Frequently Asked Questions


Where is the Ventnor City Police Department?

The Police Department is located at 6201 Atlantic Avenue.


Can the police open my car if I have locked my keys inside?

Due to the risk of damage to the vehicle the Ventnor Police Department does not unlock vehicles. Contacting a locksmith is the best alternative in most cases.


If I just relocated to New Jersey, how soon do I need to get a New Jersey driver's license?

Any new resident with a valid license from another state must obtain a New Jersey license within 60 days.


Does the City of Ventnor require that my pets be licensed?

Yes, all dogs and cats within the City shall be licensed.  It shall be unlawful for the owner of any dog, regardless of age, to permit such dog to run at large at any time in the City of Ventnor.


Does the City of Ventnor allow dogs on the boardwalk and beaches?

Dogs are not allowed on the boardwalk, but, dogs are allowed on the beaches between October 1 and May 15 in the area of the beach washed daily by the high tide.

Should I report suspicious activity in my neighborhood?


The Ventnor Police Department depends on citizens to call and report crimes or suspicious activity. The dispatcher who takes your call will ask questions about the activity to determine its nature and ask for descriptions of the people involved. You can choose to remain anonymous, or give your name and number in case an officer needs further information.

I understand that Ventnor Police Department is often in need of School Crossing Guards. Who do I contact to become one?


Being a school crossing guard is rewarding, part-time work that makes a positive contribution to the safety of our children. Contact the Administrative Captain of Police at (609) 822-2101.

How do I get a copy of a police report?

The Ventnor Police Department provides copies of closed Police Reports and Motor Vehicle Accident Reports for incidents that occurred within the City of Ventnor and that the Department has investigated. The Ventnor Police Department provides these copies at a nominal fee per page.

How to obtain a case copy:


  • You may request one in person at the Records Bureau at the Police Department. 

  • You may request by phone at (609) 822-7968. The information needed will be collected over the phone. You will need to appear in person to receive the report.

Reports are generally furnished to you while you wait. More complicated cases can take longer.


The State of New Jersey and Ventnor Police Department Policy regulates who may receive copies of cases.  In some instances your copy may be edited to withhold certain information pending disposition of the case, or for other reasons.


How early in the morning can I start construction and/or use construction tools at my house?


Domestic power tools, lawn mowers or agricultural equipment are permitted when operated with a muffler between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm on weekdays and 9:00 am and 8:00 pm on weekends and legal holidays, provided that they produce less than 85 dBA at or within any real property line of a residential property.


When can I ride my bike on the boardwalk?


From July 1 to Labor Day, bicycles are permitted to operate from 6:00 am to 12:00 noon Saturday and Sunday, with daylight hours on Monday through Friday.