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Beach Fees

 Seasonal beach tags for 2019 go on sale Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.
For additional information, call 609-399-6111, ext. 9377.
Seasonal tags are available at the following locations:
  • City Hall (861 Asbury Ave.) - Mon-Fri  9-4; Sat-Sun, 10-4  (winter hours)
  • Rt. 52 Welcome Center - Mon-Fri  9-4; Sat  9-4; Sun  9-2 (winter hours)
  • Henry Knight Building (12th Street and Haven Ave.) - Mon-Fri  9-4 (no holidays)
  • Aquatic & Fitness Center (17th Street and Simpson Ave.) - Mon-Fri  5 am-9; Sat  7-6; Sun  9-6
  • 46th Street Welcome Center (4500 block of West Avenue) - Mon-Fri   9-4

Beach Tags are required for all beachgoers ages 12 and older and will be in effect from June 1 through Sept. 2 in 2019. Seasonal tags cost $20 through May 31, 2019. Remember, only seasonal tags are available for purchase online. Weekly ($10), daily ($5) and military (free) tags will be available at a later date. 

Note:  Due to the early start of the beach season, tags need to be purchased (if ordering by mail order or online) no later than May 13 to assure delivery by season’s start.
Starting in spring 2019, military tags will be available at City Hall, the Welcome Center on the Causeway, the 46th Street Welcome Center and the Music Pier Info Center.  Remember to have proper military identification to receive your free tag(s). Veterans receive free tags (veteran only). Active military members, spouses and immediate children up to age 23 receive free tags.  

Why Beach Tags?
Beach tags are required in most municipalities along the New Jersey coastline.  They are a user fee to help offset the local municipalities cost of maintaining their beaches and providing lifeguards and other services such as trash removal, beach cleaning and the purchase of needed equipment and police protection. The cost of these items and all of the other beach benefits are supported by this user fee known as the beach tag.  The beach fee program was approved by the residents of Ocean City in 1976 and continued since that time to help offset all the costs associated with the beach.
More Information
  • No refunds or exchanges of beach tags under any circumstances.
  • The City of Ocean City is not responsible for misplaced lost, stolen or forgotten beach tags
  • Caution:  Beach tags may come off bathing suits if worn in the ocean.
  • Please be advised to display a counterfeit or forged beach tags is a third degree crime and offenders will be prosecuted.