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The Borough of Seaside Park, located on the Barnegat Barrier Island in Ocean County, New Jersey, was incorporated in 1898. Seaside Park is a small town of only 0.77 square miles with a year-round population of just over 2,200 residents. With almost two miles of shoreline on the Atlantic Ocean, the borough’s main industry is summer tourism. Seaside Park is bordered on the north by the Borough of Seaside Heights and its amusement arcades, rides and boardwalk. To the south is South Seaside Park, which is an unincorporated section of Berkeley Township, and Island Beach State Park.

Seaside Park is located across the Barnegat Bay from Toms River, the county seat of Ocean County. It is easily reached by Route 37 from the west (Garden State Parkway exit 82 or Route 70 to Route 37 east) or Route 35 from the north (Garden State Parkway exit 98, Route 34 east to Route 35 south).

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Posted March 24, 2015

Seaside Park & Township of Berkeley

Please be advised that the Route 35 northbound and southbound detour at 14th Street will be moved to 10th Street starting Wednesday, March 25th to allow for the contractor to begin excavating the east side/northbound lanes.

Thank you for your patience during this critical infrastructure project.
Project Hotline 732-230-7356

Posted March 20, 2015

Rental Inspections will be 1 Saturday per month for the next three months. The dates are as follows: April 11, May 9 and June 6. All inspections can be scheduled between 8:00am and 3:00pm. For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call 732-793-5100.

Posted March 13, 2015

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Posted March 12, 2015

The Ocean County Board Of Chosen Freeholders and The Ocean County Department Of Solid Waste Management are sponsoring several document shredding events in 2015 throughout Ocean County. This is open to all Ocean County residents who want to safely and securely recycle old personal documents. Seaside Park will be host to one of these shredding events on Saturday – August 29, 2015 from 9am to 11am, or until the truck is full; with a possible extension to 1pm if needed. This will be held at the recycling yard at 14th & Barnegat Avenues.

Click here for a list of locations for 2015 Shredding.

Participants are limited to 6 boxes of documents per day. Materials NOT accepted for shredding are X-rays, CD’s, floppy disks, microfilm and file folders. Please visit the Ocean County Solid Waste Management website at for more information.

Posted March 3, 2015
2 years after sandy

Christie Administration Announces RREM Information Session in Ocean County to Assist Homeowners Hard Hit by Superstorm Sandy
Information Session Rescheduled Due to Weather Will Be Held in Seaside Park on March 9 to Answer RREM Applicants’ Questions about Rebuilding Their Homes

Contact: Lisa Ryan
For Immediate Release
March 2, 2015

Trenton, NJ – Continuing its ongoing efforts to assist Sandy-impacted families in rebuilding their storm-damaged homes, the Christie Administration today announced that the 11th information session rescheduled because of inclement weather will be held Monday, March 9th, in Seaside Park, Ocean County, to provide personal assistance for storm-affected homeowners participating in the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program.

The information session will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Tri Boro First Aid Squad, 61 J Street, Seaside Park, to provide individualized, hands-on help to enable eligible RREM participants to navigate the program’s process.


The RREM information session is open to eligible RREM participants from any of the nine counties the federal government determined were most impacted by Superstorm Sandy. Nearly 800 RREM applicants have attended the information sessions held from October through January in other communities hard hit by Superstorm Sandy.

“The information sessions have been very well-received because they are designed to provide individualized answers to homeowners’ questions that arise during all stages in their RREM process,” said Richard E. Constable, III, Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), which is administering many of the Sandy Recovery initiatives for the State, including the RREM Program.

Housing Counselors will also be present to offer free HUD-certified housing counseling services for a wide-array of housing-related issues, including foreclosure prevention, homelessness prevention, rental counseling, and advice on reverse mortgages and home equity conversion.

“As a further enhancement to the State’s recovery services, we have launched the Sandy Recovery Housing Counseling Program in each of the nine most impacted counties to provide additional housing assistance to homeowners and renters who were impacted by Superstorm Sandy,” Commissioner Constable said.

