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Seaside Heights Adopts ‘Three Strikes’ Policy for Rowdy Houses, Business Code Violations

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The entrance to Seaside Heights from the north. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
The entrance to Seaside Heights from the north. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

As Seaside Heights continues to its quest for redevelopment and a larger journey toward becoming a family-oriented community, officials are now more strictly enforcing the borough’s land use codes, both for residential and commercial properties.

Under the code, the borough utilizes a “three strikes” system, under which legal action is taken after two warnings. After “strike three,” the borough can take numerous action, including revoking a rental permit for residential homes or taking a business to court to compel the owners to remediate any issues.

So far this season, one home on Hancock Avenue has already amassed its three strikes, and action is being taken.

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“We’re talking about uncontrollable situations,” said Mayor Anthony Vaz. “Situations where the police or the town is called over and over again.”

Vaz said the borough has used the approach to solve consistent noise complaints from rental properties, and to keep the borough clean is trash is not disposed of properly at a business.

“A landlord has got to have the responsibility,” Vaz said.

More on code enforcement in Seaside Heights can be found on the borough’s website.

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  • Goodgrief

    That certainly sounds reasonable.

  • Barry Dugac

    In order for Seaside Heights to become family Orinented, there are still motels that are below motel standards. By cleaning up the motels will bring back the families to Seaside Heights. Number one complaint from families is the motels. Second complaint from families is parking fee in order to park the car. By the time you get to rides, food, and games a great bundle of money has been spent. Third complaint is game stand prizes are to small to the price they are asking for in order to play the game. Thats why people
    are not playing your games.