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The Toms River Animal Shelter is always looking for an extra hand to help care for the animals. To volunteer you must at least 18-years-old and complete all requirements on application, which can be filled out at the facility. Duties include dog walking, inside cat care, general cleaning outside and outside maintenance. After your application is reviewed, you will be contacted by the volunteer coordinator.
We do not have a vet on staff; therefore we cannot provide this service. However, we can refer to East Coast Spay and Neuter Clinic in Toms River. Please contact the facility at 732-929-9449 for both prices and directions.
Northern Ocean County Animal Facility in Jackson also offers periodic low-cost clinics. Please contact the facility at 732-657-8086 to for low-cost clinic dates and directions.
If you should lose your pet, act quickly. Call all local shelters and veterinarians and post signs as soon as possible. When you call the shelters, you can file a lost report or visit the shelters in person since it is often difficult to describe most animals over the phone.
Remember to license your pets and keep collar tags on them for immediate identification in the case they are lost. If your pet has been turned in to our shelter, the licensed owner will be charged a $16 impound fee and $4 per day thereafter and until they are claimed by rightful owner.
Residents must register their pet at Toms River Board of Health, located in Town Hall. Please be aware since 1991, Toms River Township has required all cats and dogs be licensed like many other municipalities. Cats and dogs require a current rabies shot to be licensed.
This licensing protects you, your friends and family, and your pet. For further information, call the Toms River Board of Health at 732-341-1000, ext. 8400 during township business hours.
Donations are always welcome. Visit our Wish List page to see how you can donate.
An appointment is mandatory for the relinquishment of animals. Pets are only accepted from Toms River Township residents. A fee of $50 is required per animal.
Please take into consideration when your elderly pet can no longer be taken care of, the kindest thing an owner can do is take it to your local veterinarian since being in a shelter is traumatic both a unhealthy for young animals and unbearable for senior pets.
Toms River Animal Control can only remove sick or injured wildlife that has bit a human or domestic animal . We do not handle nesting wildlife in or around residential homes. For this service, a licensed wildlife removal service will need to be contacted.
You can find this information in your yellow pages under pest control or contact the facility at 732-341-1000, ext. 7300 for a reference. Please remember this is a paid service.
Yes, we accept Visa or Mastercard. No checks please.
Bey Lea Golf Course is located at:1536 N Bay AvenueToms River, NJ 08753
Access directions to the course.
Yes. Gift Cards may be purchased at the Proshop for any amount over $25.
Yes. these are coming soon. Contact Robbie Edenfield or Bob Romano at 732-349-0566. ext. 0 for more information.
Yes. Club rentals are $25 per set.
The seasonal hours of operation are the following.
All golfers should make tee-times by visiting the reservation website or calling 732-279-4684. The website will allow all golfers to book tee-times 5 days in advance and will allow golfers with a Bey Lea Resident Identification Card to request tee-times up to 7 days in advance.
Customers may use their existing resident identification number but will use 1234 as a pin number the first time they log onto Chelsea. At first they will be directed to a profile page where they can change their pin number, and provide an email address.
The twilight hours are:
Visit our fees and prices page to review the costs.
Resident Rates for residents and certified taxpayers of the Township of Toms River with an updated Bey Lea Golf Course Resident Identification Card. Identification Cards may be obtained at the Golf Course with proof of residency for $25 or $17 to renew. Digital Driver License with Township of Toms River address and Tax Bill are required. Students must show school issued identification card or report card.
The fee for a food handlers license is $50.
Cat licenses run from June to June.
Dog licenses run from January to January.
You may get a dog or cat license at Town Hall, located at 33 Washington Street.
Ordinances are intended to create a reasonable standard for property maintenance. Ordinances are designed with quality of life, safety and the protection of our community.
Most homeowner's associations have their own set of rules or deed restrictions, applicable to their particular subdivision. These may be comparable to Toms River Township ordinances which establish minimum standards. Association rules can be more restrictive, but not less restrictive than Township ordinances. They must be enforced by the Association, not the Township.
