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After MTV Request, Toms River Changes Filming Ordinance

Township council approves permit process

With no ordinance on the books, Toms River could simply say "no" to requests for commercial filming in residential neighborhoods. A new ordinance passed last night changes that, installing a permit process, after MTV came requesting a show featuring "Snooki" and "J-Woww" here.

Township Administrator Paul Shives said the previous policy didn't keep up with current case law, so Toms River took a look at its policy and drafted an up-to-date ordinance that creates a permit process for those wanting to film in the township for motion pictures, television or other commercial purposes.

"The look at our policy was prompted by MTV's request, yes," Shives said. "Now the ordinance requires requests to be filed for a permit."

Township officials will review the permit and residents can provide input. Shives said the producers will also be forced to pay for traffic safety and police that may be required to facilitate their filming, if a permit is even approved.

MTV prominently filmed multiple seasons of its show "Jersey Shore" in Seaside Heights and some commercial locations in Toms River, but came to request filming at Jenni "JWoww" Farley's Toms River home for a spin-off show. Officials denied the request and the crew headed to Manchester.

Marina October 10, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Thanks mayor and council...Last thing we need are these degenerates in our town.
BellaRox October 11, 2012 at 04:03 PM
She owns a home in Tom River.
E M C October 12, 2012 at 06:01 AM
Yeah, what we need to worry about is the JS cast. Give me a break. It's irrelevant. We have serious problems here as of late and filming these shows is not one of them. Hardly an issue in my opinion. Also, doesn't appear much has changed except in the future, a permit will be required which I do not forsee being a problem. Money talks... As always, if you don't like it, don't watch it. And btw- it's my feeling that their spinoffs are probably over, however the next group is waiting in the wings I'm sure. Your concern is misdirected I think.
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Randy Butternubs October 19, 2012 at 09:15 PM
This disappoints me about TR. Really? People are going to draw attention to your town and you kick them out? Progress into 2012 TR

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