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.

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All Dennis Township Buildings And Facilities Closed

All Dennis Township Buildings And Facilities Will Be Closed Saturday, January 29th And Sunday, January 30th.  All Games, Activities And Clinics Scheduled For This Weekend Have Been Postponed.

COVID-19 Essential Services

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


Latest News & Notices

Free Rabies Clinic, Dogs & Cats (CANCELLED)

Free Rabies Clinic, Dogs & Cats (CANCELLED)

Due to the impending inclement weather the Rabies Clinic scheduled for Saturday, January 29th has been cancelled. Please contact the Clerk’s Office at (609) 861-9700 ext. 223 with any questions. A new date will be forthcoming. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Dennis Township Christmas Tree Collection

Dennis Township Christmas Tree Collection

Remove all tinsel, lights, decorations, tree stands and plastic bags from Christmas trees prior to collection. Trees must be curbside by 6:00 AM on your scheduled collection day.

Green Acres Hearing

Green Acres Hearing

The Township of Dennis will hold a public hearing to obtain comments regarding the proposed administrative transfer of an access easement on Green Acres encumbered parkland to the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection as part of a mutual exchange of access easements.

Gypsy Moth

Gypsy Moth

Defoliation caused by the gypsy moth has been detected in the South Dennis, Clermont and South Seaville areas of Dennis Township. 

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

Township Committee Meetings will be held in person on the following dates and times in the Meeting Room of the Municipal Building located at 571 Petersburg Road, Dennisville, NJ:

Jan. 04, 2022 (Reorganization – 5:30 pm)
Jan. 25, 2022 (Worksession & Regular – 5:30 pm)

Feb. 08, 2022 (Worksession & Regular – 5:30 pm)
Feb. 22, 2022 (Regular – 5:30 pm)

Mar. 08, 2022 (Worksession & Regular – 5:30 pm)
Mar. 22, 2022 (Regular – 5:30 pm)

Apr. 12, 2022 (Worksession & Reg – 5:30 pm)
Apr. 26, 2022 (Regular – 5:30 pm)

May 10, 2022 (Worksession & Reg – 5:30 pm)
May 24, 2022 (Regular – 5:30 pm)

June 14, 2022 (Worksession & Reg –5:30 pm)
June 28, 2022 (Regular – 5:30 pm)

July 12, 2022 (Worksession & Reg – 5:30 pm)
July 26, 2022 (Regular – 5:30 pm)

Aug. 09, 2022 (Worksession & Reg – 5:30 pm)
Aug. 23, 2022 (Regular – 5:30 pm)

Sept. 13, 2022 (Worksession & Reg – 5:30 pm)
Sept. 27, 2022 (Regular – 5:30 pm)

Oct. 11, 2022 (Worksession & Reg – 5:30 pm)
Oct. 25, 2022 (Regular – 5:30 pm)

Nov. 01, 2021 (Worksession & Reg – 5:30 pm)
Nov. 15, 2022 (Regular – 5:30 pm)

Dec. 06, 2022 (Worksession & Reg – 5:30 pm)
Dec. 13, 2022 (Regular – 5:30 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
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