You can report a violation by calling 732-341-1000, ext. 8440 or by visiting our resident complaint portal and creating an account.
Grass and weeds must be maintained at 10 inches or less.
A person may not park a motor vehicle on grass, mulch, or any other surface that is not designated for a vehicle. Please contact our Zoning Department to submit a complaint 732-341-1000 Ext. 8449
No, at no time can an unregistered vehicle be parked anywhere on a residential property unless it is in an enclosed structure such as a garage.
Yes, all residential properties require a certificate of occupancy every time there is a new tenant or every three years whichever happens first. Seasonal Rentals must obtain a certificate of occupancy every year.
You need the following:
The owner(s) or tenant(s) must remove snow within 12 hours of daylight after the snow or ice has fallen.
The adjacent property owner is responsible for the maintenance of street trees and the planting strip. Limbs should be trimmed over the sidewalk to allow for safe passage for pedestrians and over the street to prevent property damage to vehicles.
Please call the landlord/ tenant court at 732-929-2016.
Maximum occupancy for a rental is determined by assessing the square footage of all sleeping areas.
70 Sq. ft for one occupant and 50 sq. ft for each additional.
After your complaint has been received, the average time to investigate is 1 to 3 working days for a Code Enforcement Officer to visit, document, and determine if a violation exists. We respond to each complaint as soon as it is filed as each and every complaint is important to us. Complaints are prioritized according to potential health and safety hazard. Once a complaint is investigated and verified, the property owner is notified and a process begins to abate the violations.
The process of abatement may last days, weeks or months; depending on the severity of the violations, the circumstances surrounding the property, and the due process and property rights that are guaranteed to all citizens. It may appear to an outside observer that no action is occurring or that action does not occur on a timeline that satisfies the complainant, however, it should be considered that the due process rights and property rights of all citizens are respected and that voluntary compliance is a process that resembles a partnership between the Township and property owners - it is not a process to penalize violators or to retaliate against difficult neighbors.
Please be advised that blown and raked leaves cannot remain on the property or in the street. Please call our Public Works Department at 732-341-1000, ext. 8321 for further information.
Construction can take place 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, except for Sundays and holidays. Landscaping equipment can be run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM weekdays
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Job applications may be submitted online, or by mailing to Toms River Township Department of Human Resources P.O. Box 728 Toms River, NJ 08754.
No, the noted authorities are separate entities governed by independent agencies. To reach the Parking Authority, please call 732-341-1000, ext. 8420 or 8421. To reach the Municipal Utilities, please call 732-240-3500.
No, the Township Clerk's Office books all meetings held in Town Hall. To book a room in Town Hall, please call 732-341-1000, ext. 8200.
Yes, Mayor Hill does perform grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremonies. To schedule a grand opening, please call his Executive Assistant Catherine (Kitt) Christie at 732-341-1000, ext. 8255.
No, the township does not have a Social Services department; rather the County of Ocean does and the department be contacted at 732-349-1500.
No, Mayor Hill does not perform weddings. Toms River Township municipal judges do perform weddings and they can be reached at the municipal court at 732-797-3914 or call the County of Ocean for a superior court judge. For private minister referrals, please call the Mayor’s Office at 732-341-1000, ext. 8255.
Township Council meets are held every second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
To view the current years Township Council Regular Meeting Dates CLICK HERE.
Open Public Records Act requests are now done online using GovQA. You may also sumit your request in writing to the Clerk’s Office. Requests are addressed within seven business days unless extended with consent of applicant. Price information varies based upon requirements of the request. Applicant will be notified of total cost once request is complete.
The requirements are:
All renewal applications must be submitted by October 1st each year. License term is January to December.
