Food Fest

33 Washington Street
Toms River, New Jersey 08753
(732) 341-1000, ext. 8212

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

David G. Roberts, AICP/PP, LLA, LEED AP ND
Township Planner
732-341-1000 ext. 8354

Erika Stahl, PP, AICP
Assistant Township Planner
732-341-1000 ext. 8356

Office Hours:

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

Overview - Master Plan

A Master Plan is the long-term “vision” for the development of the community developed with community input and thorough analysis of existing and projected conditions.  The Master Plan provides policy direction for land uses, community facilities, circulation, and other needs.   In New Jersey, the Master Plan must be reexamined every 10 years.  A Master Plan must include a Land Use and Housing element by law but may include other elements that are important to the community.  The Toms River Township 2016-2017 Master Plan has numerous elements which are in the process of being adopted by the Toms River Township Planning Board.  The Toms River Township Planning Board has decided to adopt a few elements at a time, so the recommendations can be thoroughly reviewed.   

Master Plan Elements under review by Planning Board:

 

Master Plan Elements Adopted by Planning Board:

Adopted February 15, 2017 –
Housing Element and Fair Share Plan
Periodic Reexamination Report and Land Use Plan Update – Part 1

Adopted March 15, 2017 –

Conservation, Recreation, and Open Space Element 
Utilities Services Plan Element
Community Facilities Element

Adopted April 19, 2017 –

LAND USE ELEMENT Adopted 04-19-2017
Reexamination Report Part 2
Circulation Plan Element 

Adopted May 17, 2017 –

2017 Toms River Historic Preservation Element - Adopted May 17, 2017
2017 ECONOMIC PLAN ELEMENT Adopted May 17, 2017
Arts and Culture Master Plan Element - ADOPTED May 17, 2017
MPAP Template Final 120415 - Adopted by PBd 5-17-17

 

 

33 Washington Street
Toms River, New Jersey 08753
(732) 341-1000, ext. 8400

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

Administration

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Overview:

The Toms River Health Department issues various licenses including Pet Shops, Boarding Kennels, Shelters, residential pet licenses, vending machines, public swimming pools and Retail Food Establishments. .

 

Resources:

Frequently Asked Questions 
Forms, Applications & Downloads

 

IMMUNIZATION PROGRAMS

Immunization Programs are offered by Ocean County Health Department. Please contact the Ocean County Health Department at 732-341-9700 for flu shot clinic information and a variety of other programs or follow the link below:

 

www.ochd.org

 

ATTENTION PET OWNERS

In an effort to curb a spreading rabies epidemic and safeguard your pet, the local Board of Health requires all cat and dog owners to have their pets licensed and vaccinated against rabies and obtain a license.

A door-to-door Animal Census is conducted annually, in accordance with State Law.

The term for Dog licenses is January to December 31st. The cost is fifteen (15) dollars for a spayed/neutered dog and twenty (20) dollars, if not spayed or neutered. A late fee of five (5) dollars plus the cost of license, begins in February and increases to ten (10) dollars plus the cost of the license in March. Late Fees are set by Ordinance and cannot be waived. Proof of a rabies vaccination that is valid through November 1st of the current licensing year and written proof of spaying or neutering, signed by the veterinarian, are required.
The term for Cat licenses is June to May 31st and the cost is nine dollars for a spayed/neutered cat and twelve dollars, if not spayed or neutered. A late fee of five dollars, plus the cost of the license, begins in July and increases to ten dollars plus the cost of license in August. Proof of a rabies vaccination that is valid through April 1st of the current licensing year and written, signed proof of spaying/neutering, from the Veterinarian, are required.

Late fees apply to renewal licenses, not new licenses.

The above regulations are established pursuant to Chapter 516 (Animals) of the “Code of the Township of Toms River, New Jersey.” Please follow the link below to Municipal Code, for more information:

MUNICIPAL CODE - CHAPT. 516

 

Toms River Township sponsors a free Rabies Clinic each year in January. The date will be listed under the “Announcements” section each year.

 

PET ADOPTION

The Toms River Township Animal Shelter is located at 235 Oak Avenue, next to the Toms River Police Dept. If you are interested in adopting a pet, please contact the Animal Shelter at 732-341-1000 x 7300. 

 

DOG LICENSES

 

It is mandatory that all dogs age seven (7) months or older be licensed each year in our municipality.

Dog Licenses must be purchased during the month of JANUARY each year. Proof of a valid rabies shot is required to obtain a license.

 

RABIES SHOT INFORMATION

The pet owner must supply a rabies vaccination certificate signed by a licensed Veterinarian indicating that the animals duration of immunity extends throughout the first ten (10) months of the licensing period. Animals with a duration of immunity that expires prior to the 10-month cut-off point, must receive a booster shot in order to obtain a license.

Therefore rabies shots which expire prior to November 1st of the current licensing year will not be accepted. The rabies shot must be valid until AFTER NOVEMBER 1st of the license year.

