COVID-19 Update

◄ Back
March 13, 2020 10:00 AM

Toms River Closings/Cancellations

*Updated Rental Information*
The ban on short-term rentals will be lifted on May 22nd. Executive Order 108 currently allows municipalities to restrict short term rentals. Toms River OEM issued a Proclamation, on March 31st, that restricted short term rentals until further notice. Many other municipalities enacted additional restrictions. Toms River Article VI, Chapter 335 prohibiting short term rentals is rescinded effective Friday, May 22, 2020 to allow our island residents to plan summer rentals.

Renters are encouraged to bring their own facial coverings, and rental landlords are asked to follow CDC guidelines on cleaning rental units between renters.

Township inspectors continue to practice guidelines provided by the CDC and are wearing face masks and gloves to protect themselves and our residents and visitors. They are dispatched directly from home, allowing them to complete more inspections daily. Inspectors are utilizing iPads to perform inspections which allows an inspection report to be electronically sent, providing the resident with immediate information.
All marriage license applications and issuances are being taken on a case by case basis. Please call for appointments. 732-341-1000 ext 8403.

Beach badge sales are suspended until May 1, 2020.

Until the current restrictions are lifted to allow public assembly, no public hearings will be scheduled by either the Planning Board or Zoning Board of Adjustment. In the interim we are investigating whether the Boards can meet to adopt resolutions or other administrative matters, following the public access requirements for electronic meetings under a Public Health Emergency. We will continue to post updates on this page as more information becomes available. The Board appreciates your patience as we try to work through this challenging period.

The Winding River Skating Center is closed to the public, 3/23/20.

Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 107, directing all residents to stay at home until further notice. The order provides for certain exceptions, such as obtaining essential goods or services, seeking medical attention, visiting family or close friends, reporting to work, or engaging in outdoor activities.

Please see the link at the bottom of this page regarding important information from the Tax Collector's Office.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting on March 26th has been cancelled. All scheduled agenda items are now scheduled for the April 9th Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting

The Toms River Animal Shelter is doing adoptions by appointment only. Please call for an appointment. The Shelter is suspending all donations of towels, sheets, blankets, etc. until further notice.

All parks, beaches and playgrounds in Toms River Township will be closed.

The Toms River Municipal Utilities Authority lobby and drive through are CLOSED due to COVID-19. Please make payments through the website, mail and drop box. Interest waived until April 30, 2020.

Due to concern for public health in the current COVID-19 crisis, the Wednesday March 18 Planning Board meeting has been cancelled. All scheduled agenda items are now scheduled for the April 1st Planning Board Meeting.

All outside organization's meetings held in Town Hall will be cancelled until further notice.

Due to the current Coronavirus concern and its effects on the elderly, the Toms River Senior Center will be closed to the public effective 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020, until further notice.

Effective immediately, all Toms River Municipal Court sessions will be canceled. Please direct all calls to 732-797-3914.

Facebook Twitter Email