Slaughter Beach Delaware

"A Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary"

A Certified Wildlife Habitat Community

Town Code/Charter

Town General Code

The Town Council adpoted a new Town Code/Ordinances on 6/8/2020, at their regularly scheduled Council meeting. The new General Code can be found here: Town Code Updated Through 5-28-21

Town Zoning Code:

The Zoning Code was adopted on 1/19/15.  A revision to the code regarding Accessory Building was adopted on 6/8/20.  A copy can be found here: TOSB Zoning Code_6-8-2020_final  If you would like a printed signed hard copy of the code please contact the Town – see contacts tab for address/phone number. The fee for the document is $10.00 plus shipping – if required.

Ordinance Update Zoning 2_13_23(2)

Zoning Map:

Zoning 11×17 Map

Town Subdivision Ordinance:

TOSB Subdivision Ordinance


Flood Ordinance:

The Flood Ordinance was adopted on 1/19/2015.
Slaughter Beach Flood Damage Reduction Ordinance

New Election Ordinance:

Election ordinance

Town Charter:

Slaughter Beach

§1. Body Corporate.

The inhabitants of the Town of Slaughter Beach, Sussex County, Delaware, are hereby constituted a municipal corporation and body politic. The name and style of said corporation shall be ‘The Town of Slaughter Beach’ by which name the said corporation may sue and be sued, plead and be pleaded, complain, answer and defend in all courts of this State.

  Link to the Town Charter 

Charter in a pdf format: slaughterbeach


Town Comprehensive Land Use Plan – Certified by the State on October 8, 2018.

8-18-2018 Draft CLUP

8-28-2018 Appendix