TOWNSHIP CLERK'S OFFICE


Statutory obligations of the Municipal Clerk include Election Official, Secretary to the Municipal Corporation and Governing Body, Custodian of Records and Licensing Official. In Wyckoff, the Clerk’s office serves as the hub of the township to disseminate information to the residents.

The Registrar of Vital Statistics functions are performed by the Clerk. Also, dog and cat licensing and the annual rabies prevention program are coordinated by the Clerk’s staff.

Other functions provided by the Clerk’s office include:
• Voter registration
• Absentee ballot applications
• Passport applications
• Notary services
• Park & Ride permits
• Landlord /Tenant registrations
• Meals on Wheels inquiries
• Social Service inquiries
• Larkin House schedules

The following topic links may be visited by clicking on the appropriate name.

Park and Ride Permits
Voter Registration, Absentee Ballots and Party Affiliation Changes
Voter Polling Locations
Copy of Municipal Records
Certified Copies of Marriage, Civil Union, Birth or Death Certificates
Civil Union Certificate
Marriage License
Rabies Prevention Program
Dog and Cat Licenses
Lost Dog or Cat License Tags
Filming Application
Form for a Business or Non-Profit Organization to Request a Special Event

Polling Place Lookup Tool


PARK AND RIDE PERMITS

Township of Wyckoff Commuter Park and Ride permits for the Cornerstone Christian Church rear parking lot at the corner of Wyckoff and Russell Avenues are available in the Municipal Clerk's office.

Vehicles using the Park and Ride facility must obtain a Township Commuter Park and Ride permit. Applicants must know the license plate number, make/model, year and color of each vehicle being registered. The Park and Ride Application must be completed in full before a permit will be issued. The hours for the Municipal Clerk’s office are Monday through Friday 9 am to 4:30 pm and Tuesday evenings from 6 pm to 8 pm. In person, payments may be made by check or cash. Credit cards are not accepted.

Completed applications with a check payable to the "Township of Wyckoff" may be mailed to:

Office of the Municipal Clerk
Memorial Town Hall
340 Franklin Ave
Wyckoff, NJ 07481-1907

The program allows vehicles with a valid current Park and Ride permit to park at this facility Monday through Friday from 6 am to 10 pm.

The fee for a parking permit for the year 2013 (January 1 - December 31) for residents of the Township of Wyckoff is $65.00 and the fee for non-residents is $200.00.

Bus Schedule information can be obtained at www.shortlinebus.com or by calling 800-631-8405.

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DOG AND CAT LICENSES

Residents can license their dogs and cats at the Municipal Clerk’s office Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. beginning December 1, 2012 for the 2013 year. Please remember to bring proof of your pet’s rabies vaccination and alteration papers. The fee for an altered pet is $11.00 and unaltered is $14.00. After January 31, a late fee of $10.00 per animal will be charged in addition to the annual licensing fee. Replacement tags may be purchased throughout the licensing year for a $5.00 fee.

It is important to have your dogs and cats inoculated against rabies because the number of dogs and cats confirmed with rabies has increased significantly in the United States during the past several years. A rabies vaccination is a preventative screen or protection against the spread of the disease between dogs, cats and people. Remember, people should stay away from all domestic, wild and stray animals which are aggressive, or appear to be sick, because they may be rabid.

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RABIES PREVENTION PROGRAM

The Township of Wyckoff Board of Health sponsors a free rabies prevention program annually. The program is scheduled for the second Saturday in January (inclement weather date is the following Saturday). The rabies prevention program is held from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Wyckoff Department of Public Works Building, 475 West Main Street. Residents can license their dogs and cats at this time for a fee.

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LOST DOG OR CAT LICENSE TAGS

If your dog or cat has lost their tag you may obtain replacement tags for a fee of $5.00. The Municipal Clerk's office, which is located in Town Hall, issues the replacement tags.

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OBTAINING A CIVIL UNION CERIFICATE IN WYCKOFF

Who Should Apply in Wyckoff?

Resident(s) of Wyckoff or Out-of-State persons who have scheduled a ceremony in Wyckoff.
Certificate will be clearly marked “Civil Union to take place in the Township of Wyckoff”

How to Apply

An appointment is necessary and can be scheduled by calling the Municipal Clerk’s Office at Town Hall in Wyckoff.  The telephone number is 201-891-7000. Applicants must schedule an appointment with the Registrar's Office when both applicants and a witness can be present.

