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Visit our website often and access our roster of programs and municipal services, which are geared to meet your needs and concerns. With innovative energetic leadership, and committed partners. Berkeley's future is brighter than ever with its attractive residential areas and charm of a resort town enjoyed by vacationers and lifelong residents. My goal, as your Mayor, along with our Township council members, is to ensure that Berkeley Township is well maintained, open and transparent for its citizens.   More...
Press Releases

WEEKLY POLICE BLOTTER
Week Ending 04-09-14

Mayor Amato would like residents to be informed about police activity in Berkeley Township. This weeks police blotter can be found here....
  • POLICE BLOTTER FOR THE WEEK April 3, 2014 to April 9, 2014
  • Economic Dev. Commission Meeting
    Monday April 14, 2014 7pm

    The Berkeley Township Economic Development Commission will hold a meeting Monday April 14, 2014 7pm at Town Hall. The public and local Business owners are invited and encouraged to attend. In attendance at the meeting will be representatives from the SBA & S.C.O.R.E

    FROM THE DESK OF
    MAYOR CARMEN F. AMATO, JR

    DUNE SYSTEM ON ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK

    04-09-14 The Council and I have been very vocal in our quest to have Island Beach State Park added to the Army Corps' current dune project, which affects the beachfront properties from the Manasquan Inlet to the Barnegat Inlet. After learning of the breaches at Island Beach State Park during Super Storm Sandy and followed up by a detailed report by our Berkeley Township Waterway’s Advisory Commission under the direction of Chairman William McGrath, we all recognize the destruction these breaches caused to our bay front communities, we have adopted two resolutions seeking the inclusion of the Park in the dune project, in an effort to protect our community. The failure of the Corps to include the Park seems to defy logic, considering it was the only breach our municipality experienced at the beachfront areas, was Island Beach State Park. We believe the breaches at IBSP caused the destruction of our bay front properties in Bayville. The Pelican Island, Glenn Cove and Good Luck Point sections had sustained the majority of the damage. Some sections in South Seaside Park, Berkeley Shores and Sandpiper Beach also sustained major damage as well. In all, our community lost nearly 50 million in ratables. Getting back to the Army Corps’ project, which is known as a shore protection and replenishment project. Along the target areas, there were a number of dunes in existence and this project seeks to fortify them. Island Beach State Park does not have the dune system identified along the project length. Recently, I received a call from DEP Commissioner Bob Martin to discuss our resolutions and our report. The Commissioner advised me that he has commissioned a study through Stockton State College to review the data and advise the Mayor, Council and Waterway’s Commission their findings within 60-90 days. This is encouraging news. We look forward to meeting with Commissioner Martin and review their findings in the months to come.

    BIGGERT-WATERS ACT

    Also during the last few months we discussed the topic of the Biggert-Waters Act and its impact on homeowners flood insurance rates. As you know, as your mayor along with our council have actively voiced our negative opinions of the Biggert-Waters Act, as it unfairly increases the rates of flood insurance premiums for maritime homeowners by 20-25% each year. We have adopted various resolutions calling for changes to the Act. In December of last year, Senator Menendez introduced a new bill, entitled the “Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act”, which seeks to delay flood insurance premium increases over a 4 year period while FEMA completes an affordability study and congress can consider the recommendations of this study. I’m pleased to report that this legislation was passed by both the House of Representatives, the Senate and was signed into law by the President. This will now give our maritime homeowners some much needed relief of unknown flood insurance increases while they continue to struggle to rebuild after Sandy.

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  • RESIDENTIAL DOCUMENT SHREDDING PROGRAM

    The Residential Document Shredding program is coming to Berkeley Township on Saturday, April 19th, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at our Recycling Center located at 630 Pinewald Keswick Rd. This program provides residents and taxpayers with the opportunity to recycle their old documents and files safely and securely. Commercial and business documents are not accepted. The service representatives are uniformed, bonded and insured. Papers are shredded by pierce and tear method. The shredding unit features an automatic feeding and dumping system, eliminating human contact with your documents and forms. Each vehicle is limited to 6 boxes or bags of documents each day. I encourage all residents to participate in this program.

