Veterans Services To Continue Via Phone, Ocean County Buildings Closed

Two parking spaces at Town Hall have been set aside for veterans and the combat wounded. (Photo courtesy Carmen Amato)
(Photo courtesy Carmen Amato)

  OCEAN COUNTY – The Veterans Service Bureau will continue to assist the veteran population by phone according to Freeholder Gerry P. Little.

  “While our county buildings are closed to the general public in most instances, we will continue to have staff at the Veterans Service Bureau to answer phone calls effective Tuesday morning,” Little said.

  After a State of Emergency was placed, all public buildings are closed to individuals for all non-essential business

  Veterans Service Bureau Director John Dorrity stated that himself and members of his staff will be taking calls from his Toms River office, but no formal interviews will be allowed.

  “Somebody will be here answering the phone but everyone needs to know that all of our outreach programs have been cancelled,” he said.

  The staff will not be at the County Connection in the Ocean County Mall or at the Ocean County Southern Service Center in Stafford Township.

  Dorrity also said that VA hospitals and Brick, Lyons and East Orange have been cancelling appointments. 

  “They cancelled two appointments for me personally,” he said. “My advice is if you have an appointment at a VA facility, call first.”

  For more information on Veterans Services, call 732-929-2096.

  For other county services the public should call the county’s central switchboard at 732-244-2121. Also, additional contact information on all county government departments is available on the Ocean County website at