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Borough Administrator/Clerk

Borough Administrator/Clerk

New Jersey statute identifies the Municipal Clerk as the Secretary of the governing body, the Secretary of the Municipal Corporation, the Administrative and Licensing officer and the Election Administrator. The Borough Clerk serves in the capacity of Secretary to the Borough Council, Custodian of Government Records, Election Official, and Registrar of Vital Statistics.


Services

  • Issue Marriage Licenses
  • Issue Dog Licenses
  • Issue Liquor Licenses
  • Issue Permits to Solicit
  • Issue Permits for Garage Sales
  • Issue Permits for Landlords
  • Provide Certified Copies of Vital Records if occurring in Essex Fells (ex. Birth, Civil Union, Marriage, & Death)
  • Voter Registration
  • Tree Removal Permits

Notary

A Notary Public is a public officer who serves as an impartial witness to the signing of documents and to the acknowledgement of signatures on documents. A Notary Public may also administer oaths and affirmations.


Sales Permits

Borough ordinances require permits for the sale of the following items:

  • Food Items
  • Milk

Please contact the Borough Clerk to obtain the necessary applications.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Q:

    What is the procedure for having a garage sale?

    A:

    Come to the borough clerk's office to fill out an application and obtain a permit. The fee for the permit is $25.00.

     
  • Q:

    What is needed to come in for a marriage license?

    A:

    You need a photo id with proof of address or current passport & proof of address, social security numbers, divorce papers if applicable, one witness over the age of 18 that knows both applicants. The fee for a marriage license/domestic partnership is $28.00.

     
  • Q:

    How do I register to vote?

    A:

    You can obtain a voter registration application form at the borough clerk's office.

     
  • Q:

    Where do I get a copy of an ordinance or a public record?

    A:

    You can come to the borough clerk's office to fill out an OPRA request. (OPRA – Open Public Records Act)

     
  • Q:

    When is the next public council meeting?

    A:

    We are more than happy to give the dates of our work sessions and public council meetings, however the complete calendar is listed on the "Community Calendar" page of this website.

     
  • Q:

    How much does it cost for a certified copy of a marriage, death or birth?

    A:

    The cost for certified copies is $10.00 per copy.

     
  • Q:

    How do I make an appointment with the mayor?

    A:

    The borough clerk's office acts as liaison and will schedule an appointment.

     
  • Q:

    How much is the permit for the Tree Removal?

    A:

    The permit fee for Tree Removal is $50.00.

     


 

Old Street Signs are Available for Bid

Old Street Signs are available to bid on, please contact borough hall at (973) 226-3400 to find out if your street is still available.

Essex County Offers Concert In Grover Cleveland Park

The three-piece acoustic band Five O’Trio, featuring the talents of Al Ardolino, Mike Engle and Shawn Hendricks, will be performing on Thursday, July 31, at Essex County Grover Cleveland Park, located at Brookside Avenue and Runnymede Road, at 7 p.m.

The performance is part of the Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series sponsored by Rose Squared Productions, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Filippo Berio Olive Oil, TD Bank and the Branch Brook Park Alliance. The series is also made possible, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State.

Celebrate National Parks & Recreation Month in July

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to attend a free concert and a series of free fitness courses that are part of Essex County’s celebration of National Parks and Recreation Month in July. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Out is In,” which encourages people to go outside, change their outlook, and get involved in their community through parks and recreation. 
 
"Taking a break and going outside can have a positive impact on our wellness and quality of life," said DiVincenzo. "This year’s theme of 'Out is In' fits especially well with our historic Essex County Parks System. With over 6,000 acres, a variety of recreational facilities, three golf courses, and a network of trails and walking paths through some of the most picturesque vistas, it's easy to get active. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming event."
 
All programs will be held in the Clipper Pavilion near the Orange Reservoir paddle boat dock in Essex County South Mountain Reservation, Cherry Lane, West Orange. See full schedule of activities below.


 

2014 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to attend the 2014 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series. The free Concert Series brings a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the historic Essex County Park System and provides residents with an evening leisure activity to enjoy the parks. This year’s series features two concert and fireworks spectaculars, Friday night concerts in Brookdale Park and eight cultural festivals.

“The Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage throughout our historic Parks System. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze, and dance to the sounds of classical, rock and roll, jazz, big band, Latin and more. We have an amazing line-up that is sure to entertain and impress,” DiVincenzo said.

The SummerMusic Concert Series is being sponsored by Rose Squared Productions, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Filippo Berio Olive Oil, TD Bank and the Branch Brook Park Alliance. The series is also made possible, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State.

Summer 2014 Public Programs

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive and The Board of Chosen Freeholders present Essex County Environmental Center Summer 2014 Public Programs.

The Essex County Environmental Center is located at 621-B Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland in Essex County West Essex Park and is a facility of the Essex County Park System. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Essex County West Essex Park is open to the public every day from dawn until dusk. Pre-registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. For more information, please call 973-228-8776.

Contact

Administrator/Borough Clerk:

RMC, CMC, CMR, RPPO, QPA

Location:
255 Roseland Avenue, 2nd Floor
Essex Fells, New Jersey 07021

Tel: 973.226.3400
Fax: 973.228.4439

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm

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