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Route 35 to be closed overnight in Bay Head and Mantoloking
Side street paving to take place during the day as the project nears completion. The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced final paving for Route 35 and some side streets in Bay Head and Mantoloking is scheduled for next week as this piece of the Route 35 reconstruction nears completion. Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. starting Monday, April 13.

Project Kickoff - Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan (pdf)
The Borough of Bay Head has been selected to participate in the New Jersey Department of Transportationís Office of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs Local Technical Assistance Program. The purpose of this program is to foster the development of active transportation by providing technical planning assistance and professional services to municipalities.

JCP&L Register for Programs to Keep Informed During Upcoming Spring and Summer Storm Seasons
JCP&L customers who use electrically operated life support equipment or depend on private well water can register their account with the company to get updates on potential interruptions to their electric service, such as weather-related outages during the summer storm season.

JCP&L maintains a critical care list of customers who depend on electrically operated life support equipment. To be included on this list, every year customers must complete and submit an authorization form signed by their physician. The list is used to contact customers should an outage affect their electric service for more than 24 hours. JCP&L also has a list of homes and businesses that depend on electrically operated private wells for water. These customers also are notified if a power outage is expected to affect their electric service for more than 24 hours, in which case they would be advised of locations where water and ice are available. Both the critical care customer and private well customer lists are provided to county and municipal Offices of Emergency Management. To receive additional information and register accounts for the programs call 1-800-662-3115.

Bay Head Borough 2015 Introduced Budget (pdf)

2015 Bulk Pickup Dates
Please be advised that Bulk Pick Up dates will be on Monday, June 1st and Monday, October 5th, 2015.

Message from the NJ Poison Information & Education System
The New Jersey Poison Information and Education System, also known as the NJ Poison Center, responds to calls for help from residents who fear their exposure to a particular substance is poisonous. Most poisoning emergencies involve substances commonly found around the home: medicines (prescription, over-the-counter, or dietary/herbal), household cleaning supplies, and cosmetics. More than half of all reported poison exposures involve children under the age of six. Although the majority of nonfatal poisonings occur in young children, the majority of fatal poisonings (deaths) occur in adults. If you ever have a poison related concern, never hesitate to contact the NJ Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222. The center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Fire Company Tee Shirt Contest (pdf)
The Bay Head Fire Company invites you to submit original art work for consideration as the official 2015 Clambake Tee Shirt.

Changes to Water Treatment Process
As part of a maintenance program for its water distribution system, New Jersey American Water will temporarily change the water treatment process at its Swimming River Water Treatment Plant in Colts Neck and its Jumping Brook Water Treatment Plant in Neptune from chloramines (a combination of ammonia and chlorine) to free chlorine. The treatment change will begin the week of January 19, 2015 and last through April.

Annual Financial Statement 2014 (pdf)

Property Owners Easment (pdf)

New Building Rendering and Site Plan
Check out the new building rendering and the new site plan. The result of the new bids.

Winter Garbage Pick Up Schedule
As of October 1st all properties will be picked up Monday and Thursday. If you are missed please call Suburban at 800 339-1757.

Helpful Phone Numbers and Web Addresses
Residents who need assistance from government agencies can contact the following:
  • NJ Department of Community Affairs - 855-SANDYHM (home loans and grants)
  • NJ Economic Development Authority - 855-SANDYBZ (business loans and grants)

Older Announcements

Seawall Mitigates Hurricane Sandy's Impacts (pdf)

Notice from the Bay Head Police Dept. - Please Lock Your Car

NJ Public Advocate Tenant Rights

JCP&L Employees Always Carry Identification

GO Bay Head

FEMA - Letter of Map Amendment and Letter of Map Changes


Dune Reference Line (pdf)

Bicycle Safety

Attention Senior Citizens!

Christie Administration To Host Sandy Recovery Mobile Cabinets Next Week In Ocean County - Posted June 24, 2013

Flood Insurance Rate Helpline Available (pdf) - Posted June 19, 2013

What you need to Know About FEMA's New Flood Maps (pdf) - Posted June 19,2 013

Beach Replenishment Information - Posted June 13, 2013

Letter from the Mayor - May 9, 2013 (pdf)

Beach Easement (pdf)

Letter from NJDEP Explaining Easements (pdf)


Has your home been damaged by Superstorm Sandy? Help is available for primary homeowners through the “reNewJersey Stronger” housing initiative. There are two programs and homeowners are encouraged to apply for BOTH programs. There are three ways to apply:

By Phone:    1-855-SANDY-HM
In-Person:   There are nine housing recovery centers in the nine most affected counties.
                      Check the website for all nine listings.


TRENTON, NJ ─ New Jersey residents with questions about the National Flood Insurance Program and mitigation techniques have 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 maps, or other mitigation topics and issues.  Policyholders with questions or concerns about their claims may also speak with NFIP specialists.

The helpline operates from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.  Additional information is available at

More information on New Jersey disaster recovery is available online or  FEMA is also on Twitter and on Facebook at For information on ways of building stronger, safer and smarter, visit

Opening Saturday: Housing Recovery Centers for
reNew Jersey Stronger Housing Grant Programs
Beginning at 8 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, June 8, Housing Recovery Centers will open in each of the nine counties most impacted by Superstorm Sandy. 

