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Police Department

Avon-by-the-Sea Police Department
301 Main Street
Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ 07717
Office: 732-502-4500/Fax: (732) 775-8618
Christopher M. Garrity, Chief of Police

For additional information in regard to Court and contact information,
visit the Avon-by-the-Sea Police Department website.

Here is a list of some important topics in town.

1. Dogs are not permitted on the beach between May 1st and October 1st. Dogs are never permitted on the boardwalk.
2. The speed limit throughout the town is 25 MPH.
3. Parking is not permitted in any Lane in the Borough.
4. No one is permitted to talk, page or text on a cell phone while driving.
5. Please be cognizant of the 4-way Stops along Third Avenue.
6. Please secure bicycles in a locked garage, shed, or residence. Make sure you have the bikes locked as well. Each year we have a large number of bicycles stolen. If your bikes are in a locked garage/shed/residence out of sight we can greatly reduce the number of thefts.
7. We also need you to secure your power tools, surfboards, lawn equipment, and other small items. When left out in the open, these items create an opportunity for would-be thieves. If we store items properly, we can greatly reduce the chances of them being stolen.
8. Any juvenile under the age of 17 is required by law to wear a helmet while cycling, roller-skating, in-line skating or skateboarding.
9. Construction Hours 
10. Lawn Maintenance may be done after 8 AM on Monday through Saturday and after 12 PM on Sundays.
11. 161-26.1: When snow is expected, please move all vehicles to the south & west sides of the streets until the plows have cleaned out the other sides. Once the other side is clear & the town places the Reverse 911 call , you should move your vehicle back so the plows may clean the rest of the streets.
12. 142-16: It is the responsibility of the Owner or Tenant of a residence to remove the snow from the sidewalks. If the sidewalks are icy, it is the owner/tenant’s responsibility to put sand or salt down on the ice.

If you are going to be away for any amount of time, please stop in or use the link on the Avon Police Website ( to inform the department of your absence. We will take down your information regarding keyholder information. We will also periodically check the exterior of your residence to make sure there are no problems.

If anyone sees anything unusual, we ask that you call the Police Department right away at (732) 502-4500. If you would like to contact any officer and it does not require an immediate response, you may call the department or go to the website and send them an email at: Each officer's email address is listed on this page. Of course you can always call Police Headquarters as well. .

If you or a loved one has been impacted by crime, The Mental Health Association on Monmouth County provides free counseling with licensed professionals who specialize in treating trauma, visit for more information.

Avon-by-the-Sea Parking Information
Diagonal parking on designated streets from May 1 through November 14
Parallel parking on designated streets from November 15 through April 30.

According to the BOCA National Property Maintenance Code, all residences must have address numbers on them which are visible from the street.