OCEAN CITY, MD – (August 1, 2018): The Ocean City Police Department is conducting an investigation into the illegal distribution of restaurant menus at several hotels throughout the resort. During the course of this investigation, officers have cited two employees of White House Pizza located at 15th Street with a fine amount of $1,000. This investigation is ongoing.
The Ocean City Police Department would like to remind business owners of a municipal ordinance restricting the distribution of advertisements and handbills in the Town of Ocean City.
The ordinance states “it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to cast, throw, place or distribute any advertisements, circulars, handbills or wastepaper in the vestibules, doorways, porches or yards of private property or upon private vehicles, from which they may be blown upon and into the public streets, alleys or public places within the corporate limits of Ocean City.” The penalty for violating this ordinance is up to $1,000. Repeated violations could trigger a business license suspension hearing before town officials.
This nuisance crime often causes excessive litter and leaves the property unsightly.
Any property owner that experiences this ordinance violation is asked to contact the Ocean City Police Department at 410-723-6600.