    NJDOT Route 35 News

    04-02-14 Christie Administration highlights progress in reconstruction of Sandy-damaged Route 35 on Barnegat Peninsula Complete Streets proposals for bicyclists and pedestrians detailed
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  • .....Route 35 Bike Route Plans
  • FEMA Releases Preliminary
    FIRM Maps

    04-02-14 Mayor Amato would like residents to know that FEMA has released the Preliminary FIRM Maps. Shortly after the issuance of the preliminary FIRMs, FEMA and its partners will host Resilience Meetings where community officials will have a first opportunity to review the preliminary FIRM and additional flood risk tools. Additional meetings will follow, including the CCO meeting with community officials and separate public open house meetings where the general public and other interested parties may ask questions about the preliminary FIRMs, the flood hazard mapping process, mitigating flood risk, and the National Flood Insurance Program. Once the affected communities receive the preliminary FIRMs and a public notice has been provided, a statutory 90-day appeal period will begin. During this time FEMA will accept scientific and technical information from interested parties submitted through community officials that may help better define local conditions and flood hazards. Following the end of the appeal period, and the resolution of any appeals, FEMA will finalize the maps and initiate a 6-month compliance period before formal map adoption. After this 6-month period, the updated FIRMs will be considered effective and will become the basis for flood insurance requirements, insurance premiums, and local building regulations. It typically takes 18 to 24 months from release of the preliminary FIRM to the final effective date. The final FIRM will be available at your community’s local map repository and online through FEMA’s Map Service Center
  • Click Here for FIRM Mapping page
  • Report a Pothole

    03-31-14 Mayor Amato would like residents to report any potholes by using the form below. Due to the harsh winter season we experienced this year we realize that it has created numerous potholes throughout the Townships 271 miles of Roads. The Public Works Deparment is asking your help to let us know where these trouble spots are.

    Click here to report the pothole location

    NJ DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
    RTE 35 NOTIFICATION FOR SEASIDE PARK & SEASIDE HEIGHTS

    03-14-14 Please be advised that a portion of Route 35/Northeast Central Avenue will be rerouted to the Boulevard beginning Monday, March 17th (weather permitting) for approximately 4 weeks. During this time the NJDOT's contractor will install all necessary utility infrastructure and complete a full depth roadway replacement including curbs and sidewalks. This construction work will be within the Route 35 northbound lanes/Northeast Central Avenue between J Street and Lincoln Avenue. Route 35 southbound lanes/Southwest Central Avenue will remain open as they are today. The following detours and access points will be in place during construction:

    • Route 35 Northbound Motorists: Head east on J Street in Seaside Park, turn left onto the Boulevard, continue to the traffic signal at Hamilton Avenue and turn left and then turn right onto Central Avenue to continue northbound.

    • Route 35 Southbound Motorists: Turn left onto Lincoln Avenue in Seaside Heights, turn right onto the Boulevard, continue to the stop sign and turn right onto J Street, then left onto Route 35/Southwest Central Avenue to continue southbound.

    • Route 35 Businesses : Businesses along Southwest Central Avenue in Seaside Park will remain open in this area and O Street will be the designated thru street to access the business district. Signs will be posted on the Boulevard directing motorists to Route 35 Businesses at O Street.

    • Residents: Residents on the west side (Bay side) of Route 35 through this area may use O Street or J Street.

    Private driveways within the construction zone along Route 35/Northeast Central may experience temporary access denial only while utilities are installed in the roadway adjacent to the driveway. In this event, the homeowner will have advance notice of any temporary inconvenience.

