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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).

News & Updates

Posted September 16, 2015

Seaside Park Water Department personnel will be conducting the semi-annual flushing of the water distribution system after 5:00pm on Tuesday-October 13th through Friday-October 16th, 2015. Residents may notice some discoloration of water and a slight decrease in water pressure during this period. If you experience discolored water run your cold water in all your faucets for approximately 5-10 minutes.

The hyrdant flushing program is necessary to maintain our water supply for both domestic consumption and firefighting. We apologize for any inconvenience you may exeperience. Thank you for your cooperation.

Posted October 8, 2015

Borough Offices will be closed for the Columbus Day Holiday on Monday, October 12th . Offices will reopen on Tuesday, October 13th. Please note: there is no ocean side garbage collection for that day. Tuesday garbage will be collected for both the ocean side and bay side.

Posted October 2, 2015

Department readies assets in advance of the storm

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials, alongside other transportation agencies, announced they have begun taking steps to prepare for the impending storm as Governor Chris Christie declared a state of emergency.

Over the past 48 hours, DOT maintenance forces have been clearing drainage systems on state highways and roads to ensure they remain clear and safe for passage. Additionally, all regional Emergency Operations Centers have been testing communication systems and will be ready as needed. Throughout the storm, NJDOT will have more than 700 highway technicians, electricians and mechanics activated. More than 500 dump trucks, front end loaders, bucket trucks, light towers and tree cutting equipment will be activated and pre-positioned for use

“We never take severe weather events lightly and the Governor has directed us to prepare for the worst, so that’s exactly what we’re doing,” NJDOT Commissioner Jamie Fox said. “I have every confidence in the NJDOT personnel and our preparation efforts. While we can’t stop this storm from coming, we can ensure that, if and when it gets here, we are ready to respond.”

New Jersey’s other transportation agencies are preparing in kind. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has 800 personnel at the ready, along with 400 pieces of equipment. The South Jersey Transportation Authority has 104 personnel and 95 pieces of equipment at their disposal, which include personnel at the Atlantic City Expressway and the Atlantic City International Airport.

New Jersey Transit is actively monitoring the path of the storm, and is fully prepared to implement a rail, bus, light rail and Access Link storm plan to minimize potential service suspensions and delays to the extent possible.

“We are prepared with our storm management plan which affects all of our modes, rail, bus, light rail and Access Link paratransit service,” NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Veronique Hakim said. “NJ TRANSIT rail and light rail operations maintenance crews are inspecting equipment culverts, sandbags, drainage pipes and rights-of-way to ensure they are clear of blockages that could exacerbate flooding and disrupt service. NJ TRANSIT Bus staff is inspecting equipment and facilities and will be on standby 24/7 to respond where needed.”
“We continue to closely monitor the storm’s path,” New Jersey Turnpike Authority Executive Director Joseph Mrozek said. “Our goal is to ensure that anyone on our roads is safe and, when the storm ends, we are able address any issues as quickly as possible.”

Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website for real-time travel information and for NJDOT news and storm preparation efforts follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.
For information on how to prepare your homes and families for the storm, visit

Posted September 24, 2015


(15/P80) TRENTON –Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin today issued a drought watch for New Jersey’s Northeast, Central, and Coastal North water supply regions, urging residents in the affected areas to voluntarily conserve water and for the rest of the state to practice wise water use due to continued dry weather and above-average temperatures.

The drought watch is prompted by continued rainfall deficits that have decreased reservoir, ground water and streamflow levels in the three regions.

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Posted September 24, 2015

If you filed a flood insurance (NFIP) claim after Superstorm Sandy, & you were not satisfied with the amount of money you received from your insurance company you can request a review of your flood insurance claim through FEMA.

If you need help in understanding or navigating the review process you can get FREE assistance from trusted community advocates who are on hand to provide one on one assistance. If you’re interested in learning more about the NFIP review process and what you need to do to opt-in for a review, please call the Long Term Recovery Group.

732-569-3484 ext. 24

We strongly encourage policyholders to ask for a review as there may be additional funds that are rightfully yours.


Posted September 23, 2015

Three weeks remain for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) insurance policyholders to submit their Hurricane Sandy Claims for review by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The last day to submit claims is Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently announced that any additional flood insurance proceeds up to $20,000 will not be treated as duplicative, and will not be recouped by HUD or its grantees. To date, approximately three out of four NFIP claimants have received less than $20,000 in additional compensation from FEMA, and will not face any possible repayment of HUD-funded grants.

