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Council Meetings:

The Mayor and Council meet for regular council meetings the first and third Monday of each month. These meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and are held in the Council Chambers, City Hall. A previous Tuesday, 1:00 p.m., work session is usually held before this regular council meeting.


Copies of all city ordinances, resolutions and charter resolutions are on file. Some of these go back to the late 1800’s. Our Code of the Town of Ocean City was revised during the fall of ’99 and is added to this home page.


Recognized Passport Acceptance Location. You may apply for your U.S. Passport at the Clerk’s Office, Room 220, City Hall, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. No appointment is necessary.

You will need a certified U.S. birth certificate or proof of U.S. citizenship, proof of identity and two (2) recent 2″x 2″ photographs. The Clerk’s office can provide photos for you at $15.90 per applicant.  US. Department of State fees must be paid by check or money order. Processing and picture fees are separate and can be paid by cash, check or credit card.

To streamline your application process, visit to download online application forms and to obtain details about fees and important document requirements, including photocopies needed for your submittal. The National Passport Information Center can be reached at 1-877-487-2778.


The Clerk’s Office schedules meetings and assists the following boards: Please direct your inquiries to these boards to the Clerk’s Office.

Board of Elections – Seven member board appointed by the Mayor and Council on or before the third Monday of May in every even numbered year. Appointed for two year term. Current members are: Mary A. Bradford, Chairman, Jamie Albright, Amy Rothermel, Priscilla Pennington-Zytkowicz, Debi Cook, Vicki Barrett and Paul Gasior.

This board reviews the voter rolls and recommends changes or corrections as appropriate. They conduct the municipal election.

Noise Board – Seven member board appointed by the Mayor and Council for a three year term. The members are:

Betty Phillips, Jacqueline Friedman, Sean M. Rox, Brett Wolf, Tonja Sas and Steve Benney.

This board handles complaints concerning violations under the provisions of Chapter 30, Noise. They work with members of the police department to reach solutions and offer recommendations to reduce problems caused by the town’s transient and temporary population.

Ethics Commission – Five members appointed by the Mayor and Council for a three year term. Members are: Charles A. Barrett, Chairman, Joe Mulholland, Fran Kelly, Carroll W. Wagner.

The Ethics Commission reviews all required forms under Chapter 2, Public Ethics Financial Disclosure. They provide published advisory opinions to persons subject to this chapter and they process and make determinations as to complaints filed by any person alleging violation of this chapter.

Beach Mediation Board – Five member board appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Council. One member must be a member of the City Council. Appointed for terms beginning and ending with the term of the appointing Mayor. Members are: Council Member Matt James, William Bandorick III and Jake Mitrecic.

This board receives and handles complaints for the beach equipment rental franchise and beach photographers franchise. They conduct the bid opening for the beach equipment rental franchise.