    Questions or Comments may be directed to: NJDOT Reconstruction Project Community Outreach Team

  • E-mail- restore.NJ35@dot.state.nj.us
  • Phone: 732-230-7356

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    PROTECTING YOUR OWN HOME
    AGAINST BURGLARIES

    02-21-14 MAYOR AMATO AND CHIEF DIMICHELE WOULD LIKE RESIDENTS HELP IN PROTECTING YOUR OWN HOME AGAINST BURGLARIES Our police department puts much time and effort into prevention, and education, as well as the arrest and prosecution of the individuals who commit this type of crime; we realize we can never do enough.

    We would like to remind residents that there are several ways that you can help yourselves possibly prevent becoming a victim of a burglary; and several ways you can assist the police if you witness something that may be a burglary or simply see a suspicious incident ....MORE

    Sandy Homeowner/Renter Assistance Program (SHRAP)

    02/12/14 - - Mayor Amato would like residents affected by Super Storm Sandy to know about the Sandy Homeowner Renter Assistance Program (SHRAP) O.C.E.A.N., Inc. is administering the program. The Sandy Homeowner/Renter Assistance Program (SHRAP) is a temporary relief program to assist individuals and families experiencing a housing crisis resulting from Superstorm Sandy. The expense must be a direct result of the disaster.

    Case Management Services *Housing (Rent or Mortgage) and Security Deposits -- *Utility Payments -- *Replacement of essential items such as furniture, household items and appliances If you have any questions regarding the SHRAP Program, applications are being accepted at the following O.C.E.A.N., Inc. SHRAP Offices:

    Ocean County Southern Service Center - 179 South Main Street (Route 9), Manahawkin, NJ 08050

    Phone: (609) 978-6283

    Lions Head Office Park - 35 Beaverson Blvd. Bldg. 3 Suite E, Brick, NJ

    Phone:(732) 477-526

    Click below for the SHRAP Worksheet

  • Worksheet
  • Dune Easement FAQs

    Mayor Amato would like residents to have as much information as possible regarding the Dune Easment projects
  • Click here for the Fact Sheet provided by the NJDEP
  • Township Dune Restoration Program

    Mayor Amato is pleased to report that the township's dune restoration program is well underway. New snow fencing, sand and additional dune grass plantings have been installed in advance of winter months. "This work is being done to sure up our dune system to protect our residents this winter until the Army Corps project begins in the Spring". Mayor Amato concluded.

    .Click Here for More Photos of the Project.

    Registered w/FEMA-STAY In Touch

    Mayor Amato urges residents who registered with FEMA by the May 1st deadline to keep their FEMA ID numbers and stay in touch with FEMA. Disaster assistance may be available for LOSSES NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE. Survivors should get in touch with FEMA as soon as they receive their insurance settlement. Be sure to have the registration number FEMA assigned to your application at hand. Survivors who registered for disaster assistance before the May 1 deadline may check the status of their applications online at www.disasterassistance.gov or call the FEMA Helpline, 800-621-3362, as soon as receive their insurance settlement. If you received a letter from FEMA saying you were not eligible for assistance, one reason may be that you had not yet received an insurance settlement and it could not be factored into your application. ..More.

    $57 Million Sandy Housing And
    Rental Assistance Program

    Mayor Amato would like residents to know that Governor Christie today announced a new $57 million Sandy Housing and Rental Assistance Program, the Working Families Living Expenses Voucher Program. The program will provide housing stability for individuals and families still recovering financially from Superstorm Sandy by helping to offset living expenses. The funding will be distributed through county Boards of Social Services as well as other designated agencies in the form of direct payments to billing agencies or vouchers to select vendors for eligible Sandy-impacted residents. Families and individuals interested in applying for The Working Families Living Expenses Voucher click on the following link:
  • More Infromation and how to apply
  • Mayor Amato Announces
    Emergency Notification System

    Mayor Amato has introduced an emergency notification system to alert residents and inform them in emergency situations. Click here to Sign-up

