New Reentry Placards Mailed to Long Beach Township Residents

By Juliet Kaszas-Hoch | Jan 13, 2020
Courtesy of: Long Beach Township

Long Beach Island, NJ — Long Beach Township homeowners and business owners are advised to keep an eye on the mail, as the municipality has recently sent out new disaster reentry placards, to be used to return to Long Beach Island following an emergency evacuation.

Passes were last issued in 2015, and are valid for five years. The new cards will be effective until 2025.

As the township police emphasize to property owners, “Do not come into the police department looking to pick (the placards) up. Please look for them in your mail in the coming weeks. Please do not call the police department or records office to verify your mailing address. You can visit to check your mailing address.”

Year-round residents who rent a property will need to bring their lease into the police records office in order to obtain a new pass.

“If you no longer own your property and receive one in error, please return it to police records or the new property owner as they are numbered and specific to the property,” the LBTPD notes. “The placard’s intention is to enhance the security of your property during an evacuation and to give residents priority during the repopulation process.

“Please consider securing the placard in the primary vehicle in which you would return to the Island.”

The replacement fee for a lost placard is $50.

Reentry following an evacuation is regulated by the LBI Reentry Plan, based on the experience of the last mandatory evacuation, prior to Superstorm Sandy in 2012. —J.K.-H.

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