Toms River Inspection Fee Increase Questioned

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TOMS RIVER – The increase of inspection fees for rental properties, from $100 to $150, was questioned by a resident at a recent Township Council meeting.

The ordinance made several changes, but the only one questioned was the increase on inspection fees.

Councilman George Wittmann said that the staff reviewed the ordinance. Based on the time and resources spent to do inspections, “we feel we were low.”

One homeowner had a complaint about the measure. She was concerned that people would just skip the inspections because they cost more, now. There are already homeowners who don’t get inspections done, and she felt that increasing the cost would make it worse.