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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 13, 2021

The Borough of Seaside Park will hold a Bayfront Planning Informational Public Session regarding the Hazard Mitigation grant project at 7:00 pm during the  July 22, 2021, Work Session.

Bayfront Planning Informational Presentation

Seaside Park Bayfront Restoration Project and Living Shorelines

Posted June 30, 2021

Summer in the Park – 2021

Download our Summer 2021 information and event brochure! 

Posted June 23, 2021

Date: July 29, 2021

Time: 2 pm to 7 pm

Location: Tri-Boro First Aid Squad

61 J Street, Seaside Park, NJ 08752

Contact Seaside Park Police Department for more information: 732-793-8000

Posted June 19, 2021

2021 Beach Badge Sales

Hours of operation for beach badge sales and lifeguards on duty are as follows:

Open Daily 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Selling Locations:

Seasonal, Senior, Weekly, Daily, Boat Ramp Seasonal Passes – Headquarters (between N and O streets on the boardwalk (CASH, CHECK, AND CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED AT HQ ONLY)

Seasonal, Daily – Stockton Ave; L Street; F Street; Brighton Ave; 2nd Ave; 7th Ave; 11th Ave; 5th Ave Bayside; 14th Ave Bayside (CREDIT CARD SALES ONLY)

2021 Summer Badge Prices

 Seasonal Badge  – $60 (May 1st through June 14th); $65 (June 15th through Labor Day)

Senior Badge (65 years of age and older with proof of age) – $20

Weekly Badge (Saturday to Saturday; sold beginning June 19th) – $35

Daily Badge  – $12

Seasonal Boat Ramp Pass – $80 (May 1st through June 14th); $100 (June 15th through Labor Day)

Daily Boat Ramp Pass – $25 

Please Note the Following:

One (1) senior badge PER senior customer with valid ID (FOR EACH)
Children 11 & Under are FREE
Active & Retired Military AND Dependents are FREE with proper ID

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

Seaside Park Beach Control


[Amended 2-12-2009 by Ord. No. 14723-25-2010 by Ord. No. 15106-24-2010 by Ord. No. 15256-24-2010 by Ord. No. 152612-8-2011 by Ord. No. 15814-26-2012 by Ord. No. 15947-26-2012 by Ord. No. 16059-26-2013 by Ord. No. 163510-23-2014 by Ord. No. 16602-26-2015 by Ord. No. 16653-26-2015 by Ord. No. 16707-28-2016 by Ord. No. 1708]
In order to provide funds to improve, maintain and police said places of resort and to protect the same from erosion, encroachment and damage by sea or otherwise, and to provide facilities and safeguards for public bathing and recreation, including the employment of lifeguards, the following reasonable fees shall be charged for persons 12 years of age and over using said lands and bathing facilities for access to the beach and bathing and recreational facilities. 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.
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Posted May 3, 2021


The traffic light at the intersection of J Street and Central Avenue is now fully operational. 


Effective May 1st, the speed limit on Central Avenue is 25 Miles Per Hour.  

Posted April 15, 2021

In conjunction with Seaside Heights, residents of Seaside Park are eligible for the drive through COVID-19 Testing that will begin Wednesday April 21st in Seaside Heights. Once underway, hours for testing will be Monday through Thursday 1pm to 7pm AND Friday through Sunday 10am to 7pm 

No appointment needed, free testing with insurance or under the CARES Act, and Results within 24 hours! 

Days and times – ***BEGINNING WEDNESDAY 4/21*** Monday through Thursday 1pm to 7pm AND Friday through Sunday 10am to 7pm 

Location – Municipal Parking Lot in Seaside Heights (next to the Carousel Statue on the road into Seaside Heights)

For more information, click the link below:

COVID-19 Testing in Seaside Heights

Posted February 24, 2021

Paycheck Protection Loan for businesses with 20 employees or less–special application window starting today. 


From February 24 through March 10, the PPP will be open for the smallest of businesses or sole proprietors only.  

You can apply for a 1st PPP loan, or in some cases, a 2nd PPP loan.

The SBA website has information, including finding a lending institution:


This is an opportune window to apply if you are a small business and haven’t had success applying to date

Posted February 16, 2021

Beginning Monday 2/22/2021, the Borough of Seaside Park will begin its COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Assistance Program for eligible residents of Seaside Park.

Due to concerns that some residents of Seaside Park do not have access to computers or may have apprehension when it comes to registering, the Mayor and Council have authorized the Recreation Department in conjunction with volunteers from the community, to aid in this endeavor. Beginning Monday 2/22, residents can call the Recreation Department extension (732-793-3700 Ext. 105) weekdays and leave their name, address, and phone number. A member of the Recreation Department or one of our volunteers will then return the call to obtain the necessary information to register for the  COVID-19 Vaccine. 

Residents using this program will provide all of the information that is required for the online registration process, including their name, address, phone number, date of birth, gender, current employment status, existing medical issues (asthma, cancer, etc.) and other general information that is required when registering for the COVID-19 vaccine on the State of New Jersey’s website.

No financial or specific insurance information will be required, and residents will not be asked to give their Social Security Number during the registration process. All information given to the Borough of Seaside Park during the registration process will be entered directly into the State of New Jersey’s vaccine registration website and will NOT BE KEPT ON FILE by the Borough. The Recreation Department will only keep the resident’s contact information on file.