    NEW FEDERAL GUIDANCE ON SANDY
    RECOVERY REIMBURSEMENTS

    Preliminary FEMA Maps RELEASED

    Mayor Amato has learned the Preliminary FEMA Maps have been released. "The original ABFE maps released in December had nearly 40% of the homes in the maritime area in the Velosity "V- Zones". The Preliminary BFE maps released today, have removed that designation. Berkeley homes are no longer in the dreaded "V" Zone and some height elevations have also been reduced. Were very pleased these Preliminary Maps appear to have taken into consideration our argument." Mayor Amato said. " We will be meeting with our professional staff to review thoroughly and add comments to the process as needed. My letter and Council's Resolution: ....RESOLUTION - PROCLAIMING ITS ADOPTION OF THE ADVISORY BASE FLOOD ELEVATIONS UNDER EXTREME PROTEST to FEMA was pretty clear in pointing out the flaws in the ABFE's. This is good news for our residents and Township. The rebuilding process for many can now commence knowing now what the future holds." Mayor Amato said. "The Mayor and Council will re-focus our efforts to the repeal or modification of the Biggert- Waters flood insurance rate act." Mayor Amato concluded.
  • Glen Cove
  • Good Luck Point
  • Berkeley Shores
  • South Seaside Park
  • Pelican Island
  • Fema Interactive Map of the Jersey Shore, Type your adddress in the upper right hand corner
  • Base Flood Elevation(BFE) Address Lookup Tool
  • JCP&L- Sandy-Related Repairs
    For Demolitions and Elevations

    FROM JCP&L: We understand the hardships still being experienced by customers whose homes and belongings were damaged by Hurricane Sandy. JCP&L remains committed to working with federal, state and local agencies in a coordinated effort to rebuild and restore your service. .......More

    Giving New Jerseyans Choice In Recovery

    The Christie Administration has put forward a plan to spend $300 million in federal funds that will give homeowners the option to sell Sandy-damaged homes
  • ...More Information
  • STATE REGULATIONS
    From Hurricane Sandy

    Mayor Amato would like all residents to be aware of the following: Trenton, NJ - Taking action to give New Jersey families, businesses and local governments the best available guidance to quickly and more durably rebuild from Hurricane Sandy, ... More

    Statement of Imminent Peril Mandating Flood Hazard Amendments

    NJDEP Flood Hazard Emergency Rule

    Planning Board TDR and Real Estate Market Analysis All the REMA and TDR information is posted on our Planning Board Page ..Click here to take you to the page

    FEMA & Sandy Disaster Information
    IMPORTANT FEMA LINKS
  • www.floodsmart.gov
  • Information regarding the National Flood Insurance Program

  • FEMA Website
  • Information regarding the National Flood Insurance Program

    Registered w/FEMA-STAY In Touch

    Mayor Amato urges residents who registered with FEMA by the May 1st deadline to keep their FEMA ID numbers and stay in touch with FEMA. Disaster assistance may be available for LOSSES NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE. Survivors should get in touch with FEMA as soon as they receive their insurance settlement. Be sure to have the registration number FEMA assigned to your application at hand. Survivors who registered for disaster assistance before the May 1 deadline may check the status of their applications online at www.disasterassistance.gov or call the FEMA Helpline, 800-621-3362, as soon as receive their insurance settlement. If you received a letter from FEMA saying you were not eligible for assistance, one reason may be that you had not yet received an insurance settlement and it could not be factored into your application. ..More.

    DIDN'T REGISTER WITH FEMA OR DENIED OTHER ASSISTANCE? HELP MAY BE A PHONE CALL AWAY

    Mayor Amato would like all residents who are still struggling after Superstorm Sandy to know that there are still resources out there that can help. -- As the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, some New Jersey survivors who didn't apply for federal disaster assistance may now need help. While the deadline to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency has passed, assistance may still be available from voluntary organizations through NJ 2-1-1. ....More

    Disaster Legal Response Program: Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, is providing direct legal assistance to the victims of Super Storm Sandy. Volunteer attorneys provide limited legal assistance and advice to all storm survivors. Case descriptions for clients requiring additional legal assistance and who meet VLJ's financial eligibility guidelines are sent to volunteer attorneys via a weekly case list email. The most commonly encountered legal issues include insurance, FEMA, landlord tenant and contractor issues. Please call VLJ's toll free disaster hotline at (855) 301-2525.

