The Town of Dewey Beach is governed by a Town Council, a Town Manager, and staff as well as the Police Department and the Beach Patrol. There are many Committees, a Board of Adjustment, and Planning and Zoning Commission.

The Town Code is updated by Ordinance, which can be located at eCode360 web site.

A Municipal Election is held annually to fill the positions of Commissioners who have completed their two-year term. Voter registration information can be located here.