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

Berkeley Township School District
Pre-School Information

Mayor Amato would like residents to know about Berkeley Township School District's Pre-School program.
  • Click Here for the Flyer

    Mayor Amato would like residents to be informed about police activity in Berkeley Township. This weeks police blotter can be found here....
  • POLICE BLOTTER - to May 20, 2015.
  • Planning Board Master Plan Re-examination
    Public Hearing 6pm 6/4/15

    TOWNSHIP OF BERKELEY PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD ON THE ADOPTION OF THE 2015 REEXAMINATION REPORT OF THE MASTER PLAN AND MASTER PLAN AMENDMENTS TAKE NOTICE that on June 4, 2015 at 6:00 p.m., the Planning Board of the Township of Berkeley will conduct a public hearing in the Berkeley Township Municipal Building located at 627 Pinewald-Keswick Road on the adoption of the 2015 Reexamination Report of the Master Plan with adoption of Amendments to the Master Plan. The 2015 Reexamination Report of the Master Plan includes amendments to the goals and objectives to the Master Plan, in addition to the Master Plan's Land Use, Circulation, Housing, and Community Facilities elements that are designed to mitigate, reduce or prevent impacts to the community from natural disasters. The documents amending the Master Plan that are the subject of the public hearing will be on file and available for public review and inspection in the Planning Board office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, except holidays, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, beginning on May 22, 2015. The Planning Board may take official action at this meeting. Any interested party may appear at the public hearing to participate and offer comments on the proposed amendments. Click Here for the Draft master Plan Re-Examinination Report

    Summer Concert Series

    Mayor Amato would like to invite all of our residents to the Berkeley Township Summer Concert Series at Veterans Park. The first concert is on Wednesday, June 24th starting at 6 pm featuring the band Total Soul and Fireworks after the show. Click Here for All The Concert Dates

    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

    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: March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, & October 14
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  • Household Hazardous Waste
    Disposal Program

    Mayor Amato would like residents to know the Township participates in the Ocean County Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program. Rid you home of potential hazards and protect the environment by participating in this program.

    SATURDAY, MAY 3O, 2015 - BERKELEY TOWNSHIP PUBLIC WORKS GARAGE, 360 Pinewald-Keswick Road (Across from Berkeley Town Hall) 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.


    Acceptable Materials: Solvents, pool chemicals, pesticides and herbicides, aerosol cans, auto products, oven cleaners, photographic chemicals, rug and upholstery cleaners, toilet and drain cleaners, silver polishes and bleaches, waste oil and used gasoline. Stains, varnishes, polyurethane's or wood preservatives. ALL THE ABOVE MATERIALS, EXCEPT OIL AND GAS MUST BE IN ORIGINAL CONTAINER.

    Maximum volume per household is limited to 200 pounds of dry materials and 20 gallons of liquid. No containers larger than 5 gallons.

    UNACCEPTABLE MATERIALS: Radioactive materials, dioxins, infectious waste (“Red Bag” wastes), explosives and unknown or unidentified materials. No construction waste or asbestos.

    Paint Management Program

    Mayor Amato would like residents to know the Township participates in the Ocean County Paint Management Program. Full, partially full and empty paint cans are accepted at: Berkeley Township recycling center, 360 Pinewald-Keswick Road, Across from Berkeley Township Police Headquarters. The limit is 20 paint cans per day.

    **The program is for BERKELEY TOWNSHIP residents and taxpayers ONLY.

    **Paint will not be accepted from businesses such as paint contractors.

    **Recycling Center is Open Monday through Saturday 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

    **This program is for latex, oil based and boat paints only, NO stains, varnishes, polyurethane's or wood preservatives


    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

    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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    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

  • FEMA Base Flood Elevation Mapping Information FEMA 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

    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

    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

    New Jersey Natural Gas Update regarding Demolishing or Raising Your Post-Sandy Home
  • NJNG website update
  • 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
  • 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.