Latest Happenings in the Borough

Route 72 Free Bridge shuttle

 During construction of the Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges Project, the sidewalk and bay bridge that connects the mainland to Bonnet Island will be closed to bicyclists and pedestrians. To accommodate people wishing to go to Bonnet Island, a FREE shuttle bus will run from Marsha Drive with a stop in the Eastbound (EB) direction at 3rd Street on Bonnet Island. The shuttle bus will then return in the Westbound (WB) direction stopping at the Public Access Parking Lot on Bay Avenue on Bonnet Island and Marsha Drive on the mainland. This is a TEMPORARY alternative that will operate seven (7) days a week while the sidewalk and bay bridge is closed. Please refer to the schedule below for times and the map for shuttle bus stop locations. The schedule may be adjusted in the future depending on the number of riders.  Click HEREfor the full schedule. 


 letter from the mayor

 Click to read Winter 2019the  Newsletter. 


 Vehicles may access the beach soon after obtaining a permit from the Surf City Police Department. The fee is $25. Please have valid Driver’s License, Registration, Insurance and be prepared for a vehicle inspection. This can be done anytime at Borough Hall by visiting the Police Window and pressing the dial button for dispatch or using the outdoor police phone. 


Beginning October 1st until April 30th, dogs are permitted on the beach.  


be sure to winterize your home

Freezing pipes can cause a great deal of damage to your home. Please also know that the Surf City water department does charge an additional fee for after hour emergency water shut offs.




You may apply anytime for any seasonal position, i.e. public works, lifeguarding, and badge checking. We will maintain your application for the department supervisor until hiring time. Check out our Human Resourcespage for more information.


Dog licenses must be renewed in January of each year. Applications may be made at the Office of the Municipal Clerk. Please bring valid rabies vaccination and proof of spay/neuter.