AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES

Mayor’s Advisory Committee for the American with Disabilities Act

Welcome to the Town of Ocean City’s Americans With Disabilities Website. Under the guidance of the Mayor and Council, the Ocean City Disabilities Advisory Committee is tasked with reporting and making recommendations relating to the implementation of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

MISSION STATEMENT

To promote quality of life, accessibility, and equity on behalf of all citizens and visitors to the Town of Ocean City, Maryland who experience disabilities.

SERVICE AND PROGRAMS

Paratransit, Beach Wheelchairs, Beach Access, ADA Playground at Northside Park at 125th Street/Bay, Emergency Services and Hotel/Motel Handicap Accessible.

ADA LINKS

ADA.GOV Website  l  Maryland Department of Disabilities

ADA BEACH ACCESS & BEACH WHEELCHAIRS

Call (410)520-5231 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to get a wheelchair box unlocked.

Download Beach Wheelchair Waiver Form

The Town of Ocean City is pleased to offer this benefit to its visitors in need of assistance traveling across the sand. Use of a city owned chair is a privilege, and we ask that you view it as such by abiding by a few simple guidelines established below. This free service is monitored by the Town’s Beach Patrol staff. Please remember that our Beach Patrol is here primarily to provide safety services to our beach-goers, therefore other beach-related responsibilities may cause a possible lengthy delay in staff attending to the distribution and collection of beach wheelchairs. Your patience is appreciated.

  • For access to chair, to get a wheelchair box unlocked or to report damage or problems with a chair see a lifeguard or call 410-520-5231 10am – 4pm.
  • Be prepared to show your driver’s license and complete wheelchair permit and waiver.
  • Use chair only on beach/sand and within 1 block of the wheelchair box.
  • Use at your own risk.  Do not put chair in water.  Do not inflate or deflate tire air pressure.
  • Return beach wheelchair to lifeguard after transferring to another chair so that it may be available to others.

Wheelchairs are first-come, first-served. Please share with others. A limited number of chairs may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. These special chairs are available for pick up at: Ocean City Visitor’s Center 410-289-2800 and the Public Safety Building 410-723-6610.

The Town of Ocean City is pleased to help provide access to our beach for disabled visitors through the beach chair program. Donations to help purchase more chairs are gratefully accepted. Please make your check payable to Town of Ocean City and mail it to: Town of Ocean City, 301 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842. Drop-boxes are located at City Hall on 3rd Street and the Recreation and Parks Community Center at Northside Park on 125th Street. Please write “beach wheelchair donation” in the memo of your check. For more information call (410) 520-5403.

ADA BEACH ACCESSBEACH WHEELCHAIRS AVAILABLEBOARDS TO BEACHMATS TO BEACH
Inlet LotYesYesNo
Somerset St.NoYesNo
Talbot St.NoYesNo
N. Division St.NoYesNo
1st St.YesYesNo
7th St.YesNoNo
12th St.NoNoNo
25th St.NoNoNo
27th St.YesNoNo
30th St.YesNoYes
35th St.NoNoNo
37th St.NoNoNo
40th St.YesNoYes
48th St.YesNoYes
59th St.YesNoYes
70th St.YesNoYes
81st St.YesNoYes
89th St.YesNoYes
94th St.YesNoYes
107th St.YesNo*At 109th - between Capri & Golden Sands
120th St.YesNoYes
130th St.YesNoYes
139th St.YesNoYes
145th St.YesNoYes