Policyholders can call the NFIP’s Hurricane Sandy claims center at 866-337-4262 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), Monday through Friday, to request a review. It is important to have your policy number and insurance company name ready when you call. As of Sept. 16, more than 14,000 policyholders have requested reviews of their Sandy flood insurance claims.

Policyholders also can go online to to download a form requesting a review. The downloaded form can be filled out and emailed to or faxed to 202-646-7970 to begin the review process. For individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use 711 or VRS, please call 866-337-4262. For individuals using a TTY, please call 800-462-7585 to begin the review process.

Posted September 23, 2015


(15/P78) TRENTON – The Department of Environmental Protection will hold two regional auctions next week for farm leases on land owned by the DEP, managed by the State Park Service and spread across a dozen state parks, forests and recreation areas.

The auction leases in New Jersey’s Central and Northern regions, to be held on Tuesday, September 29 and Thursday, October 1, will see the 2,744 acres of land available for bidding.

Central Region farming leases are up for auction in Allaire State Park, Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Rancocas State Park, Spruce Run Recreation Area, Upper Freehold Township and Washington Crossing State Park.

Northern Region farming leases are available in High Point State Park, Hopatcong State Park, Jenny Jump State Forest, Kittatinny Valley State Park and Wawayanda State Park.

Farmers may preregister to bid on specific parcels. Each lease will be for a five-year term, with an option to renew for three additional five-year terms. Multi-year farm leases will allow farmers to invest in the land and be eligible to participate in federal conservation or set-aside programs. A professional auctioneer will auction the parcels.

“Supporting agriculture within appropriate locations on our preserved open space lands has long been an initiative for the DEP,” said Rich Boornazian, the DEP’s Assistant Commissioner for Natural and Historic Resources. “We hope the availability of these long-term leases will encourage farmers to consider working public lands for the mutual benefit of the agricultural community as well as the public.”

Rental values and minimum bids will be based on the soil types of each parcel and calculated using the soil rental rates established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency (FSA), and discounted by 20 percent in consideration of the disadvantages of farming on public lands. Hedgerows and other property characteristics where farming cannot occur will not be included in the calculated lease rates.

The DEP launched the farm lease program in 2009, auctioning 49 leases. Last year, auctions yielded 46 leases. This year, farmers will have a variety of plot sizes from which to choose on 45 leases across both regions.

Land leases range in size from a 1.56-acre lot in Wawayanda State Park to nearly 100-acre plots in Monmouth Battlefield State Park. In many cases, farmers may bid on multiple smaller plots of land that are adjacent to or near other plots of varying sizes.

The auction details are as follows:

Central Auction (Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth and Somerset counties): Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 11 a.m., Assunpink Wildlife Management Area, Conservation Building, One Eldridge Road, Robbinsville, NJ 08691.

Northern Auction (Morris, Sussex and Warren counties): Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 11 a.m., Pequest Trout Hatchery, 605 Pequest Road, Oxford, NJ 07863.

Interested bidders must preregister by 5 p.m. Thursday, September 24, 2015. For information about the individual farm parcels and about registering, please visit:

In total, the DEP’s Division of Parks and Forestry owns 445,409 acres of land across the state. The Division of Fish and Wildlife owns 354,000 acres.

Posted September 16, 2015

There will be a temporary water main shutdown on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 9AM to 2PM (raindate of 9-23-15) affecting the following streets.

Ocean Avenue – from North Avenue to C Street

This scheduled water interruption is necessary to make replacements or repairs to our water distribution system.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Customers who experience any problems related to the interruption of water service may contact the Seaside Park Water Department at 732-793-5100.

Thank you.

Posted September 4, 2015

Final construction to resume on Route 35 after Labor Day in Lavallette, Toms River, and Brick
Last section of project to be completed this fall

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced construction will resume on Tuesday, September 8 on the final section of Route 35 that needs to be completed in Lavallette, Toms River, and Brick.

The project to totally reconstruct 12.5 miles of Route 35 and add a new drainage system was divided into three geographic sections. Before summer, work on the highway was completed in two of the three sections covering 7.5 miles of Route 35 in Bay Head, Mantoloking, Toms River, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park and Berkeley.


