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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 23, 2016


Bids are being solicited through a fair and open process in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5 for the purchase of $3,353,108 Bond Anticipation Notes, Series 2016B (the “Notes”) of the Borough of Seaside Park, in the County of Ocean, New Jersey. All bids will be publicly opened and announced at the Office of the Borough Chief Financial Officer on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 11:30 a.m., prevailing local time (“Sale Date”).

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Posted November 21, 2016

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In case of emergency please call 911
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Non-Emergency – only – 732-793-8000

Posted November 2, 2016

4th quarter taxes are currently due. To avoid interest payment must be received by November 10th.

Posted October 28, 2016

The winter trash and recycling schedule will go into effect Monday October 31st, 2106.
Oceanside trash will be collected on Mondays only.
Bayside trash will be collected on Tuesdays only.
There will be no collection on Thursdays or Fridays – please do not place your trash out for collection on those days.
Recycling will continue to be collected on Wednesdays.

Please be aware of the upcoming Holiday collection schedule.
There will be no collection on Tuesday – November 8th – both ocean and bayside trash will be collected on Monday November 7th.
There will be no collection on Monday – December 26th – both ocean and bayside trash will be collected on Tuesday December 27th.
There will be no collection on Monday – January 2nd, 2017 – both ocean and bayside trash will be collected on Tuesday January 3rd, 2017.

Posted October 24, 2016

Please be advised that Route 37 Mathis Bridge over the Barnegat Bay will be closed for its second of three construction cycles beginning Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7 a.m.

Beginning Friday morning and continuing into Saturday, the contractor will be preparing the roadway for the winter traffic shift by striping new traffic lanes, placing the temporary lane barrier, and adjusting the location of the Douglas Street traffic signal. During construction, the Tunney Bridge will be converted to one lane eastbound and two lanes westbound.


This upcoming construction cycle will allow the contractor to rehabilitate the bridge operator’s house, install the new “candy cane” style warning gates, conduct minor electrical work and continue with bridge work from the center bascule to the west.

Be advised, this route will have lane restrictions for over-sized loads and permits should be coordinated with the NJDOT and Ocean County permitting offices. Vehicles violating this prohibition may be summoned.

There will be no Mathis Bridge openings between December 1, 2016 and March 15, 2017 for marine traffic.

Route 37 eastbound traffic will resume to its normal configuration for the peak summer season on or about May 12, 2017.

Any questions, please contact the
Project Community Outreach Team at
or by phone 732-230-7356.

More information is available at (Click “Construction Updates” – Select “Route 37”)

Posted September 30, 2016


(16/P90) TRENTON – A long-awaited U.S. Army Corps of Engineers beach and dune construction project that will protect homes, businesses and infrastructure in coastal northern Ocean County – one of the areas hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy – has gone out to bid, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced during a news conference today.

The project will cover some 14 miles of coastline along the Barnegat Peninsula and will protect the communities of Bay Head, Berkeley, Brick, Lavallette, Mantoloking, Point Pleasant Beach, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park and Toms River.

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Posted August 16, 2016

For the convenience of our taxpayers and residents, all code enforcement permits can now be applied for and obtained online. Also, all Borough Code Enforcement inspections can be scheduled and even property complaints can be entered on this new system. The Mitchell Humphrey’s Fast Track Gov program is accessible on the right side of the home page under “Code Enforcement Portal”. Additionally, a credit card payment option has been added and Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted.

The following permits & inspection scheduling are accessible online:
Garage Sale
Title Transfer
4×4 / Dune buggy

Posted July 16, 2016

Seeking part-time custodian for the Boro’s municipal complex housing police, fire and court offices. See employment opportunities page for details.

Posted October 28, 2016

UPDATED 11-4-16

What: Dune Grass Planting – Saturday – November 5th, 2016

Time: 9AM – 3PM

Where: Locations 9th Ave to 14th Ave (top of dune); 6th Ave (top of dune); 1st to 2nd Ave (top of dune); H to I Street (top of dune) Access will be on the BEACH side for most of these locations, not from the boardwalk.  Areas to be planted that are void of grass will be marked with orange cones.

  • Please bring your own tools to plant! Curb pins, crow bars, short pointed broom sticks work best.
  • DPW employees (wearing yellow safety vests) will be on site for instruction, guidance or any questions you may have.
  • Enter the dunes only at areas designated areas designated by DPW employees.
  • Please do not damage the fence in any way.
  • DO NOT STEP ON OR TRAMPLE ANY PLANTS. We are planting areas with existing sensitive vegetation.
  • Parents, chaperones, & volunteer group leaders – please keep an eye on your kids

Thank you for your help!

Posted August 17, 2016

The annual town-wide garage sale will be held on August 20th. Check the map below for a list of sale locations.

 Townwide Garage Sale Map

Posted August 16, 2016

The Central Regional Board of Education will hold its regular school board meeting in Seaside Park on Thursday, August 18th beginning at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at One Municipal Plaza, Sixth & Central Avenues, 2nd floor council chambers.

Posted August 2, 2016

The 2016/2017 Tax bills were mailed out on July 28th, 2016.The 3rd quarter is due August 1st, 2016 with an extended grace period to August 29th, 2016. Payment must be in our office on or before August 29th, 2016, Interest will be calculated back to August 1st, 2016 for any payments received after August 29, 2016.

Posted June 29, 2016

Borough offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th.

Posted June 25, 2016

 Summer in the Park 2016 Flyer
 Seaside Park Recreation Registration Form

Posted June 3, 2016

The Butterfly Release scheduled for Sunday June 5th at 11am has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 4th at 1pm due to inclement weather
If you are unable to attend , you can release the butterflies any time
We apologize for any inconvenience!!
Seaside Park Environmental & Beautification Committees

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