May 21, 2020
Dear Friends,
Memorial Day Weekend is almost here, and I want you all to be aware of the guidelines in place to protect the health and safety of everybody in town.
As per the governor’s directives and CDC recommendations:
  • Please maintain at least six feet of space between strangers when using the boardwalk and beaches.
  • Avoid large groups.
  • Look for hand sanitizer dispensers on boardwalk railings.
  • Masks or face coverings are highly recommended.
  • Masks or face coverings should be worn at all times in any building, while waiting in line, and when social distancing cannot be maintained.
Public address announcements and signs at beach and boardwalk entrances will remind everybody of these guidelines. Hand sanitization stations have been installed at regular intervals along the boardwalk. We encourage everybody to always have a face covering close at hand, but a complimentary mask will be made available to those who do not already have one at the Ocean City Music Pier (Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace) and at City Hall (Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue).
In deciding to open the beach and boardwalk, I recognize that adherence to safety guidelines will vary from full compliance to no compliance. I am also aware that the government has limited tools to compel full compliance – even with these common-sense measures. Though we will have police and staff on hand to help educate guests, many of the recommendations do not carry the weight of the law. That’s where you can help. Please take personal responsibility to follow all guidelines. And each individual must decide how much risk he or she can tolerate and tailor activities, such as visits to the beach and boardwalk, to that tolerance level.
I’m confident that these small sacrifices will help us have a great holiday weekend and a great summer ahead.
Warm regards,
Jay A. Gillian
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Welcome to The City of Ocean City, New Jersey!

Ocean City is a town rich in history and a deep sense of community. Families have been vacationing in Ocean City for generations and many have made Ocean City their year round home.

Mayor Jay GillianOur residents enjoy award winning schools, world-class recreation facilities and outstanding municipal services from all City Departments including Police and Fire. Residents participate in activities for every age and interest including the cultural arts, music and theatre as well as sports and recreation programs available at our many parks, playgrounds and City facilities.

The City also maintains and operates a Municipal Airport, twelve-hole golf course, Aquatic and Fitness Center as well as the famed Ocean City Pops Orchestra.

Ocean City is also host to over 200 family friendly special events held year round. Many of our events are popular family traditions including the Night in Venice Boat Parade in July, our exciting Indian Summer Weekend in October featuring the mile long block party and fireworks, and our family friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration, First Night.

If you are vacationing in Ocean City, I know you’ll enjoy our seven miles of beautiful beaches and exciting boardwalk lined with shops, restaurants and amusements. And be sure to visit our unique and charming downtown shops and restaurants located in the heart of town on Asbury Avenue.

I am truly proud to serve as Mayor for this great community and hope you and your family enjoy your time in America’s Greatest Family Resort.

Jay Gillian, Mayor

Phone: 609-525-9333