Per the State's directive, the Township can no longer accept paper copies of Social Affair Permits (One-Day Liquor Licenses). Applicants must file electronically, using the NJABC's POSSE System, Please go to the NJABC website or use the following link: www.nj.gov/oag/abc/posse/index.html
For questions: www.nj.gov/oag/abc/faqs.html or Call the NJ Alcoholic Beverage Control at 609-984-2830.
Effective immediately all Landlord Tenant Registration applications previously filed with the Township Clerk's Office will be collected by the Division of Code Enforcement at the same time as the Rental Certificate of Occupancy.
A written request on organization letterhead must be submitted to the Clerk’s Office. The applicant must include:
Please submit request at least one month in advance to allow for review by outside agencies.
A Parade Application must be submitted to the Clerk’s Office. The applicant must also include:
Access a permit application (PDF). After completing application, a sticker will be mailed to registrant to post on front door, notifying solicitors that the home is on the No Knock list.
The requirements and include:
If food is being sold, a Satisfactory Certificate from the Ocean County Health Department, and an annual Food Handlers license from the Township of Toms River Health Department ($50) also. Fee for Peddlers permit is $800 for initial license; each additional worker or driver for same company will be charged $100 and also needs to be fingerprinted at the Police Department. License must be renewed each year. License fee will be waived with a Veterans Identification card.
Applicants must be successfully complete with fingerprinting and background check, submit an Application (PDF) to the Clerk’s Office, and obtain Council approval. Fee for businesses are $200. This is an annual license and subject to the fee.
Application for Taxi Company and Taxi Driver.
Please note: Taxi Cab licenses must be renewed each year. Contact the Clerk’s Office with questions.
The requirements include an insurance certificate of Liability showing $1.5 million coverage, the Township listed as the certificate holder, and a fee of $100 per vehicle.
This information can vary depending upon type of bingo and/or prizes and prize value. Only non-profit organizations that are registered with the New Jersey Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission can apply for licenses. Price estimates are $20 per event to the Township and $20 per event to New Jersey Legalized Games of Chance, not to exceed 52 dates in a year.
(4) Copies of the Bingo Application are required with original Signatures and Notary on last page.
Please contact the Clerk’s Office with detailed information and assistance.
This information can vary depending upon type of raffle and/or prizes and prize values.
Only non-profit organizations that are registered with the New Jersey Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission can apply for licenses. If prize value is under $400 and tickets are not being sold before event takes place, no fee will be collected. However, if tickets are being sold before event takes place, a fee of $20 per $1,000 worth of prize value, is payable to the Township and $20 to New Jersey Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission will be collected.
The film permit application can be found here.
There will be a $350.00 fee per filming location.
Applicant must fill out a Hold Harmless Agreement.
Applicant must also provide a Certificate of Insurance, with application, that shows proof of insurance coverage for bodily injury in the amount of $1,000,000.00 and any aggregate for bodily injury in the amount of $300,00.00. The certificate of insurance must name the "Township of Toms River" as additional insured.
People who do not come to court when summoned or subpoenaed, make payments as required, or comply with other requirements of their sentences, face additional punishments including fines, drivers' license suspensions, arrest and jail.
If you disagree with the judge's decision, you may appeal, but if you appeal, you must file the appeal within 20 calendar days of your conviction. You will be required to pay a deposit that will be applied against the cost of preparing a transcript of the trial. You also will be required to pay a $75 filing fee.
Please ask the court staff to provide you with a copy of the appeal packet, How to Appeal a Decision of a Municipal Court. Information on representing yourself in an appeal is also available at the Judiciary's website.
You will be required to pay all monetary penalties, as ordered by the judge. Under certain circumstances, the court may permit you to pay over a period of time. You will be given instructions on how to comply with any other parts of your sentence.
Yes. For certain offenses, where a court appearance is not required, you can find out the total amount that you must pay if you plead guilty and pay at the New Jersey Courts website.
You can obtain more information about the municipal courts and other parts of the New Jersey Judiciary at their website.
If you plead not guilty, the judge will preside over a trial to determine whether you are guilty or not guilty. The trial may be held that day, but in certain circumstances it may be rescheduled.
