Ocean City Council passes emergency ordinance on public nudity

 In Ocean City, the city council held special session on June 10, 2017. 

The purpose was to clear the rumors that the town will allow visitors to go topless on the beach.

The Worcester County State's Attorney's Office received a request from a woman, Chelsea Covington, believing it was her constitutional right to be bare-chested on Ocean City's beach.

While the Worcester County's States' Attorney's Office is waiting for an opinion from the Maryland Attorney's General Office, Ocean City decided to pass an emergency ordinance.

The ordinance prohibits offenses involving public nudity. No women will be allowed topless on the beach or public property within the city limits of Ocean City.

During that meeting, Mayor Meehan made it clear OC has never and will not become a topless beach in the future.

The town's police department will respond to any calls or complaints should any incidents occur.

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