Welcome to Hazlet
Dear New Residents,
Welcome you to our vibrant, friendly and community-minded hometown! We are happy you have chosen Hazlet.
Moving to a new place can be an adjustment. Feel free to reach out to your elected leaders with any concerns or to volunteer your talents. Send us a quick email at the links on this page and we will respond.
The Public Information Office can also assist by phone if you have general questions about living in Hazlet.
Here are some things you can do to connect with your new hometown:
- Township of Hazlet Website
This is the official township website, updated daily. Use it to do business with the town and check out what's going on. Read the weekly Township and monthly Senior Center newsletter. Click on the "How Do I" for shortcuts to applying for a train station parking pass, recycling services, pet licenses and more. Find links to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
- Hazlet Police Dept. Website
Learn about the many services the Hazlet Police Dept. provides for residents. Also, follow the Hazlet Police Facebook Page, they post frequently!
- Hazlet Public Schools Website
Information on our eight public schools. Register for school under the District Information tab, find district calendars, read curriculum information, the superintendent's letter, and much more.
- Hazlet Township Library Website
The Hazlet branch is part of the large Monmouth County Library system. Find out about free events, library hours, and browse the vast online collection with a free card.
- Monmouth County Park System Website
Many amazing parks are waiting to be explored, and most are within a short drive. Learn about activities, camps, programs and tours.
- County Community Assistance Website
Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services) brings together county human services and private nonprofits to facilitate access to services in mental health, addiction, aging, housing, childcare, transportation and more.
- News Publications
Hazlet makes news! Read the latest articles about Hazlet Township from our local newspapers, online news sites and magazines.
- Look up a Hazlet Ordinance
Search local laws by keyword using our online code book. View Quality of Life ordinances and Recently Adopted Ordinances.
Find your Local, State and Federal Representatives
A current list of who represents Hazlet
- Sign up for emergency alerts
Emergency notifications from police, township direct via phone, text or email. Subscribe now.
- View the township's weekly newsletter
Published on Fridays by the Public Information Office, this round-up includes township news and things to do. View Hazlet Citizen Weekly and sign up for an alert.
- Participate in programs for Active Adult Seniors 60+
The Hazlet Senior Center at the James J. Cullen Center is buzzing with events and programs. Explore the offerings and sign up using MyActiveCenter.
- Follow Hazlet's social media accounts
Direct links to relevant Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts are posted on the front page of the Township website. Tip: Hazlet Police Dept. posts frequently on Facebook.
- Create an account on the Hazlet Recreation registration system
Registering makes it easy to enroll in programs as they are announced. This system is used for all Recreation and Hazlet Swim Club programs. Sign up at Hazlet.RecDesk.com.
- Obtain a library card
You can join the Library at the Hazlet Library circulation desk by completing a registration form. More info.
- Download the Recycle Coach app
Never miss a recycling pick-up with customized alerts, by neighborhood. Sign up page.
- Register a pet
Find the form at the end of the Health Services page.
- Open a business
Prior to opening, obtain a Use Permit from Zoning, a Business License from Municipal Clerk, and an inspection from the Bureau of Fire Prevention in order to obtain a CCO. Find links to the Departments on the township website or come in person to Town Hall for guidance.
The nonprofit Hazlet Business Owners Association holds friendly monthly networking sessions and may participate in your ribbon cutting. View the HBOA website.
- Pay taxes
Tax payments are due on February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.
Bills are mailed out only once a year. This bill should be passed on to the new owner or paying agent upon a sale or exchange of the property. The office will charge for duplicate bills. Visit Tax Collector's webpage.
- Get your kids signed up
- Hazlet Recreation Programs
- Hazlet Library Programs
- Hazlet United Soccer Association
- Hazlet Youth Athletic League
- Girls Scouts of the Jersey Shore
- Boy Scouts of America
- Attend a Hazlet event
Our township celebrates Hazlet Day in the fall with a community fair. We also typically hold ceremonies for Memorial Day and Veterans Day and set off fireworks on the Fourth of July. Watch out for Santa on the firetruck at Christmastime! He makes the rounds of all the neighborhoods.
- Volunteer your expertise on a local board or committee
Contribute your time or talent to a cause you care about: economic development, the environment, addiction prevention, recreation, open space or land use. Submit the application form today.
- Access voter services
You can register to vote, find your polling place, look up our county's early voting sites, get vote by mail ballot request form, find a Secure Ballot Drop Box location to return your ballot, and more, all at vote.nj.gov. The Monmouth County election site includes these services, plus specific information for Monmouth County at MonmouthCountyVotes.com, including election night results.
To keep Hazlet Township a great place to live, the township has established some quality of life ordinances to protect the health, comfort and happiness of residents. These ordinances are enforceable and violators may face fines. Here are a few of our local rules. View the township's complete code here.