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.
Here are some things you can do to connect with your new hometown:
- Township of Hazlet Website
This is the official township website, updated daily. Use it to do business with the town and check out what's going on. Read the weekly Township and monthly Senior Center newsletter. Click on the "How Do I" for shortcuts to applying for a train station parking pass, recycling services, pet licenses and more. Find links to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
- Hazlet Police Dept. Website
Learn about the many services the Hazlet Police Dept. provides for residents. Also, follow the Hazlet Police Facebook Page, they post frequently!
- 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 Website
The Hazlet branch is part of the large Monmouth County Library system. Find out about free events, library hours, and browse the vast online collection with a free card.
- Monmouth County Park System Website
Many amazing parks are waiting to be explored, and most are within a short drive. Learn about activities, camps, programs and tours.
- County Community Assistance Website
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.
- 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 and Recently Adopted Ordinances.
Find your Local, State and Federal Representatives
A current list of who represents Hazlet
- 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.
- Participate in programs for Active Adult Seniors 60+
The Hazlet Senior Center at the James J. Cullen Center is buzzing with events and programs. Explore the offerings and sign up using MyActiveCenter.
- 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, obtain a Use Permit from Zoning, a Business License from Municipal Clerk, and an inspection from the Bureau of Fire Prevention in order to obtain a CCO. Find links to the Departments on the township website or come in person to Town Hall for guidance.
The nonprofit Hazlet Business Owners Association holds friendly monthly networking sessions and may participate in your ribbon cutting. View the HBOA website.
- 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.
- Get your kids signed up
- Hazlet Recreation Programs
- 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.
To keep Hazlet Township a great place to live, the township has established some quality of life ordinances to protect the health, comfort and happiness of residents. These ordinances are enforceable and violators may face fines. Here are a few of our local rules. View the township's complete code here.
CHAPTER 145: BRUSH, GRASS AND WEEDS
For health and fire safety, keep your property free of brush, weeds, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, filth, garbage, trash and debris.
Dead brush and or bagged leaves may not be left at the curb for longer than a week. Leaves must be contained in paper (not plastic) bags.
Commercial landscapers are responsible for disposing brush and tree cuttings on their own. It cannot be put out for curbside collection or brought to the township recycling yard.
CHAPTER 133: DOGS
Owners must register dogs annually and show proof of rabies inoculation. Dogs must wear their registration tags at all times and be leashed when off-property
Excessive barking that annoys neighbors is not acceptable.
Owners must pick up dog feces and dispose of them properly.
No more than four dogs per house is allowed.
CHAPTER 181: YARD AND GARAGE SALES
Limited to no more than three days, and no more than four times in a year.
CHAPTER 181: RECREATIONAL VEHICLE STORAGE
Trailers, boats or boat trailers that are 21 feet or more in length must be parked inside a building.
Under 21 feet: they can be stored in side or rear yards, but never in the front yard. They should be screened from view.
Residents cannot use these vehicles for living, sleeping, housekeeping or recreational purposes when parked.
CHAPTER 255: LITTERING
Don't do it! Use public receptacles. It's a violation to toss litter from a vehicle, to throw litter in the water or to allow it to blow off truck. Garage sales, political advertisements, real estate signs and similar may not be attached to public utility poles.
CHAPTER 288: NOISE
Noisy landscaping equipment such as leaf blowers and lawn trimmers operation must be silenced between 8 pm and 8 am.
Loud music or other amplified noise must be lowered so that your neighbor cannot hear it between 10 pm and 8 am.
CHAPTER 181: SNOW AND ICE CLEARING
Snow and ice must be cleared from sidewalks with the 12 hours of daylight following the storm. It is unlawful to snow-blow or push snow and ice into the street.