Eligible homeowners whose primary residences were damaged or destroyed in the storm can visit the Housing Recovery Centers to apply in-person for two reNew Jersey Stronger housing grants: the Homeowner Resettlement Program and the Homeowner Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program.
Sandy-impacted homeowners DO NOT NEED to come to the Housing Recovery Centers if they previously applied to the reNew Jersey Stronger grant programs online or over the phone. Instead, applicants who previously applied will be contacted in the next few weeks about the status of their application(s) and any additional steps that they must take.
The Ocean County Housing Recovery Center will open tomorrow at 8 a.m. and is located at 750 Vassar Avenue, Suite 1 Lakewood, NJ. The center is open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm. 

For more information regarding the reNew Jersey Stronger housing grants, including eligibility information and application instructions, and to apply online, please visit
The DCA Superstorm Sandy Housing Assistance hotline is also open at 1-855-SANDYHM (1-855-726-3946)to answer any questions you may have about the application process and to help you apply.


What you Need to Know About "reNew Jersey Stronger"

The Christie Administration’s Launch of “reNew Jersey Stronger” Housing Assistance Initiative Makes $780 Million Available for Homeowners Impacted by Super Storm Sandy

Marking a major step forward in the recovery from Super Storm Sandy, the Christie Administration last week launched the “reNew Jersey Stronger” housing assistance initiative that makes $780 million dollars in grants available to homeowners impacted by the storm. The grants are designed to encourage homeowners to resettle in their primary residences and help them reconstruct, rehabilitate, elevate and mitigate their homes.


Bay Head has been instructed to inform our residents who wish to elevate or have property acquired to follow the below directions.

All elevations will run through NJ Dept. of Community Affairs (NJDCA) State run elevation process (combination of CDBG and HMGP funding).  Please advise all of your residents who expressed interest in elevations, to contact and register with NJDCA at:
The state has also set up two hotlines: 

855-SANDYHM (855-726-3946) for homeowners  
855-SANDYBZ (855-726-3929) for business owners

The website and hotlines should answer all homeowner questions regarding elevations.

The Christie Administration has just launched the  “reNew Jersey Stronger” housing assistance initiative that makes $780 million dollars in grants available to homeowners impacted by the storm. The grants are designed to encourage homeowners to resettle in their primary residences and help them reconstruct, rehabilitate, elevate and mitigate their homes. Please carefully review the chart below and note that the application deadline is July 1, 2013. Additional information can be found at www.renewjerseystronger.orgphone  1-855-SANDYHM (1-855-726-3946), or in person at Sandy Housing Assistance Centers around New Jersey that will be open starting June 8th. 


It has come to the attention of the Borough that various blogs and newsletters are being distributed to constituents which may purport to be an official publication of the municipality. PLEASE NOTE that the ONLY official internet communications of the Borough of Bay Head are those made through this website. Moreover, the only official and Council-approved minutes from all Council Meetings are those posted to this website and are available the month after the meeting was held. 

Important Natural Gas Information

As you know, many homeowners in your municipality are trying to sort out their rebuilding and house-raising requirements, including what they need to do with their natural gas service lines.  To assist our customers, we have posted the following new page on our web site that contains important information about service turn-offs and retirements due to Sandy damage:

New Jersey Natural Gas would like to enlist your assistance in sharing this resource with your affected homeowners.  If possible, could you please post it in the appropriate place on your municipal web site and provide it to each appropriate permit applicant?  We would welcome any additional ways you think it would be beneficial to share this information, and if we can be helpful in this regard, please do not hesitate to let me know. 

Mold Guidelines

The New Jersey Department of Health today released Mold Guidelines for New Jersey Residents pamphlet created to provide direction to residents on addressing mold in homes in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.  The guidelines were developed to better inform homeowners on how to ensure their homes are cleaned and remediated properly to avoid mold problems now and in the future.  They were developed with feedback from state and federal partners as well as environmental health advocacy organizations 

Molds can cause staining of walls and ceilings and can affect building components causing property damage.  Exposure to mold can cause nasal and throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation.  The pamphlet addresses a number of topics including mold-related health concerns, how to inspect for mold and tools and techniques for clean-up.  If you would like a copy of the pamphlet, please call 609-826-4950.  In addition, residents can also call 609-826-4950 to speak with the Department's Environmental and Occupation Health Assessment Program staff about mold removal questions.


Action uses latest FEMA Elevation Standards to Ensure Resiliency in
Future Storms and Protect Residents from Rising Flood Insurance Costs
Click here for press release.

Upcoming Events
Mon May 4
7:00 PM Council Meeting
Wed May 20
Planning Board 7:30 pm
Mon Jun 1
Bulk Pickup
7:00 PM Council Meeting
Wed Jun 17
Planning Board 7:30 pm

Important Sandy Updates

Borough of Bay Head
81 Bridge Avenue, Bay Head, NJ 08742
Phone:  732-892-0574     Fax:  732-899-6494