October 2, 2015
Dear Friends:
It looks as though we have received some good news as Hurricane Joaquin is predicted to move out to sea.  However, I ask everyone to closely monitor weather conditions and forecasts over the next several days.  We are expecting moderate to major coastal flooding over the next several high tides, along with continued rain and high winds, so please remain cautious. 
Please follow the statements issued by our Office of Emergency Management.  Please stay off the roads if possible.  If you need to drive do not drive through flood waters.  Please stay off the beach, and by all means do not go in the ocean.  The high winds will continue, so please secure any loose items on decks or in yards. 
The most recent statement issued by the Office of Emergency Management can be found here:
The City will have guest services representatives available at (609) 399-6111 throughout the weekend.  Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 
I hope everyone has a safe weekend. 
Warm regards,
Jay A. Gillian



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