The State of Maryland owns and maintains the Ocean City beaches and dunes. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MD DNR) acts on behalf of the State to maintain these important resources. MD DNR meets and coordinates with the Ocean City Engineering Department regarding the condition of the dunes. In the winter to early spring months, MD DNR contracts numerous dune maintenance operations, including: repairs of dune fencing and rope fence, trimming and removal of dead and overgrown vegetation, planting and fertilizing of new vegetation, and repairing the clay “Dune Crossover” pathways to the beach.
After Memorial Day, the Town of Ocean City’s Public Works Department performs minor maintenance operations of the “Dune Crossovers”. Property Owners and Visitors may submit maintenance requests at the link below for review by Town Staff: