come back to a $30 ticket for "permit violation". We did not see any sign anywhere, either! I even called about it, and should have saved my time. The absolutely disinterested clerk just kept repeating that there are permits required for ALL residential area parking, and signs are posted at the "entrance of town" (where is that, exactly?!?) and in the streets. We really feel ripped off!! We should have gone to one of the state park beaches, not frequented the shops and restaurants in town, and paid $8 for the day total. Between all the traffic, high prices, and most importantly, dirty beach with foamy water and millions of jelly fish, this was our last beach day in Rehoboth!

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I dont know of anywhere in Rehoboth where you can park without paying a meter or having a parking permit. After 5 pm you can park in spots with no meters (as my parents always do), but not before that. There is a pretty big sign about the parking permits just past the lighthouse as you enter town, not like you would be looking for it or anything. I see the signs all the time and know not to park anywhere without a meter. This is another reason I go to the state parks for the beach and come in at night for the boardwalk.

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3. Re: Parking Permits for Rehoboth Beach

If you paid a parking fine by depositing in one of the collection boxes placed around town.One was stolen on Saturday. Local tv says to check with town hall to may sure they received your payment.

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