In a trial, the prosecutor first will call the state's witnesses (witnesses against you). They will answer the prosecutor's questions and present any other evidence they have. When the prosecutor is finished with each witness, you, or your attorney, will be permitted to ask them questions about their testimony.
When the prosecutor's case is complete, it will be your turn to call witnesses and present evidence on your behalf You may testify, although you are not required to do so. If you testify, the prosecutor can ask you questions (cross-examine you). After all witnesses and evidence have been presented, the judge will decide whether you are guilty or not guilty If you are found guilty, the judge will impose a sentence.
A plea agreement is a way to settle a case. Plea agreements are negotiated with the prosecutor, an attorney who represents the state. You will be given the opportunity to speak to the prosecutor to try to settle your case. You are not required to speak to the prosecutor. All plea agreements must be approved by the judge.
Prior to entering the courtroom, please turn off or silence your phone or pager. When you get to court, check in with court staff. Listen to instructions from court staff and from the judge. The proceedings are sound recorded, so please remain quiet until it is your time to speak.
The judge will give an opening statement explaining court procedures, defendants' rights and penalties. Cases are usually called in the following order:
A case may be postponed to give you time to obtain representation by a private attorney or by a public defender (if you qualify) and prepare your defense. If you need a postponement, ask the court staff for assistance. If your case involves a dispute between you and another person, you may be required to participate in a discussion with a mediator to attempt to settle the dispute without going in front of the judge.
The amount of the fine is in the Statewide or Local Violations Bureau Schedules. These schedules are available for review at the Municipal Court office. The Statewide Violations Bureau Schedule is also posted on the New Jersey Courts website.
If the Court Appearance Required box has not been checked on the complaint and if the charge is listed on either the Statewide Violations Bureau Schedule or the Local Violations Bureau Schedule, you may pay the fine without appearing in court. The Statewide Violations Bureau Schedule is a list of state offenses that may be paid without going to court. The Local Violations Schedule is a list of municipal ordinances that may be paid without going to court.
You may pay your fine at the court's payment window, by mail or by using the New Jersey Courts website. If you pay without going to court, you will be pleading guilty and giving up your right to a lawyer and your right to a trial. Court appearances are always required in criminal matters.
Its always the day after you regular garbage collection day.
Contact the Purchasing Department and let us know what products or services you offer. We will add you to our bidders list to be notified when bids are available.
Bid results are posted on our website under Bid Tabulations as soon as they become available.
If you are registered to bid, you will receive notice of addenda by fax and email. If you are not registered, you must call the Purchasing Department to do so.
Toms River Township residents ages 62 and over may obtain a Senior Identification/Beach pass by presenting proof of age. The photo identification provides lifetime access to Township beaches; a one time processing fee of $15 is required.
The Toms River Township beach badge is for Ortley Beach on the ocean and Shelter Cove on the bay. The badge does not include beaches in other towns such as Seaside Heights or Lavalette.
Badges can be purchased at a discount rate beginning on April 3rd and ending the Monday of Memorial Day weekend each year. Badges can be purchased at the Recreation Administration Office, the Toms River Senior Center on Garfield Avenue, and at the beach during the season.
No. All organized sports leagues are coordinated by independent organizations in Toms River. The Recreation Department keeps a list of contact names and phone numbers as a courtesy for the public. For more information on how to contact local leagues and organization, please call Recreation Department at 732-341-1000, ext. 8415.
The Summer brochure is available in May, the Fall/Winter brochure in September and the Spring brochure in March.
All registrations and permits must be obtained in person at the Department of Recreation Office on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs are available to Toms River residents and students who attend the Toms River Regional School District.
Permit fees are based upon residency and the number of people attending the picnic. Please call the office at 732-341-1000, ext. 8415 for prices.
No. Castle Park is a public park with no designated group picnic permit areas.
