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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 November 15, 2017




Posted November 15, 2017

Posted November 14, 2017

There will be a temporary water main shutdown affecting the Boulevard from M Street to O Street on Thursday, November 16, 2017 between 9am and 2pm.

Rain Date: Friday November 17th, 2017

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 732-793-3700.

Posted November 8, 2017

The Borough of Seaside Park will hold a FREE RABIES CLINIC on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 6 pm to 7 pm at the Seaside Park Fire Station located at Sixth and Central Avenues.

Posted October 25, 2017

Mathis Bridge/Route 37 eastbound to close Friday
Traffic will be shifted onto the Tunney Bridge until spring

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today reminded motorists the Mathis Bridge/Route 37 eastbound is scheduled to be closed this Friday through the spring to continue a deck replacement project. Traffic will be shifted onto the Tunney Bridge/Route 37 westbound in Ocean County.


Beginning at 7 a.m. until 10 p.m., Friday, October 27, NJDOT’s contractor Schiavone Construction Company, is scheduled to begin the process of closing the Mathis Bridge by relocating construction barriers, restriping and reconfiguring traffic signals approaching the bridges. The traffic shift will move eastbound traffic on Route 37 to one lane of the westbound side of the Tunney Bridge in Toms River. This shift will close Route 37 at the intersection of Douglas Street just before the Mathis Bridge. Traffic will be shifted back onto Route 37 eastbound after crossing the Tunney Bridge near Sunset Drive on Pelican Island. The jughandle to turn onto Douglas Street in Toms River will remain open. The shift is expected to be completed by Friday evening.

No wide loads will be permitted on the eastbound lane of the Tunney Bridge while the Mathis Bridge is closed. All wide load drivers must obtain a permit from the NJDOT, which will direct them to an acceptable alternate route. For more information about oversize loads visit the NJDOT trucking web page.

While the Mathis Bridge is closed, two lanes of traffic westbound and one lane eastbound will be maintained on the Tunney Bridge, separated by a moveable barrier. Should there be a need for an evacuation, all three lanes may be made operational in the westerly direction. The Mathis Bridge will reopen by May 15, 2018 before the busy summer vacation season.

There will be no Mathis Bridge openings for marine traffic between December 1, 2017 and March 15, 2018. This upcoming construction cycle will allow the contractor to install new bridge deck panels, install a new four-bar parapet, and replace bridge bearings. In addition, the bridge operator’s house will be rehabilitated, structural steel repairs of the anchor and bascule spans will be completed, and the electrical and mechanical systems that operate the bridge, warning gates and video monitoring system will be upgraded.
The eastbound Mathis Bridge and westbound Tunney Bridges are a pair of bridges carrying Route 37 over Barnegat Bay between Toms River and Seaside Heights. The Mathis Bridge, a mile-long double leaf bascule moveable span bridge completed in 1950, is the older of the two and in need of repairs.

The $74 million federally-funded project will replace the existing bridge deck on the Mathis Bridge, which is 67 years old, make safety improvements to the barrier and railings, and repair and replace mechanical and electrical components that operate the moveable lift span.

Construction is anticipated to take place for three seasons and is expected to be completed by the summer 2018. The construction cycle requiring a full closure of the Mathis Bridge will be limited to November 1 to April 30 each year. During each of these construction cycles, summer traffic from approximately May 15 to September 15 will not be affected and all three current lanes on each bridge will be open to traffic.

Community Outreach
NJDOT created a project-specific website that contains a wealth of information about the project, which can be found on the Department’s web site by going to and selecting Route 37 Mathis Bridge under the Construction Updates bullet. The Department is carefully coordinating the project with local officials to minimize the effect to residents and businesses.

The Department has a Project Community Outreach Team that can be reached through the project hotline telephone number, 732-230-7356, email,, or project website. Anyone who has questions, concerns, or suggestions is encouraged to contact the Project Community Outreach Team as work progresses. To stay informed as the project progresses, send your email to the Community Outreach Team to sign up for project alert emails.

