County Services & Hours of Operation

Cape May County Government Departments and Hours of Operations

County business will continue be conducted and essential government services will be provided by our staff as we comply with mandates set forth to limit the spread of COVID-19.  The Board of Chosen Freeholders has requested all Cape May County government offices restrict public access for the protection of employees and the public.  Therefore, all Cape May County government buildings are closed to the public with the exception of Social Services, OEM, Sheriff and Corrections Center.

Freeholder Director Thornton recommends that the public consider conducting business with the various departments via phone, fax and/or email as part of our effort to follow “social distancing” guidelines.  In an emergency, the County will make provisions to ensure your needs are met while still following safety procedures.  Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.


The Cape May County Clerk’s Office

Hours of Operation:  Closed   

Contact Information:  Phone:  609-465-1010  Fax: 609 465-8625

Email:   rita.fulginiti@co.cape-may.nj.usmczoo.com     

Website: www.capemaycountyclerk.com

The Cape May County Clerk’s Office will continue to be closed to the public until further notice due to emergency proclamations in place in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Cape May County Clerk’s Office continues with a small staff working internally to conduct normal business operations. We anticipate that necessary services may be completed via telephone 609-465-1010, internet and regular mail.

Title Searchers may avail themselves to our online records access data bases atwww.capemaycountyclerk.com. Contact the Record Room staff with requests for records which are not online. Call 609 465 1023.

Deliveries of documents by courier or in person are directed to our 7 North Main Street, Cape May Court House front entrance. The vestibule doors will be opened during regular hours Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Passport applicants, notaries public and couples requesting marriage ceremonies are asked to call for a future appointment.

Emergency situations will be handled on a case by case basis.


Cape May County Department of Fare Free Transportation

Hours of Operation:  Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm  

Contact Information:  Phone:  609-889-7516

Email:  Daniel.Mulraney@CO.CAPE-MAY.NJ.US         

Website:  https://capemaycountynj.gov/

Fare Free Transportation will be running on a limited until further notice.  They will provide life-saving medical trips (dialysis, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, infusion therapy) and life sustaining grocery shopping trips only.  They will also continue to provide service to all Meals on Wheels clients in conjunction with Aging and Disability Services.  

The offices will be closed to the general public and all business will be handled via telephone or email.  We believe that these changes will be in the best interest of employees as well as our clients. Attempting to limit contact among our most vulnerable clients while keeping our staff healthy is of utmost importance.  It should also be noted that our vehicles are disinfected with a Virex solution at least twice per day.


Cape May County Department of Human Services

The Cape May County Division of Aging and Disability Services

Hours of Operation:   Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm (closed 12:30-1:30)

Contact Information:  Phone: 609-886-2784

Email:  donna.groome@co.cape-may.nj.us          

Website:  https://capemaycountynj.gov/ 


Cape May County Division of Veterans’ Services

Hours of Operation:   Office Closed, call for Cemetery

Contact Information:  Phone: 609-886-2762

Email:  David.Louderback@CO.CAPE-MAY.NJ.US          

Website:    https://capemaycountynj.gov/

Staff will be available to answer questions, concerns, and complete applications for services over the phone.  


The Cape May County Division of Aging and Disability Services

The Cape May County Division of Aging and Disability Services and the Cape May County Division of Veterans’ Services are both closed to the public until further notice. Staff will be available to answer questions, concerns, and complete applications for services over the phone.

All Cape May County Senior Centers are closed until further notice.

As a result of regulations and precautions related to COVID 19 the following Cape May County Division of Aging and Disability Services events are being postponed. 

 

The Annual Cape May County Senior Jamboree scheduled for May 14, 2020. 

The Annual Cape May County Senior Art Show scheduled for June 3rd-17th, 2020. 

 

It is recognized that both events are important to the many people that attend and participate.  If at all possible both events will be rescheduled for later date in 2020. 

 


The Cape May County Library 

The main library and all branches are closed until further notice.  Online access is encouraged. 

At this time:
* Please ignore automated notices about due dates.
* All late fees will be waived and library card renewals will be extended.
* We ask that you do not put items on hold as we will not be able to fulfill any holds at this time.
* All programs and services, including bookmobile and home-bound deliveries, will continue to be on hold until we re-open.
* Please continue to enjoy your items; we ask that you do not return materials until we have reopened.

The Library’s digital resources will continue to be available through our website. Patrons can check out eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, music, and more. These resources are available through the library’s website at www.cmclibrary.org.


The Cape May County Park & Zoo 

Contact Information:  Phone:  609-465-5271

Email:   info@cmczoo.com     

Website: cmczoo.com

The Cape May County Zoo is taking additional steps to provide safety precautions for its visitors, staff, and animals. Capacity is going to be placed at 20% and all visitors over the age of 2-years-old are required to wear a mask, to follow the Centers for Disease Control guidelines. These changes will go into effect beginning on Friday, July 3.

The new protocols will allow visitors who are in the Zoo a safer experience, while further promoting social distancing. The Cape May County Health Department has partnered with the Cape May County Zoo and had the Social Distancing Ambassadors make appearances at the Zoo to promote proper safety protocols and they will continue to make appearances there throughout the summer.

A one-way directional flow had already been set up throughout the Zoo to reduce the amount of interactions between guests where possible. Also, the Aviary and Reptile House continue to remain closed at this time.

New effective 3/18 is ZOO SCHOOL. Each day at 11:30am, there will be episodes highlighting some of animals in the zoo, told by their keepers. Children will learn about the animals and will be able to ask questions, https://www.capemaycountynj.gov/1400/Virtual-Zoo-School and live on FACEBOOK. #cmczooschool


Surrogate’s Office

Hours of Operation:  Closed

Phone:   Office: (609) 463-6669   Fax: (609) 463-6454

Email : Dean.Marcolongo@co.cape-may.nj.us


The Surrogate’s Office will be closed the public until further notice.  The department will continue full operation and request those who need assistance to call, mail or email the office.  This could slow down response but be assured your needs will be met.  The staff will arrange to go to the front door to pick-up papers if an emergency does arise.  All payments can be done by check or credit card.


The Cape May County Tax Board

Hours of Operation:  Closed

Contact Information:  Phone:  609-465-1030

Email:   LoriRosell@capemaytax.com

Website:  https://capemaycountynj.gov/


The Cape May County Tax Board have limited be staff to conduct normal business operations. Necessary services may be completed via telephone 609-465-1030, internet and regular mail.    

Deliveries of documents by courier or in person are directed to our 7 North Main Street, Cape May Court House front entrance.  Please call to make necessary arrangements. Emergency situations will be handled on a case by case basis.


Cape May County Department of Tourism, Public Information, Culture and Heritage

Hours of Operation:      Closed

Contact Information:  Phone:  609-463-6415

                                   Email:   diane.wieland@co.cape-may.nj.us     

                                   Website:  https://capemaycountynj.gov/


Cape May County Department of Health

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30pm
Contact Information: Phone: 609-465-1187  Fax: 609-465-1188
E-mail: Kevin.thomas@co.cape-may.nj.us
Website: https://www.cmchealth.net

Cape May County Department of Health will not be accepting walk-ins at this time.
Family Planning appointments will be available on Mondays between 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics appointments are available on Tuesdays between 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. To make an appointment call (609) 465-1194. All other health services have been suspended till further notice.