    Preliminary FEMA Maps RELEASED Mayor Amato has learned the Preliminary FEMA Maps have been released. "The original ABFE maps released in December had nearly 40% of the homes in the maritime area in the Velosity "V- Zones". The Preliminary BFE maps released today, have removed that designation. Berkeley homes are no longer in the dreaded "V" Zone and some height elevations have also been reduced. Were very pleased these Preliminary Maps appear to have taken into consideration our argument." Mayor Amato said. " We will be meeting with our professional staff to review thoroughly and add comments to the process as needed. My letter and Council's Resolution: ....RESOLUTION - PROCLAIMING ITS ADOPTION OF THE ADVISORY BASE FLOOD ELEVATIONS UNDER EXTREME PROTEST to FEMA was pretty clear in pointing out the flaws in the ABFE's. This is good news for our residents and Township. The rebuilding process for many can now commence knowing now what the future holds." Mayor Amato said. "The Mayor and Council will re-focus our efforts to the repeal or modification of the Biggert- Waters flood insurance rate act." Mayor Amato concluded.
  • Glen Cove
  • Good Luck Point
  • Berkeley Shores
  • South Seaside Park
  • Pelican Island
  • Base Flood Elevation(BFE) Address Lookup Tool
  • Fema Interactive Map of the Jersey Shore, Type your adddress in the upper right hand corner
  • FLOOD INSURANCE AND MITIGATION HELPLINE Mayor Amato would like residents to know if you have questions about the National Flood Insurance Program and mitigation techniques, FEMA has set up a helpline to call to get the most up-to-date information. The number is 1-877-287-9804 for people who need information about flood insurance, the latest ....More

  • FEMA Base Flood Elevation Mapping InformationFEMA has posted the proposed new Flood Elevation maps with tools to see what your area is classified as. Click here for The Web page
  • Advisory Base Flood Elevations - NJ and NY Frequently asked Questions Click Here for the Info
  • Changes in the Flood Insurance Program Preliminary Considerations for Rebuilding Click Here for the Info
  • Answers to Questions About the National Flood Insurance Program Click Here for the Info
  • Electrical Inspections -Meter Resets

    As we enter 2014, JCP&L is anticipating a higher volume of customers looking to restore their services. JCP&L has additional resources in our Berkeley Operation Center dedicated to reconnect services. Over the past few weeks we have received a high volume of inspections throughout the Sandy Related areas. Earlier in the year I worked with our Director of Operations to provide those community's our time frame for restoring service.

    Attached is the link detailing our construction time frame:

  • Information on Sandy-Related Repairs, Demolitions and Home Elevations
  • Meter Reset

    If your home's electrical system was damaged and the required work has been completed, please contact your municipality to schedule an electrical inspection (an inspection is required before service can be restored). They will send confirmation of the inspection to JCP&L. • If there is no additional work required, your meter will be set in 3-5 days. • In cases where a new service line needs to be run to your home or other construction is required, please allow at least 10 - 15 working days. Here is the link where customer can check to see if we received their inspection:
  • Click Here to check on your inspection
  • At this time, majority of the service reconnections require running a new service wire and setting the meter. I would like to set up a meeting to better understand you turn around on your electrical inspections. The purpose of my request is to provide residents the information they need to plan accordingly as they rebuild.

  • Meter Re-Build Information
  • ....Click Here For the Full Details
  • ....Berkeley Township Requirements for NJNG Hook-ups
  • Please visit New Jersey natural gas website for more Details NJNG Website
  • Replacing Your Lost Important Papers

    Mayor Amato would like residents to know how get some of those important documents back. The following is a partial list of ways to get duplicates of destroyed or missing documents: ..Click here for the list.

