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Welcome to Lake Como


Our elected officials and borough administration are here to help serve and assist all residents of Lake Como with their immediate concerns. You will find useful information on our web site. If you are unable to find what you need please contact the Borough Offices at (732) 681-3232.

As always, we appreciate any suggestions or comments for either improvement to the website or for any other matter.

Please Note: We are no longer using the Borough P.O. Box, please send all mail to

Borough of Lake Como

1740 Main Street

Lake Como, NJ 07719

If you have any trouble with accessing information contained within this website, please contact Louise Mekosh at 

Public Notices   News Around Town

Dog & Cat Licenses

Due by January 31, 2022.


With winter weather possible at any time, below is the

Borough's Snow Emergency Ordinance

§ 7-7.4

No Parking—Snow Emergencies.

[Ord. No. 2006-789]

a.  Prohibitions. Whenever there is snow covering any street in the Borough, the following prohibitions will take effect:

1. Parking of all vehicles on the north and east sides of the Borough streets is prohibited until after the snow has stopped and the street has been plowed; then, 12 hours after the snow has stopped all vehicles must be moved to the north and east sides of the Borough streets to allow the Public Works Department to plow the south and west sides of the streets.

2. The two-hour parking limit on Main Street shall be suspended during any snow emergency for a period of 48 hours after the snow has stopped. 

3. The parking restriction on Parkway shall be suspended during any snow emergency from the time the road becomes snow covered until 12 hours after the snow stops.

4. Any vehicle parked in violation or abandoned on a public street shall be deemed to be a nuisance and a menace to public safety and any public safety officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable costs of removal and storage of a vehicle before redeeming possession thereof.

5. During a snow emergency, if off-street parking is available, any vehicle shall not be parked on any street.

6. Any owner or owners, occupant or occupants, tenant or tenants, building superintendent, rental agent or person in charge of premises abutting or bordering upon any public street, in the Borough shall remove all snow and ice from the abutting sidewalks of such streets, or in the case of ice which may be so frozen as to make removal impracticable, shall cause the same to be thoroughly covered with sand or ashes, within 24 hours of daylight after the same shall fall or be formed thereon.

b. Exceptions. This subsection shall not apply to B Street or Sixteenth Avenue as to parking of vehicles. However, the regulations regarding sidewalks shall apply. 

c. Penalty. The penalty provisions of Section 1-5 shall apply to a violation of this subsection. In addition, the Police Department shall have the option of towing any vehicle in violation at the owner's expense.

d. Removal Costs. In addition to the provision for penalties herein made for violations of this subsection, and in case such snow or ice shall not be removed from such sidewalks by the owner or owners, tenant or tenants, occupant or occupants, building superintendent, rental agent or person in charge of any premises as provided in subsection 7-7.4a1, the same shall be removed forthwith and under the direction of the Public Works Superintendent and the cost of such removal as nearly as can be ascertained shall be certified by the Public Works Superintendent to the Governing Body. The Governing Body shall examine such certification and, if found to be correct, shall cause such cost to be charged against such real estate so abutting or bordering upon such sidewalk or street and the amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien and a tax upon such real estate or land and be added to, recorded and collected in the same manner as the taxes next to be levied and assessed upon such premises and shall bear interest and be enforced and collected by the same officers and in the same manner as other taxes.

e. Depositing Snow on Street Restricted. No person, firm or corporation, the owner, tenant or occupant of any premises abutting on any street shall throw, place or deposit any snow or ice into or on any street, in the Borough, it being the intent and purpose of this provision to prohibit all such persons from throwing, casting, placing or depositing snow and ice, which accumulated on the private property abutting the street or sidewalk, on the sidewalks or streets of the Borough.



 Master Plan Reexamination from the Planning Board


Borough Engineers with CME Associates recently conducted a traffic study in Lake Como.

