September 22, 2023


Dear Friends,

I want to ask everyone to closely monitor weather conditions tonight and tomorrow. A storm is moving up the coast and we are expecting heavy rain, strong winds and significant coastal flooding.

High tide is at 3:10 p.m. tomorrow and flooding will peak in the hours around that time. It'll be a good day to stay off the roads, so take care of errands today or Sunday, if you can. And if you have to drive on Saturday, please stay off flooded streets.

Parking at all municipal lots will be free on Saturday, and these lots offer safe places to park during the storm. Keep an eye on street flooding and be prepared to move vehicles well in advance of high tide tomorrow.

For your own safety during the storm, please avoid the beach and do not go into the ocean. Take a look outside your homes today and secure loose items on your properties.

The NJ Jeep Invasion that had been scheduled for tomorrow on the Boardwalk has been postponed until Oct. 15.

The OCNJ Half Marathon races are still on for Sunday, when conditions are expected to improve.

More information on the storm and safe parking can be found here:

The city will have guest services representatives available at 609-399-6111 throughout the weekend. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Please check on neighbors to make sure they have everything they need and help secure their properties.

I hope everyone has a safe weekend.

Warm regards,

Jay A. Gillian 

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Mayor Jay GillianWelcome 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.

Our residents enjoy award winning schools, world-class recreation facilities and outstanding municipal services from all city departments including Police, Fire and Rescue, and Beach Patrol. Residents participate in activities for every age and interest including the cultural arts, music and theater 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, 12-hole golf course, Aquatic and Fitness Center as well as the famed Ocean City Pops Orchestra.

Ocean City is also host to more than 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, the Baby Parade in August, our mile-long block parties in May and October, and our family-friendly First Night New Year’s Eve Celebration.

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

Mayor Jay A. Gillian
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