On behalf of the Commissioners and employees of the Borough of Cape May Point, NJ, we would like to welcome you to Cape May Point's official website. This site is for our Cape May Point "family" of property owners and the general public to understand the function of our municipal government, its departments and the services that they offer. While some information on the site is mandated by state statute, most of what you will find is our way of bringing everyone into the world of Cape May Point in order to make their experience here more enjoyable and understandable. We encourage you to use this site on a regular basis so that you are continually informed of what is happening in our local government. Should you have any questions, please direct them to the appropriate Commissioner. You will find links on the Mayor and Commissioners pages where you can click on a link to send an email directly to them.
If you have any trouble with accessing information contained within this website, please contact Elaine Wallace at email@example.com or (609) 884-8468 ext. 12.
The next shipment of recycling containers has arrived! Those property owners who didn't get a container in the first round may pick up their new container at the recycling yard during normal hours Wed. - Sat. 8 am to 12 pm, Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm. You must bring ID and proof of ownership such as a tax or water/sewer bill. For anyone who is homebound, you can call Public Works at 609-884-1454 to arrange for delivery.
The Borough is carefully balancing the health and safety of its residents and property owners with the need to incrementally reopen public spaces as we prepare for the summer season. Because of continuous uncertainties, policies are frequently changing. Following is the current status of operations related to rentals, beaches, Pavilion Circle and beach tags. Please stay in touch with the Borough Website for updates as they occur.
Rentals: On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 138 extending the Public Health Emergency for 30 days. To be consistent with this Executive Order, the Borough has extended its prohibition on short-term rentals until Friday, June 5, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. when the current Governor's Order expires. Long-term rentals greater than 30-days were permitted beginning May 11th.
Beaches: The Borough of Cape May Point beaches were partially opened May 14th for passive recreation such as walking, jogging, running and fishing. Under Executive Order 143, beaches will reopen for sitting and sunbathing beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, May 22nd. Social distancing protocols must be observed at all times. Swimming is prohibited until the beaches open for the season on June 20th.
Pavilion Circle: The Circle reopened on May 2, 2020, for passive recreation requiring social distancing. Games, sports, and similar activities are STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
The Cape May County-Wide Recovery Initiative is a consensus-based cooperative effort consisting of the County of Cape May, Cape May County Municipalities, members of our business community, and the health sector including Cape Regional Health System. The purpose of the Recovery Initiative is to prepare Cape May County for a safe reopening of businesses and public facilities as the County emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic and to assist in the long recovery we have ahead. Click here to go to the County website and read the FAQs. You will also find a link to the proposed plan at the bottom of that page.
In compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, all regularly scheduled Planning Board meetings will be held via the conference app ZOOM (www.zoom.us) until further notice. The public is invited and welcome to attend and participate. Access information for each ZOOM meeting will be available on the agenda for the specific meeting date or on the calendar appointment on this website.
Any applications scheduled for hearing at this time will occur during the ZOOM meeting. Due to restricted access to the municipal offices, application documents cannot be viewed by the public. To accommodate this requirement, the pdf files of all application documents and prints for upcoming hearings have been uploaded to the Documents and Forms section of the Planning Board webpage.