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William Broughton - Director of Public Safety
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344 Broadway
Long Branch,

Parking Meters

Parking Meters are in effect May 1st to September 30th. 

The City of Long Branch has a new a smart meter parking system powered by the Flowbird mobile app. The new system uses pay-by-plate, doing away with numbered parking spots and increasing the ease and options for paying.  Flowbird meters will accept Cash and Credit. Apple Pay and Google Pay can be used via the app.  Utilizing the app further simplifies the process by storing your credit card and plate information so you only need to enter information once. Meters are located in several areas throughout the City, including North Beach, Beachfront North, Pier Village and on the oceanfront from Brighton to Morris Avenues.  

Flowbird allows you to pay for parking in 3 simple steps:   

  1. Select Location   
  2. Choose Duration   
  3. Confirm Payment   

Benefits of Flowbird:   

· Get fast and free access to the easy-to-use parking app.   

· GPS is used to automatically identify where you are parked.   

· Receive smart notifications during your parking sessions.   

· Pay only for the actual parking time.   

Download the Flowbird app at:   

Reminder: City Parking Meters are in effect from May 1st through September 30th. 


  • Pier Village & Great Lawn (Includes Madison Avenue & lots on Whitman & Greeley): $2/hour MON-THURS and $3/hour FRI-SUN & Holidays
  • All other spaces: $1.00/hour MON-THURS and $2.00/hour FRI-SUN
  • Lots are one fee: $10 Mon-Thur, $20 Fri, Sat, Sun, and Holidays.
  • Free parking is available for residents at the municipal lot across from Ocean Place Resort on Ocean Blvd for Long Branch residents with proof of residency. People entering the lot will be asked to show the vehicles registration AND the driver’s license of the person operating the vehicle upon entering the lots.


  • All time limits have been removed. You may now add money to the meter to stay longer.
  • Metered Hours in Pier Village are 10AM - Midnight.
  • Metered Hours outside of Pier Village are 9AM - 5PM.
  • Remember to obey other parking restrictions such as no parking in Pier Village between the hours of 3AM and 5AM.


  • All handicapped parking spaces are free of charge with placard or plates. (As per State Law and the ADA act)
  • If all handicapped spaces are taken, you may park in another space but are required by NJ state law to pay the maximum time allotment on that meter one time. Once that is paid, you may park in that spot for up to 24 hours with a handicapped plate or placard.

Questions about the meters? Call 732-571-5648

The City of Long Branch Police Department is committed to providing a safe community and improving the quality of life for all people. We accomplish this by delivering quality police services and enforcing laws with equality and impartiality. In partnership with the community, we reduce crime through public education, prevention, and awareness. In meeting this objective, we demand of ourselves the highest professional standards and dedication to our core values.


In our actions, conduct, and job performance. Committed to training, education, individual self-discipline, service orientation and other attributes of a true professional.


For all citizens, each other, and for differing points of view, regardless of age, race, gender, appearance, individual beliefs, or lifestyles.


Truthful & honest in word and deed. Ethical, being guided by the concept of fundamental fairness in everything we do, doing what is right.


To the organization, each other, our families, and the citizens we serve. Empower department members and citizens to work together to solve community problems.


In everything we do. Seeking to improve and excel, always.

Police Department is located at the rear of the building in the lower level. 

For Emergencies Dial 9-1-1

Non-Emergencies 732-222-1000

City Hall Main No. 732-222-7000