Licenses may be purchased by mail or in person:

If purchasing by mail:

Attn: Dog Licensing
Health Department
Township of Toms River
P.O. Box 728
Toms River, NJ 08754

Please include the following:
-Valid rabies vaccination certificate which does not expire before November 1st of the current licensing year
-Written, signed proof of spaying/neutering from the Veterinarian, if applicable
-A self-addressed, stamped envelope
-A check made payable to “Township of Toms River”

All requests must include proper documentation* or they will be returned, as incomplete. Completed requests, with all proper documentation enclosed, must be postmarked no later than January 31st or late fees must be included with the cost of license.

*All information sent to us by mail will be returned with your license.

If purchasing in person:
PLEASE BRING YOUR:
-Valid rabies vaccination certificate which does not expire before November 1st of the licensing year
- Written, signed proof of spaying/neutering from the Veterinarian, if applicable
- Check made payable to:
“Township of Toms River” OR cash, in exact amount, to:
Dog Licensing - Health Department
Toms River Municipal Complex, 1st Floor
33 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ
Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 3:45 PM

If paying in cash, please have exact amount, or you may pay by check.
Debit and credit cards are not accepted.

FEES

License Fees: JANUARY 1 to JANUARY 31
$15.00 – If Spayed/Neutered
$20.00 – Not Spayed/Neutered

Late Fees: $ 5.00 – From February 1st to March 1st
$10.00 - From March 2nd to December 31st
PLUS THE APPROPRIATE LICENSE FEE

Make all checks payable to: TOWNSHIP OF TOMS RIVER

CAT LICENSES

All cats in the Township of Toms River, age seven (7) months or older must be licensed each year. Failure to do so may result in a $50.00 fine for each offense.

Cat licenses must be renewed during the month of JUNE each year.

 

RABIES SHOTS

The pet owner must supply a rabies vaccination certificate signed by a licensed Veterinarian indicating that the duration of immunity extends throughout the first ten (10) months of the licensing period. Animals with a duration of immunity that expire prior to the 10-month cut-off point, must receive a booster prior to obtaining a license.

Rabies vaccinations must be valid after APRIL 1ST of the current licensing year or they will not be accepted.

Licenses can be purchased by mail or in person.

If purchasing by mail:

Attn: Cat Licensing
Toms River Health Department
Township of Toms River
P.O. Box 728, Toms River, NJ 08754

Please include the following:

  • Valid, current rabies vaccination certificate
  • Written, signed proof of spaying/neutering from the Veterinarian, if applicable
  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope
  • Check made payable to Township of Toms River

 

All mail-in requests must include a valid Rabies Certificate, if the shot on file expires prior to April 1st.

Please include proper documentation* with your request or it will be returned to you as incomplete. All incomplete requests must be postmarked by JUNE 30th or late fees will apply.

*All information sent to us by mail will be returned with your license.

Late fees must be included along with the cost of license, if postmarked after June 30th.

If purchasing in person:

PLEASE BRING YOUR:

  • Valid, current rabies vaccination certificate
  • Written, signed proof of spaying/neutering from the Veterinarian, if applicable
  • Check made payable to Township of Toms River

OR cash in exact amount to:

Cat licensing - Health Dept.
Toms River Municipal Complex, 1st Floor
33 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ
Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 3:45 PM

If paying in cash, please have exact amount, or you may pay by check.
Debit and credit cards are not accepted.

 

FEES

License Fees: JUNE 1 to JUNE 30
$9.00 – Spayed or neutered
$12.00 – If not spayed or neutered

 

*Late Fees: $ 5.00 – July 1 – July 31
$10.00 – August 2ND – May 31st
PLUS THE APPROPRIATE LICENSE FEE

 

RETAIL FOOD-HANDLING LICENSES

 

All food business distributing food/drinks to the public must obtain a Retail Food Establishment license each year, pursuant to Chapter 534 and 537 of the “Code of the Township of Toms River, NJ.” This applies to non-profit and mobile vendors, too.   Follow link to Municipal Code, for more information:

MUNICIPAL CODE-CHAPT. 534
MUNICIPAL CODE-CHAPT 537

Food licenses must be obtained before opening business to the public.   Licenses are renewed every March.     PRIOR to applying for a license, all retail food businesses, mobile food vendors and non-profit food vendors must be inspected by Ocean County Health Department. Call 732-341-9700 for their information.      

Food business applicants must provide:

1.       A completed Application

2.       A copy of the most recent “Satisfactory” Certificate issued, by Ocean County Health Department.

3.       The $50.00 fee, in cash or check payable to “Toms River Twp.”   

 

Food License Applications can be mailed to:
Attn: Food Licenses
Toms River Health Department
PO Box 728
Toms River, NJ 08754

 


Mobile food vendor –
Retail food vendor &
non-profit food vendors)

 

PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS

Swimming pools used by the public require a license, pursuant to Chapter 579 of the “Code of the Township of Toms River, NJ.” Please follow the link below to review these regulations and/or download the application:

MUNICIPAL CODE-CHAPT. 579
Pool Application is available in the downloads section.

