Mayor's Message
Welcome to Berkeley Township! Our newly designed website provides residents, and visitors, information about our ever-growing township and gives an overview of the functions of municipal government Click HERE for our suggestion/Feedback page.

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

Poles and Posters Don’t Mix

Mayor Amato would like residents to be aware if you are planning to use a sign to publicize any activity, please post it on a stake, not on a utility pole. Nails, staples or other fasteners used to attach signs to poles can be hazardous to JCP&L workers who must climb these poles to repair or maintain equipment. In addition, state law prohibits the posting of signs or outdoor advertising on any utility poles.

If you want to advertise your event, get permission from property owners to post your signs on stakes, and check with Berkeley Township's Zoning Officer on any regulations about posting signs. ......More Information

MAYOR ANNOUNCES NEXT
EVENING OFFICE HOURS

As part of my "Meet the Mayor" and “Town Hall” program my next scheduled public evening office hours will be held Thursday, May 26th at Berkeley Town Hall from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Elected officials have an obligation to be as accessible as possible to our constituents. During my time in office, I have held countless “Meet the Mayor” and “Town Hall” meetings, regularly meet with constituents outside of regular business hours, and have created additional avenues for residents to contact local government. Our Hot Line that gives residents one-stop access to Township government, enabling the township to more effectively and efficiently respond to resident’s suggestions, concerns or complaints. The Hot Line number is 732-244-7400 Extension 203, and is available 24 hours a day. In addition to the "Hot Line", residents are encouraged to visit www.berkeleytownship.org and click next to the Mayor's message to provide suggestions or feedback online, with most residents receiving follow-up the next business day. Our Township of Berkeley Facebook Page is new, and will be updated with information, and news on the Township. If you haven’t signed up for our Nixle system, please visit our web site to register to receive important emails and text messages(Nixle Sign up is on the bottom of the page to the right).

Annual Mayor’s Golf Outing

The Annual Mayor’s Golf Outing, is scheduled for June 2nd. If you’re interested in being a sponsor or playing in the golf outing, can contact Special Events Coordinator Dave Shick at: 732-269-4456 or download the information at: http://www.btrec.org/golf/2016GolfRegPack.pdf

2016 FARMERS MARKET
AT THE RECREATION CENTER

Mayor Amato and Berkeley Township Recreation are pleased to announce the Return of the Summer Famers Market. Berkeley Farm Market Returns for 2016 Tuesday, May 10 from 10AM to 4PM. This year the Market will be located at the Recreation Center 630 Route 9, in Bayville, on Tuesdays from May to October from 10 am and 4 pm. ......More Information

Last Day to Register to Vote

Tuesday, May 17th is the Voter Registration Deadline for the June Primary Election. The Township Clerk's Offfice will be open until 7pm on May 17th to take late registrations. Voter Registration Form

Pay Your Property Taxes Online

Mayor Amato announces that property owners in Berkeley Township will now be able to pay your property taxes online. There will be a minimal service charge that the bank charges for the service.

  • Click Here to look up your taxes and pay them online
  • Report a Pothole

    Mayor Amato would like residents to report any potholes by using the form below. Due to the harsh winter season we experience we realize that it creates numerous potholes throughout the Townships 271 miles of Roads. The Public Works Department is asking your help to let us know where these trouble spots are.

    Click here to report the pothole location

    RESIDENTIAL DOCUMENT SHREDDING PROGRAM

    This FREE service is sponsored by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and residents of Ocean County can utilize any of sites. The Shredding Truck will be at the Berkeley Township Public Works Garage, 630 Pinewald-Keswick Road (across the street from Town Hall & the Police Station) on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 9am to 1 pm. Please call our Public Works Department at 732-349-4616 if you have any questions regarding the program.