    IRS Information for Victims of Sandy Mayor Amato wants residents to know that The Internal Revenue Service has created a website that provides information and legal guidance for Sandy victims.
  • ...Webpage
  • Voluntary Demolition Program The Township is currently identifying properties that may require assistance in demolishing structurally damaged homes and/or removing debris from private property. If you believe your home sustained structural damage from Super Storm Sandy, or still contains debris and/or trees that are leaning or hanging onto your property as a result of the Storm, you can apply to participate in the Private Property Debris Removal ("PPDR") program. The application deadline is June 30, 2013. In order to apply, you must have been the owner of the property on October 29, 2012. A notarized completed Right of Entry form and copy of a homeowner's valid ID will automatically register your property into the program. ....More and the Application Form

    "ReNew Jersey Stronger" Housing Recovery Center

    Mayor Amato is pleased to announce that The Christie Administration today announced that a "reNew Jersey Stronger" Housing Recovery Center will open in Lakewood. Eligible homeowners whose primary residences were damaged or destroyed by the storm can visit the Housing Recovery Center to apply in-person for grants designed to encourage them to resettle in their homes and help them repair, elevate or rebuild their residences. For more information on the "reNew Jersey Stronger" initiative, including details about the application process, determination of eligibility, and award calculation, visit
  • www.renewjerseystronger.org
  • or call the hotline number 1-855-SANDYHM (1-855-726-3946).

    The Ocean County Housing Recovery Center that will open is located at: 750 Vassar Avenue, Lakewood, NJ.

    Homeowners Struggling with Mortgage Payments..... Mayor Amato is pleased to Announce the Christie Administration's Assistance for Homeowners Struggling with Mortgage PaymentsNew Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency to Host Free Outreach Events for Homeowners at Risk of Foreclosure TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Richard E. Constable, III today announced that the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) will receive $197,802 from the federal Making Home Affordable ....More

    New Jersey' Clean Energy Program - Energy Incentives Mayor Amato would like to remind residents of the New Jersey' Clean Energy Program's enhanced incentives for High Efficiency Appliances for Storm Victims. Berkeley Township is designated as a "major" damaged area impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Because of this designation, Berkeley residents may be eligible for enhanced incentives on high efficiency equipment/appliances. ...More

    Ocean County’s Long Term Recovery Group

    Mayor Amato urges residents who are still financially struggling from Superstorm Sandy to reach out to Ocean County’s Long Term Recovery Group. Ocean County’s Long Term Recovery Group finds its mission in its name: we’re here to assist you for the long-term. Take a moment to ask yourself these questions and then we invite you to reach out to us today.
  • Are you finding it challenging and overwhelming trying to get back to normal since the disaster?
  • Are you having trouble determining your next steps when it comes to rebuilding your life after a disaster?
  • Do you feel alone, as if you have no one who understands what you are going through?
  • Are you having financial problems as a direct result of the disaster?
  • Are you overwhelmed by the resources and services offered?
  • Are you still waiting for your insurance or FEMA checks?
  • Do you need help navigating the system of disaster recovery (i.e. social services, FEMA, insurance etc.)?
  • If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, please consider contacting a Disaster Case Manager (DCM).
  • ...More Information
  • Homes For All, Inc. has grant funds available for re-building. Contact 732-286-7929. ....Click Here for More Information

    Demolition Guide From the Governor's Office approved by the EPA: ....Click Here For the final, EPA-approved demolition guidance document

    New Jersey Natural Gas Update regarding Demolishing or Raising Your Post-Sandy Home
  • NJNG website update
  • UCEDC Offering 2% Working Capital Loans For Small Businesses: UCEDC is a Non Profit Economic Development Corporation offering a 2% working Capital Loan for Superstorm Sandy recovery. ....More

  • UCEDC Website
  • WIND DAMAGE LETTER: To facilitate the claims process, Mayor Amato has provided a letter for homeowners who are having problems with their Homeowners Insurance Company regarding wind damage. In addition the OEM Coordinator for Seaside Park has provided us with a letter stating an actual wind gust of 97 mph

    ....Wind Damage letter

    ....Seaside Park Memo measuring wind Gust of 97 mph

    FEMA HAzard Mitigation Seminar -Watch the Recording. Mayor Amato has made available the recordings for the two informational seminars.

