Department of Engineering, Construction Services, Code Enforcement and Community Development

33 Washington Street
Toms River, New Jersey 08753
(732) 341-1000, ext. 8335

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 728,
Toms River, New Jersey 08754-0728

Robert J. Chankalian, PE, CME
Township Engineer

Wendy A. Birkhead, PE, CME
Assistant Township Engineer

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Engineering

Overview:

The Department of Engineering, Construction Services, Code Enforcement and Community Development consists of four divisions and several boards, all related to the overall development of the Township. The Department includes engineering, planning, zoning, conservation, community development, construction services, affordable housing and code enforcement. It also provides administrative services to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Environmental Commission. The purpose of these divisions and boards is to promote and ensure the reasonable and appropriate use of our lands and environmental resources.

Engineering:

The Division of Engineering provides various services such as coordination of state and federal construction projects & grants, plan review, and design and management of township's capital construction projects. Capital projects consist of road paving and drainage improvements, park and recreation projects, stormwater management and water quality upgrades, bulkhead replacement, beach protection, flood damage prevention and public building projects.

 

The Division of Engineering also provides services to residents by assisting with FEMA flood zone determinations, plot plan reviews, and responding to general engineering and environmental questions typically related to wetlands, stormwater management and other general development questions. The division coordinates with the state and federal government on programs such as the Federal Emergencey Management Agency Community Rating System, which allows our residents to enjoy discounts on their flood insurance, as well as state mandates such as our Tier A Municipal Stormwater Permit. This program's purpose is to ensure that we do all that we can to improve the cleanliness of our streams, rivers and the bay by inspecting, cleaning and upgrading our township drainage system. This program requires continuous coordination and maintenance of items, such as catch basin and pipe cleaning, street sweeping, detention basin maintenance and outfall erosion protection.

 

For more information on any of these topics please call the Engineering Division at (732) 341-1000 ex. 8335 or reach us by e-mail at engineering@tomsrivertownship.com.

Resources:

Typical Residential Home - Building Permit & Construction Inspection Process
2014 FEMA CRS Biennial Report
FEMA Flood Insurance Information
Frequently Asked Questions 
Forms, Applications & Downloads

Useful Links:

Soil Information
NJDEP Land Use Regulation Program
Stormwater Regulations
FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps

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Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 728,
Toms River, New Jersey 08754-0728
Town Hall located at:
33 Washington Street
Toms River, New Jersey 08753
732-341-1000