Public Awareness

Child Sexual Abuse:

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Wanted Persons:

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Elder Abuse:

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911 Addressing:

Town Hall


Animal/Dog Control:

  • Since the Town of Millville does not have a police department nor an animal control office, if you wish to report a dog “at large” (i.e., any dog that is unrestrained and (1) on property open to the public; or (2) on private property not owned by the owner of the dog, unless a property owner has given permission for such presence), please contact the Delaware Office of Animal Welfare’s Delaware Animal Services (DAS), by either calling 302-255-4646, or by filling out an online violation complaint form found here.
  • Injured birds: If you spot an injured bird, call Tri-State at 302-737-9543 or the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife at 302-739-9912. When contacting Tri-State, please have patience while waiting for someone to respond as Tri-State rescuers rely on volunteers. If a volunteer is not immediately available to respond, keep an eye on the bird. If able and comfortable, contain or capture the bird with guidance over the phone from Tri-State experts. For more tips on responding to injured wild birds, go to tristatebird.org/foundinjuredbird
  • To report someone trying to injure wildlife, call 800-292-3030.
  • Road Kill Removal: If you wish to report road kill (i.e., dead deer, dead dog, etc.) for removal from a road, DelDOT has a crew to perform this duty. You may reach them at 302-659-4600.
  • Keeping Pets Safe & Secure at Home

Dog Licensing:

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  • All dogs, 6 months of age or older on or before March 1 of the year in which an application is made, must be licensed within the county in which they reside. Licenses are valid for the calendar year in which they are purchased and must be obtained by March 1.
  • Payment for your license is due within 30 days of the license expiration date, or within 30 days of acquiring a dog over the age of 6 months in the State of Delaware.
  • A late fee will be added to each license purchased more than 30 days after the license expiration date, or more than 30 days after acquiring a dog over the age of 6 months in the State of Delaware.
  • License fees are $10.00 for spayed/neutered dogs for 1 year, $15.00 for unsterilized dogs for 1 year.
  • Seeing eye, lead or guide dogs or dogs that have previously served in a branch of the United States armed forces must be licensed but are exempt from the licensing fee.
  • Current rabies vaccinations are required for licensing. The expiration date for the rabies vaccination must occur after March 1 of the year for which the the dog license is valid.
  • One, two or three year licenses may be purchased, dependent upon the expiration date of the rabies vaccination.
  • If a dog license is not obtained on or before March 1, a fine of $50.00 is possible. Subsequent offenses within 12 months of a prior offense could result in fines of $100.00.
  • Lost tags require purchase of a new license.
  • For questions regarding licensing, call 1-877-730-6347 or visit the State of Delaware’s Pet Data website at www.petdata.com/for-pet-owners/dlw.

Annual Park Passes:

Your annual pass sticker allows your vehicle and its occupants unlimited year-round entry to 14 state parks — including Delaware Seashore State Park, and Cape Henlopen State Park — without having to stop to pay the daily entrance fees! You may purchase passes at the following local parks: Delaware Seashore State Park (39415 Inlet Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971), the Indian River Life Saving Station (25039 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971), and Cape Henlopen State Park (15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958).

Annual Pass Fees

  Delaware Registered Vehicle Out-of-state Registered Vehicle
Annual Pass $35 $70
Senior Pass
62 years of age and over. The senior adult must be present in the vehicle when entering the park.
$18 $35
Senior Lifetime Pass
Delaware residents who are 65 years of age and over. The senior adult must be present in the vehicle when entering the park. Replacement fee is $10 — restrictions apply.
$65 N/A
Delaware Military Pass $17.50 N/A
Military Vehicle Pass N/A $35
Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran Pass $0
Assistance Program Pass $10 N/A
Replacement Fee for Annual Passes
(restrictions apply) 
$5 $5

Surf Fishing Permits:

SPECIAL NOTICE 7/2/19

2019 Surf Fishing Permits Are No Longer Available! The Delaware State Parks have sold the mandated limit of 17,000 surf fishing permits and decals (1- and 2-year) available this year. Walk-on surf fishing is still allowed. 2020 surf fishing permits and decals go on sale in late November. The 2019 annual passes are still available.

 

The purchase of a surf fishing permit enables individuals to drive onto the beach for a great day of fishing. You will receive a license plate and a decal. The decal also enables the vehicle to gain entrance into the other state parks charging a daily entrance fee. To properly manage inventory, sales, transfers, and replacements of Surf Fishing Permits will be limited to the locations listed below:

Surf permits will be sold at these locations until the 17,000 cap is reached.

There are no restrictions for walk-on fishing as long as individuals have a valid fishing permit issued by the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife. All of those engaged in walk-on fishing should use caution with drive-on access points and should only access surf fishing beaches via pedestrian foot traffic access points.

The reduction in sales locations is only limited to surf fishing permits. Annual Passes are still available for purchase at all sales locations. All other sales locations, including parks not listed above, online web sales, and all sales agents will cease selling surf permits as of June 10, 2019.

Permits are in effect from January 1 through December 31. Participants should acquaint themselves with the special regulations for this sport.

Surf Fishing Vehicle Permit Rates

Resident Annual Permit $90
Resident Two-Year Permit $180
Sr Resident Annual Permit $80
Sr Resident Two-Year Permit $160
Non-Resident Annual Permit $180
Non-Resident Two-Year Permit $360
Non-Resident Annual Permit $160
Non-Resident Two-Year Permit $320
Delaware Firefighter/EMT —
Contact the president of your fire company or the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association for information and an application form.
$0
Replacement Permit
(restrictions apply)
$10

Reporting to Sussex County for Trash/Litter Pick-Up:

In order to help keep Millville — and surrounding areas — clean and picked up of trash, Sussex County has partnered with Delaware’s Department of Correction (DOC) and Department of Transportation (DelDOT) in a unique agreement to tackle the roadside litter and illegal dumping issues that face our community. Using County funds along with manpower and logistical support from the prison system and transportation agency, state and local governments are working together to ensure Sussex County remains a beautiful, natural, and inviting landscape for residents and visitors alike.

If you see widespread roadside litter or dumping problems anywhere in Sussex County, please let us know by filling out the form found by clicking here. Or, contact the Sussex County Constable’s Office directly at (302) 855-7819. We thank you for your help in keeping Millville clean and a beautiful way of life!


Emergency Preparedness & Procedures:

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You can check on local storm shelter locations by calling the American Red Cross at (302) 856-2993 or the Sussex County Emergency Operation Center (EOC) storm line at (302) 856-7366.


Please check back occasionally for more on this subject. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us here at the Town of Millville.