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Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari
Freeholder Deputy Director Gary Quinn
Freeholder Virginia E. Haines
Freeholder John P. Kelly
Freeholder Gerry P. Little
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Mailing address:
  P.O. Box 2191
  Toms River, NJ 08754-2191

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  101 Hooper Ave.
  Toms River, NJ
  Phone: (732) 244-2121

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Carl W. Block
101 Hooper Ave. Admin Building
Toms River, NJ 08754
Phone: (732) 929-2147
Fax: (732) 288-7875
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 Scott M. Colabella,
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Ocean County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191
Phone: (732) 929-2018
Fax: (732) 349-4336
 Office of the Prosecutor
 Bradley D. Billhimer
Office of the Prosecutor
119 Hooper Ave.
Toms River, New Jersey 08753
Phone: (732)-929-2027
Fax: (732) 929-2145
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 Sheriff Michael G. Mastronardy
Ocean County Sheriff's Office
120 Hooper Ave
Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: (732)-929-2044
Emergency: (732) 349-2010
Main Fax: (732) 349-1909
Civil Process Fax: (732) 288-7282
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 Jeffrey Moran
Office of the Surrogate
118 Washington Street
P. O. Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191
Phone: (732) 929-2011
Fax: (732) 506-5087

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More Vote-By-Mail Help Available to Ocean County Voters

Ocean County voters needing assistance with Vote-By-Mail ballots now can access help at the Ocean County Southern Service Center, Stafford Township, and during extended hours at the Mancini Room in the main branch of the Ocean County Library, Toms River.
 Click here to read the release for dates and times and other important information

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Vote by Mail

If you recently received a Vote-By-Mail ballot for the Nov. 3 General Election and have questions please check out the attached list of frequently asked questions for possible assistance.
 Click here to read Vote-By-Mail Frequently Asked Questions

17 Secure Vote By Mail Ballot Drop Off Boxes Now Available

Voters wishing to return their vote-by-mail ballot for the 2020 General Election by using a secure drop off box can access any of the 17 secure vote-by-mail ballot drop off boxes now located throughout Ocean County.
 For a list of locations and other information click here

Ways to Report a Power Outage

For emergencies only, call 911. If you experience an outage due to the weather, please report it using one of the following methods:
For Jersey Central Power and Light Company customers
• Text OUT to 544487...
• Online at
• Use our smartphone app (iPhone and Android)
• Via the "Report an Outage" tab on Facebook
• Call 888-LIGHTSS (888-544-4877)
Steer clear of downed power lines. Always assume they are live and dangerous. Report downed lines immediately to 888-544-4877.

For Atlantic City Electric Customers:
Customers are asked to report any outages and to stay away from any downed wires. To report outages and/or downed wires, call 1-800-833-7476, follow the prompts, and ask for a call back to confirm that power has been restored. Outages also may be reported through their mobile app or at
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County Connection to Begin Taking Passport Applications Aug. 3

Beginning Monday, August 3, Ocean County Clerk staff will once again offer assistance to the public in processing U.S. Passport applications at the County Connection, located at the Ocean County Mall, by appointment only.
 Click here to read the release

County Connection Scheduled to Reopen 11 a.m., Monday, July 20

The County Connection, a popular storefront at the Ocean County Mall, connecting people with Ocean County and other government services is scheduled to reopen to the public at 11 a.m., Monday, July 20.
 Click here to read important information about accessing services at the County Connection.

When It Comes to Visiting Beaches and Boardwalks, Know Before You Go

Information on beaches and boardwalks in Ocean County can be found in the attached link along with websites and telephone numbers. Ocean County is encouraging everyone to "know before you go" by contacting the municipality you will be visiting for the latest information.

 Click here to read the release

Ocean County Government Buildings Closed for Non-Essential County Business

Ocean County officials have signed an emergency proclamation regarding the coronavirus outbreak. As part of that action, Ocean County government buildings will be closed to the public for all non-essential county business as of 11:59 p.m., March 16. Please call 732-244-2121 or visit to access many government departments.

 Click here to read important information

Officials Urge Use of Prescription Drug Dropoff Boxes

OCEAN COUNTY officials are urging residents to safely dispose of unused and expired prescription medications at drop-off boxes located throughout the County.
 Click here for program information and a list of dropoff locations

Beware of Scam Artists

Residents need to be vigilant of scam artists.

 Click here to read information on how to protect yourself from scam artists

Emergency Lines for Emergency Calls Only

The Ocean County Sheriff's Department asks that residents do not call 9-1-1 or the Office of Emergency Management unless it is an actual emergency. Information on evacuations, shelters and other storm-related activities is available on the county and local municipal websites or by calling non-emergency numbers. For county information please call 732-929-2000.

Silver Alert System

Ocean County wants the public to be aware of the state's Silver Alert System which could serve as a lifeline in cases of missing persons who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairment.

 Click here to read important information on this program.

Grass Too High on State Road?

To report unattractive weeds and grass too tall that might be causing site distance problems along state Highways in Ocean County including Routes 37, 35, 72 and 70, call the state Department of Transportation dispatch number at 609-588-6212. The call is taped and logged into a state data base.
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