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View the Bids Postings.
Read our guide about opening a business (PDF).
Contact the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce for help with marketing your business.
Contact the Planning and Redevelopment Department regarding new construction or additions.
Visit Film and Photo Permits.
Read about the Urban Enterprise Zone.
See information on garbage, recycling, bulk waste and more.
Yes, New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program™ (NJCEP) and New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) can help you reduce your energy usage and lower your operating costs. The Direct Install program from NJCEP can pay up to 70% of your retrofit costs and you can finance the 30% balance at 0% APR through NJNG’s On-Bill Repayment Program. Email Jerry Ryan, operations manager at New Jersey Natural Gas, or call him at 732-378-4920 to get started.
Use the Report a Concern Form to submit your problem or issue to the City.
Call the Department of Public Works at 732-775-0900.
Call the Department of Public Works at 732-775-0900, and see garbage and recycling pickup schedules and rules.
Call Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) at 800-662-3115, or visit Jersey Central Power and Light.
Call the Asbury Park Police's non-emergency line at 732-774-1300. For all emergencies call 911.
Call the Department of Code Enforcement at 732-502-5742.
Call the Tax and Sewer Collections Office at 732-502-5706. You can also pay your tax or sewer utility bill online.
You can pay parking tickets online via New Jersey Municipal Courts (NJMC) direct.
Call Social Services at 732-502-4529. See more information on the Social Services department and programs.
For home improvement funding, please call the RCA Program at 732-502-4580.
See the special events calendar. Sign up for the weekly email newsletter with events, music, art, and more in Asbury Park.
For information on senior citizen services, please call the Asbury Park Senior Center at 732-988-5252. Learn more about the Senior Center and see a monthly calendar of events and news at the Senior Center page.
Call the Recreation Department at 732-502-5759 for information about summer camps and recreation programming for kids.
To apply for a committee, or to get further information, call the City Clerk at 732-502-5721. You can download a Volunteer Application form (PDF).
You can watch Asbury Park's cable access news channel APTV on Verizon channel 30 and Cablevision channel 77. Visit APTV online.
View the municipal calendars for upcoming board, committee, and City Council meeting information.
Contact the Beach Utility at 732-502-8863 for further information.
For information on Asbury schools, call the Asbury Park School System at 732-776-2606, and visit the Asbury Park School District website.
For information about Asbury businesses, call the Chamber of Commerce at 732-775-7676, and visit the Chamber website.
You must ride in the same direction as cars. A bicyclist has the same rights and duties as motorists, including stopping at red lights and stop signs.
Many streets in Asbury Park are narrow and may not provide enough space for a motor vehicle to safely pass a bicycle. On these narrower streets, a bicyclist can actually “take the lane”, i.e, position themselves at or near the center of the lane. In this way, motorists will see you and not be invited to unsafely squeeze by in the same lane.
Pay-by-Plate parking is an alternative to the previous Pay-by-Space parking that was present in Asbury Park. Customers purchase parking time at a pay station or on the mobile parking app using their license plate. Purchase time is tied to a vehicle’s license plate.
Pay-by-plate parking will provide a more streamlined environment for enforcement of parking regulations combined with a better experience for visitors and guests. The City will no longer need to maintain marked parking space numbers on the pavement which can be difficult to see in poor visibility conditions. The City has found that many parkers enter incorrect space numbers. Creating a unified system of enforcement by license plate also allows resident and employee permit holders to have a better experience, eliminating the need for hangtags and decals.
Parkers should be aware of signage on each block which indicates whether there is paid parking on that block.
Until you can commit a license plate to memory or save it in the mobile parking app or at the My Parking Receipt website, a good recommendation is to snap a photo of your license plate before leaving your vehicle.
Parkers can now register and save their license plates on either the mobile parking app and/or for use at the parking pay stations (My Parking Receipt website).
Use the alphanumeric keypad on the pay station to enter your license plate including the stacked characters (no special characters).
Please review all of your parking details before purchasing your time at a pay station or on the mobile parking app. Parking sessions cannot be adjusted once they have started. Should you start a session on the wrong license plate, you will need to immediately start another session with the correct license plate. If the Parking Enforcement Officers are not able to match the license plate on your vehicle with the transaction data, you will receive a citation.
Active parking sessions can be extended on the mobile parking app for no additional transaction fee using the Extend Session command. At the pay stations, simply press the ‘# ’ key, enter the license plate to be extended, and pay for additional time. Press OK to confirm.
Yes, as long as the vehicle remains within the same paid parking zone, i.e. Downtown, Waterfront and Central Zones (see metered parking zone map (PNG)).
The parking pay stations and mobile parking app transactions sync with Parking Enforcement systems, and Parking Enforcement Officers utilize a license-plate recognition enforcement system to verify all purchases and valid permits.
Please call or email the Parking Office at 732-502-4562 (during office hours) or 732-774-1300 (evenings and weekends) or email the Parking Office.
The current tax rate is 1.782%.
Tax bills are mailed annually in June or July. Sewer bills are mailed quarterly.
Failure to receive a bill does not exempt you from paying taxes or sewer, or the interest due on delinquent taxes. If you are having problems with receiving your bills, please notify your local Post Office.
As a courtesy, the Tax Collector mails delinquent reminder notices for the first 3 quarters of the year. Due to limited timing, delinquent notices are not mailed for outstanding charges as of November 10th.
The State of New Jersey does not allow the Tax collector to acknowledge postmarks, therefore, payment must be received in Tax and Sewer Collections Office by the 10th.
The City of Asbury Park does permit a 10-day grace period. After the grace period has ended, interest reverts to the due date. Should the 10th fall on a weekend or legal holiday, you will have until the next business day to make a payment.
Yes, but payment must be applied to oldest past due amount due first.
All municipalities in New Jersey are required by law to hold annual sales of unpaid real estate taxes. By selling off these tax liens, municipalities generate revenue. Tax sales are conducted by the tax collector. At the tax sale, the title to the delinquent property itself is not sold.
What is sold is a tax sale certificate which is a lien on the property. Third parties and the municipality bid on the tax sale certificates (TSC). At the conclusion of the sale, the highest bidder pays the outstanding taxes and becomes the holder of the TSC. The TSC must be recorded with the County Clerk to become a lien against the real estate.
Most tax sales occur the year after the taxes are due. In an accelerated tax sale, the sale occurs in the same year that the taxes are due.
A lien is an enforcement to collect delinquent municipal charges. To get a lien off your property, complete the Lien Redemption Request Form (PDF), and return it to the Tax Collector's Office.
The City of Asbury Park is an accelerated tax sale municipality. It is the obligation of the tax collector to collect all property taxes, sewer and other municipal charges in the year that they are due. This helps greatly reduce the reserve for uncollected taxes, helping to keep the tax levy flat.
As a courtesy, the Tax Collector mails delinquent “reminder” notices for the first 3 quarters of the year. Due to limited timing, delinquent notices are not mailed for outstanding charges as of November 10th. Information is also printed on the back of all tax bills. To avoid the tax sale process, property owners must pay all municipal charges in full by November 10th.
Starting November 11th, any properties with delinquencies will be included in the accelerated tax sale. The date of the accelerated tax sale will be announced and is usually in mid-December. The tax sale list will be published in a local paper.
Starting November 11th, a tax sale fee of $90 to $175 is added to each delinquent account as required by state law and cannot be waived. The fee includes a 2% cost of sale charge, with the minimum $15 and maximum $100, and the cost of 3 tax sale mailings at $25 each. (N.J.S.A. 54:5-38, NJ.S.A. 54:5-26)