RREM applicants recently approved for funding who are unsure of the implications of their newly funded status and are just selecting a contractor to start rehabilitation are encouraged to attend the information session to receive answers to their general questions.

A major focus of the information sessions is to encourage RREM Program participants who have not signed and returned their Right of Entry forms to complete and submit them to the DCA. RREM applicants must complete and return the Right of Entry form to allow the State to conduct a federally mandated environmental and historical review of their home to ensure there are no negative impacts to the environment and any historical or archaeological artifacts. At the information sessions, program participants are also encouraged to return their completed Duplication of Benefits questionnaire, which is needed to calculate their grant awards.

Eligible RREM applicants can also use the information session to check the status of their application, address challenges they may be facing in their individual rebuilding process, determine new action items, and educate themselves about best practices and key information as they move through the program. Also, homeowners nearing completion on the rebuilding of their storm-damaged home can receive answers to any outstanding questions.

The RREM Program is the largest of the housing recovery programs launched by the State in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. The program provides grants to Sandy-impacted homeowners to cover rebuilding costs up to $150,000 that are not funded by insurance, FEMA assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration loans, or other sources.

Representatives from the DCA’s Sandy Recovery Division, Housing Recovery Centers, and RREM Program Managers will be present to answer specific questions about the RREM Program. Additionally, representatives of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs will be available to discuss respectively the federally mandated environmental and historical review and best practices in selecting a reliable contractor to undertake home rebuilding work.

For more information on the RREM Information Session, RREM applicants may contact the DCA’s Sandy Constituent Services Office by calling 609-292-3750 or by emailing

For more information on the Sandy Recovery Housing Counseling Program, visit or

Posted February 20, 2015

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Ocean County residents and property owners will be able ask questions and obtain information on their property’s flood hazard risk at two Open Houses scheduled to take place in Ocean County on Wednesday, Feb. 25 and Thursday, Feb. 26 from 4 to 8 p.m.

During the past year and a half, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region II office has released updates to the flood hazard maps, known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), for New Jersey’s coastal communities. The FIRMs identify areas of flood risk in these coastal communities.

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Posted February 13, 2015

Download the 2015 Consumer Confidence Report here.  You may also pick up a paper copy at the Seaside Park Borough Hall (1701 North Ocean Avenue) and at the Building & Code Enforcement Office (4th & Central Avenue).  Please call 732-793-5100 for more information or with any questions you may have.

Posted February 9, 2015

Borough Offices will be closed for the following scheduled holidays: Thursday, February 12th and Monday, February 16th

Posted February 6, 2015

New Jersey Department of Transportation
Route 37 – Mathis Bridge Eastbound over the Barnegat Bay
Deck Replacement
Township of Toms River and Borough of Seaside Heights, Ocean County
Public Information Center
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 4 – 7 PM

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), committed to developing transportation improvements that best balance transportation needs, the environment, community concerns and cost, will hold a Public Information Center to inform local residents and businesses of the Route 37 Eastbound Thomas Mathis Bridge Deck Replacement Project in the Township of Toms River and the Borough of Seaside Heights, Ocean County. You are encouraged to actively participate by providing comments at the meeting, by mail, or by e-mail.

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Posted February 2, 2015

Temporary Road Closure in Mantoloking

Please be aware on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015 the intersection of Barnegat Lane and Lyman Street in Mantoloking will be closed for approximately 2 weeks to accommodate utility work related to the Route 35 project.

During this time the intersection will be closed to all through traffic.

If you have any questions, please contact the NJDOT Route 35 Reconstruction Project Hotline at 732-230-7356.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Posted January 29, 2015

Notice of Rescheduled Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., that the Tuesday, January 27, 2015 regular meeting of the Seaside Park Planning Board’s re-organization meeting for 2015 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. It is anticipated formal action may be taken at this time.

