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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

COLD WEATHER TIPS

COLD WEATHER TIPS: Here are seven tips to help you prepare for and stay safe during the cold temperatures:
  • 1. Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm. Gloves and a hat will help prevent losing body heat.
  • 2. Bring the pets indoors. If that’s not possible, make sure they have enough shelter to keep them warm and that they can get to unfrozen water.
  • 3. Avoid frozen pipes - run water, even at a trickle, to help prevent them from freezing. Keep the thermostat at the same temperature day and night to help avoid freezing pipes.
  • 4. Do not use a stove or oven to heat the home.
  • 5. Space heaters should sit on a level, hard surface and anything flammable should be kept at least three feet away.
  • 6. If using a fireplace, use a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs.
  • 7. Turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room or going to bed.
  • 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

    Viewing Schedule Channel 21
    Township Council Meetings

    1/11/16 Town Council Meeting Broadcast on Ch.21: 10:30 A.M., 6:00 P.M., 9:30 P.M., 1:30 A.M.

    1/25/16 Town Council Meeting Broadcast on Ch.21: 9:00A.M., 4:30 P.M., 8:00 P.M., 12:00 A.M.

    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 YOUR POWER OUTAGE TO JCP&L
    ON FACEBOOK

    JCP&L is providing more ways for our customers to report outages ......More Information

    Sign up for Text Message & Email
    Emergency Notifications Via Nixle

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    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

    OEM Special Needs data Sheet

    The Berkeley Township Office of Emergency Management wants to better serve the residents of Berkeley Township. Please fill out this Emergency Data form so that we are better prepared to assist you in your time of need. Click here for the Special Needs data Sheet

    ROUTE 37 EAST MATHIS BRIDGE
    CONSTRUCTION NOTICE

    Mayor Amato would like barrier island residents to be aware that the Route 37 Mathis Bridge over the Barnegat Bay will be closed for its first construction cycle on or about October 31, 2015 until approximately May 13, 2016. This will allow the contractor to begin the Mathis Bridge deck replacement. Be in the know! Send your email address to DOT-Route37Mathis.outreach@dot.nj.gov and subscribe for project alerts. ......More Information

    United Water - UWCares Program

    Mayor Amato would like to let residents know, who reside in the United Water franchise area, that if they are having a financial hardship in paying their water bills, United Water offers assistance through its UWCares program. The program is for customers who cannot pay their water bills due to financial hardships. Additional details about UWCares can be found at www.uwcares.org or by calling 1-888-942-8080.

    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.
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  • 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
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    Emergency Management & Weather
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