Brick Township

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Brick NJ Area

40.061736°N 74.10962°W

Brick, NJ is located in the northeastern portion of Ocean County.

The Township area is bordered by Allenwood and the Manasquan River to its north. To the south are Toms River and the Kettle Creek.

The Township is bordered by Wall, Howell, and Lakewood to its west. The northeast is bordered by Point Pleasant and the Point Pleasant Canal. The southeast is bordered by the expansive Barnegat bay. Brick, NJ covers 32.315 square miles, 25.715 of which is land.

The Township is known for its extensive shoreline along the Manasquan River, Beaverdam Creek, Point Pleasant Canal, Metedeconk River, Barnegat Bay and Kettle Creek.

Brick also has 3 Atlantic Ocean Beaches on Island Beach designated Beaches I, II and III .

Brick NJ History

In the 1700’s the Brick Area was part of Monmouth County and Shrewsbury Township. Later the area became Howell Township.

Portions of Howell and Dover Township (now Toms River Township) were detached to form Brick in 1850. The town was named for Joseph W. Brick, the owner of the Bergen Iron Works, located in present day Lakewood which he operated, from 1833 until his death in 1847.

Subsequently, portions of Brick were detached to form Point Pleasant Beach in 1886, Bay Head in 1886, Lakewood in 1892, Mantoloking in 1911, and Point Pleasant in 1920. What remained formed the area that we know as brick today.

In the early years Brick served as a fishing and agricultural center. This stated to change near the 1900’s, when commercial activities associated with seasonal resorts began to take hold.

The Garden State Parkway opened in 1954 and eventually introduced folks a Brick area they wanted to call home.

Brick Property Taxes

Property Tax Rates in many Ocean County municipalities are among the lowest in New Jersey. Find more about the General Tax Rate, Effective Tax Rate, and current Brick Property Tax rates Here.

The Township Welcomes You!The Township Town Hall

401 Chambers Bridge Road
Brick, N.J. 08723
Phone: (732) 262-1000 Fax: (732) 451-0257
Police: (732) 262-1100