NJDOT will be using Variable Message Signs to provide advance notification to motorists of traffic pattern changes associated with the work. Follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info and visit for travel advisories.

Posted October 24, 2017

Wed., November 15th 6:30pm

Posted October 19, 2017

Attention Residents! Starting October 30th, Garbage Collection will be one day a week.

Monday- Ocean Garbage

Tuesday- Bay Garbage/Bulk Trash

Wednesday- Recycling


Posted October 3, 2017

Posted September 26, 2017

Posted September 25, 2017

Public notice is hereby given, that I, Ann L. Rice, Collector of Taxes of the Borough of Seaside Park, County of Ocean, pursuant of the authority of the statutes in such case made and provided will on the 20th day of October 2017 at 11:00 am at the Borough Hall, 1701 N Ocean Ave, Seaside Park, New Jersey, expose for sale the parcels of land hereinafter specified to make the amount chargeable against said lands respectively together with the interest on that amount to the date of sale and including costs of sale.

 Full Notice

Posted July 28, 2017

3rd quarter tax bills will be going out on or about August 1, 2017. The 3rd quarter taxes will be due on August 1, 2017 with an extended grace period to September 4, 2017. Payments must be received in our office by September 4, 2017. Any payments received after September 4, 2017 will be charged interest back to the August 1, 2017 due date.

Posted July 6, 2017

Ocean County has announced Household Hazardous Waste Events for the Summer/Fall of 2017.  This is your chance to get rid of those unwanted paints, solvents, pool chemicals, pesticides/herbicides, auto products, etc. that you may have in your house or garage, safely and responsibly .  The Borough of Seaside Park strongly encourages you take advantage of these FREE events.  Seaside Park cannot take HHW items for you so please use this service while it is still available!  Pre-registration is required.  The events will take place in Little Egg Harbor Twp. (7/15/17), Jackson Twp. (8/5/17),  Lakewood Twp.(8/27/17), Long Beach Twp. (9/23/17) and Point Pleasant Boro. (10/7/17)

Click here for the 2017 Household Hazardous Waste flyer.

Sign up to receive email notifications of updates on the Household Hazardous Waste and Document Shredding Programs here.

Posted June 21, 2017

Posted March 30, 2017

To all residents and visitors, please be advised that starting April 1st 2017
Parking enforcement will remain in effect 24 hours a day, 7 day a week.

Parking enforcement will remain in effect on a 24/7 basis through September 30th 2017.

Posted November 15, 2017

Posted November 2, 2017

Posted October 24, 2017

Date: October 25th 

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Location: Council Chambers

Posted October 19, 2017
Barnegat Bay and Beyond!
Wednesday, November 8th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Council Chambers, Sixth and Central Avenues
Learn what’s new ~ Ask questions ~ Refreshments ~ Giveaways
Please share this message with your neighbors and invite them too!
Free informal meeting to share news and updates about our beautiful Barnegat Bay.
Guest speakers:
Lynette Lurig, DEP Office of Community Relations
Karen Walzer, Public Outreach Coordinator for Barnegat Bay Partnership 
Hosted by the Seaside Park Environmental Committee
Posted October 18, 2017

Posted October 13, 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., that a public hearing will be conducted regarding the Park Central Apartments LLC, located at 215 SW Central Avenue, Seaside Park, NJ 08752, also known as Lot 10, Block 27 as shown on the tax map of the Borough of Seaside Park New Jersey. The hearing will be held in the second floor Borough Council Meeting Room scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, the 16th of October 2017, located at Sixth & Central Avenues, Seaside Park. All interested parties are invited to attend.

Karen Barna
Borough Clerk

October 12, 2017

c: • Filed in the Office of the Seaside Park Borough Clerk
• Posted in the Seaside Park Borough Hall
• Posted on the Borough of Seaside Park official website
• Noticed to the Asbury Park Press
• Noticed to the Starledger
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