Notice of Virtual Board Meeting:
Please take notice that the Toms River Township Planning Board will hold their regular 2020 meetings at 6:00 p.m. and all future meetings during the state of emergency declared in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, virtually through Microsoft Teams and YouTube. Formal action will be taken at these meetings.
You can view the entire notice here.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 virus, access to Town Hall is very limited. However, in order to minimize the disruption of the local construction industry as much as possible, our offices will continue to provide services such as the review of applications and inspections to the greatest extent possible.
That said, one significant change will be how applications are received. Whereas most applications are typically dropped off to the front counter, it is recommended that applications be mailed to our office along with a check for payment.Plans and documents may be submitted via US Mail, FedEx, UPS or other commercial carrier. A drop box location is being set up at town hall for walk up delivery. Drop off of documents shall be in an enclosed envelope or mailing bag identified with block/lot/address.This will minimize unnecessary delays in accessing staff, and will reduce unnecessary contact.
Some limited information can be emailed to the main firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com email accounts, however any official survey or engineering documents that are signed and sealed will need to be mailed along with payments.
Thank you for your patience.
The Planning Board has jurisdiction to review and approve site plans, subdivisions, and dimensional variances requested as a part of those applications. Numerous functions are under the jurisdiction of the Planning Board in addition to the review of development applications, including:
- The review of capital projects by various levels of government
- Preparation and adoption of a Master Plan guiding long-range goals and objectives for the Township
- Review and recommendation on amendments to land development and zoning regulations
- Recommendations to Township Council on matters related to redevelopment
Please view the Planning Board Meeting Schedule 2020 (PDF) for 2020 Meeting Schedule
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available two days prior to the meetings.
Planning Board meetings are held in the L. Manuel Hirshblond Meeting Room at Town Hall. Meetings promptly begin at 6:00pm.