Historic Preservation Tax Credit: Would This Program Help YOU?

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 Please review the attached documents for more information regarding the Historical Preservation Tax Credit program. This tax credit does not apply to only historical preservation of the town’s homes but also items like roofs, heating and cooling systems, and restoration of character such as porch add-ons! There are qualifications, but it is worth checking into […]


Residential Surveillance Needed

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016   Dear Residents, The Council Members of Bethel are well aware that our town is not untouched by the issues of today. They would like to do all they can to eliminate as much troubles as possible. They are asking for your help. If you see anything suspicious, please write down the details and submit […]


Mom, Did You Know I Almost Drowned?

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 I learn a lot about my children when we weed the garden together.  This chore is conducive to conversation. So when my daughter asked me, “Mom, did you know I almost drowned one time?” I was ready to hear all about it.  She proceeded to tell me that she was doing “bobs” in the pool […]


Concerned about Zika?

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 Homeowners can help to guard against Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses. DNREC has posted a short Youtube video that is very informative. Take time to watch the video and implement the suggestions included here.  


FOIA Requests

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 FOIA requests may now be made directly from our website. Look for the “Contact Us” tab on the navigation menu; then select “FOIA Request Form” from the drop-down menu.  You can also download a PDF form to submit your request in writing as well as view any related applicable fees.


President Letter

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 Bethel is a small, well-preserved 19th century shipbuilding and trading community, located on Broad Creek in western Sussex County between Seaford and Laurel. Wooden sailing vessels were constructed by Bethel’s skilled ship carpenters until the early -20th century. The most significant class of Bethel craft were the Chesapeake sailing rams, which originated from this Broad […]


Welcome to the Town of Bethel

Date Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015 The beginning of recorded history about Bethel goes back to 1683 when the Maryland Colony granted approximately 500 acres of land on the east side of the Nanticoke River and on the banks of Broad Creek to John Caldwell. This land and adjacent tracts went by many names; some of which were “Job’s Lot”, “Mitchell’s Harbor”, […]