The Special Needs Registry

EMT personnel carry an individual out on a stretcher

The Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management is assisting the NJ Office of Emergency Management and the NJ Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness in developing a state-wide registry for residents with special needs. This survey is voluntary and free. It is designed to assist first responders and emergency planners in identifying those residents that may need assistance in evacuating during an emergency so that they may develop the necessary plans. It will also aid emergency planners in the development of shelter plans for those residents with Special Needs.

What is the NJ Special Needs Registry?

The NJ Special Needs Registry has been established to collect information emergency responders will need to help locate and evacuate people with Special Needs during an emergency, when a family,  caregiver or are unable to help them.

Who should register?

You (or someone on your behalf) should register if you may find it difficult to get to safety with family or friends or to a public shelter during an emergency evacuation, because of a physical or cognitive limitation, language barrier, or lack of transportation. Remember, your priority should be to relocate with a family member or friend first.

How to register:

  • Print and complete the Register Ready form and mail it to the Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management 300 Halls Mills Rd. Freehold, NJ 07728
  • Call TOLL FREE 2-1-1 and register by telephone; TTY/TDD translation services also available. 
  • Go to and complete the online registry

If you have questions pertaining to the Special Needs Registry in Monmouth County, you can send an email to:

For additional information please visit the following agencies:

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