FEES:
SEASONAL POOL - $50.00
(APRIL THRU OCTOBER 1)
B. YEAR LONG - $75.00

 

Applications can be mailed to:
Attn: Swimming Pool Licenses
Toms River Health Department
PO Box 728
Toms River, NJ 08754

VENDING MACHINES

 

Food and beverage vending machines require a license, pursuant to Chapter 531 of the “Code of the Township of Toms River, NJ.” Please follow the link below to review these regulations and/or download application:

MUNICIPAL CODE-CHAPT. 531

The application is available in the downloads section.

 

Class A: Includes any vending machine that dispenses readily perishable food, either in bulk or package, or nonalcoholic beverages in bulk.
Fee:
$10.00 for first machine;
$5.00 for each additional machine

Class B: Includes any vending machine not classified as a Class A machine that dispenses nonperishable food or nonalcoholic beverages in original containers or ice.
Fee: $ 5.00 for each machine

 

Applications can be mailed to:

Applications can be mailed, with appropriate fee, to:

Attn: Vending Machines
Toms River Health Dept.
PO BOX 728
Toms River, NJ 08754

Please contact the Health Department at 732-341-1000 x 8400 for any other information.

 

 

 

33 Washington St.
Toms River, NJ 08753

(732) 930-4798

Leigh Simpson - Committee Chair
Vacant, Committee Vice-Chair
Vacant, Committee Secretary

trmacdd@gmail.com

 

Animal Shelter

Overview

The Toms River Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Developmental Disabilities provides advocacy and assistance for residents with developmental disabilities and their family members.  The committee advocates for both the education and employment of people with developmental disabilities and serves as a resource for the local community.  In keeping with the ordinance, the committee serves as a voice to Mayor Kelaher and the Town Council Members on actions that will improve the lives of Toms River residents with developmental disabilities. 

Toms River Mayor's Advisory Committee on Developmental Disabilities

The committee meets once a month and all meetings are open to the public. 

2018 Meetings Calendar:

Jan 31st 

Feb 28th

Mar 28th

April 25th

Leonard G. Lomell 
Meeting Room

May 30th

L. Manuel
Hirshblond
Meeting Room

June 27th

L. Manuel Hirshblond Meeting Room 

July 25th 

L. Manuel Hirshblond Meeting Room  

Aug 29th

L. Manuel Hirshblond Meeting Room  

Sept 26th

L. Manuel Hirshblond Meeting Room  

Oct 31st

L. Manuel Hirshblond Meeting Room  

Nov 28th

L. Manuel Hirshblond Meeting Room  

 
Dec 26 th
L. Manuel Hirshblond Meeting Room  

 

Click Here for Our Resource List

For more information or to stay in touch:

Social Media: Facebook.com/TRDisability Committee

 

2018 TRMACDD Members

 

Last Name

First Name

Membership Type

Organization Website

Notes

Romond

Carolyn

Organization Rep - Children's Specialized Hospital

  childrens-specialized.org

 

Tallmann

Jane

Family Advocate

 

 

Simpson

Leigh

Organization Rep- NJID

njid.org

 Chair Person

Gaetano

Denise

Organization Rep - Open Door

  theopendoornj.com

 

Brown

Judyth

Organization Rep- Moceans

moceanscil.org

 

Kelly

Daniel

Organization Rep- Community Options

comop.org

 

Vacant

 

Organization Rep-POAC

poac.net

 

Perillo

Paul

Advocate

 

 

Rose

Diane

Organization Rep-21 Plus

21plus.org

 

Belanger

Alice

Self-Advocate

   

Vacant

 

Organization Rep-ARC of Ocean

arcocean.org

 

Vacant

 

Organization Rep - Epilepsy Foundation

epilepsy.com/new-jersey

Secretary

Vacant

 

Organization Rep - Community Medical Center

communitymed.org

 

Vacant

 

Organization Rep - Committee on ADA Compliance

tomsrivertownship.com/
index.php/americans-with-
disability-act

 

Catalioti

Jessica

Organization Rep-Ocean County Health Department

ochd.org

 

 

TRMACDD Meeting Minutes 04-27-2016

TRMACDD Meeting Minutes 03-28-2018

TRMACDD Meeting Minutes 08-29-2018

ID Campaign - Click Here For Information Regarding Obtaining a State ID

Membership Application

 

Events

 October Events

 

 

 LEAF COLLECTION SCHEDULE

 

The collection schedule is based on your recycling pickup day.

If your recycling day is on a Monday…leaf pickup will be once during the week of April 16th   

If your recycling day is on a Tuesday… leaf pickup will be once during the week of April 23th  

If your recycling day is on a Wednesday… leaf pickup will be once during the week of April 30th  

If your recycling day is on a Thursday… leaf pickup will be once during the week of May 7th

**Have leaf bags curbside by 6:30 a.m. on the Monday of your collection week**

Only leaves in plastic bags will be collected.

Sometimes we are ahead of schedule.  You should put your bagged leaves to the curb before your scheduled week begins.  We may come early.  However, we will still come through your area once again during your scheduled collection week.

Leaves are not permitted in landfill.  If you miss the curbside collection, bagged or loose leaves must be brought to the Recycling Convenience Center (located on Church Road, east of North Bay Avenue).  Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Questions?  Call 732-255-1000 extension 8189 or www.tomsrivertownship.com

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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
732-341-1000