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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Important Notices


PUBLIC NOTICE: Residents are reminded that pursuant to Dennis Township Local Ordinance #69-4 building owners and/or occupants must display the street number of the building and/or residence.  The numbers shall be plainly visible from the street or roadway and shall not be less than three (3) inches in height.  Emergency and non-emergency personnel in Dennis Township are dependent on these visible numbers to provide services to our residents.


Please be advised that effective October 1, 2019, the Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority (CMCMUA) will no longer be accepting bulky mixed rigid plastics (all hard plastics regardless of size and color; examples include plastic laundry baskets, plastic toys and playhouses, plastic lawn furniture, empty plastic trashcans, and plastic coolers) and shredded paper.
Therefore, all bulky mixed rigid plastics and shredded paper shall be disposed of as trash.

Thank you.

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. 2, 2019 (Reorganization - 6:30p)
Jan. 22, 2019 (Work & Regular - 6:30p)

Feb. 5, 2019 (Work & Regular - 6:30p)
Feb. 26, 2019 (Regular - 6:30p)

Mar. 12, 2019 (Work & Regular - 6:30p)
Mar. 26, 2019 (Regular - 6:30p)

Apr. 9, 2019 (Work & Regular - 6:30p)
Apr. 23, 2019 (Regular - 6:30p)

May 14, 2019 (Work & Regular - 6:30p)
May 28, 2019 (Regular - 6:30p)

June 11, 2019 (Work & Regular - 5:30p)
June 25, 2019 (Regular - 5:30p)

July 9, 2019 (Work & Regular - 5:30p)
July 23, 2019 (Regular - 5:30p)

Aug. 13, 2019 (Work & Regular - 5:30p)
Aug. 27, 2019 (Regular - 5:30p)

Sept. 10, 2019 (Work & Regular - 6:30p)
Sept. 24, 2019 (Regular - 6:30p)

Oct. 8, 2019 (Work & Regular - 6:30p)
Oct. 22, 2019 (Regular - 6:30p)

Nov. 12, 2019 (Work & Regular - 6:30p)
Nov. 19, 2019 (Regular - 6:30p)

Dec. 10, 2019 (Work & Regular - 6:30p)
Dec. 17, 2019 (Regular - 6:30p)

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2019 Town Holiday Schedule

New Year’s Day – January 1
Martin Luther King Day – January 21
Lincoln’s Birthday – February 12
President’s Day – February 18
Good Friday – April 19
Memorial Day – May 27
Independence Day – July 4
Labor Day – September 2
Columbus Day – October 14
General Election Day – November 5
Veteran’s Day – November 11
Thanksgiving Day – November 28
Day After Thanksgiving – November 29
Christmas Day – December 25
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