    WATCH A RECORDING OF BOTH SEMINARS..Click here Watch

    FACT SHEET - REBUILDING AFTER SANDY
  • Click Here for the FACT SHEET

    Ocean County AmeriCorps Response Team: Visit us at:
  • FACEBOOK PAGE
  • TWITTER
  • EMAIL
  • Phone: 732-804-9859
  • NJDEP BLUE ACRES PROGRAM: The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is accepting applications from residents located in flood prone areas that wish to sell their properties through its Blue Acres Program. People who are eligible for blue acres are those that have been damaged by or prone to incurring damage caused by storms or related storm flooding or that may buffer or protect other lands from such damages. Acquired properties are permanently deed restricted as open space in accordance with the NJDEP statutes and are made open to the public. If you wish to participate or apply for this program, the application can be found at: Blue Acres Application

    NJDEP Blue Acres Info Page

    FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program: Deadline for Submission MARCH 15th has expired you can email questions to: paul.magowan@rve.com

    Flood and Salvage-Titled Vehicles Before Purchasing a used Automobile, Mayor Amato would like residents to be aware that the State Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) and Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has set up a database of flood and salvage-titled vehicles damaged by Super Storm Sandy. .......More

  • Mayor Amato and Chief DiMichele are pleased to announce that the Route 35 Entry Checkpoint in Seaside Park and all Checkpoints in South Seaside Park have been discontinued. "Many residents have re-populated these areas and have started the rebuilding process. It is time to get back to some level of normalcy. Police units will continue to be assigned to patrol the area. Residents who see any suspicious activity, should immediately report it to the Berkeley Township Police Department: (732)341-6600 or use the anomious tip line: (732) 341-1132 ext: 611." Mayor Amato said.The Following Information is provided:
  • Residential Stickers and Work Entry Permits are discontinued
  • The 6 P.M. to 5 A.M. pedestrian curfew will remain in effect
  • The Beaches and Bay front areas remain closed Printable Version
  • Sign-Up Now for Berkeley Township's Emergency Notification System Click here to Sign-up
  • If your home or business incurred damage, the engineering department, in conjunction with the Flood Mitigation Officer will need to determine if your structure has been substantially damaged. Substantially damaged means the cost to make your necessary repairs will meet or exceed 50o/o of the value of the structure. In Berkeley Township, we use the equalized assessed value to make that determination. ....Click for Guidelines and Damage worksheet
  • Contractors Affidavit: Substantial Improvement or Repair of Substantial Damage
  • Owner's Affidavit: Substantial Improvement or Repair of Substantial Damage
  • NJ Dept of Community Affairs rebuilding restoration guidelines for Sandy Victims NJ DCA Division of Codes Webpage
  • Re-Buildiing Information Click Here for the Info
  • Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) Pilot Program. The Township has been made aware that the Governor's office has requested the State's participation in a FEMA program known as the STEP Program which provides assistance to homeowners in possibly restoring power and utilities ....MORE
  • Evacuation Letter for Homeowners in South Seaside Park. Homeowners who own property in South Seaside Park whose Insurance Companies need more than the Governor's Executive Order to prove they are not allowed to live in their homes at this time. ....Click Here to print the Letter
  • Barrier Island Electrical Service Restoration

  • ...Electrical Service Restoration Please read for Full Details
  • Barrier Island Re-entry Details
  • Police Department Facebook Page
  • Who Is A Legitimate Contractor From BTPD
  • Calendar of Events
    View the interactive Calendar of events.
    Emergency Management & Weather
    Click for Bayville, New Jersey Forecast Local Weather for Berkeley Township, NJ
    View the Emergency Management page.