 Notice of Rescheduled Meeting

Rescheduled Grant Notice

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A.10:4-6 et.seq., that the Borough of Seaside Park Planning Board will hold a hearing to consider the adoption of the Strategic Recovery Planning Report to the Borough’s Master Plan during their 2015 re-organization meeting that has been re-scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, in the second floor Borough Council Meeting Room, located at Sixth & Central Avenues, Seaside Park, NJ.

 Rescheduled Grant Notice

Posted January 29, 2015


(15/P11) TRENTON – Fisherman’s Walkway, a popular and functional surf fishing access point at Island Beach State Park that was completely destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, has been fully restored and is now reopened, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today.

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Posted January 26, 2015

Snow emergency is in now in effect: Due to the Route 35 road construction, If you are unable to park your vehicle off the street, please park on the south side. The current Route 35 crossovers are as follows: N Street, L Street, H Street, E Street, 2nd Avenue, 7th Avenue, 9th Avenue and 14th Avenue.

The Seaside Park Office of Emergency Management has cancelled all activities in Seaside Park through Wednesday. The following is cancelled:

  • Monday Evening Book Club
  • Monday 7 pm meeting with Seaside Park School Board
  • Tuesday Seaside Park Recreation Center 5 pm
  • Tuesday Seaside Park Planning Board 7 pm re-organization meeting

Rescheduled dates will be posted when they become available.

Garbage and Recycling Notice:
Due to the snowstorm: Tuesday bayside garbage will be rescheduled to Thursday for curbside pickup. Wednesday recycling pickup is cancelled and will be picked up on February 4th.

Posted January 26, 2015

Prepared to Respond Should Heavy Snow Affect Company’s Operations
Morristown, N.J. – Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is monitoring developing severe weather conditions and has completed storm restoration preparations should the significant snowfall that is forecast to hit New Jersey cause power outages.


“JCP&L has activated our storm restoration plan and at this point has mobilized approximately 100 additional line personnel to assist with outage restoration efforts, if needed,” said Tony Hurley, JCP&L vice president of Operations. “We are centralizing restoration efforts at our Red Bank headquarters where our company Incident Management Team personnel can efficiently monitor the impact of the storm and better coordinate available resources to make repairs.”Winter’s cold temperatures, heavy snow and wind have the potential to cause damage to poles, wires and substations, requiring crews to make repairs in difficult conditions. In advance of the winter season, JCP&L completed maintenance work on equipment and did various inspections to help prepare its infrastructure for cold-weather operations.

The winter preparation work included inspecting heating equipment for substation components, such as capacitor banks, transformers, and oil- and gas-filled circuit breakers. Substation buildings that house remote-controlled relay equipment were winterized and the heating systems inspected.

Company bucket trucks and other vehicles also have been inspected to ensure safe operation during the winter season. Special emphasis is placed on the condition of tires and any air braking systems, which can freeze if moisture is present. In addition, snow removal equipment is on standby. Plows are used to help crews gain access to substations, and to clear the work areas and sidewalks at company service garages and other facilities.

Customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report their outage or click the “Report Outage” link on In the event of severe weather, customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police or fire department. Customers should never go near a downed power line, even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity. Extra caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled in trees or other debris. Motorists are cautioned to treat intersections with inoperable traffic signals as four-way stops. FirstEnergy customers also can subscribe to email and text message alert notifications to receive billing reminders, weather alerts in advance of major storms, and updates on scheduled or extended power outages. Customers can also use two-way text messaging to report outages, request updates on restoration efforts, and make other inquiries about their electric accounts.
More information about these communications tools is available online at

Posted January 21, 2015

Seaside Park Traffic Advisory

Please be advised on Wednesday, January 21st in the afternoon both northbound and southbound traffic will be shifted onto the southbound lanes (west side of the highway) between L Street and 5th Avenue in Seaside Park. Reconstruction work will commence on the northbound lanes (east side of the highway) immediately after this traffic shift takes effect.

Thank you for your patience during this critical infrastructure project.

NJDOT Route 35 Reconstruction Project
Community Outreach Team

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