The Department suspended construction on the remaining five-mile section of Route 35 in Lavallette, Toms River, and Brick during the busy summer season to minimize the inconvenience to businesses, residents, and vacationers who make the Jersey Shore a prime tourist destination between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

“The Route 35 project has been a priority during my most recent tenure with the Department,” NJDOT Commissioner Jamie Fox said. “With construction resuming after the busy summer season on the last section of Route 35 that needs to be rebuilt, this massive project is nearly complete.”

Route 35 was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The $341 million project began in the fall of 2013 and had an expedited schedule to complete the massive project as soon as possible to prevent another storm from damaging the already compromised drainage system and highway.

Route 35 work

The following work will begin on Tuesday, September 8 in the section between Mileposts 4-9 in Lavallette, Toms River, and Brick. In this section, Route 35 is generally a divided highway, providing two travel lanes in each direction.

  • One travel lane and shoulder will be closed in the southbound direction to complete drainage improvements, curb installation, ADA-compliant ramps, and signal improvements in advance of final paving.
  • One lane and a shoulder in each direction will be maintained.

Beginning the week of September 14 (Refer to schedule below for locations):

  • Final paving will begin overnight from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on the southbound lanes at milepost 8 to milepost 4. One lane and shoulder will be paved at a time.
  • One lane and shoulder will remain open for traffic.
  • This work is expected to be completed in October, when the final paving will then shift to the northbound lanes.
  • Construction will be completed on one last outfall between Bay Avenue and Bay Lane in Brick. Once this work is complete, final paving on Route 35 southbound from milepost 8 to 9 will take place.
  • While the final pavement is being completed on the southbound lanes, the right lane and shoulder of Route 35 northbound will be closed, with one lane and shoulder maintained for traffic.
  • The reconstruction of the right shoulder and sidewalks through the six blocks of the Lavallette Business District from Bond Avenue to Brown Avenue will take place. This work is expected to be completed in October.
  • Once paving on the southbound lanes and shoulder work in the Lavallette Business District are complete, final paving will begin overnight from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on the northbound lanes at milepost 4 to milepost 9. One lane and shoulder will be paved at a time, with one lane and shoulder open for traffic.

In addition to the work between milepost 4 and 9, a small section of Route 35 between Harris and Howe Streets in Bay Head will be closed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. beginning on Monday, September 14 with alternating traffic to correct settlement around two manholes. Settlement is often the result of pavement work performed during the winter months, which was necessary on this project because of the moratorium on working in the summer to minimize the impact on summer vacationers and businesses. This work is expected to be completed by the end of the week.

Pump Stations

Crews have nearly completed cleaning silt from drainage pipes and the pump stations in Seaside Park, Seaside Heights and Berkeley Township. As part of the ongoing work to complete the project, crews are continuing to apply hydraulic cement to prevent water infiltration and ensure the system is sealed. Temporary grates at certain inlet locations near pump stations will be replaced with manhole covers.

The Department will be excavating to make adjustments at each of the pump stations. This work will require the use of machinery and equipment, but will in no way impede traffic or require any digging on Route 35. Installation of final landscaping at all of the pump stations will coincide with these adjustments. This work is expected to be completed by the end of the fall.

“These pump stations will help the region withstand future storms and protect Route 35 from flooding. Our crews have worked closely with local officials and residents to keep them informed and to ensure that work proceeds smoothly,” Commissioner Fox said. “Anyone who lives in the area can tell you that the flooding on the roads has been greatly reduced with the new system this summer, even though it is still being completed.”

Project Details

In each section of the project, Route 35 was completely rebuilt. The new stone-and-asphalt roadway is two feet thick, providing a more stable road and smoother driving surface. It replaces the old roadway that was eight-inch thick concrete slabs that were more susceptible to damage from a major storm. A new storm-water drainage system for Route 35 has been designed to handle 25-year storms and will feature nine pump stations and treatment facilities to filter and purify the storm water prior to discharge into Barnegat Bay.

NJDOT has a robust community outreach effort that includes a hotline telephone number, 732-230-7356, and email address, for residents to pose questions or provide suggestions as work progresses. The Department also has a project-specific website that provides information on the construction activity.

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website for real-time travel information, and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.

