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document County News Release Re: Second Homes and the 2020 Census

This release contains guidance and instructions on how property owners can register their second homes as part of the 2020 Census.  This is a great opportunity for Cape May Point's second homeowners to be counted as part of the census and to help Cape May County receive funding!

All property owners who rent their homes are required to obtain a rental permit.  Applications are due by May 31st, after that, the price increases by $100.  Under normal circumstances, you must have a fire inspection before applying for the permit.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Borough has suspended rental fire inspections for the protection of our inspector.  This year we will be accepting rental permit applications before the inspections are complete.  The inspections will be scheduled in the order in which the applications are received, so the earlier you get it in, the sooner your inspection will be done.  The application must be accompanied by full payment, including the fire inspection fee.  The application can be found on the Code Enforcement and Clerk pages as well as the document center.

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available for working capital to help small businesses, small agricultrual cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as  direct result of the disaster.  These loans are inteded to assist through the disaster recovery period.  Click here for more details.

There is a Drop-off Box for non-perishable food and paper products on The Marianist Society's porch for residents who may be in need.  When donating, please make sure nothing is perishable and be sure to latch the box securely.  Anyone who NEEDS something, please take just what you need.  Please call Anita 609-425-0829 if you need further help.


*Visitors and homeowners are no longer required to self-quarantine, but must follow social distancing precautions when in public areas.

*Beaches will reopen for sitting and sunbathing at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, May 22nd.  Swimming is still prohibited until June 20th.

*Beach tags will be available for pick up at a temporary booth behind Borough Hall Friday-Monday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  beginning May 22nd.

*As of May 14th, the beaches are partially reopened for passive recreation only.  See homepage for more details

*Cape May County Health Department creates new COVID-19 dashboard with county statistics.

*The deadline to purchase seasonal beach tags at a pre-season discount has been extended through Friday, June 19, 2020.

*As of May 11th, long-term rentals of more than 30-days will be permitted.

*As of May 8th, consistent with Executive Order 138 of Governor Murply, the ban on rentals has been extended through Friday, June 5th.  You can read more on our homepage.

*As of May 2nd, Pavilion Circle has reopened for passive recreation only.  No games, sports, running, etc.  The beaches remain closed at this time.

*As of 8:00 pm on April 6, 2020, the Borough Prohibited ALL rentals via Executive Order.

*The Municipal Trash and Recycling Yard will remain closed until further notice.

*As of March 30th, the Cape May Point beaches and Pavilion Circle have been closed to the public until further notice.  You can read more on our homepage.

*The New Jersey Department of Health has provided a FAQ sheet as of March 27, 2020.

*As of March 26th, to combat the rapid spread of COVID-19 and protect the vulnerable population of Cape May Point, we respectively request that anyone coming to the Borough after traveling from outside the immediate area to voluntarily isolate or quarantine themselves upon arrival. We request that the persons isolate or quarantine themselves for a period of 14 days from the time of entry into Cape May Point or the duration of their stay, whichever is shorter. Thank you.

*Beginning March 18th, NJ211 has been activated to assist with handling COVID-19 calls from NJ residents.  Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and to stay informed.  To receive live text assistance, residents can text their zip code to 898-211.*

In light of the CDC and NJ Department of Health recommendations to more tightly restrict public interaction, Cape May Point has released a pdf Public Service Announcement and taken action as follows:   

Borough Hall will be staffed as usual.  However, the buildings will be closed to the public.  This action is designed to allow us to continue to provide quality municipal services while protecting the health and welfare of the public and our employees.  We encourage anyone with Borough business to please try to conduct that business via telephone or email. 

The U.S. Census Bureau has posted information on the mailing schedule for census documents.  By clicking the link, you will be taken to Census Bureau's website and you can view the schedule and see what the mailing will look like.

Atlantic City Electric Reminds Residents to be Aware of “Customer Scams”

Atlantic City Electric reminds residents to guard against falling victim to imposter utility scams. When scams occur, a customer typically receives an unsolicited phone call from an individual, who falsely claims to be a company representative. The scammer often warns that the customer’s service will be terminated if they fail to make a payment – usually within a short timeframe through a prepaid debit card or other direct payment method.

The Cape May Point Water Utility has released the Annual Drinking Water Report results from the year 2019.  This report is alternately known as the Consumer Confidence Report.

The first 300 containers  have been picked up.  The Borough will be purchasing additional containers in 2020.  More information will be posted when they become available. 

In response to the COVID-19, Comcast is offering free wifi access to everyone.  They are also offering 60-days of free Internet Essentials to qualifying households.  pdf See letter for more details .

In November, Comcast expanded its eligibility requirements for access to Internet Essentials(sm). pdf See Letter .

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