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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.

     


 

Updated Info: 2015-2016 Registration for Kindergarten & Pre-K Inclusion Program

Essex Fells School has scheduled registration for the 2015-2016 kindergarten and preschool classes. Preschool Registration will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 9:30am-2:30pm. Kindergarten Registration will be held on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 9:30am-2:30pm. Registration will be held in the school office, and a brief tour of the school is offered on both days at 9:00am.

For registration, parents should be prepared to present the child's original birth certificate, immunization records, and three (3) proofs of residency.

Preschool tuition for the 2015-2016 school year is $2,000. For preschool registration, a $500 non-refundable deposit must be presented at registration to hold a spot in the program. Parents of current preschool students, please note that you must re-register your child and place the $500 deposit to maintain their enrollment status. Registrants will be able to indicate a preference for the AM or PM class; however, a lottery system will be used to balance the classes, if necessary.

Children do not need to be present for registration. Screening, visitation and parent orientation programs will be scheduled later in the spring. Essex Fells families requiring more information about kindergarten and/or preschool may contact the school at 973-226-0505.

Councilman Davis Swearing In Ceremony

On January 6, 2014, Councilman Davis was sworn in at the Reorganization Meeting. He is pictured with his family and Mayor Abbot.