Ocean County Provides Grants to Small Businesses
The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders has partnered with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) to provide $10 million in grants to small businesses in Ocean County affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This $10 million in grants is exclusive for Ocean County businesses, in addition to the $45 million in grant money available to all state businesses from the NJEDA. Click here for more information and how to apply
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
Coronavirus Testing to Continue At Ocean County College
Coronavirus testing for Ocean County residents will continue to be held at the Ocean County College drive thru testing site in Toms River. Click here for details and requirements
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 www.co.ocean.nj.us to access many government departments. Click here to read important information
Ways to Report a Power Outage
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 www.jcp-l.com
• 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 atlanticcityelectric.com/storm.
Find additional information by visiting atlanticcityelectric.com.
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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.