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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 July 3, 2020

Please be advised that this year’s Seaside Park PTA Patriotic Bike Parade has been canceled due to limits on permitted outdoor gatherings established by Governor Murphy’s executive order.

Mayor John A. Peterson Jr. and the Borough Council wishes everyone a safe and Happy 4th of July weekend.

Posted June 29, 2020

2020 Seaside Park Beach Badge Sale

Purchasing Hours

IN Person
Location: The Bathhouse (located at the corner of “N” Street & the Boardwalk)

May 18th – September 7th10:00 am to 5:00 pm*

*Secondary Location at Police Station Lawn Kiosk (located at the corner of 5th Ave and Central) Weekends starting MDW – June 20th, then everyday until September 7th

All badges purchased online bust be picked up at the bathhouse or Police Station Lawn Kiosk during the hours indicated above

Badge Prices

 SeasonalSenior (65+)Seasonal Boat Ramp
May 1st – June 30th$60$20$80
June 30th – Sept. 7th$65$20$100

1 senior badge per senior customer with valid ID
Children 11 & Under are FREE
Active & Retired Military are FREE with proper ID

Forms of Payment: Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover), Check: Must have NJ address and Driver’s License Number

Seaside Park Beach Control

“All beach fees will be waived to persons in active military service in any of the Armed Forces of the United States and to their spouse or dependent children over the age of 12; active members of the New Jersey National Guard who have completed initial active duty training and to their spouse or dependent children over the age of 12; and veterans who have served in any of the Armed Forces of the United States and who were discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable and who either have served at least 90 days in active duty or have been discharged or released from active duty by reason of an actual service-incurred injury or disability. In lieu of presenting a municipal beach tag to gain free admission to certain bathing beaches, the above-mentioned military personnel, veterans, their spouse and dependent children must present a valid military identification card, form DD-214 or similar document, or state driver’s license or identification card indicating that the holder is a veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States in lieu of presenting a municipal beach tag to gain admission to beaches.”

Posted June 25, 2020
Posted June 11, 2020

Thursday, JUNE 25, 2020,

7:00 pm Work Session

8:00 pm Regular Meeting

Location: Live Stream YouTube Channel

YouTube Channel:

Posted May 27, 2020

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Posted May 15, 2020

Posted May 11, 2020

Thursday, JUNE 25, 2020,

7:00 pm Work Session

8:00 pm Regular Meeting

Please join the meeting of the Mayor & Borough Council from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2073
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Posted May 11, 2020

We are only accepting online purchases for beach badges at this time. Please continue to monitor our website for updates regarding when pick up will be available. Any changes and updates are still being decided and must be approved by the borough’s governing body. When the plan for summer has been finalized, it will be posted on our website and provided to the public through various means including the Facebook page, reverse 911, etc.

Beach Badges will be required beginning Memorial Day Weekend. All badges including Seasonal, Senior (65+), Weekly and Daily badges will be sold this summer. No limit has been placed on the number of badges sold.

Posted May 6, 2020

Posted May 6, 2020

Posted May 6, 2020

We are happy to report that Seaside Park beaches have reopened with all social distancing requirements imposed and enforced. The Boardwalk will remain closed for now, but will continue to be re-evaluated as we progress with beach reopening.

Posted April 30, 2020

Please be advised the 2020 – 2nd Quarter Taxes are due May 1, 2020, with a ten-day grace period. Tax payments must be received no later than May 10, 2020, to avoid interest. Postmarks will not count.

Posted April 30, 2020

The Borough Offices are closed to the public until further notice. Due to the COVID-19 virus we have restricted attendance in the offices. If you are having trouble reaching the office staff, please use our website to find the email of the office and or staff you are trying to reach. All emails are checked during the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

You can look up Taxes and /or Water & Sewer information on our website. There is no fee to look up account information.

If you are trying to make a payment for Taxes and/or Water & Sewer billings, you have several options as follows:

  1. Payments can be made on our website for a fee depending on method of payment. This service is located to right of the site third item under the beach webcam. A receipt for payments can be printed from this site.
  2. We have a drop box located in the back of 1701 N Ocean Ave for payments. (NO CASH)
    **NO CASH payments are accepted at this time**
  3. You can mail your payments to 1701 N Ocean Ave, Seaside Park, NJ, 08752.
    (your check is your receipt) If you are looking for a receipt to be mailed back to you a self-addressed stamped envelope is required.
Posted April 22, 2020

Seasonal Beach Badges are available for purchase through our website. Due to the continuing state of emergency, we are unable to accommodate in person purchases at this time. Once we are able to open for business, we will have badges available for pick up as well as in person purchases. If you have any questions, please email us at

Posted April 20, 2020

Thu, Apr 23, 2020 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM (EDT)

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Posted April 7, 2020

Effective 12:00 a.m. on April 8th, 2020, all beaches within the Borough of Seaside Park will be closed, see attached order for further information.

Posted April 6, 2020

Posted March 30, 2020
Posted March 27, 2020

Effective immediately, by order of the Seaside Park Office of Emergency Management the boardwalk will be closed to the public until further notice. The Beach entrances will remain accessible to the public while the boardwalk is closed. This closure is to further protect borough employees and the public during Governor Murphy’s executive order to limit non-essential travel. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation as we try to limit exposure during the Covid-19 pandemic so we can flatten the curve and get through this situation together as a community.

Boardwalk Closure Press Release

Posted March 21, 2020
Posted March 18, 2020

The Seaside Park Police Department has adjusted some response protocols during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Officers will take police reports over the telephone instead of in person if the situation does not require a police response to the caller’s location.

When officers respond to an incident in person, for example, at your home, he or she will speak to you from outside to ensure a safe distance.

To limit exposure to patients on medical calls that raise suspicion for possible COVID-19, police officers will await EMS clinicians who will have appropriate personal protective equipment before responding to the scene. If the scene is determined to be safe, officers will remain outside the residence to limit exposure. Officers will continue to respond to all calls for unresponsive individuals and those in cardiac or respiratory distress.

Posted March 16, 2020

Mayor John A. Peterson Jr. and the Seaside Park Borough Council would like to provide residents with links for information on the Coronavirus from county and state health officials. 

Ocean County Health Department<

NJ Department of Health<>  &

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention<>

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Posted June 20, 2020

Seaside Park Planning Board is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Seaside Park Planning Board Regular Meeting
Time: Jun 23, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 915 8002 0190
Password: 122376
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Posted June 15, 2020

Please be advised the Municipal Court Session scheduled for June 18, 2020, is canceled.  Please call the Municipal Court to confirm a court date at (732) 793-5116. 

Posted June 15, 2020

Wed. Jun 17th, 7:00 pm

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Posted May 22, 2020

Presented by Honorable Mayor Peterson & Borough Council

Date: Monday, May 25, 2020

Time: 9:30 am

Location: Live Stream YouTube Channel

This year the annual Memorial Day Celebration will be a live stream on the Borough’s official YouTube channel. The YouTube channel icon is located on the Seaside Park website directly underneath the VIMEO icon.  Please click on the icon and subscribe to enable notifications of Seaside Park’s live steam events.

Memorial Day 2020 Program: Memorial Day Program 2020

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