Resident can obtain a picnic permit for Winding River Park (located in the northeast section of town along Oak Ridge Parkway and on the southeast section of town along Route 37 West) or for Riverwood Park (Riverwood Drive).
The only form of payment the township accepts for beach badges or permits is cash or check.
We recommend any individual interested in a wedding on the beach consider the time of year. The beaches are open to the public and weddings cannot be reserved by permit or license.
The Recreation Department suggests residents contact the Borough of Island Heights at 732-270-6415 regarding all crabbing regulations.
Ortley Beach and Sheltver Cove beaches have showers and can be used free-of-charge.
Unfortunately, no. As there is no way to guarantee delivery of the badge, they must be purchased in person.
The Toms River Township beach badge is for Ortley Beach on the ocean and Shelter Cove on the bay. The badge does not include beaches in other towns such as Seaside Heights or Lavalette. Badges can be purchased at a discount rate beginning on April 1st and ending the Monday of Memorial Day weekend each year. Badges can be purchased at the Recreation Administration Office, or the Toms River Senior Center on Garfield Avenue.
Take Fischer Boulevard to the traffic light at Yellowbank Road Head east on Yellowbank Road 3 blocks. Turn left onto Warren Point Road. The office is about 1/8th of a mile down the road on the right-hand side. Access online directions to our office.
Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Snug Harbor Recreation Building can be called at 732-341-1000, ext. 8415.
You may identify a record by:
For more information on the application process, documents, etc., please visit our Applying page. To view application documents and helpful resources, please view our Forms and Resources page.
Per Executive Order 18, vital records will be issued only if all the following criteria are met:
Third-Party Representation (Lawyers, Executors) or non-eligible persons must also provide one of the following:
An individual who has filed a complete application for a copy of a vital record can authorize another person to pick up the record on his or her behalf. To do so, the applicant should sign a notarized letter, stating the name of the person listed on the vital record and the name of the individual who is picking up the record. The individual picking up the record must present this letter along with their own acceptable identification.
You must establish your relationship to the subject of a vital record, pursuant to regulations established by the New Jersey State Registrar and Governor’s Executive Order, to obtain a vital record. You must show documentation, in addition to your photo drivers license. This chart explains who is eligible and the documentary proof to establish that eligibility. Please bring certified copies with a raised seal.
Your birth certificate with your parents' names showing
If married, your marriage license, to address the name change
Your birth certificate with parents' names showing your parents’ birth/death certificates with their parents (your grandparents) names
If married, your marriage license, to show change of your name
Executor of the Estate
No. You are not eligible to receive a certified copy.
However, you can have the title company or the stock/bondholder request it directly from the State Bureau of Vital Statistics and Registration. The request must be made on their agency letterhead and list the name and social security number of the deceased. They must also provide acceptable forms of identification and the appropriate fees. In many cases, the agency will provide a letter indicating they are in need of the death certificate and require you to submit the application for the certified copy of the record. In this case, you must include the agency letter in your application and the resulting certified copy will be mailed directly to the agency.
No. Vital records require the raised seal of the local office of vital records or the State Bureau of Vital Statistics and Registration seal to be considered valid. It is the administrative policy of the State Registrar that records are not faxed for any reason.
A State or Local Registrar may issue a certified copy of a vital record only to the person(s) who establish themselves as:
No. Per the New Jersey State Registrar, information cannot be provided regarding any vital record on the telephone. The local Registrar is not permitted to verify the existence of a document or what may be contained in it. Vital records cannot be obtained with an Open Public Records Request. They are confidential records.
Any individual seeking information regarding the existence of a vital record, or data contained in a vital record, must:
In the municipality where the birth, death, marriage or civil union occurred, or directly from the New Jersey State Registrar of Vital Statistics Office in Trenton. You may call the New Jersey State Registrar of Vital Statistics Office at 866-649-8736 or you can call them at 609-292-4087.
No. You are not eligible to receive a certified copy. However, you can have the life insurance company request it directly from the State Bureau of Vital Statistics and Registration. The request must be made on their agency letterhead and list the name and social security number of the deceased. They must also provide acceptable forms of identification and the appropriate fees.
