City Council passed an ordinance Nov. 1 that raises daily, weekly and seasonal beach tag fees.
The daily beach-tag fee will rise from $8 to $10, and the weekly beach-tag fee will go from $14 to $15. Seasonal tags will remain at $15 if purchased by May 31; on June 1 the price will rise to $20, a $2 increase over last year's seasonal price.
Council also raised the fee for four-wheel-drive permits. For permits purchased by Feb. 28, the fee is $175, whereas last year the fee was $160. On March 1 and thereafter, the fee will rise to $200, an increase of $15 from 2017. Each 4x4 permit comes with two beach tags.
Active military members will continue to get free beach tags, plus four per family. Senior citizens over age 65 and military veterans each receive one free tag. Active military and veterans are entitled to a free 4x4 permit with proper identification. Seniors will continue to pay $80 for a 4x4 permit, which rises to $85 after March 1.
All permits, passes and tags can be purchased at the Brigantine Community Center, 265 42nd Street.
Council's next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6.