    CLICK HERE FOR ALL Ocean County Document Shredding Sites

    SOUNDS OF SUMMER CONCERTS

    MAYOR AMATO PROUDLY ANNOUNCES THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES WILL RETURN in 2016!!The series will start on June 29th, at 6pm at Veterans Park. The group "Shadow's of the 60's" is a Motown Tribute Band with Fireworks after the show. Click Here for a full list of events

    These funds are raised at two golf outings, our summer program book and outdoor stage advertising. ......More Information

    Mayor Amato Opposes New Jersey Natural
    Gas Rate Increase

    Mayor Requests Council Adopt Resolution Opposing 24% Rate Increase .....Resolution

    Mayor Amato is also renewing his effort to support an initiative that would put an Ocean County resident on the BPU when a vacancy arises. "Ocean County -- especially in my community, Berkeley Township -- has very unique characteristics," the mayor said. "I strongly believe that having a representative on the BPU would help with rate cases like this in the future, as they will understand our unique characteristics." Mayor Amato concluded.

    WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP? Mayor Amato recommends you Send a letter, email or call the State Division of Rate Counsel to let them know you’re tired of outrageous increases from utility companies. Tell them YOU OPPOSE NEW JERSEY NATURAL GAS PROPOSED INCREASE!! Contact information:

  • The Division of Rate Counsel
  • 140 East Front Street 4th Floor
  • P.O. Box 003, Trenton, N.J. 08625
  • Phone: 609-984-1460
  • Email: njratepayer@rpa.state.nj.us
  • Drinking Water Quality Reports
    and Fact Sheets on Lead

    SUEZ WATER COMPANY– (United Water) SERVING THE HOLIDAY CITY, SILVER RIDGE PARK & MANITOU PARK SECTIONS .....SUEZ WATER LEAD FACT SHEET

    SUEZ WATER QUALITY REPORT TOMS RIVER

    AQUA NEW JERSEY– SERVING PORTIONS OF THE BAYVILLE SECTION AQUA NEW JERSEY LEAD FACT SHEET

    AQUA NEW JERSEY WATER QUALITY REPORT

    BERKELEY TOWNSHIP M.U.A. – SERVING PORTIONS OF BAYVILLE SECTION BERKELEY MUA WATER QUALITY REPORT

    NEW JERSEY AMERICAN WATER – SERVING THE PELICAN ISLAND SECTION NEW JERSEY AMERICAN WATER LEAD FACT SHEET

    NEW JERSEY AMERICAN WATER QUALITY REPORT

    SHORE WATER COMPANY– SERVING THE SOUTH SEASIDE PARK SECTION AWAITING INFORMATION

    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.

    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.

    Hurricane Sandy Legal Assistance Project Mayor Amato would like to share with residents contact information for the Hurricane Sandy Legal Assistance Project Legal Services of New Jersey:

    Fax: (732) 572-0066

    Hurricane Sandy Legal Assistance Hotline: (888) 222-5765

    Legal Services of NJ website

    Preliminary FEMA Maps RELEASED
  • Base Flood Elevation(BFE) Address Lookup Tool
  • Fema Interactive Map of the Jersey Shore, Type your address 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 ....More

    05-20-2014 JERSEY CENTRAL POWER & LIGHT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION OR REBUILDING

    To accommodate rebuilding efforts and provide guidance in those areas where customers may have to raise their homes up in compliance with the new FEMA standards,
  • .... Click Here For the Full Details
  • "ReNew Jersey Stronger" Housing Recovery Center 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.

    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.
  • ...More Information
  • Homes For All, Inc. has grant funds available for re-building. Contact 732-286-7929. ....Click Here for More Information

  • NJ Dept of Community Affairs rebuilding restoration guidelines for Sandy Victims NJ DCA Division of Codes Webpage
  • Mayor Amato Announces Emergency Notification System Mayor Amato has introduced an emergency notification system (CODE RED) to alert residents and inform them in emergency situations. Click here to Sign-up

    Sign up for Text Message & Email Emergency Notifications Via Nixle .
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