The Borough of Surf City is closely monitoring recommendations of the County, State and National health organizations. Our offices are also working closely with County, State and National officials regarding the Corona Virus (COVID-19). Please continue to abide by the instructions given by health officials. 

The recreational playground areas are closed until further notice and the March Land Use Board meeting is cancelled.

Effectively Wednesday March 18, 2020, the Borough Offices will serve the public via email, telephone, fax or regular mail.


For information about COVID-19, please visit the following sites.

The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

NJ Department of Health

Ocean County Department of Health

Long Beach Island Department of Health

NJ COVID Information Hub 

The following local health care providers are offering various services in relation to this response.

Hackensack Meridian Health in Ship Bottom

Atlantic Care in Manahawkin

Urgent Care (current patients only)





PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Borough of Surf City Council meeting scheduled for April 8, 2020 at 7:30 pm will be conducted on a remote platform called GoTo Meeting.

All attendees are asked to mute their phones until the open public comment portion of the meeting.

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2073
United States: +1 (571) 317-3129
Access Code: 219-074-181

Agendas will be made available on the Borough website, April 6, 2020 at

Formal action will be taken.

Christine Hannemann, RMC/CMR/QPA

Municipal Clerk

You may call, email or mail all departments. Drop boxes are placed outside of Borough Hall for documents. Please use the drop box for payments.

Mail to:    813 Long Beach Boulevard

                              Surf City, NJ 08008


Office of the Municipal Clerk, Administrator, Emergency Management

 Office Hours

Monday through Friday

9 am to 4:30 pm

(609)494-3064 or


 You may contact Christine Hannemann, directly at (609)618-2270.

For forms, registrar & voter information, please visit, HERE.


Tax Collection, Water & Sewer Billing

Office Hours

Monday through Friday

9 am to 4:30 pm


 You may contact the Tax Collector, Carrie Haberstroh, directly at (609)618-1253.

Please note, this phone number is temporary and  does not have messaging capabilities. When business resumes to normal, this number will be disabled.

Please utilize US Mail or the drop box located in front of Borough Hall for payments.


Please visit the Tax Collector’s page, HERE.

Please visit the Water & Sewer page, HERE.


Building Department

 Office Hours

Tuesday & Thursday

9 am to 12:00 pm


You may contact Sean MacCotter, directly, during regular business hours at (609)618-0065

 A box will be placed outside of Borough Hall to receive permit applications and documents. You may also use regular mail.  You will be contacted when your permit is ready and be provided with further instructions on the issuance of the permit. 

Inspections will only take place outside or in unoccupied buildings. Please see the following document for more information about the Building Inspection Process. 

NJ Construction Guidelines in response to COVID 19

If you have any questions please contact Sean MacCotter. 

Police Department

For non-emergencies please call (609)494-8121. In person, please use the phone located outside of the front doors of Borough Hall.

Please contact the Department if you have an elderly or disabled resident that may need a daily check in. The Police Department calls and checks in daily, to registered residents.

Please visit the page for the Police Department, HERE.


Zoning Office

 Office Hours

Monday through Friday

9 am to 4:30 pm

You may contact Grace Pitner, directly, during regular business hours at (609)618-1125.

Please note, this phone number is temporary and does not have messaging capabilities. When business resumes to normal, this number will be disabled.

Please visit the Zoning Department’s page for forms and applications, HERE


Public Works

Pick up schedules will remain the same.

Sanitation Schedule

For more information about Recycling and Sanitation, visit the DPW page, HERE.


Tax Assessor

 Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Important information about appeals during COVID-19, see the PDF below.

Order – Extending Tax Appeal Filing Deadlines – As Signed – 03-19-20 (2)


Municipal Court 

Municipal Court office is closed until April 26, 2020