FREEHOLD, NJ — In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Monmouth County officials have taken the following action when it comes to county programs and facilities, including the opening of a health help line to assist residents with questions and concerns.  

Public access is currently restricted to all county buildings, except for the Monmouth County Division of Social Services. Protections are being put into place to ensure there is no physical contact between Monmouth County employees and residents seeking services at its offices, located at 3000 Kozloski Road, Freehold.

All Monmouth County employees are available to residents by phone and by email.

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The Monmouth County Clerk's Office has put in place the following:

  • At its election office, all walk-in services are temporarily suspended. Hand deliveries, including vote-by-mail applications and candidate petitions, can be dropped off in the lobby of the building at 300 Halls Mill Road, Freehold. For other inquiries, call 732-431-7790 or email For additional election information, visit
  • Services related to passports, issuance of county and veteran ID cards, trade names and notary public are temporarily suspended.
  • Recordable instruments will be accepted via mail and e-Recording. For hand deliveries of recordable instruments, a drop-off basket will be located in the lobby of the building at 33 Mechanic Street, Freehold.
  • For trade name services, contact 732-431-7324, ext. 7313.
  • Monmouth County Archives Division can be reached by phone at 732-308-3771 or email to Information and research is available on its website at
  • The clerk's office can be reached at 732-303-2828. Its website is

From Saturday, March 14 through Sunday, March 22, all Monmouth County Library branches and the Monmouth County Park System buildings will be closed to the public. County golf courses, parks and Monmouth Cove Marina in Middletown will be open. For updates, click here.

In terms of New Jersey-operated locations in the county, Monmouth Probation's child support/juvenile reporting office at 30 Mechanic Street in Freehold and its adult supervision office at 2407 Route 66 in Ocean will remain open. Contact 732-358-8700 for further information.

The Monmouth County Health Department has opened a phone bank for residents who have any questions and concerns about COVID-19 or need to talk to someone about how the situation is affecting them. It will be staffed by crisis counselors from the Division of Behavioral Health. Call 732-845-2070 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For more information on novel coronavirus, click here to access the N.J. Department of Health website and click here for the latest details from CDC. 

Anyone with questions can call the N.J. Poison Control Center hot line at 1-800-222-1222  or email

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