Although Belmar has a number of ordinances, we ask our residents and visitors to help the police department in protecting the quality of life that we value so much. Because some of our visitors are not focused on the quality of life of our residents or other visitors it is important to go over some issues which have arisen in the past. Here are some of the key quality of life issues faced by our residents.
NOISE: Ordinance 16-3 regulates noise within the borough. You can get a noise summons anytime of the day or night if the noise you are generating disrupts the peace of the neighborhood. This includes not only noise from parties and sound systems but yelling in the street, as well at two o’clock in morning on the way home from one of our late night establishments. The police department vigorously enforces the noise ordinance. There are no warnings given. We ask that you keep in mind that the Borough of Belmar is a year round community with families and residents that like to sleep at night or read a book quietly on their porches. Rowdy or tumultuous behavior will not be tolerated.
LITTERING: The Borough of Belmar has gone to great expense to provide trash receptacles on corners. Use them. We ask that you carry your refuse to a trash can, not just leave it on the street in front of someone’s house.
URINATING IN PUBLIC: Believe it or not, some people have to be told that this is not an acceptable behavior . A summons for this violation will result in fines and court fees.
DRINKING IN PUBLIC: Nope; can’t do this either! Again, this summons will result in fines and court fees.
Alcohol is prohibited on the beachfront and is strickly enforced.
GETTING A TAXI: There are a limited number to taxis licensed by the Borough who have the capability to be hailed down for a ride. All others have to be telephoned in advance. The sticker identifying the cab as being authorized should be on the back window.
PARKING: Parking in Belmar is always tight. In Belmar, a white painted curb means NO PARKING. Remember there is NO PARKING as a matter of law, within 25 feet of an intersection or crosswalk, with or without painted curbs. Vehicles parking within that zone may be ticketed and towed at owner’s expense. A car parked within 25 feet of an intersection presents a visibility problem and, therefore, a public safety problem that must be corrected….