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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.

     


 

New PSE&G Outage Map Helps Customers Navigate Stormy Weather

With summer storm season in full swing, Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) has made it easier for customers to track the status of power outages using its online Outage Map.  PSE&G recently adopted new technology to enhance the mobile-friendly map, providing more detailed information about outages and when power will be restored. When the lights go out, customers can now log on to see:

-      The location of the outage at the neighborhood level.

-      The number of customers affected by the outage.

-      When the outage was reported, and the time PSE&G expects service to be restored.

-      The cause of the outage, if available, such as equipment failure or animal contact.

-      During storms, the status of the job in the restoration process — whether crews are assessing the outage, making repairs or removing a tree.

“Our customers have said they wanted more information about power outages, especially during storms like Sandy,” said John Latka, vice president of electric operations for PSE&G. “With this major upgrade to our Outage Map, customers can now make more informed decisions for their family or their business during an outage.”

Customers can navigate the Outage Map either by using their cursor to scroll or by typing their address into the search bar. Color-coded triangles indicate the location of power outages and the number of customers affected. When the cursor is placed over a triangle, a dialogue box pops up with additional information about the outage. The information on the map is updated every 15 minutes.

The Outage Map is part of PSE&G’s Storm Center, an online portal for customers to get information about how they should prepare before, during and after severe weather. The Outage Map will be updated during storms with special alerts and highlight the location of mobile Customer Service Centers.

To report power outages, customers should call PSE&G’s Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG or log in to My Account on www.pseg.com. Customers also can register for text and email alerts at www.pseg.com/myaccount.

The Outage Map can be found online at http://outagecenter.pseg.com

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. Click below for upcoming events in your area.

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.

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.

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.

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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