In many cases, the insurance company will provide a letter indicating they are in need of the death certificate and require you to submit the application for the certified copy of the record, which you must identify. In this case, you must include the insurance company letter in your application and the resulting certified copy will be mailed directly to the insurance company.
An attorney can only obtain records on behalf of a client. The attorney must show a copy of a retainer with the client. The attorney may only obtain the vital record that the client is eligible to receive, by clients’ relationship to the requested document. An attorney is not granted certified copies of vital records solely on the basis of being an attorney. He or she must meet the requirements of Governors Executive Order 18.
Step-parents can only obtain a certified copy of the birth certificate of a step-child with the authorization of the biological parent unless the step-parent has adopted the child or has been granted custody of the child.
An ex-spouse can only obtain birth or death records if the records are being obtained on behalf of a minor child that was the product of that marriage. Documentary proof of the minor child and the need for the certificate must be provided.
The center is open Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Open Enrollment begins October 17th and ends in December 3rd and it is best to call for an appointment with one of our SHIP counselors?
Senior Services accepts donations only. We are funded by the Township with some Federal funding through the County of Senior Services.
We do have limited transportation for shopping, doctors and in to the center for activities if you are home bound and don't drive at all. For Medical appointments we will need a week's notice.
The age is sixty or over to join.
Ocean Ride, Caregivers Volunteers, Safe Housing and Transportation. There are guidelines to follow and each agency may vary.
The difference is income qualifications and residency qualifications. The homestead is credited directly to property taxes and the Property Tax Reimbursement will freeze your taxes at a base rate and a reimbursement will be issued if the taxes are higher than the base rate.
Toms River Township assessment information can be found at the Ocean County, New Jersey website.
If you disagree with your assessed value, you may file a tax appeal with the Ocean County Board of Taxation. The deadline to file a tax appeal is April 1 of the year in question, unless a Township wide revaluation or reassessment program has been implemented. For tax years where a revaluation or reassessment program has been implemented, the tax appeal filing deadline is May 1. For more information on filing a tax appeal, please contact the Ocean County Board of Taxation by calling 732-929-2008 or visiting their website.
Property sales data can be obtained online at the Ocean County, New Jersey website.
No. Comparable assessments are not acceptable as evidence to establish the true market value of your property. Only comparable sales can be considered to establish a market value of your property when appealing your assessed value.
No. A tax appeal is not an appeal of your tax bill. The amount of taxes you pay is never an issue during an appeal because neither the Tax Assessor nor County Tax Board has control over budgets submitted by municipalities, schools, counties or fire districts.
Assessments cannot be avoided by delaying the issuance of a CO. The final inspection/CO date does not determine the date of assessment. The Assessor values the property when it is “substantially ready for its intended use.” This may be earlier than the date used for the CO or the date of a final inspection.
Yes. You may file an Added Assessment tax appeal with the Ocean County Board of Taxation. The deadline to file an Added Assessment appeal is December 1 of the year the Added Assessment was placed on your property. For more information regarding Added Assessment appeals, please contact the Ocean County Board of Taxation by calling 732-929-2009 or by visiting their website.
Qualified recipients of deductions receive $250 that is deducted from their annual tax bill. For further information and applications please contact the Tax Assessor by calling 732-341-1000, ext. 8300. There are several tax deductions available for qualified:
There are two separate and distinct property tax relief programs available to New Jersey homeowners - the Property Tax Reimbursement Program and the Homestead Rebate Program.
The Township of Toms River Tax Collector Office utilizes a lockbox payment center to process current tax payments. In an effort to keep the cost of municipal services down while continuing to provide the best service to our taxpayers it was determined to be the most cost-effective way to process tax payments. The Boston address is used because it is in close proximity to the lockbox facility which aids in the prompt processing of tax payments.
