Township of Monroe

Frequently Asked Questions

Complaints

How to complain about cable TV rates and services, electricity, natural gas, energy, and water?
You can contact the N.J. Board of public utilities at http://www.bpu.state.nj.us/bpu/assistance/complaints/inquiry.html or by calling 1-800-624-0241.

Department of Motor Vehicle

What do I need to bring with me to the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Agency to get a new driver's license?
There is no MVC office in Monroe. The closest one to Monroe is in South Brunswick. You can visit the MVC online at http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/index.htm. You need to have six points worth of documentation with you. Residents are required to show at least one four-point document and one three-, two- or one-point document.   Read text...

Electric

Alternate Electric Service Supplier.
In September, 2015, The Monroe Township Council awarded a two year fixed rate contract to TriEagle Energy to provide electric supply to Township residents at a rate which is 12% cheaper that the current JCP&L tariff rate. For further information about this program, call the Township at 732-521-4400, Ext. 135.

Who do I contact if power goes out?
In the event of an electric power outage, contact JCP&L at 1-888-544-4877 to report the problem.

Environmental

Does the township provide solid waste pickup?
No, Monroe Township Residents contract privately for their own solid waste pickup. Companies that currently service our Township are:
Bridge Disposal 732 727-0247
Midco 1-800-273-7539
Waste Management 800-633-9096

If I have a concern about wetlands who should I contact?
Monroe has an in-house Environmental Protection Manager, John Riggs. He can be reached at (732)- 521-4400 ext. 118.

Healthcare

Who do I contact for assistance with Medicare?
If you are having problems with your Medicare you can contact the two Ship Counselors Judy Kalman and Laura Petix by calling the Office on Aging at (609) 448-7140. Appointments are necessary.

Housing

How do I get on the list for affordable housing in Monroe?
If you are applying to purchase or rent an affordable housing home in Monroe, you can contact Piazza and Associates by phone (609) 786-1100, fax (609) 786-1105, or mail at 216 Rockingham Row, Princeton Forrestal Village, Princeton, NJ 08540.

Who should I contact about my homestead rebate?
You should contact the State Department of Treasury. You can visit it online at http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/ or by calling the Homestead Rebate Hotline for Homeowners 1-888-238-1233 from 8:30am - 4:30pm, Mon. - Fri.

Passport

How do I apply for a passport?

Passport application and renewal forms can be picked up at the Township Clerks Office or downloaded from the federal State Department http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html. The following are usable forms of I.D.

  • Birth Certificate
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Baptismal certificate
  • Hospital birth certificate
  • Census record
  • Early school record
  • Family bible record
  • Doctor's record of post-natal care.

Planning and Zoning

Do I need a permit for a shed, deck or fence?
A zoning permit is required for any fence, patio or shed that is less than 100 square feet. Any deck, shed over 100 square feet, in-ground or above-ground pool requires a construction permit in addition to the zoning permit. The Construction Department can be reached at (732) 656-4585 and Planning and Zoning can be reached by calling the main number (732) 521-4400.

Public Works

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Taxes

Who should I contact about my homestead rebate?
You should contact the State Department of Treasury. You can visit it online at http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/ or by calling the Homestead Rebate Hotline for Homeowners 1-888-238-1233 from 8:30am - 4:30pm, Mon. - Fri.

When are tax bills due?
Tax bills are paid quarterly and are due into the tax collectors office by Feb. 1, May 1, Aug. 1 and Nov. 1.

Telephone

Who do I call if I need protection from telemarketers switching your long-distance subscription and billing for unwanted services?
Two common types of telemarketing scams by telephone companies are "cramming," billing telephone subscribers for unauthorized services, and "slamming," switching of long distance carrier. If you have a problem with cramming and slamming for in-state services contact the N.J. Board of Public Utilities at 1-800-624-0241.   Read text...

Voting

How do I register to vote?
Voter registration forms can be picked up in the Municipal Clerks office in the Monroe Township Municipal Building located at 1 Municipal Plaza. In addition, the forms can be downloaded from the state Division of Elections Web site, http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/voting-information.html

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