The Municipal Clerk's Office at Town Hall in Wyckoff is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm and Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 pm.

Persons Required to be Present to Complete Application

Applicants and one Witness who is 18 years of age or older.

ITEMS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION

Additional Information Needed When Applying

Both Applicants need to know the following:

When to Come in and Waiting Period After Completing Application

The recommendation is to come in at least two (2) weeks before the ceremony.  There is a state-mandated 72 hour waiting period from the time you apply for a civil union certificate to the release of the actual certificate.  Wyckoff Town Hall is closed on Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

Certified Copy Of Civil Union Certificate

Certified copies can be obtained from the town where the civil union took place.

A CIVIL UNION CERTIFICATE IS GOOD FOR THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PICK UP BUT MUST BE PICKED UP PRIOR TO THE CIVIL UNION CEREMONY AND GIVEN TO THE OFFICIANT BEFORE THE CEREMONY IN ORDER TO BE COMPLETED BY THE OFFICIANT AND THE WITNESSES (2).

Any questions, please call the Clerk's Office at 201-891-7000.

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OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE IN WYCKOFF

Who Should Apply in Wyckoff?
Either party who resides in Wyckoff. If both parties reside out of state, then the municipality where the ceremony will be performed. License will be clearly marked "Marriage to take place in the Township of Wyckoff." Applicants must schedule an appointment with the Registrar's Office when both applicants and a witness can be present.

How to Apply

An appointment is necessary and can be scheduled by calling the Municipal Clerk’s Office at Town Hall in Wyckoff.  The telephone number is 201-891-7000.

The Municipal Clerk's Office at Town Hall in Wyckoff is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm and Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 pm.

Persons Required to be Present to Complete Application
Bride, Groom and one Witness who is 18 years of age or older.

Items Required at Time of Application

Additional Information Needed When Applying
Both Bride and Groom need to know the following:

When to Come in and Waiting Period After Completing Application
An appointment must be made with the Clerk's Office 201-891-7000 in order to obtain a marriage license. It is recommended to make the appointment at least two (2) weeks prior to the ceremony. There is a state-mandated 72 hour waiting period from the time when you apply for a marriage license to the release of the actual license. Town Hall is closed on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays.

Minors
Contact the Clerk's Office for specific information.

Certified Copy of Marriage License
Certified copies can be obtained from the town where the marriage took place.

A blood test is no longer required for marriage.

A MARRIAGE LICENSE IS GOOD FOR THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PICK UP BUT MUST BE PICKED UP PRIOR TO THE MARRIAGE CEREMONY AND GIVEN TO THE OFFICIANT BEFORE THE CEREMONY IN ORDER TO BE COMPLETED BY THE OFFICIANT AND THE WITNESSES (2).

Any questions, please call the Clerk's Office at 201-891-7000.

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CERTIFIED COPIES OF MARRIAGE, CIVIL UNION, BIRTH OR DEATH CERTIFICATES

Certified copies of marriage, civil union, birth or death certificates, from the Municipal Clerk's office in Wyckoff, which are issued on state safety paper with a Board of Health seal, are available.

Certified copies of death certificates are issued only to families of people who have passed-away in Wyckoff.

The fee for certified copies of either a marriage, civil union or birth certificate is $25.00 each. Certified copies of a death record are $25.00 each. If clarification is needed call the Municipal Clerk's office at 201-891-7000.

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COPY OF MUNICIPAL RECORDS

Forms for requesting copies of municipal records are available in the office of the Municipal Clerk. An OPRA regulated photocopy fee is required for all copies.

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VOTER REGISTRATION, ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS AND POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATION FORMS

The Wyckoff Municipal Clerk’s office in Town Hall is open daily and can provide residents with Voter Registration Forms, Absentee Ballot Applications and Political Party Affiliation Forms.  Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  These election forms can also be obtained from the Bergen County Election offices in Hackensack.  Voter Registration Forms, Absentee Ballot Forms and Political Party Affiliation Declaration Forms can be printed from The New Jersey Division of Elections Website www.njelections.org.  This web site also has a search instrument to help you find the location and address of your polling place.

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