If there has been any change in your mortgage company it is necessary to notify the Tax Collector of the change in writing. If your mortgage has been paid off you must also notify the Tax Collector in writing to remove the bank from our records. You may fax your mortgage company change or removal request to 732-505-1886. The request must contain:
You may mail your request to:Township of Toms River Tax CollectorP.O. Box 607Toms River, NJ 08754
When your mortgage company pays your taxes you should always receive a copy of the tax bill that has "This Is Not a Bill for Advice Only" printed on it in red. If this is the bill that you have then your tax account is coded with a mortgage company. If you received an original bill without the advice phrase on it the first thing that you should do is call your mortgage company to see if they would like you to send them the bill.
Many mortgage companies submit their payments to the Tax Collector using computer files and no longer require the receipt of the actual tax bill. If this is the case with your mortgage company then you may retain the bill for your reference and for income tax purposes. If your mortgage company requires the receipt of the tax bill then you must notify the Tax Collector in writing to add the bank to our records for future billing and forward the bill to your mortgage company. You may fax your mortgage company addition request to 732-505-1886.
The request must contain:
Township of Toms River Tax CollectorP.O. Box 607Toms River, NJ 08754
If you utilize a payment service from your bank to send out your payments whether it be done by computer or telephone you must include account number with the payment. The payee is Township of Toms River. Do not have these payments mailed to our Boston address as they can not be processed without the actual tax bill payment stub at the lockbox payment center. Our payment address for these types of payments is:Toms River Township Tax CollectorP.O. Box 607Toms River, NJ 08754
Please note that it may take several days for your bank to issue payments utilizing the online/telephone services so you must allow extra time for your payment to reach us within the 10 day grace period.
Overnight payments and inquiries should be sent to:Toms River Township Tax Collector33 Washington StreetToms River, NJ 08753
Tax payments for the current tax quarters are to be mailed to our lockbox payment center. You must include your tax payment stub from your tax bill. Detach the tax stub from your bill, Make your check payable to Township of Toms River and note your block and lot number on the check. Your canceled check will serve as your receipt. Do not include correspondence with your payment as this is strictly a payment center and the correspondence may not reach us.
Mail the tax bill stub along with your check or money order to:Township of Toms RiverP.O. Box 983113Boston, MA 02298
Tax bills are mailed out in July. New bills are not issued when there is a change of ownership. Tax bills should be turned over to the new owners at closing. If this is not done it is the responsibility of the new owner to contact the Tax Collector to request a copy of the bill or click on the tax inquiry link and call up the property to print a duplicate tax bill.
Tax payments are due quarterly. There is a ten-day grace period. If the 10th falls on a weekend or a legal holiday you have until the next business day to make payment.
The first quarter is due February 1st and covers the months of January, February, and March.
The second quarter is due May 1st and covers the months of April, May, and June.
The third quarter is due August 1st and covers the months of July, August, and September.
The fourth quarter is due November 1st and covers the months of October, November, and December.
Please note that all changes of address must be reported to the Tax Collector to ensure that you receive your tax bills and Township correspondence. Requests for changes of address must be written. The request must contain:
You may fax your address change request to 732-505-1886.
You may mail your address change to:Township of Toms River Tax CollectorP.O. Box 607Toms River, NJ 08754
You must be a party with legal interest in the property in order to redeem a lien, i.e. the owner, attorney for the owner or mortgage holder. To redeem an outstanding lien you must request a redemption statement in writing. Verbal requests are not accepted. The request must include:
You may fax your request to the Tax Collector at 732-505-1886.
Upon receipt of your request for a redemption amount, the Tax Collector will provide the redemption statement as quickly as possible. The preparation of a redemption statement takes time and will not be available immediately. Please allow enough time when requesting redemptions for the preparation and delivery of the redemption statement
If you are unable to make your payment within the allowed 10 day grace period, interest is charged on the payment according to New Jersey statute. You must call the Tax Collector's Office at 732-341-1000, ext. 8342, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to obtain the correct amount due including interest calculated to the date that the Tax Collector will receive your payment.
