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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.

     


 

Eastern Coyotes

In New Jersey, adult coyotes range in weight from 20-50 lbs. and exceptionally large ones may be up to 55 lbs. Coyotes adjust well to their surroundings and can survive on whatever food is available. They prey on rabbits, mice, birds and other small animals, as well as young and weakened deer. They also consume carrion (decaying tissue). They are tolerant of human activities and rapidly adapt to changes in their environment.

Coyotes play an important role in the ecosystem, helping to keep rodent populations under control. They are by nature wary of humans. However, coyote behavior changes if given access to human food and garbage. They lose caution and fear. They may cause property damage and threaten human safety, requiring euthanasia. Relocating a problem coyote is not an option because it only moves the problem to someone else's neighborhood.

Feeding of ANY wildlife is prohibited in Essex Fells by Borough Ordinance under Article III Chapter 78. 

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