Message from the Town Manager

Town Manager’s Message 

Thank you for visiting the Town of Ocean View Website! As of this writing we continue to operating under   COVID-19 Public Health Emergency restrictions, now thankfully with opportunities for increased engagement.    Finding new ways to communicate and improving upon what we were already doing has therefore taken on greater importance over the past year!  For that reason, we are  happy to announce the launch of OVTV (Ocean View  TV) found on Mediacom channels 78 & 818! 

We are hoping you will make it a habit to tune in regularly to stay up to date and familiar with what’s happening in our Town!   Our entry into offering this Government Access channel was funded by a grant from Mediacom as required of our franchise agreement with the company.  When we are successful in bringing additional cable providers into town the same channel programming will be offered by them as well. Need more information about our cable franchise? Please check out the Mediacom Facts information under What’s New on the front page of our website. 

Speaking of our website, we completed an update this spring and the site can now be found at www.OceanViewDe.Gov.   The change in domain from .Com to .Gov was made to provide improved awareness and security. This change includes staff emails for all but our Police Department personnel, which remain the same. So, please check out the improved site for meeting information, code and charter details, new initiatives and more! You can also find our full line-up of community events set to begin in June 2021!   

Taking Care of Business… Just a few friendly reminders!

Voter Registration – you must register with the Town to vote in Town elections.  Please contact our Administrative Office or simply download the form from our website and send it in with a copy of your valid DE driver’s license.

John West Park – Group use of our pavilion is available by registering to hold a picnic, family reunion, birthday celebrations, etc.! Certain dates may not be available in association with Town events and activities. At the time of writing the current maximum attendance for rentals is 60, with social distancing and masks required.  

An Ocean View Business License is required if you provide services or do work within the Town Limits. It’s a property owners’ responsibility to ensure your contractor has one. Call us if you are unsure. 

If you own a property in Ocean View that you rent, you are required to apply for a Rental License. Rental properties are subject to a 5% Gross Receipts tax.   

Building permits are required for all construction projects, repairs,  additions, etc. and must be acquired prior to the start of the project. 

Property maintenance, including the area between the property line and the roadway is the responsibility of the property owner.  This includes grass and debris maintenance.   

Pets are required to be on a leash and are not permitted to run at large.  Be sure to clean up after your pets when walking them in our neighborhoods or along the walking trail at John West Park!  Failure to do so may result in a fine.  


 Carol S. Houck 

  Town Manager