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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

Special Council Meeting

A Special Meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Berkeley will be held on Monday, August 10, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., at the Berkeley Township Municipal Building Meeting Room, 627 Pinewald-Keswick Road, Bayville, N.J. re: Budget Amendment, Contract Awards and Salary Ordinances. Public Invited. Official action will be taken. Beverly M. Carle, RMC Township Clerk.

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.

  • Cick Here to look up your taxes and pay them online
  • Night Out Against Crime and
    Sounds of Summer Concert Series

    Mayor Carmen F. Amato, Jr., is pleased to announce the fourth installment of our 2015 Sounds of Summer Concert Series will continue on August 5th. “This is also our 4th Annual National Night out against Crime which begins at 5pm. The Berkeley Township Police Department will be on hand along with our Township First Aid Squads, Township Fire Departments, HAZMAT Unit, NJ State Police Helicopter Unit, Ocean County Sheriff Department K-9 Unit, Mounted Patrol and SWAT team. All of the public safety organizations will be on hand to meet and greet residents and to show the different equipment they utilize. All of these public safety agencies will have their vehicles and equipment on display as well." Mayor Amato said. “The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit will team up with Ocean County SWAT team to provide demonstrations. The Sheriff’s Department will also be providing free child ID's. There will be a fire safety trailer for participants to walk through and learn what can be done to avoid accidental fires. Weather permitting; we will have a NJ State Police helicopter on hand so residents can get an up-close look and flight demonstration.” Mayor Amato said. “The Ocean County Security Department and the Berkeley Township Police Bike Patrol will host a bike rodeo where children will learn bike safety and practice their skills in a course designed by the Ocean County Security Dept. All children who arrive with bicycles and helmets can participate and each child will receive a coupon to a local ice cream shop as part of the summer long “Get Caught Being Good” program.” Mayor Amato said. “Our DARE Program will also be on hand with games and prizes for the children to enjoy. The Berkeley Township PBA Local 237 has generously donated a 68ft long inflatable obstacle course, sumo wrestling suits and a rockwall for all to enjoy free of charge.” Mayor Amato said. I would like to thank all of our police, fire and first responders for their participation once again." Mayor Amato said. "Special thanks to Chief DiMichele for embracing the idea I brought forth to start the Night out Against Crime in Berkeley four years ago and Lieutenant Ryan Roth for organizing the event on behalf of our community.” Mayor Amato said. “The entertainment for the evening will feature Simply Diamond a Neil Diamond Tribute Band that will begin at 7:30pm. Please come on out for a great evening and bring a chair. Refreshments are always provided by our area non-profit groups that use these concerts as fundraisers for their organizations.” Mayor Amato said. “I am also pleased to announce that evening, in conjunction with the Berkeley Municipal Alliance, the Berkeley Police Department and County and State Agencies; we will have a prescription drug collection tent. Mayor Amato said. "We have been very proactive in our efforts to provide our residents the opportunity to clean out their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of their unused, unwanted and expired prescription medications. For the last few years, our Township has participated in "Project Medicine Drop" were we collected unused, unwanted and expired medications at a convenient drop off location twice a year.” Mayor Amato said. “Last year, Berkeley Township became the sixth township in Ocean County to have a prescription drop off box to provide the proper disposal of unused, unwanted and expired medications.” Mayor Amato said. “The prescription drug drop box is installed at our police station where citizens can dispose their unused, unwanted and expired prescription medications safely and securely 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Mayor Amato said. “As a reminder The Berkeley Township Police Department has an anonymous tip line (732) 341-1132, Ext. 611. This tip line is only for matters that do not require an immediate police response. Some examples for using the tip line are suspicious vehicles coming and going to a residence. You suspect some type of illegal activity and just want to let us know. However, if you think you observed a crime in progress, please call 9-1-1 immediately.” Mayor Amato concluded. Click Here for All The Concert Dates

    Mayor Amato would like everyone to support the ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE. Mayor Amato's school supply drive supports the children of Berkeley Schools whose families are in need of basic school supplies for the upcoming scholastic year. New items such as pencils, pens, paper, notebooks and other staple supplies will be collected at each concert at a designated location in Veterans Park. monetary donations will be accepted in lieu of Merchandise. Each donation will get you a chance to enter a drawing on Community Pride Day (Sept. 12th) which includes a remote controlled drone helicopter.

    Summer Farmers Market Veterans Park

    Mayor Amato is pleased to announce that Berkeley Township will be hosting the first annual summer farmers market at Veterans Park on Tuesday's starting June 23rd 11 am to 4 pm and encourages all residents to stop by for fresh summer produce. We are also still accepting vendors for the market for more information on becoming a vendor please call our Recreation Department at 732-269-4456.

    Child Passenger Safety Checkpoint

    Mayor Amato & The Berkeley Township Police Department will be hosting a monthly Child Passenger Safety Checkpoint at the: *Bayville Volunteer Fire Company #1*, 645 Rt. 9, Bayville, N.J. 2nd Wednesday of the month from March to October 2015; 3pm to 7pm. Dates include: June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, & October 14
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  • 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


    CLICK HERE FOR ALL Ocean County Document Shredding Sites This FREE service is sponsored by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and residents of Ocean County can utilize any of sites

    FEMA Flood Map Information

    The interactive "What Is My BFE?" tool link below can help you compare the current effective and the revised FEMA flood hazard data available for your property. Click For The Base Flood Elevation (BFE) Lookup Tool

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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

    FEMA & Sandy Disaster Information
  • 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 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.


    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 Velocity "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.
  • 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 for people who need information about flood insurance, the latest ....More


    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,
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  • "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

  • 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

    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

    Legal Services of NJ Facebook Page

    Legal Services of NJ Facebook Page-Spanish

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    Watch us on YouTube

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    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

    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

  • NJ Dept of Community Affairs rebuilding restoration guidelines for Sandy Victims NJ DCA Division of Codes Webpage
  • Evacuation Letter for Homeowners in South Seaside Park. Homeowners who own property in South Seaside Park who's 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
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    Emergency Management & Weather
    Click for Bayville, New Jersey Forecast Local Weather for Berkeley Township, NJ
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