Records and Reports
Beginning Thursday March 19, 2020 the Ocean Township Records Department will be closed for “in person” assistance.
In an effort to reduce the spread of #COVID19, we are closing the Records Department for “in-person” assistance and will be servicing residents via phone, email or US Mail.
The Records Department will continue to be staffed with personnel to answer questions and provide our residents with all of excellent service you are accustomed to.
Records hours of operation will continue as normal from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Please call 609-693-4007 and select option 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any requests.
Please note that the Ocean Township Police Department lobby will remain open but we are kindly asking you report all incidents via telephone (609) 693-4007 or by calling 911.
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.
Chief Michal Rogalski
File a Report Online
Using this online citizen police report system allows you to submit a report immediately for free. Please confirm the following to find out if online citizen police report filing is right for you:
- The incident occurred in Ocean Township (Ocean County) New Jersey
- The incident is not an emergency
- The incident is not a crime in progress
- The incident does not require immediate police involvement
- There are no known suspects
- There are no injured persons
- The type of incident is listed below. No other types of incidents may be reported online using this system.
The Ocean Township Police Department has digitalized its crash reports through a partnership with the Carfax Police Crash Assistance Program. The reports are stored electronically in a secure database and available for purchase online.
Handicap Parking Permit application forms can be obtained from the Records Bureau.
All firearms applications for residents of Ocean Township are processed through the Police Department’s Records Bureau. The application process for new Firearms Identification Cards, duplicate Firearms Identification Cards (lost/stolen, mutilated, change of address, change of sex or change of name) and Permits to Purchase a Handgun are completed electronically through the online Firearms Reporting System (FARS).
Open Public Records Act
The position of Municipal Clerk is required by New Jersey law (N.J.S.A. 40A:9-133) to serve as the custodian of public records.