If the resident using this vaccine registration assistance program does not have a personal email address, the Recreation Department and/or volunteer will input a borough email address into the State website during the registration process. Then, the State will use the borough email address to confirm the resident’s registration and also to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine at a later date. The Recreation Department and/or volunteer will relay any information received from the State via the borough email address to that resident via telephone.

Please NOTE the following –

 **This program is for permanent residents only. If you have a second home in Seaside Park, please register with your permanent residence locale. 

** In regards to this program, please DO NOT physically go to Borough Hall for questions on this program. This process should be done via phone as to avoid unnecessary exposure to COVID-19 and other illnesses that may compromise our residents. 

Posted January 6, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines are on the way to hospitals and clinics across New Jersey. You can reserve your spot to get a vaccine now by pre-registering here:

Posted January 4, 2021

The 2021 Seaside Park Garbage & Recycling Collection Calendar is available here.

Printed collection schedules will be mailed out in January and will also be available at the Borough Hall (1701 North Ocean Ave), Construction Department (313 SW Central Ave – please use 4th Ave side door), Police Station foyer (6th & Central Aves.) and Recycling Yard (14th & Barnegat Aves – in the shed brochure holder).  Questions?? Call 732-793-5100 or email

Posted November 23, 2020

From the State of New Jersey:

We’re expanding the discounts available through the PPE Access Program.

Starting tomorrow (November 24th) all approved organizations with 100 or fewer employees can purchase PPE through the program at a 65% discount. The 65% discount will be on top of the 10% discount already available to all New Jersey businesses and non-profits. In addition, the per-company discount caps will increase from $500 to $1,000 for organizations located in one of New Jersey’s 715 Opportunity Zone eligible census tracts and from $400 to $800 for all other approved organizations.

All additional small business discounts will now expire on December 10th, regardless of when the organization first applied.

Already approved?

All organizations approved before Tuesday, November 24th, (including those who apply today), will automatically have their existing retaileraccounts updated to reflect these changes. The 65% discounts will only be eligible for purchases on or after November 24th. All purchases made before November 24th (including today) will be at the 10% + 25% discounted rate.

Posted October 25, 2020

(Pictured above from left to right: Seaside Park Recreation Leader Joseph Toth, Council President Matt DeMichele, Mayor John Peterson, Josh Peterson, Mayor Bob Matthies)

Seaside Park proudly participated, as it has, throughout the 35-year history of “Beach Sweeps,” beach cleanup.  Special thanks to the Seaside Park Public Works Department, Seaside Park Recreation Department, Clean Ocean Action, Josh Peterson, (co-captain), and the numerous residents and citizens, who picked-up, approximately 15 bags full of trash, over much of our beautiful Ocean Beach.  Special “Shout Outs,” to Toms River boy Scout Troop #30, Toms River Girl Scout Troop #184, Toms River High School North’s students and members of the basketball team, Central Regional High School’s students, Donovan Catholic High School, students, Toms River Pack#1, (Den #3) Cub scouts, and full time and summer residents, and helpful concerned citizens from many areas of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and thanks to all for a Job Well done! 

Posted May 6, 2020

Posted May 6, 2020

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 6, 2020

Posted March 30, 2020
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<>

K 12 Academics

Posted July 22, 2021

Tonight’s Drive In Movie has been changed from Wonder Woman to Raya and the Dragon which was originally planned for the 7/8 Date that has cancelled due to rain! Come out for Raya and the Dragon tonight at 8:30pm at the J Street Marina Lawn!

Posted July 14, 2021

Kite Night for Wednesday 7/21 has been moved from J Street to 7th Ave !

Posted July 8, 2021

Friday 7/8 Farmer’s Market has been called off due to forecasted inclement weather. To ensure the safety of patrons and vendors, the market will not be open Friday. Come back on Monday to get your fresh homegrown and homemade goodies! 

Posted July 8, 2021

Movie Night for Thursday 7/8 has been cancelled due to predicted inclement weather.

Posted July 7, 2021

Kite Night for Wednesday 7/7 has been cancelled due to endangered wildlife present on the beach.

Posted July 3, 2021

Due to inclement weather in the forecast, the 7/3 concert has been cancelled. Come out on Monday for the first Monday night concert!

Posted May 26, 2021

Seaside Park will hold its annual Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 31, 2021, beginning at 9:30am on the Municipal Plaza lawn located at 6th & Central Avenues. In case of inclement weather, the observance will move to the Mayor & Council Chambers.  All are welcome!


Memorial Day Program 2021

Posted May 25, 2021

Seaside Park is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Meeting of the Mayor & Borough Council: 7 pm Work Session and Regular Meeting to Immediately Follow
Time: May 27, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 934 8443 9234
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Posted May 19, 2021

Seaside Park is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Meeting of the Mayor & Borough Council: 7 pm Work Session
Time: May 20, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 991 4547 0247
Passcode: 565340
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Posted May 14, 2021

The Central Regional Board of Education has scheduled a special Board of Education Meeting to be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 6:00 pm at the High School Presentation Room, 509 Forest Hills Parkway, Bayville, New Jersey 08721.

The purpose of the meeting is to authorize a land transaction and other action maybe taken.

The meeting is being advertised in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 231 of the Laws of New Jersey.


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Posted May 7, 2021

Seaside Park is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Meeting of the Mayor & Borough Council: 7 pm Work Session and Regular Meeting to Immediately Follow
Time: May 13, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 922 6521 4637
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