Mail-In a Payment - Late payments are not to be sent to the Boston mailing address. Late payments are to be mailed to:
If you fail to receive or misplaced your tax bill the Tax Collector will provide everything you need to pay your tax bill. You can call the Tax Collector's Office at 732-341-1000, ext. 8342, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or click on the tax inquiry link to call up your property to print a duplicate tax bill.
Please note that in accordance with New Jersey statutes the failure to receive a tax bill does not affect the date that the tax payment is due or the date that interest begins to accrue. It is the responsibility of each taxpayer to obtain the amount due on their properties and present timely payment to the Tax Collector.
Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from paying taxes or the interest due on delinquent taxes. The Township of Toms River does permit a 10 day grace period. Please be advised that the State of New Jersey does not allow the Tax Collector to acknowledge postmarks, therefore, the taxes must be received in our office on or before the 10th. Should the 10th fall on a weekend or legal holiday, you will have until the next business day to make payment.
Payments may be made by check, cash, money order or on-line banking. As a statutory officer of the State of New Jersey, the Tax Collector is obligated to follow all State Statutes regarding property tax collection including billing, due dates, interest on delinquent tax payments and tax sale procedures.
Please contact the Recreation Department for all Park & township grounds events. Thank you.
Please fill the pet registration form and submit it to the Clerk with your payment of $10.
One and two family dwellings do not require a roofing permit.
Parking garage located off Robins Parkway.
A Tree Removal Permit is required prior to the complete removal of any tree with a trunk diameter of more than four inches (Diameter at Breast Height or "dbh") on a lot containing a one-family or two-family dwelling.
A Tree Removal Permit is not required for trees removed in connection with the construction of a pool, fence, deck, patio, shed or other similar accessory structures used in connection with a single-family residential dwelling and for which all necessary construction permits have been duly issued by the Township.
A Tree Removal Permit is required prior to the removal of any standing tree, alive or dead. However, the $75 permit fee is waived for the removal of a dead tree. If clear photographic evidence that a standing tree is dead is not submitted, the Township Planner may require a letter from a Licensed Tree Expert or Certified Arborist be submitted that confirms that the tree is dead.
A Tree Removal Permit is not required for pruning of a tree that does not affect its viability.
A Tree Removal Permit is required for the removal of any street tree and a Street Opening Permit is required for replacement of the sidewalk. JCP&L MUST be notified prior to the removal of a street tree in contact with overhead electrical lines.
Yes. Call Dean Marusic at 732-244-0720, ext.12 or Eddie Casler at 732-244-0720, ext. 13 for more information.
For information about hockey programs, call Dean Marusic at 732-244-0720, ext.12 or Eddie Casler at 732-244-0720, ext. 13.
Call Dean Marusic at 732-244-0720, ext.12 or Eddie Casler at 732-244-0720, ext. 13 for information about our hockey leagues.
Our general office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Check out our contact information for directions.
Check out our prices page to see how much public skating costs.
View our ice rink calendar to see when public skating takes place.
After School program ends at 6pm.
Summer Camp program hours are 8:30 - 4:30
Create Community Pass Account and include your child on your account
A Zoning Permit is required for anything that also requires a Building Permit, but is also required for the construction of any impervious surfaces such as driveways or patios, or decks, sheds or any accessory structure and fences.
You can check the status of your permit by logging onto the SDL Portal. You can check the status by searching by your zoning permit application number.
Zoning reviews can take up to 10 business days for an initial approval or denial. Applicants may resubmit at no additional expense if denied. Once an application is resubmitted the time clock restarts and it can take an additional 10 days for an approval or denial.
You may speak with a zoning officer Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM in person, phone call or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All zoning officers have public hours throughout the day. Please note that you will be directed to the zoning officer that is on duty at the time that you visit the office/or call. If you have specific questions concerning a denial please request the zoning officer that denied your application.