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

Dennis Stands Against Destruction Of Property

Dennis Stands Against Destruction Of Property

The township committee would like to assure the citizens of Dennis that we will not stand for and will stand with the police in all matters of destruction of property of any type.

Halloween Celebration Guidance

Halloween Celebration Guidance

Traditional Halloween celebrations often involve crowds, close contact between individuals, and activities in closed spaces. It is important to plan early and identify safer alternatives for celebrating the fall season.

Emergency Storm Cleanup

Emergency Storm Cleanup

Due to the high winds and heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Isaias, the Township of Dennis will be performing an emergency storm cleanup. See post for details.

Cape May County Hazard Mitigation Plan

Cape May County Hazard Mitigation Plan

Check out our Project Site that will be used to provide dates of upcoming meetings and draft sections of the plan, along with a Citizen Survey collecting input from residents, to get an understanding of their preparedness or natural events. 

Estimated Tax Bill

Estimated Tax Bill

In light of the disruption caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, and consistent with guidance provided by the Division of Local Government Services, The Township of Dennis has approved the issuance of ESTIMATED 3rd quarter tax bills.

COVID19 Essential Services

COVID19 Essential Services

Due to recent events, the Township of Dennis is moving to a modified services schedule. The goal of our plan is to reduce human contact, while continuing to operate essential services for our township residents.

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

Jan. 02, 2020 (Reorganization Mtg – 5:30 pm)
Jan. 27, 2020 (Worksession & Reg – 6:30 pm)

Feb. 11, 2020 (Worksession & Reg – 6:30- pm)
Feb. 25, 2020 (Regular – 6:30 pm)

Mar. 10, 2020 (Worksession & Reg – 6:30 pm)
Mar. 24, 2020 (Regular – 6:30 pm)

Apr. 14, 2020 (Worksession & Reg – 6:30 pm)
Apr. 28, 2020 (Regular – 6:30 pm)

May 12, 2020 (Worksession & Reg – 6:30 pm)
May 26, 2020 (Regular – 6:30 pm)

June 09, 2020 (Worksession & Reg –5:30 pm)
June 23, 2020 (Regular – 5:30 pm)

July 14, 2020 (Worksession & Reg – 5:30 pm)
July 28, 2020 (Regular – 5:30 pm)

Aug. 11, 2020 (Worksession & Reg – 5:30 pm)
Aug. 25, 2020 (Regular – 5:30 pm)

Sept. 08, 2020 (Worksession & Reg – 6:30 pm)
Sept. 22, 2020 (Regular – 6:30 pm)

Oct. 13, 2020 (Worksession & Reg – 6:30 pm)
Oct. 27, 2020 (Regular – 6:30 pm)

Nov. 10, 2020 (Worksession & Reg – 6:30 pm)
Nov. 17, 2020 (Regular – 6:30 pm)

Dec. 08, 2020 (Worksession & Reg – 6:30 pm)
Dec. 15, 2020 (Regular – 6:30 pm)

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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