Township of Dennis

In Beautiful Cape May County, New Jersey

Established 1826

Township ContactsNews & Notices


Dennis is a small, family-friendly community nestled in the heart of South Jersey. We pride ourselves in being good neighbors and with that goal in mind, we strive to provide our residents with the information they need to keep up to date and make informed decisions regarding their lives in our community.

For the most recent information, check our Facebook page.

COVID-19 Essential Services

Please read Dennis Township’s COVID-19 Essential Services Plan


Latest News & Notices

High Winds Friday Thru Friday Night

High Winds Friday Thru Friday Night

Strong winds are expected to occur Friday afternoon through Friday night across the region, especially during the evening and early overnight hours. 

Cape May County’s COVID-19 Testing

Cape May County’s COVID-19 Testing

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ups are accepted 9:00 a.m -12:00 p.m. Call (609) 463- 6581 for additional information or to make an appointment.

Bus Drivers Needed!

Bus Drivers Needed!

To help get our children back in school, the Dennis Township School District is in desperate need of bus drivers. 

Emergency Cell Phone Calling

In case of an Emergency dial 911 immediately. If possible, call 911 from a landline, but if you are on a cellphone please follow these directions:

  1. If your phone has GPS location tracking, turn that on (if not on by default) and use your phone’s map app to determine your location. Most all newer cellphones have this function.
  2. If your phone does not have this function or you don’t know how to use it, be as specific as possible about your location. Identify local intersections, buildings, landmarks or anything else that can help direct First Responders.
  3. Remain on the line with the 911 Dispatcher until help arrives.

Fraud Alert

Dennis Township was recently made aware of emails being sent to residents in the name of our tax collector and maybe other officials. These emails are not legitimate and are not being sent from our email system. These emails are spoofing emails – fraudulent emails drafted to appear as if they are being sent by Dennis Township. Dennis Township is conducting an investigation into these emails. We ask residents not to respond to these emails or take any actions requested in the email. Dennis Township will not send emails to residents regarding tax bills. Any questions related to tax bills should be directed to Monica Heim at 609-861-9703.

Code Red Alerts

For Code Red alerts, please follow this link to our Emergency Management page for detailed information.

Township Committee Meeting Schedule

The State has adopted legislation that has made it possible for The Township to hold Committee Meetings via electronic means.  While this scenario is not ideal, the Township believes it is necessary to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens. Therefore, we will be having video conference Township Meeting on the following dates and times in accordance with the law:

Jan. 05, 2021 (Reorganization – 5:30 pm)
Jan. 26, 2021 (Worksession & Regular – 5:30 pm)

Feb. 09, 2021 (Worksession & Regular – 5:30 pm)
Feb. 23, 2021 (Regular – 5:30 pm)

Mar. 09, 2021 (Worksession & Regular – 5:30 pm)
Mar. 23, 2021 (Regular – 5:30 pm)

Apr. 13, 2021 (Worksession & Reg – 5:30 pm)
Apr. 27, 2021 (Regular – 5:30 pm)

May 11, 2021 (Worksession & Reg – 5:30 pm)
May 25, 2021 (Regular – 5:30 pm)

June 08, 2021 (Worksession & Reg –5:30 pm)
June 22, 2021 (Regular – 5:30 pm)

July 13, 2021 (Worksession & Reg – 5:30 pm)
July 27, 2021 (Regular – 5:30 pm)

Aug. 10, 2021 (Worksession & Reg – 5:30 pm)
Aug. 24, 2021 (Regular – 5:30 pm)

Sept. 14, 2021 (Worksession & Reg – 5:30 pm)
Sept. 28, 2021 (Regular – 5:30 pm)

Oct. 12, 2021 (Worksession & Reg – 5:30 pm)
Oct. 26, 2021 (Regular – 5:30 pm)

Nov. 09, 2021 (Worksession & Reg – 5:30 pm)
Nov. 16, 2021 (Regular – 5:30 pm)

Dec. 14, 2021 (Worksession & Reg – 5:30 pm)
Dec. 28, 2021 (Regular – 5:30 pm)

There are several options for the public to attend the virtual meeting and interact if need be:

Option 1) Join the video conference and be able to see, hear, and participate during the meeting.  This is how the Township Committee Members will be participating in the meeting.

  1. Download the "Zoom Cloud Meeting" app on your phone or computer.
  2. Sign up for a free Zoom account.
  3. Log into the meeting at or before 5:30 pm using the link below:

Meeting ID: 896 2266 6129  ||  Password: 175221

Download meeting documents from the Agendas & Minutes page at this link.

Option 2) Join the meeting over the telephone.  You will be able to hear and speak during the meeting, but not see the video.

  1. Call (929) 205-6099 from any telephone:
  2. Enter the meeting ID: 896 2266 6129
  3. Enter the password: 175221
  4. It will ask you for a participant ID.  You can enter a number of your choosing or just hit #.

If you have specific questions you would like answered at the Township Meeting and you know those questions now, please email Township Clerk Jackie Justice at  .

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2020 Town Holiday Schedule

New Year’s Day – January 1
Martin Luther King Day – January 20
Lincoln’s Birthday – February 12
President’s Day – February 17
Good Friday – April 10
Memorial Day – May 25
Independence Day – July 3
Labor Day – September 7
Columbus Day – October 12
General Election Day – November 3
Veteran’s Day – November 11
Thanksgiving Day – November 27
Day After Thanksgiving – November 28
Christmas Day – December 25