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The Community Outreach Team will be on-site during paving operations to assist residents. Access to driveways and side streets will be limited while paving vehicles are in your area. Please use alternate parking during this time.

For information and updates on the paving operations, please contact the Team at 732-230-7356 or

SOUTHBOUND MAINLINE PAVING SCHEDULE (Beginning on or about September 14, 2015.)

East Side of Route 35 South
Day 1. Grandview Boulevard to Jeanette Court
Day 2. Jeanette Court to Box Culvert at MP 6.52 just north of Swordfish Way
Day 3. Box Culvert to Ortley Avenue
Day 4. Ortley Avenue to Jersey City Avenue
Day 5. Jersey City Avenue to 6th Avenue

West Side of Route 35 South
Day 6. Grandview Boulevard to Jeanette Court
Day 7. Jeanette Court to Box Culvert
Day 8. Box Culvert to Ortley Avenue
Day 9. Ortley Avenue to Jersey City Avenue
Day 10. Jersey City Avenue to 6th Avenue


East Side of Route 35 North
Day 1. 6th Avenue to Washington Avenue
Day 2. Washington Avenue to Carmel Drive
Day 3. Carmel Drive to 2nd Avenue
Day 4. Second Avenue to NJAW building (south of Easy Street)
Day 5. NJAW building to Curtis Point

West Side of Route 35 North
Day 6. 6th Avenue to Washington Avenue
Day 7. Washington Avenue to Carmel Drive
Day 8. Carmel Drive to 2nd Avenue
Day 9. 2nd Avenue to NJAW building
Day 10. NJAW building to Curtis Point

SOUTHBOUND SIDE STREET TRANSITION PAVING (Beginning on or about September 30, 2015. Note: This is limited to the transition area where each side street meets Route 35.)

West Side of Route 35 South
Day 1. Grandview Boulevard to Second Street
Day 2. Hays Court to Melody Lane
Day 3. Harbor Drive to Westmont Avenue
Day 4. Ortley Avenue to Camden Avenue
Day 5. Philadelphia Avenue to Newark Avenue
Day 6 – Part 1. Trenton Avenue to Sixth Avenue

East Side of Route 35 South
Day 6 – Part 2. Grandview Boulevard to Sixth Avenue
Day 7. Fifth Avenue to West Colony Road
Day 8. North Bayside Road to Crane Way
Day 9. Bonita Way to West Bayberry Way
Day 10. West Chadwick Way to Westmont Avenue
Day 11. Ortley Avenue to Camden Avenue
Day 12. Philadelphia Avenue to Newark Avenue
Day 13. Trenton Avenue to Sixth Avenue

As always, the above paving schedule is weather dependent.

Posted September 1, 2015

WIFI announcement: Wednesday, September 2nd, 11 am at Lafayette Avenue and the boardwalk. All Welcome!

Posted August 28, 2015

Farmers Market will be held Monday September 7th. same time as always.

Posted August 28, 2015

September 10th Mayor/Council Work Session has been rescheduled for September 3rd

Posted August 24, 2015

Presenter: Becky Laboy,Education Outreach Specialist, Ocean County Soil Conservation District

This presentation will explore and explain ways to landscape your yard and garden with healthy soil building strategies, water conserving techniques and hardy native plants, while protecting the beautiful and important Barnegat Bay!

Date: Wednesday, September 9th
Time: 7-8 pm
Location: Council Chambers, 6th & Central Aves
Light refreshments will be available

Please share this information with family, friends and neighbors

This is the last event for 2015 Speaker Series. We thank everyone for their continued support!!

Hosted by: The Seaside Park Environmental Advisory Committee

Posted August 12, 2015

Seaside Park is now offering an online service for taxpayers.
Visit our website
The “Tax & Water/Sewer Online” portal is located to the right of the web page.
Thru this portal you can view your tax and water/sewer accounts.
Payments can also be made thru this portal.
The fees for payment services are:

$1.05 for E-check payments.
3% of the credit card payment.

Posted August 11, 2015

Uncommon occurrence the result of silt buildup and disruption

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Jamie Fox today assured the public that the plume last week from the 8th Avenue pump station in Seaside Park was not sewage or pollution of any kind.
“I need to be crystal clear on this, the water coming from the pump on 8th Avenue was most certainly not sewage,” Fox said. “The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Ocean County both tested the water and found it safe. The public’s health and safety is always our first concern.”

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