The Cottagers' Association of Cape May is committed to the protection and enrichment of the traditional quality of life in Cape May and the preservation of its heritage and natural beauty through social and civic engagement.


The Cottagers' Association of Cape May is committed to the protection and enrichment of the traditional quality of life in Cape May and the preservation of its heritage and natural beauty through social and civic engagement.





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We are friends, families and neighbors who share a special bond and common interest in protecting Cape May's culture, quality of life and historic legacy.

We are seasonal and year-round residents, as well as regular visitors, who come together to socialize, address issues of concern, and, when necessary, contest actions that are not in the best interests of our members. 

We are also stewards of a stunning island with a storied past and a valued designation as a National Historic Landmark, and we are guided by that responsibility.


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The Cottagers' Association of Cape May, is a civic organization representing the interests of property owners and regular visitors, of Cape May, New Jersey.

Click here to read an article of Cottagers' history titled "Cottagers' Association serves Cape May for eight decades"

Click here to read the story of the Cottagers' significant contributions in the Saving of the Sewell Tract

Click here to read the 2024 President's Letter



(November 2, 2023)

Click here to read in the face of unrelenting opposition from Cape May County, Orsted abandons Ocean Wind One and Two projects.

CEO Mads Nipper of the Danish wind energy corporation, Orsted, announced October 31st that it is cancelling development of the Ocean Wind I and II wind farms off the coast of Cape May County. He citied supplier delays, increases in long-term interest rates and concerns over the likelihood of final construction permits as the reasons.

Changing the calculus for Orsted may also have included the unrelenting opposition of Cape May County commissioners led by Former New Jersey Superior Court Judge, Michael J. Donohue, who serves as Special Counsel on Offshore Wind to Cape May County.


(May 30, 2023)

Click here to read a Cape May Herald article on The Cape May County Board of County Commissioners unanimous passed resolution detailing the county?s opposition to Danish firm Ørsted?s offshore wind projects. (NOTE - Cape May Herald does require you sign up for a subscription to read Herald articles.)

(March 19, 2023)





Click here to view the recorded Public Information Session held on March 15 in cooperation with Cape May County and Ocean City On the Orsted Ocean Wind Project (NOTE - The video only exists on Facebook. You need a Facebook Account to view this video)

(January 16, 2023)

Click here to learn more about a new short-term rental property owners State and Cape May requirement (a short-term rental is defined as any property rented for a period less than 175 consecutive days).

As of (August 2022) State of New Jersey law requires proof of minimum property damage and bodily injury insurance coverage to be provided annually to the City of Cape May. Details of what specific insurance information must be provided are noted in the attached letter going out to Cape May homeowners.

A reminder that all rental properties regardless of size must also be registered with the City of Cape May by submitting a mercantile license application. Details on how to find the application form are also included in the attached letter. 

(July 30, 2022)

Click here is learn more about the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Offshore Wind Project off NJ Coastline

Click here to learn about the petition to extend the public comment period for Ocean Wind 1 for 60 days

(April 29, 2022)

Click here to view  letter to NJDEP supporting City of Cape May's Proposed Swap of City-owned Land off Pittsburgh Avenue for Lafayette Street Parkland

(January 1, 2022)
Click here to view Cape May City Residential Rental Licensing Ordinance 452-2021 


GREAT NEWS from Concerned Citizens regarding Sewell Tract Preservation (August 18, 2021)
Click here to read the communication shared with the Cottagers Members ...  It is with great pleasure that I share news today that the Sewell Tract Land will be saved from development.

Click here to read the Concerned Citizens Official Press Release - Sewell Tract Land Conveyance Completed--Final Termination of Litigation dated August 17, 2021.

The 100-acre property extends from the Coast Guard Base toward Pittsburgh Avenue. It will be the largest natural resource preserved in the City of Cape May. The litigation of 7 years ended with a settlement between the State of New Jersey, East Cape May
Associates and Concerned Citizens for Sewell Tract Preservation, Inc. The 
property has been conveyed to the State of New Jersey for open space.------------------------May area resident or visitor to join.

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May be purchased while supplies last. 
Magnets are $10/each plus S&H of $0.50/each.

To purchase, send a check made out to:
The Cottagers' Association of Cape May 
mailed to: The Cottagers' Association of Cape May, PO Box 146, Cape May, NJ 08204

To renew membershipplease click here to register online or access the paper registration form and return it with your membership fee

If not already a member, you should consider joining this amazing organization. 

Cottager members should consider sponsoring a Cape May area resident or visitor to join.

Click here to access the Cottagers' Association of Cape May New Member Application Form