Borough of South Toms River

As The Little Town with a Big Heart we like to keep our close-knit community informed and interconnected, welcome to the Borough of South Toms River! Here you can find updates on local events, information on town policies and forms, department information and much more! 

 


Departments

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FIRST AID SQUAD 37

South Toms River Volunteer First Aid and Rescue Squad Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer organization that depends largely on fundraising and voluntary contributions from the citizens of our service area.
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ANIMAL CONTROL

Animal Control is contacted through the town, please click here for more information.
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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM), is responsible for an emergency management plan that prepares for, responds to and recovers from any natural or manmade event that may occur in South Toms River.
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FIRE

Our primary response area is Manitou Park, Holiday City, Holiday Heights, Silver Ridge sections of Berkeley Township, Robert J. Miller Airpark (Ocean County Airport) and the Boro of South Toms River.
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Online Payment service Available

While most payments through this channel will be received and posted electronically within 2 business days, please initiate your payments a few days early to avoid any delays.    If you maintain multiple properties or accounts with the Borough, please create a separate payee for each property/account.   We can only electronically receive one payment record per account.  If you have any questions, please contact our Tax Office at 732-349-0403.

The Latest

Updating Residents:

Posted on August 28, 2020

Dear Resident:
Many of you may not be aware, but maintenance of your property doesn’t always stop at your front lawn. Maintenance of the weeds and grass near the curb, keeping the sidewalk clear of debris, and clearing the gutter in the street near your property, are all maintenance a tenant or homeowner should be keeping up with.
Below please find the Borough Ordinance. If any of the items listed pertain to you, please correct ASAP. If you have any questions, please let us know. Thank you in advance for maintaining the beauty of South Toms River.

Sincerely,

James Richardson
Code Enforcement/Zoning Officer

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§§ 13-3 REMOVAL OF SNOW, ICE, GRASS AND WEEDS FROM SIDEWALKS.
§ 13-3.1 Removal Required.
[1975 Code § 3-3.1]
The owner or tenant of lands abutting or bordering upon the sidewalks and gutters of the public streets in the Borough shall remove or cause to be removed from the sidewalks and to the width of one foot out of the gutters in front of or bordering on their lands all snow and ice within 12 hours of daylight after the same shall be formed or fall thereon; and shall also remove or cause to be removed all grass, weeds, and other impediments which shall encroach upon or overhang the sidewalks and gutters in front of their lands, and shall thereafter keep the sidewalks and gutters clear of grass, weeds and other impediments.
§ 13-3.2 Refusal of Owner; Borough to Remove.
[1975 Code § 3-3.2]
In case such owner or tenant of any land abutting or bordering upon any public street in the Borough shall neglect or refuse to remove such snow or ice within 12 hours of daylight after the same shall have fallen or formed, or shall neglect or refuse to remove any grass, weeds, or other impediments within three days\' notice to remove same, then it shall be the duty of the Officers having charge of the streets and highways of the Borough to remove or cause to be removed such snow and ice from sidewalk and gutter, or to remove or cause to be removed all grass, weeds, or other impediments, as the case may be, from the sidewalks and gutters in front of or bordering on such land.
§ 13-3.3 Prohibition of Placing Snow or Ice Upon Public Roadways.
[Ord. No. 5-94 § 1]
No person, owner or tenant of any properties shall cause, allow or permit the depositing of any snow or ice from said lands to be placed or otherwise abandoned upon any public roadway within the Borough.

May 11th Council Meeting is canceled

Posted on May 11, 2020

Please be advised that our May 11th Council Meeting is canceled. The next Council Meeting will be on Tuesday, May