Click here for the recommendations report



Lake Como Inspections for 2020:

The Borough of Lake Como is under contract with Realty Data Systems (RDS) to inspect a designated portion of all properties located in the Borough each year.

These inspections enable the Borough to maintain accurate property records used to complete annual reassessments, which are a critical component in the fair distribution of taxes. 

A notification was mailed to all property owners subject to an inspection this year, which contained instructions for contacting RDS to complete a “remote virtual” (RV) interior inspection which requires no entry.

The RV is user-friendly, requires no app downloads and can be completed by calling (732) 719-2265 from your smart phone at any time between 9am and 5pm, Monday-Friday (no appointments required).  Please make sure you are at your property when calling. 

Inspectors will also visit your property to conduct a full exterior (front and rear) inspection which includes photographs.  

During that visit, an interior walkthrough will be offered (if an RV has not previously been completed), and you will again receive printed instructions for completing an RV if that is your preference.  If an adult is present during a visit, but decline an interior inspection, the inspectors will not return to your property, but you can call still call to complete a virtual inspection for a limited period. 

A door hanger containing those instructions will be left at each property for which an owner/occupant is not present.

During walkthroughs inspectors will respect social-distancing and wear masks when inside any property. 

Property visits will take place between 9am and dusk, Monday-Saturday, and all personnel will carry photo ID.  Our office and the Police Dept. possess all inspector background and other pertinent information.

If for any reason you would like to refuse an interior inspection, please visit, click “INSPECTIONS” and select the REFUSAL FORM.  

Please note that if an interior inspection is not completed, my office may need to make estimates that could result in an inaccurate property record or tax assessment, and Monmouth County may limit your rights during any assessment appeal.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation




Utility Shutoffs in NJ to Resume June 30 as Relief Options for Customers with Unpaid Bills Expand

Click here for the link to the article.


Monmouth County has many COVID-19 vaccine appointments available to book right now for this week at Brookdale Community College. Vaccine appointments are available for residents who are 18 years old or older and live, work or attend school in Monmouth County. The County-operated sites administer the Moderna vaccine, which is not approved for anyone under the age of 18. To schedule an appointment, go to or click here:


Press Release from New Jersey American Water:

Temporary Scheduled Water Treatment Change to End in New Jersey American Water's Monmouth and Ocean County Service Areas

Click Here for the Press Release



As per Borough Ordinance, construction on the weekends

may not begin prior to 9:00am. 

Violation of this ordinance will result in fines. 



Due to a statutory change, there are new vote by mail applications.  The change relates to messenger and bearer laws, specifically that a messenger or bearer can serve as such for up to five qualified voters, if the voters are immediate family members residing in the same household.  The new language is below.   


“Any voter may apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Authorized Messenger. Messenger shall be a family member or a registered voter of this County. No Authorized Messenger can (1) be a Candidate in the election for which the voter is requesting a Mail-In Ballot or (2) serve as messenger for more than THREE qualified voters per election, except that an authorized messenger or bearer may serve as such for up to five qualified voters in an election if those voters are immediate family members residing in the same household as the messenger or bearer.”  


These new applications are posted on the website,, and on the state website,






Click here for an update on the Monmouth Ocean Area Energy Cooperative Energy Aggregation Program





Community Policing Belmar/Lake Como 2019

The Borough of Belmar Police Department Community Policing Program has launched a new program that will include a more active role for our residents. We anticipate that this new platform will create more community involvement and enhance police officer relations,. By working together, we will address the quality of life issues and uphold order maintenance within our neighborhood.  

Residents will still go directly to the police department for emergencies or situations that require IMMEDIATE ATTENTION.  

Please click HERE for more information




Sump Pump Notice

As a reminder, it is ILLEGAL to have a sump pump connected to the Borough’s sewer system. Excess water flow through the sewers increases water bill rates for all residents and businesses. Recent rainfall events have highlighted this issue as water on certain streets was caused by sump pumps illegally connected to the sewer lines. As a result, the Borough will be increasing enforcement efforts. For more information please contact the Public Works department who can advise on how to ensure your sump pump is up to code. There is a grace period to make the necessary corrections before fines will be issued so please take this opportunity to ensure your property is compliant.


