Monday, March 13, 2023

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE the Downe Township Committee Meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 13, 2023, at 7pm. The meeting will be held In Person at the Downe Township Municipal Complex located at 288 Main Street, Newport, New Jersey 08345.


Downe Twp Planning/Zoning Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 14, 2023

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Downe Township Combined Planning Board meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 7:00 pm and will be held in person and will be open to the public at its usual location, at the Downe Township Municipal Complex located at 288 Main Street, Newport, New Jersey 08345.

Mar. 14, 2023 PB Agenda

Public Notice
Fortescue & Gandy’s Beach Sewer

Attached, please find links to public notices regarding the following topics:

  • Contract #1 – Fortescue Collection & Conveyance System:
    • Link to Public Notice:  FINAL C-111_2018_Contr1
    • Pre-Bid Conference: Feb. 15, 2023 at 10 AM
    • Bid Opening: Mar. 30, 2023 at 10 AM
  • Contract #2 – Gandy’s Beach Collection & Conveyance System:
    • Link to Public Notice:  FINAL C-111_2018 _Contr2
    • Pre-Bid Conference: Feb. 15, 2023 at 11:30 AM
    • Bid Opening: Mar. 30, 2023 at 11 AM
  • Contract #3 – Fortescue Wastewater Treatment Plant:
    • Link to Public Notice:  FINAL C-111_2018_Contr3
    • Pre-Bid Conference: Feb. 15, 2023 at 1:30 PM
    • Bid Opening: Mar. 30, 2023 at 1 PM

*NOTE: Pre-Bid Conferences & Bid Openings will be held at:

Downe Township, 288 Main Street, Newport, NJ 08345


Dear Residents:

If you own one or more dogs in Downe Township, please know you are required by law to register your dog(s). If you have not yet registered your dog(s) for 2023, please contact Nicole in the Municipal Building, Monday through Friday, between 9am and 5pm to register. However, please be aware that I am out of the office from 12pm to 1pm usually for lunch and Thursday mornings for inspections.

The dog licenses are valid for a period of one (1) year, from January 1st to December 31st. The dog license registration fee is $7.00 for each spayed or neutered dog. However, if the dog is not spayed or neutered, then the fee is $10.00. Please submit a check or money order and be sure to make it out to the Township of Downe. Dog registrations are due by March 31, 2023. In the event that a registrant fails to register their dog within the appropriate time period, then there is an additional late fee of $5.00 thereafter.

In addition to payment, proper documentation is required for each dog. Specifically, be sure to provide the documentation for each dog’s most recent rabies vaccine and for any spayed/neutered procedures, if applicable. All rabies vaccines must be considered valid for at least 10 months before you can register your dog, so valid until Nov. 1, 2023 or later. Though, please note, the Cumberland County Health Department does provide FREE rabies clinics at various location around the county throughout the year. See the link attached below for specific details regarding locations, dates and times.

Any dog registrations must be submitted to Downe Township, Attn: Nicole Marlette, 288 Main Street, Newport, NJ 08345 either via mail, dropbox, or office visit. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.



Nicole Marlette

Administrative Assistant

Township of Downe

[email protected]


Click the links below for an Application Form or for the 2023 Free Rabies Clinics Flyer:

ANNUAL Downe Township Dog License Application


The Homestead Rebate Program
Replaced by: The Anchor Program

Click the link below for more details from the Tax Collector, Jennafer Hernandez:

Sept. 2022 – Tax Collector’s Message regarding Anchor Program

Green Team Recycling Program

Our Green Team is collecting the following items:

These items can be dropped off to a specific bin located inside:

The Senior Hall, 288 Main Street, Newport, NJ 08345


NJ Office of Emergency Management

Downe Township Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

The Downe Township OEM encourages all residents with special needs to register using the NJ State Register Ready database.  The information you provide will assist county and local law enforcement and emergency personnel safety evacuate you during a declared emergency such as we experienced with Super Storm Sandy.  Registration is easy and can be done over the phone or online.

For more information, click the link below:

NJ OEM Special Needs Registry for Disasters – 2022