Federation of Metal Detector & Archeological Clubs, Inc

Delaware State Regulation

Is Metal Detecting allowed:  YES 

Excerpt from Park Regulation.  For complete listing click HERE

3.6 Use of metal detectors on lands under the jurisdiction of the Division shall be prohibited except during normal park hours in the following areas:

3.6.1 Ocean beaches east of the dune line.

3.7 No person shall collect, excavate, injure, destroy or appropriate prehistoric or historic artifacts or human skeletal remains from lands under the jurisdiction of the Division except with written permission from the Director. Violations under this paragraph may be charged under the provisions of 7 Del.C. §5306 or 7 Del.C. §5411.

3.7.1 Possession or use of tools or devices specifically designed for the excavation and removal of artifacts or human skeletal remains shall be deemed prima facie evidence of a violation of this Regulation and will be confiscated, held as evidence and be subject to forfeiture upon conviction.

FMDAC Disclaimer:  FMDAC assumes no responsibility for any person who knowingly or accidentally violates any state park regulation. Although FMDAC will try to keep this information current we cannot anticipate how each regulation will be interpreted by a specific park department, park employee or other government employee. It is the sole responsibility of each individual to know and obey the regulations of the park or area they are visiting and or metal detecting.