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Mayor’s Welcome

Greetings! Ocean City is a community in touch with and respectful of the traditional values that our founders brought here over 125 years ago. We remain a wonderful place to raise a family, to retire to, to invest in, and of course to visit time and time again, generation after generation.


If you have recently moved to Ocean City or are thinking about settling here, we’d like to make things easy for you. You will find that Ocean City has the eighth lowest tax rate in New Jersey while providing a wide variety of quality services.

Information about our community is easily accessible on our website, Our website is designed for residents and visitors and includes information about shopping, restaurants, events and the variety of services provided. You can sign up for e-alerts to receive regular updates on areas of interest.

Another good source on information is Channel 2 on your TV, which highlights current happenings, service schedules and emergency information when necessary. We have also implemented a reverse 911 system. This system is designed to get emergency messages to the public by phone or e-mail, quickly and effectively. You can register for reverse 911 at

Ocean City is one of the East Coast’s finest year-round resort cities, with eight miles of beautiful beaches, the largest public beach in the state, 2.5 miles of boardwalk, fine dining establishments and a downtown shopping district with many unique specialty shops. Enjoy boardwalk amusements, concerts on the Music Pier, or a round of golf at our municipal course located adjacent to the Ocean City Airport.

Our intermediate school was recently honored to be one of only three Schools to Watch in New Jersey, and the entire school system is highly regarded. Our parks system is second to none, and our recreational fields support a variety of activities.

The Ocean City Community Center offers a public library, art center, historical museum, and an aquatic and fitness center where one can participate in many fitness classes, or take a swim in the Olympic-sized pool. Expansion plans are in the works to add to the library and to provide a new, enhanced senior center.

Ocean City holds special events, which include huge downtown block parties; the DooDah, Baby, Halloween, 4th of July and Christmas parades; the famous Night in Venice Boat Parade; the Miss New Jersey Pageant; the colorful Flower Show; and the popular First Night Festival on New Year’s Eve, to name just a few.

Enjoy our great community and all the amenities we have to offer in “America’s Greatest Family Resort.”

Sal Perillo
Ocean City

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