COVID-19 Information and Resources

COVID-19 Virus

Last Updated April 2021

This is a list of all operational changes for the City of Margate and important resources during the COVID-19 situation.

Beach Restrictions:

Please follow all of the Social Distancing guidelines as provided by the CDC.

Change in State Mandate Regarding Emergency Medical Services

  • All Patients MUST be screened for Covid -19 from a safe distance of (6) feet. 
  • Those exhibiting Fever of 100.4F or Higher / Cough / Shortness of breath will be assessed for Transport or Treatment in place in accordance to State guidelines.
  • We encourage everyone to practice social distancing to prevent the spread.

Click here to review the state guidelines regarding Emergency Medical Services


  • Police, Fire and EMS service will continue as usual.
  • The municipal building as of July 13, is open to the Public from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm. Please enter through the Multi Purpose Room located off of Winchester Avenue. Face mask, Temparture & health screening are required. 
  • Municipal Court sessions have resumed virtually until further notice. If you have a pending court date or any questions, the court personnel are available by calling 609-822-1998 or via email by addressing questions to
  • Please be advised of the following updates from the Margate City Recreation Department: 
    Tennis Courts will open Friday, May 29. Reservations will be needed beginning June 5. 
    Basketball Courts will open Friday, May 29, 2020.
    Jerome Ave. Fields will be open on Friday, May 29, 2020.
    Pickleball Courts will open Monday, June 1 at 8 a.m. Court reservations are required.  Reservations will be accepted beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, June 1.
  • Playgrounds are now open
    For more details please visit our website at
  • The Margate Library is now open. Face mask and social distancing is required. For more information visit their website
  • The Margate City Senior Citizen Pavilion will be closed until further notice. 
  • On Sept 8th, the shuttle service restarted to transport the Margate seniors. Our Staff has instituted   Covid 19 daily cleaning procedures.  Social distancing and masks are required.The Margate City Shuttle Bus serves Margate seniors 65+ and residents with disabilities. The destinations to Margate, Ventnor and Longport includes local stores, doctors’ appointments, and recreation facilities.  There is a monthly schedule that includes all our local trips as well as Shop-Rite, Walmart and Boscov’s.The Margate Shuttle has received excellent ratings from NJ Transit and continues to be a vital part of the Margate senior center.

  • The Public Works Department is available Monday to Friday by calling 609-822-5038.  All water/sewer emergencies should be reported to the Police Department at 609-822-1151.
  • Trash and Recycle will be on normal schedules.  For further information check with the ACUA at (609) 272-6950 or their website
  • The Municipal Yard is open for residents to drop off Trash/Recycle/Yard Waste on Wednesday 1pm to 3pm and Sunday 12pm to 6pm. Vegetative waste is being picked up on the normal schedule

Housing Inspections:

Community Events:

  • Margate City’s Annual Shred Event is scheduled for Saturday, April 24th from 9 a.m. – noon at the Margate City Public Works Yard located at 101 N. Benson Ave in Margate. This Shred Event is open to residents of Margate and Longport only with proof of residency. Shredding will be done by Shred-It and any questions and info pertaining to specific materials allowed are available at For any additional questions or concerns, please contact Anthony Edge at MCPW, 609-822-5038. This event will take place outside and social distancing rules, such as masks, are mandatory.

Fire Department:

  • Smoke Detector Program - We will still provide smoke detectors to the residents, we will just not be installing them at the present time
  • Routine Incident Response - We are limiting the number of personnel responding and entering the residence, precautionary for our personnel and for the residents