The Ocean City Development Corporation (OCDC), in coordination with the Town of Ocean City and the Ocean City Police Department, has created a voluntary program for installing new light fixtures in downtown Ocean City. The intent of the program is to provide lighting of alleys, streets, and side streets to improve crime prevention and also to improve public safety for pedestrians and bicyclists. The OCDC has just expanded this program to include the full OCDC target area from the Inlet to 17th Street and to 15th Street along the Boardwalk. The program will reimburse property and business owners up to 50% of the cost of purchase and installation of light fixtures, up to a maximum of $500 assistance from OCDC.

In order to qualify for the reimbursement:

    • Participation is first come/first served basis until funds have been expended
    • The business or property must be in the OCDC designated area
    • The light fixture and placement must be LED for energy efficiency, and must comply with Downtown Lighting Program standards and Town of Ocean City standards

Procedure for business/property owners interested in participating in this program:

    • Meet with OCDC staff to discuss eligibility and guidelines
    • Submit application, including an estimate from a licensed electrician
    • Application will be reviewed and approved by OCDC staff
    • Obtain permit (Town of Ocean City will waive the permit fee)
    • Installation
    • Reimbursement according to the approved application with proof of payment in full after all work is complete


Application for Downtown Lighting Program

1. Application Information

2. Lighting Improvements

3. Costs

I, the applicant, have read and understand the OCDC Lighting Program and agree to abide by the conditions as set forth in this program.
Signature of owner (if different from Applicant) consenting to work to be performed on said property: