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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.

     


 

Essex Fells 3rd Grade Class tour of Municipal Offices

Essex Fells 3rd Grade Class tour of Municipal Offices

  • Recycling Center
  • Fire Department
  • Police Department
  • Administrator’s Office
  • Mock Council Meeting with Mayor Abbot 

Organized by:
Francine T. Paserchia, Borough Administrator

PSE&G Offers Money-Saving Hot Weather Tips

Utility Prepared for Additional Power Demand
How to Report Outages and Stay Informed

(Newark, N.J. – May 26, 2015) With the hottest temperatures of the season forecasted to begin today, Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, reminds customers that higher temperatures can also lead to more usage and higher electric bills. Customers can save energy and money this summer by following a few simple tips.

  • Keep your house warmer than normal when you are away, and lower the thermostat setting to 78° F only when you are at home and need cooling.
  • Install a programmable thermostat.
  • Use fans to circulate cool air.
  • Set refrigerators and freezers to the most efficient temperatures. Recommended temperatures are 35°-38° F for the fresh food compartment, and 0° F for freezers.
  • Run such appliances as clothes washers and dishwashers in the morning or late evening to avoid the peak demand hours of 2 to 8 p.m.
  • Seal holes and cracks around doors and windows. Eliminate air leaks around window air conditioners with foam insulation or weather-stripping.
  • Close blinds and draperies facing the sun to keep out the sun’s heat.
  • Turn off power sources. TVs, computers and other electronic devices draw power when they are in standby mode or turned off but still plugged in. Plug electronics into power strips and turn off the power switch when the items are not in use.
  • Use timers and motion detectors on indoor and outdoor lighting.
  • Replace old appliances with new energy efficient Energy Star® appliances.
  • Install whole-house fans to bring in cooler night-time air that can pre-cool a house and reduce energy use in the daytime.

 
Prepared for Additional Power Demand
PSE&G expects to have no problem delivering the additional power required during the hot-weather months, but utility crews will be ready to respond to service interruptions should they occur. PSE&G’s rigorous, year-round preparedness program for summer includes conducting employee training; developing emergency summer operating plans; performing summer peak reliability analysis; helicopter and climbing inspections of transmission circuits; infrared inspections for “hot-spots” on transmission lines; and system reinforcements and transmission line work.
 
How to Report an Outage and Stay Informed
If you should experience an outage, PSE&G offers customers a number of ways to stay in touch and informed.  These tools can be found at www.pseg.com in the “Outage Center,” under “How you can stay connected.”

    Sign up for My Account and bookmark the mobile-friendly homepage on your smart phone so it’s easy to report outages and check restoration progress.
    To report power outages via text message, and receive outage updates by text and email, sign up for MyAlerts.
    Updated every 15 minutes, PSE&G’s newly enhance and mobile friendly “Outage Map” displays the location and status of power outages in PSE&G’s service territory.
    The utility’s Twitter and Facebook pages also keep the public informed about restoration progress. Sign up as a follower to monitor restoration process.

PSE&G
Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey’s oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state’s population.  PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability.  PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company.

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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