Water Quality Report

The 2021 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is now available.

Please click HERE for more information.


Reporting an outage on Facebook...Now that’s a first. 

JCP&L - How to Reach Us When You Experience a Power Outage

At JCP&L they're providing more ways for our customers to report outages and check the progress of our efforts to restore service. We’re the first electric utility in New Jersey to offer outage reporting on our Facebook page. 

Now JCP&L customers have four easy options: 

  • Visit and click the “Report an Outage” tab

  • Sign up for text messaging with us and text “OUT” from your mobile phone

  • Visit our 24/7 Power Center on using a smartphone, tablet or laptop

  • Call 1-888-LIGHTSS to speak with a representative, to learn more visit



Community Notification Enrollment CLICK HERE



The information contained on the Lake Como website (the “Website”) is for general information purposes only.  Lake Como assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the contents on the Website.


In no event shall Lake Como be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tort, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website or its contents.  Lake Como reserves the right to make additions, deletions or modifications to the contents on the Website at any time without prior notice.  Lake Como does not warrant that the website is free of viruses or other harmful components.







This Sunday, January 16th, The Borough of Lake Como and the Borough of Belmar, including the Belmar Police Department will no longer utilize the Code Red messaging system. Instead all agencies will be moving to the Nixle alert messaging platform.
The borough is currently working on procedures to upload all the Code Red information into the new Nixle system. If you wish to personalize your account you can go to, create an account and pick and choose which alerts you would like to receive, and how you would like to receive them.
To begin receiving Nixle alerts immediately through text message you can do so by texting our zip code 07719 to 888777 to receive alerts from both Lake Como and Belmar. If you would like to receive alerts for just Lake Como, text LAKECOMO to 888777.


Click here for a printable version




The NJ Poison Control Center is committed to protecting and improving the health of New Jersey’s residents by reducing the impact of poison and drug exposures. Click here for the latest health advisory. Advisory Link


click here for English version of flyer

click here for Spanish version of flyer



Check Out Recycle Coach for Garbage and Recycling Information, Pickup Schedules & More!




Tax Assessments: How to file a tax appeal



Online Tax & Water/Sewer Payments Now Available

Click on Tax & Water/Sewer Payments Tab on the left

Click here for the form for Direct Withdrawl for Taxes & Water Sewer








Wednesday December 23, 2020

From the Belmar/Lake Como Office of Emergency Management

Severe weather  


High winds forecasted for tomorrow through the overnight hours: From JCP&L


This is a Code Red Message:


The Belmar and Lake Como Offices of Emergency Management are anticipating and preparing for winds capable of causing damage and power outages on December 24, and December 25, 2020.


Residents are reminded to report all power outages by calling the JCP&L contact center at 1-888-544-4877 or by utilizing the JCP&L website or text messaging options.  Please treat all downed wires as if they are live and report them immediately.  


The timing of the event poses additional challenges as many homes and lawns are decorated for the holiday season.  The high winds could dislodge some of these items, especially inflatable style decorations which could become airborne and become entangled in electrical lines and equipment, adding to the possibility of outages.


Please dial 911 in an emergency or contact the Belmar Police Department at 732-681-1700 for non-emergency calls.

Please take the necessary safety precautions.


Thank you and have a healthy, happy, and safe holiday.


Upcoming Events

Garbage Pick Up

Garbage & Bulk Pick Up

Brush Pick Up

Mayor & Council Meeting
7:30 PM

Taxes Due



Garbage & Bulk

Brush Pick Up

9:00 AM

Your elected officials and borough administration are here to help serve and assist all residents of Lake Como with their immediate concerns. You will find useful information on our web site. If you are unable to find what you need please contact the Borough Offices at (732) 681-3232.

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