March 23, 2020
Atlantic County Government Closings and Service Adjustments
Atlantic County has announced additional closings and service adjustments to help protect the health and safety of the public and its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
All county parks remain open with the exception of Lake Lenape West, however, park facilities such as the Nature Center, Boathouse, Catering Hall and Veterans Museum are now closed to the public. Visitors may still enter the parks and restrooms will be open. Those in need of services from the Veterans Cemetery Office are advised to call for an appointment to (609) 909-5859.
The Atlantic County Senior Centers have been closed to the public but registered congregate meal recipients are being accommodated.
County transportation services are available to eligible residents with a reservation for shopping, dialysis and essential medical appointments. Please call (609) 645-5910.
The Shoreview Building in Northfield, which houses the Division of Intergenerational Services, is now closed to the public. Residents may call 1-888-426-9243 for information and assistance.
Residents who need to drop off plans, permits and other documents to Environmental Health in the Stillwater Building in Northfield should call to make arrangements at (609) 645-5971 or leave them in the drop box located inside the door closest to the Dolphin Avenue entrance. All other offices in the building should be contacted by phone, including the Freeholders Office at (609) 645-5900 and the Division of Public Health at (609) 645-5935.
The Veterans Services Office in Northfield is closed to the public but is available by phone at (609) 677-5700 and is utilizing a drop box outside its front door for those who need to submit paperwork.
The Workforce Development Board and the One Stop Career Center in Pleasantville are closed but will continue to provide services online and by phone. Those who need to apply for unemployment benefits may do so at www.myunemployment.nj.gov or by calling (856) 507-2340.
Atlantic County Family Success Centers are closed but remain accessible as follows: Hammonton Family Success Center: 609-204-2334; New Day Family Success Center: 609-652-0230; Inland Family Success Center: 609-569-0376. Each site is also available on Facebook.
The Atlantic County Animal Shelter is closed but residents can make appointments for adoption services and redemption of impounded strays at (609) 485-2345.
The Surrogate’s office located in the Civil Courthouse in Atlantic City has been closed. The office on Main Street in Mays Landing will continue to conduct business by appointment. Please call (609) 645-5800 or (609) 705-2572 in the event of an emergency.
Public access to the County Clerk’s offices in Atlantic City and Mays Landing has been temporarily suspended. While staff cannot process passport applications at this time, they will continue to provide all other services. Residents can submit documents by mail, online and via a secured drop box. Call (609) 625-4011 for more information.
Public access to the Superintendent of Elections/Commissioner of Registration offices in Atlantic City and Mays Landing has been temporarily suspended. Staff will continue to process Voter Registration Forms/Updates, as well as Affiliation Forms and other correspondence. Residents can submit documents by mail, online and via a secured drop box located at the Historic Courthouse on Main Street in Mays Landing. Call (609) 645-5882 for more information.
Atlantic County Board of Elections office in Mays Landing has limited operations between 10 AM and 2 PM, Monday through Friday. After hours calls should be directed to Susan Sandman at (609) 220-5734 or Bill Sacchinelli at (609) 220-5589.
The Board of Taxation office in Mays Landing is closed to the public but staff is available by phone to (609) 645-5820 and a drop box is available for document submissions. The deadline for filing property tax appeals has been extended to May 1 for all 23 municipalities. All appeals must be received by this office by 4:30 PM on May 1.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension is closed to the public but available by appointment by calling (609) 625-0056. All RCE educational programs have been temporarily cancelled/postponed per state directive as we transition as many as possible to online presentations.
Cape-Atlantic Soil Conservation office is available by appointment by calling (609) 625-3144 or information can be mailed to its office.
The Atlantic County Office of Education has suspended face-to-face business but is available by mail and by phone to (609) 625-0004 as well as by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The county previously reported that visitors to the Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Northfield and the Justice Facility in Mays Landing are prohibited until further notice.
The nine branches of the Atlantic County Library System are closed. Patrons who have borrowed materials may hold onto them until the libraries reopen. All materials will be auto-renewed through April 15. Many services are accessible online. Visit www.atlanticlibrary.org to learn more.
All in-person interviews and face-to-face business for the Department of Family & Community Development is temporarily suspended. Visitors may call (609) 348-3001 for assistance.