We will hold our next meeting in April, 2023. Until then have a pleasant winter.

A Zoom link will be provided in advance of the meeting. See the Meetings tab for details.

Membership status will be checked at the door and you are encouraged to bring your 2023/2024 dues of $30 if you have not already paid.

Please note the meeting location:

The Moose Lodge on Bay Blvd

1801 Bay Blvd.

Ortley Beach, NJ


Toms River Fire Dept Elections and Budget Approval: Saturday Feb 18th

The Toms River Fire Dept elections and vote for the annual budget and capital items will be held this Saturday, February 18th.

To vote in person go to the Ocean Beach Fire House at 40 Kittawake Ave, Lavallette, NJ between 2:00pm and 9:00pm.

If you have received a ballot in the mail, please mail it no later than Saturday AND it must be received no later than 48 hours later. Alternatively you can drop off your mail-in ballot at a drop box located at Toms River Library or at the Ocean County parking garage drop box on the 3rd floor.

A link to a copy of the ballot is HERE

A link to the budget is HERE

Of note, the 2023 operations budget total is approximately $8.7 million, approximately $3.5 million of which is salaries and benefits. In addition, approval total capital spending of $872,000 is being requested.


In late 2022 the OBVTA Board of Directors was presented with a request to investigate the feasibility of Ortley Beach succeeding from Toms River. The BOD took this request very seriously and, led by Board Secretary John Clarke, an intensive review of this possibility was started.

Over the last several months there have been many discussions with current and past participants and experts who have considered similar actions. Research was completed into the legal and financial resources that are required to complete a succession.

John Clarke and the OBVTA board can now provide the Members of OBVTA with a clear and detailed response to the feasibility of succession. We appreciate your patience as we wanted to take the time to give the report a proper review.

At the link below you will find a brief summary of the findings as well as a complete detailed report.

OBVTA Report on Succession Dec 15 2022


Minutes of all meetings which contain extensive useful information can be found HERE


You can continue to check the Meetings Page for an updated Treasurer’s Report, Agenda and information about the next meeting.


Why Join Us?

OBVTA represents the residents of Ortley Beach with the goal to improve the quality of life in our community, a neighborhood in the Township of Toms River.

Membership gives you a voice in the decisions OBVTA makes regarding Ortley Beach.

Membership gives you an opportunity to join one of our committees.

Membership helps to give you closer participation in local events.

To join, please print and fill out our 2022-2023 Membership Application and mail our with payment or go to our Membership page and join and pay your membership fee online.

The Ortley Beach Voters and Taxpayers Association (OBVTA)

is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life in the Township of Toms River, NJ section known as Ortley Beach, NJ.

Ortley Beach Voters and Taxpayers Assn. Box 223, Lavallette, NJ 08735