• Petitioned The Town of Ocean City

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Mayor and City Council
The Town of Ocean City

Legalize Skateboarding In Ocean City, Maryland

    1. Mick Chester
    2. Petition by

      Mick Chester

      Ocean City, MD

Skateboarding is currently illegal and tickets are given out for simply skating down the road. It’s hard to believe that we host a huge skateboarding event (Dew Tour) yet it’s illegal for them to skate anywhere in the city. Skateboarding shouldn't be allowed for 3 days out of the year when the Dew Tour is in town it should be legal all year round. Skateboarding is a healthy and environmentally friendly way to get around town. How can you justify the use of a law written back in the 70’s? It’s time for change and modernization of the laws in this beach town.


Current Law

Sec. 90-195. - Operation of skateboards.


It shall be unlawful for any person to ride, propel, push or otherwise operate a skateboard on Atlantic Avenue (the boardwalk) or any ramps, railings or benches adjoining thereto at any time.


It shall be unlawful for any person to ride, propel, push or otherwise operate a skateboard on any public street, public way, public alley, public sidewalk, public lots and other public property (except for public skateboard facilities and publicly sponsored or authorized skateboard events) within the corporate limits of Ocean City between April 1 and October 1 of each year.

(Code 1972, § 30-3)

Recent signatures


    1. A Step Closer!

      Mick Chester
      Petition Organizer

      Whats up! Great news, tonight we are that much closer on legalizing skateboarding in Ocean City, MD. I just got off the phone with a member of the city council who brought up allowing skateboarding on the boardwalk while bikes are permitted (before 10 am-after 2 am memorial day thru labor day). All members minus one agreed, including the mayor that it should be changed. This will be brought up in the next work session where it should be signed into an emergency ordinance making it law immediately. This is a huge step and this petition helped out greatly! I would like to thank everyone for your support. Please continue to share this and have your friends sign it. We still have more work ahead of us!

      Thanks again!

      Mick Chester

    2. Reached 250 signatures
    3. Published in this past weeks paper!

      Mick Chester
      Petition Organizer

      The story has been published in The Dispatch & Daily Times!

    4. Reached 200 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Lisa Espada OCEAN CITY, MD
      • almost 2 years ago

      How can Ocean City host Dew Tour every year and not have Skateboarding legalized? Its a must to legalize it here.

    • chad smith TIMONIUM, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      skateboarding has been a part of my life since i was young and still love it at 28 i believe it teaches the younger generation never to quit determination and promotes a healthy lifestyle and gets the kids out of the house and away from the tv and video games

    • Linda McGinty GEORGETOWN, DE
      • about 2 years ago

      All fitness and exercise should be accessible and encouraged.

    • hristina ferracci GEORGETOWN, DE
      • about 2 years ago

      So my son can enjoy the ride

    • lemuel ferracci OCEANCITY, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      i love sk8boarding


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