Department of Engineering, Construction Services, Code Enforcement and Community Development

33 Washington Street
Toms River, New Jersey 08753
(732) 341-1000, ext. 8335

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 728,
Toms River, New Jersey 08754-0728

Robert J. Chankalian, PE, CME
Township Engineer

Wendy A. Birkhead, PE, CME
Assistant Township Engineer

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


The Division of Engineering provides various services such as coordination of state and federal construction projects & grants, plan review, and design and management of township's capital construction projects. Capital projects consist of road paving and drainage improvements, park and recreation projects, stormwater management and water quality upgrades, bulkhead replacement, beach protection, flood damage prevention and public building projects.

The Division of Engineering also provides services to residents by assisting with FEMA flood zone determinations, plot plan reviews, and responding to general engineering and environmental questions typically related to wetlands, stormwater management and other general development questions. The division coordinates with the state and federal government on programs such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency Community Rating System, which allows our residents to enjoy discounts on their flood insurance, as well as state mandates such as our Tier A Municipal Stormwater Permit. This program's purpose is to ensure that we do all that we can to improve the cleanliness of our streams, rivers and the bay by inspecting, cleaning and upgrading our township drainage system. This program requires continuous coordination and maintenance of items, such as catch basin and pipe cleaning, street sweeping, detention basin maintenance and outfall erosion protection.

For more information on any of these topics please call the Engineering Division at (732) 341-1000 ex. 8335 or reach us by e-mail at


Typical Residential Home - Building Permit & Construction Inspection Process
2015 FEMA CRS Biennial Report

2018 FEMA CRS Biennial Report
FEMA Flood Insurance Information
Flood Zone Information

ICC Poster

Agent Tips of Flood Map Changes Poster

Build Back Safer and Stronger Poster

Frequently Asked Questions 

Forms, Applications & Downloads

Useful Links:

Soil Information
NJDEP Land Use Regulation Program
Stormwater Regulations
FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps


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Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 728,
Toms River, New Jersey 08754-0728
Town Hall located at:
33 Washington Street
Toms River, New Jersey 08753