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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.
A Notary Public is a public officer who serves as an impartial witness to the signing of documents and to the
acknowledgment of signatures on documents. A Notary Public may also administer oaths and affirmations.
Borough ordinances require permits for the sale of the following items:
Please contact the Borough Clerk to obtain the necessary applications.
What is the procedure for having a garage sale?
Come to the borough clerk's office to fill out an application and obtain a permit. The fee for the permit is $50.00.
What is needed to come in for a marriage license?
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.
How do I register to vote?
You can obtain a voter registration application form at the borough clerk's office.
Where do I get a copy of an ordinance or a public record?
You can come to the borough clerk's office to fill out an OPRA request. (OPRA – Open Public Records Act)
When is the next public council meeting?
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.
How much does it cost for a certified copy of a marriage, death or birth?
The cost for certified copies is $10.00 per copy.
How do I make an appointment with the mayor?
The borough clerk's office acts as liaison and will schedule an appointment.
How much is the permit for the Tree Removal?
The permit fee for Tree Removal is $50.00.
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.
Francine T. Paserchia
RMC, CMC, CMR, RPPO, QPA
255 Roseland Avenue, 2nd Floor
Essex Fells, New Jersey 07021
Hours of Operation
Friday (Summer Hours): 8am-4pm