Printable Version - *How to Conduct City Business During Restricted Access

March 25, 2020
 
 
 
 
Based on the latest guidance from public health officials and out of an abundance of caution, the city will close public access to the city buildings to reduce the risk of transmitting coronavirus (COVID-19).
 
Please visit www.ocnj.us to see what services are provided online. Call ahead (609) 399-6111 to make arrangements for any services that cannot be completed online. This is a living document. Please check back for updates.
 
KNIGHT BUILDING
 
People who do business at the Knight Building can use the drop boxes located on the table for all application submissions and payments by check only (do not leave cash). Credit card payments can be made via the phone. Receipts will be mailed when the payments are processed.
 
CODE COMPLIANCE/PROPERTY MAINTENANCE: Complaint work order forms and dumpster equipment permit forms are available online. Call 609-399-6111, ext. 9767.
 
CONSTRUCTION CODE: Applications, forms, checklists and information sheets are available online. Call 609-525-9173 or email constructioncode@ocnj.us
 
ZONING OFFICE:  Applications, forms, and information sheets are available online. Call 609-399-6111, ext.9758 or email zoning@ocnj.us
 
MERCANTILE LICENSING: Applications, forms, and information sheets are available online. Call 609-399-6111, ext. 9701 or email licensing@ocnj.us
 
SMOKE DETECTOR: An inspection request form is available online. Call 609-399-6111, ext. 9727or email smokedetector@ocnj.us
 
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARDS: Applications, forms, and information sheets are available online. Call 609-399-6111, ext. 9733.
 
TRASH AND RECYCLING: Visit our “Trash and Recycling FAQ” online. Call 609-399-6111, ext. 9710.
 
 
CITY HALL
 
CITY CLERKS OFFICE: Marriage License appointments are not being accepted at this time.  OPRA Request forms can be filled out online and mailed or emailed.  The public can submit bid documents by mail or in-person at the box outside to the left of the door. The public will not be invited to bid openings, but results will be posted as quickly as possible. Dog Licenses are not being issued in person.  Please call regarding voter registration and election questions.  The March 26, 2020 Council Meeting is canceled.  Call 609-525-9328.
 
TAX OFFICE: Tax payments can be dropped in the box to the left of the door.  Call 609-525-9374 for Tax Assessment.  Call 609-525-9379 for Tax Collection. 
 
PURCHASING:  The public can submit bid documents by mail or in-person at the box outside to the left of the door. The public will not be invited to bid openings, but results will be posted as quickly as possible.  Call 609-525-9356 or email jclark@ocnj.us.
 
COMMUNITY SERVICES: Beach Wedding Applications and Facility request forms can be filled out on the city website.  All special events and recreation programs through the month of April have been cancelled. If you have questions regarding event refunds, please call 609-399-6111. Future event tickets can be purchased at www.oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice.  The Community Center (which includes the Library, Aquatic and Fitness Center, Arts Center, Historical Museum and Senior Center), dog park, playgrounds, skate park, street hockey rinks, municipal golf course, tennis, Pickleball and basketball courts are currently closed.  The nonprofit OCNJ CARE organization is now ready to help all those affected by the coronavirus pandemic and all the related closings, layoffs, quarantines and restrictions. Please visit www.ocnj.us/ocnjcare, call 609-399-6111 or email ocnjcare2020@gmail.com to learn more about how to volunteer or to seek assistance.
 
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: Please call 609-399-6111.  Beach Tags can be purchased online at www.ocnj.us/beachtags
 
HUMAN RESOURCES: Applications for seasonal employment can be filled out online.  Call 609-525-9367 or email mshannon@ocnj.us.
 
ADMINISTRATION: Dedication and Memory payments can be dropped in the box to the left of the door. Call 609-525-9333.  All board and commission meetings are canceled.
 
 
MUNICIPAL COURT
 
PLEASE CALL
THE VIOLATIONS BUREAU
(609)525-9386
MONDAY-FRIDAY 8:45AM TO 4:30PM
WITH ALL INQUIRIES.
 
ALL TRAFFIC FINES CAN BE PAID ONLINE AT NJMCDIRECT.COM.
 
ALL OTHER PAYMENTS CAN BE MAILED WITH CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO:
821 CENTRAL AVE
OCEAN CITY, NJ  08226
 

TAX COLLECTION DIVISION – IMPORTANT MESSAGE

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tax Collection Office is closed to visitors.  Please visit the Tax Collection webpage www.ocnj.us/tax for updated information or call 609-525-9379.

 

Property Tax Payment options:

Online property Tax Payments can be made @ www.ocnj.us/tax

mail: oc tax collector, po box 208, ocean city, nj 08226

secure drop box: located outside of the 9th street side of city hall

 

property tax reimbursement (senior freeze) applications

All requests for the verification of taxes that is needed for your property tax reimbursement application aka “Senior Freeze” aka “the Blue Book” will need to be requested by phone only by calling the tax collection Office.  please call 609-525-9379.  the form will be mailed to your home.  The deadline to file with the State of New Jersey is November 2, 2020.  If you get our answering machine please leave your name, contact number and address.  the office will call you back to verify your information and to confirm that it will be mailed to your home.  this is for both ptr-2 and ptr-1 (new enrollment book) forms.

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