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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


Mayor Amato would like residents to be informed about police activity in Berkeley Township. This weeks police blotter can be found here....
  • POLICE BLOTTER - November 15, 2015.
  • Santa's Calling

    Mayor Amato and the Recreation Department present "Santa's Calling" on Wednesday December 9, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm ......Click Here for more Information and the Registration Form


    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 and subscribe for project alerts. ......More Information

    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

    Important Information Regarding JCP&L Scam

    Mayor Amato would like to advise residents of a new scam regarding JCP&L. The following information was provided to my office from JCP&L. As a reminder Never give personal information over the phone, especially Social Security numbers, banking or credit card account numbers. If you believe you have been a victim of a scam, call the Ocean County Prosecutors office at: 732-929-2027.

    JCP&L has received increased reports of scammers targeting utility customers. In the latest scam, a telephone caller poses as an electric utility company employee and threatens to shut off the customer’s power unless an immediate payment is made. In many cases, the customer is told to pay using a pre-paid debit card, such as a Green Dot/MoneyPak card, a money transfer service like Money Gram or Western Union, or in person at a physical location.

    Be aware that scammers often use Caller ID spoofing software to lead you to believe you are receiving a call from JCP&L, and/or provide you with a fake “verification” phone number. These call-back numbers may even include exact replicas of greetings and hold messages you would hear when calling JCP&L’s Contact Center.

    Facts to remember:

    If your account is past-due, you will receive a written notice of your account status, with instructions on how to avoid disconnection of service.

    While JCP&L representatives may call a customer whose bill is in arrears in order to remind them that a payment is due, the representative would explain how a payment can be made using JCP&L’s established payment options. They will not demand a payment over the phone or at a particular physical location.

    ......More Information

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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

    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 or by calling 1-888-942-8080.

    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,
  • .... 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

  • 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

    Follow us on Twitter

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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
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