Courtesy of the Avalon Police Department
The Avalon Police Department is happy to answer the public safety and quality of life issues in our community. If you have an emergency, always dial 9-1-1. If you have a non-emergency or you would like to ask a question, give us a call at (609) 967-3411. It is our pleasure to serve you and answer any questions you may have.
Question: When should I call 9-1-1?
Answer: Please call 9-1-1 when you have any type of emergency situation. You may call the Avalon Police dispatch number at (609) 967-3411 if you have a question or a non-emergency situation.
Question: May I call in a complaint or tip anonymously to the Avalon Police Department?
Answer: Yes. We encourage the public to contact us with any public safety related tip. The public is truly the eyes and the ears of the Avalon community. Your complaint/tip will be treated confidentially.
Question: Can I legally park a recreational vehicle on the streets in Avalon?
Answer: Yes. It is legal to park a recreational vehicle (RV) on any street or parking lot in Avalon. However, it is not legal to spend the night inside the recreational vehicle.
Question: What should I do if I have a noise complaint?
Answer: Please call the Avalon Police department and we will send an officer to the site of the complaint for an investigation. You may view a copy of the Avalon Noise Ordinance on the special tab on this website labeled “Laws and Ordinances”.
Question: When are bicycles permitted on the Avalon Boardwalk?
Answer: Bicycles are permitted on the Avalon Boardwalk only between the hours of 5:00am-10:00am throughout the year. Motorized bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, roller blades, and mopeds are prohibited from the boardwalk at all times.
Question: What are the bicycle laws in the Borough of Avalon?
Answer: Bicyclists must follow the laws of the State of New Jersey. The Avalon Police Department discourages people who ride bikes on the sidewalks in the business district along Dune Drive. Please walk your bicycles on the sidewalks. Avalon provides a safe bicycle lane along Dune Drive for the safety of the bicyclists and the motoring public.
Question: What are the pedestrian laws in the Borough of Avalon?
Answer: New Jersey has very stringent pedestrian laws. As of April 1, 2010, motorists who see pedestrians in a marked crosswalk must stop and stay stopped until the pedestrians safely cross the road. Here is the state statute dealing with pedestrian issues:
The driver of a vehicle must stop and stay stopped for a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk, but shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except at crosswalks when the movement of traffic is being regulated by police officers or traffic control signals, or where otherwise prohibited by municipal, county, or State regulation, and except where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided, but no pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.
Whenever any vehicle is stopped to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.
Every pedestrian upon a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
Question: How can I obtain a beach vehicle permit to bring my vehicle onto the beaches of Avalon?
Answer: Please visit the Borough’s website at http://avalonboro.net/beacheskayaksbaypark-marina/ where you will find a printable copy of the beach vehicle permit application. Vehicles are allowed on the Avalon beachfront only from September 15ththrough March 31st between the hours of 6:00am and Midnight. The application for the permit is $40.
Question: Are dogs allowed on the Avalon beachfront?
Answer: Yes, but only during the offseason. Dogs must be on a leash and their owners must immediately clean up dog waste when dogs are allowed on the beaches. Dogs are permitted on the Avalon beaches only from October 1st through the end of February each offseason.
Question: Where can I purchase beach tags?
Answer: You can purchase beach tags at the Avalon Beach Tag Booth at 30th Street and the beach located next to Community Hall, or from any beach tag checker. Visit http://avalonboro.net/beacheskayaksbaypark-marina/ for more information regarding Avalon beach tags.
Question: Who do I call if I see a skunk or other wild animal on my property?
Answer: Please call the Avalon Police Department at (609) 967-3411. Police will contact the Borough’s animal control officer to investigate your complaint.