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. 

Welcome to Hazlet! Tips for New ResidentsHere are some things you can do to connect with your new hometown:

Township of Hazlet Website
This is the official township website. Use it to do business with the town and check out what's going on.  Click on the "How Do I" for shortcuts to applying for a train station parking pass, recycling services, pet licenses and more.

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
The Hazlet branch is part of the large Monmouth County Library system. Find out about locations, library hours, and browse the vast online collection.  

Monmouth County Park System
Many amazing parks are waiting to be explored, and most are within a short drive. Learn about activities, camps, programs and tours. 

Community Assistance
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. 

Hazlet's Chamber of Commerce
The nonprofit Hazlet Business Owners Association brings together leaders of the greater Hazlet area's various businesses to inform, educate and provide friendly monthly networking sessions. Visit their website.

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.

Find your Local, State and Federal Representatives
A current list of who represents Hazlet


township 'To Do' List for new residents: 

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.

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, a new business will require a Use permit and certificate of occupancy from the Zoning Dept., fire registration from the Fire Prevention Bureau and a business license and recycling form from the Municipal Clerk You can find these applications on the township website, or come in person to Town Hall for guidance.

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.

Find out if you are in a flood zone
We encourage you to please contact the township Community Rating System (CRS) coordinator to check your flood zones and answer any questions. Contact CRS.

Get kids involved
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. 



When snow falls, residents are required by ordinance to move their cars off streets to allow DPW to clear the roads. Residents may park in township lots or at the large Swim Club parking lot at the municipal complex.


Garage Sales

The township hosts two popular town-wide garage sales, usually in April and October. You can sign up to put your address and featured items on the Google Map. You may also hold a garage sale at any time, no permit needed.