Municipal Parking Requires Payment April 2 - October 30

Paid Parking

Public metered parking is available from Central Avenue to the Boardwalk.  Space numbers and signs there, direct you to pay at the parking paystations.  Payments can be made with cash or credit cards at the paystations or through the mPay2Park app+ (use the IR code on the paystation to download it).  The parking fee is $3 per hour from April 1st through October 31st.  There are options at the paystation and on the phone app to add time without having to return to the vehicle.
Parking is also available in private parking lots.

Municipal Parking is  FREE October 31 until April 1

Bayfront Free Parking

FREE PARKING in the Sumner Avenue Lot at the entrance to town.  It is adjacent to the merry go round horse monument and is an approximately three block walk to the boardwalk and beach from the lot. (overnight parking is not permitted.)

EMPLOYEES OF SEASIDE HEIGHTS BUSINESSES are encouraged to park in the free parking lot at the Grant Avenue entrance to town.

Disabled Parking

Disability Accessible parking with state issued placard or license plate is free for up to 24 hours per NJ 39:4-207. Can be issued by visiting HERE. The disability placard must be displayed prominently, the person it was issued to must be present, and the issued ID card with them per the MVC. Parking in any municipal parking space, except for Purple Heart spaces, is free for vehicles displaying a state issued placard or license plate for up to 24 hours.  

Parking is free in Purple Heart marked spaces for people who have the Purple Heart placard issued MVC for free.

Further information for people with disabilities may be found HERE.

Buses - Registration of buses bringing groups to the beach, boardwalk and Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach is required. Details below.

Please be aware that both the permitting process and parking location for buses has changed from prior years (Seaside Heights Borough Code 146-46)

A PERMIT IS REQUIRED for any bus that will be parking in Seaside Heights.


Bus permits are valid only for the day for which they are issued. A SEPARATE PERMIT IS REQUIRED FOR EACH DAY A BUS ENTERS SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Obtaining a permit:

For your convenience, bus parking permits are issued by the Seaside Heights Business Improvement District via an on-line registration process. The registration process is available 24/7 and costs $40 per bus, PER DAY. Before going to the on-line registration process, please be sure to have either your credit card information or, if a government entity, your purchase order information. Purchase orders are accepted from government entities only.

If you require an IRS form W-9 in order to process payment, click here and download a copy. The IRS does not require that W-9s for this type of payment be signed.

If you require a Business Registration Certificate, please click here and download a copy.

Click here for the on-line permit process

The day of your visit (please be sure every bus driver has a copy of this information) download an information sheet for your driver by clicking here

-Display your permit in the right side of the bus windshield when in Seaside Heights. Check to make sure it is visible from street level

-If you have not obtained a permit, be sure to do so before parking

-Follow the passenger drop-off instructions from your destination contact (Casino Pier, Breakwater Beach, specific motel)

-After dropping your passengers off, park your bus in the municipal parking lot between Hamilton and Webster Aves. on Bay Boulevard on the west side of town. Buses cannot be parked anywhere else in town.

Should you need assistance with the process,

For beach and other groups, contact the Business Improvement District weekdays 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 732-830-3700 or email

For Casino Pier/Breakwater Beach groups: please visit HERE


There are electric vehicle charging stations at the municipal parking lot on Grant Avenue.
There are 4 stations serving up to 8 electric vehicles.
Owners of electric vehicles will need to download the ChargePoint app that tells where EV units are installed nationwide.  The pricing information is available on the app.
We will be adding additional units at the small lot on Ocean Terrace between Hancock Ave and Sheridan Ave in June next to the public restroom that will be constructed in June.

$1.50 per hour while charging

$2.00 hour after charging is completed