The Rehoboth Beach Homeowners' Association is a Delaware non-profit organization operated to promote the common good and general welfare of the homeowners and residents of the City of Rehoboth Beach for their mutual enjoyment and benefit, to preserve the quality of life, to foster the spirit of community and to provide a forum for the full and free discussion of all matters of interest.
The RBHA has created a brochure promoting safety for pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders, joggers, etc. specifically geared toward the City of Rehoboth Beach and its particular issues and regulations. The RBPD and the Delaware State Department of Highway Safety have both contributed to the effort and have given the safety brochure a "thumbs up". Keep up with our efforts on a new safety webpage here...
Residential Waste Information
The City's trash and recycling pick up schedules can be found at 2022 Residential Refuse & Yard Waste Pickup Calendar and the 2022 Residential Recycling Pickup Calendar (Hint: they are easier to read if printed "landscape"). View them by smartphone under the Calendar tab >> Trash & Recycling
Following are some of the issues the RBHA Board is following. Click here If you would like to comment on any issue.
Sussex County Proposal to Purchase Ocean Outfall Capacity
Sussex County offered to buy a portion of the City's Ocean Outfall capacity. The City commissioner's voted to turn down the County's offer as proposed but left open the possibility of cooperation under different terms.
RBHA Board position: The Board wrote to the Commissioners in opposition to Conuty's original offer
International Dark-Sky Association
The City has acknowledged it would follow the IDA's lighting recommendations as far as practicable. The RBHA Board discussed voted on the matter. The letter supporting new standards for improved lighting sent to the Mayor and commissioners is here...
Clear Space Theater - 413, 415 and 417 Rehoboth Ave. - updated 5/14/22
Clear Space has filed suit against the City over the Commissioner's reversals of the Planning Commission decisions.
RBHA Board position: Neutral - watching
Comprehensive Development Plan
The Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) is the principal document outlining the City of Rehoboth Beach's goals and policies regarding the use of land. The Plan is the basis for decision-making at all levels of government and will guide the public and private sectors toward beneficial activities affecting its people and land. See downpage in link.
RBHA Board position: Providing input to the CDP as appropriate
Rezoning Issues- updated 5/14/22
There are a number of anticipated requests for rezoning lots in the City where petitioners will or have requested residential (R-1) lot(s) be re-zoned to commercial (C-1) lots. A request for re-zoning at 330 Rehoboth Avenue at the corner of State Road has been voted down by the City's Planning Commission.
RBHA Board position: The Board has made public its opposition to re-zoning R-1 lots for commercial purposes and continues to watch for anticipated rezoning applications.
The Stormwater Utility Task Force
The Task Force begun meeting to consider the creation of a new stormwater utility with fees to be paid by all property owners. Funding options include development impact fees, grants, debt, public-private partnerships, and fee-based programs. The work of the Task Force will continue through the spring and summer. RBHA Board member, Elise Burns is a member of the Task Force.
RBHA Board Position: Watching
The Belhaven Hotel project would significantly transform the beach block and boardwalk at the end of Rehoboth Avenue. The project received a variance from the Board of Adjustments that is the subject of a lawsuit in State court.
RBHA Board Position: The Board has expressed its concerns in writing to the Mayor and Commissioners
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We want to share your favorite photos of Rehoboth Beach with everyone. Beaches, wildlife, cityscapes, the boardwalk, waves, sunrise...images that show people the sights of Rehoboth Beach. We can't show photos of identifiable people (we don't have their permission) so don't send us pics of Aunt Martha with face full of fries. If we use your photo, we will give you credit unless you prefer to remain anonymous. Photos more than 2Mb are best, but we can use smaller ones too!