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Special Needs Registry Information

What is the Special Needs Registry?

The NJ Special Needs Registry is designed to help emergency responders locate and safely evacuate people who could find it difficult to help themselves in the event of a major disaster, such as a hurricane.

The Special Needs Registry is free, strictly confidential, protective of your privacy, a way to protect you in a major emergency, and voluntary!

Why Should You 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.

You are eligible if you have no place to go during an emergency and have one of the following conditions:

  • History of stroke
  • Hearing, vision or speech impaired
  • Frail elderly
  • Walking limitation
  • Severe breathing problem
  • Wheelchair, cane or walker user
  • Heart problem
  • Mentally challenged

An emergency situation can strike our area without warning and it could require moving residents to a safer area.

Who sees Registry Information?

You will only be asked for information necessary to get you to the safest place possible, if you have no other means to evacuate. The NJ Special Needs Registry complies with all laws to protect your privacy and confidential information. Our only goal is to keep you and your loved ones safe.

How can I Register?

  • Log onto www.registerready.nj.gov
  • Telephone 2-1-1, toll free
  • Call your local or County Office of Emergency Management @ 732-264-1700 EXT. 8671.
  • Print and complete the Register Ready form and mail it to Hazlet Twp. Office of Emergency Management at 1766 Union Ave., Hazlet N.J. 07730 or the Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management 300 Halls Mills Rd. Freehold, NJ 07728.

Where can I get Registry Help?

Call New Jersey's toll-free 2-1-1 telephone service for registration help, translation, and TTY/TDD services.