Borough of Woodland Park
 
How do I get to Woodland Park’s municipal building?
The Municipal Building is located at 5 Brophy Lane. Brophy Lane is situated where Interstate 80 passes over the Passaic River and McBride Avenue. For directions from points north, south, east and west of the Borough, click here >>
 
     
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Quarry Project Birth Certificates Summer Camp
Court / Violations Bureau Yard / Garage Sales Property Taxes
Handicapped Parking Dead Animals Construction Codes
Marriage Licenses Recycling Volunteering
 
     
  Quarry Project  
  What is going on in the quarry at the intersection of Route 46 and Valley Rd.?
The quarry property, spanning the border of Woodland Park and Clifton, is being prepared for development of 814 mixed-use residential units by K. Hovnanian Co. An age-restricted (55+) community, called “Four Seasons at Great Notch,” is now under construction. New owners started moving in in October of 2006. In 2008, construction slowed due to the real estate slump and economic crisis. But units are still being sold. Seven hundred units were approved for development within the Borough, which include two-bedroom villas, three-bedroom courtyard homes and garden homes. For more information, click on www.khov.com .
 
     
  Municipal Court / Violations Bureau  
  Where and when is the Municipal Court in Woodland Park held?
Municipal Court is held every Tuesday in the Council Chambers on the ground floor of the Municipal Building at 5 Brophy Lane. Court begins at 4 pm and continues until finished.
 
   
  Where is the Violations Bureau located?
The Violations office is on the first floor of the Municipal Building at 5 Brophy Lane. Enter the Municipal Building through the main door. Proceed to the left in the first floor lobby. The Violations office is situated between the Council Chambers / Municipal Court and the Police Department. The service window is directly across from the elevator.
 
   
  When is the Court Administration / Violations Bureau office open?
The office is open whenever the Municipal Building is open. Hours of operation are 9:00 am to 4 pm, Tuesday, and 8:30 to 3:30 pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
 
   
  What are the phone numbers for the Municipal Court and Violations Bureau?
Court Administration and Violations can be reached at  973 - 345 - 8100 extension 102.
The fax number is  973 - 345 - 9791.
 
   
  If I have to appear at Municipal Court, when do I have to pay my fine?
You are expected to appear at Court ready and prepared to make payment.
 
   
  How can I make payment for a violation or fine?
There are three ways to make payment:
  1) Pay with cash or by personal check.
  2) Use a credit card, Visa or MasterCard ONLY.
  3) If pleading guilty, on-line payment can be made at www.njmcdirect.com.
 
   
  Handicapped Parking Spaces  
 

I am disabled. How do I get a designated parking space on the street?
A disabled resident requiring a designated parking space can apply for a sign to be installed on a Borough street in front of the home or apartment in which they live. Click here to read Ordinance #08-11 pertaining to handicapped parking spaces.

In order to request a handicapped sign, you must have been issued handicapped plates or a placard by the N.J. Motor Vehicle Commission. The request must be submitted in person to the Municipal Clerk, investigated by the Woodland Park Police, and approved by the Municipal Council. A permit fee of $250 will be charged by the Borough.

Applicant CHECKLIST:
• Complete and submit a Handicapped Parking Questionnaire to the Municipal Clerk.
• Provide a Handicap Placard or Disabled Person Identification Card.
• Provide a Driver’s License and a Vehicle Registration.
• Provide a photo(s) of the premises, including the property and likely location for the sign.

 
   
  Marriage Licenses  
  Where do we go to get a marriage license?
A marriage license is issued in the municiplality where either the future bride or groom resides. If both the future bride and groom live out-of-state but the marriage ceremony will be conducted in New Jersey, the marriage license must be applied for at the municipality in which the marriage will be performed. In Woodland Park, marriage licenses are issued by the Health Registrar in the Administration office on the second floor of the Municipal Building at 5 Brophy Lane.
 
   
  Do we need an appointment to apply for a marriage license?  YES
Call 973-345-8100, ext. 203 to find out when the Health Registrar is available.
 
     
  Who and what is required to apply for a license?
  1. Both the future bride and groom.
  2. One witness.
  3. Either the future bride or groom must be a current residenct in Woodland Park.
  4. One (1) form of identification for bride, groom and witness.
 
   
  How much does the license cost, and what is accepted for payment?
The license costs $28. Payment can be made with cash, personal check or USPS money order. Credit and debit cards are not accepted. If paying by check, make it payable to Borough of Woodland Park.
 
   
  Do we need to get blood tests to get a marriage license?
No, blood tests are no longer required before marriage.
 
   
  After we apply for a license, what happens next?
A completed license will not be available to be picked up for 72 hours. The license will be held by the Registrar for 6 months from the date of issuance; however, with special permission by the Registrar, it can be held for up to 12 months. Once you pick up the license, you have 30 days in which to get married.
 
     
  If we get the license in Woodland Park, do we have to get married in Woodland Park?
No. You can get married anywhere in the State of New Jersey. However, a New Jersey marriage license will not be accepted in any other state. Remember, the marriage certificate will be on file in the municipality in which the ceremony was performed.
 
   
  Where and how do I get a copy of my marrige certificate?
Contact the municipality where the marriage was performed, not where the license was issued.

If you live out-of-state or out of driving distance, you can obtain a copy of the certificate by mail. You must furnish the Health Registrar with: 1) the
Name of Groom; (2) the Name of Bride (maiden name); (3) the Names of both sets of parents; (4) the Date of Marriage; (4) the Birthdays of Bride and Groom; (5) Copy of either spouse's Driver’s License; (6) a US$10 Check for first copy , US$5 for each additional.
 
   
  How much does Woodland Park charge for a certified copy of my marriage certificate?
A certified copy costs $10 for the first copy, $5 for each additional copy. Payment can be made with cash, persomal check or USPS money order. Credit and debit cards are not accepted. If paying by check, make it payable to Borough of Woodland Park.
 
   
  Birth Certificates  
  Where do I get a certified copy of a birth certificate?
A certified copy of a birth certificate can only be issued by the Health Department of the municipality where the birth occurred. The Health Registrar in the Municipal Clerks office on the second floor of the Municipal Building at 5 Brophy Lane can only issue a certified copy of your birth certificate if you were born in the Borough of Woodland Park. Since there are no hospitals in the Borough, there are few birth certificates on file in the Clerks office.
 
   
  Yard / Garage Sales  
  Where do I get a permit to run a yard or garage sale?
Permits are issued at the Code Enforcement office on the second floor in the Municipal Building at 5 Brophy Lane.
 
   
  How much does the permit cost, and what period of time does it cover?
The cost of the permit is $5 (cash only, please). It is good for two weekends.
 
   
  Dead Animals  
  Who do I call to have a dead animal lying in the street removed?
Whether it is a deer, a dog, a cat, a skunk, a racoon or another wild animal, phone the Municipal Clerk’s office (973-345-8100 ext. 100) or the Police Department (973-345-8111) to report a dead animal in the street.
 
     
  Who do I call to have a dead animal removed from my property?
Any dead animal on private property is the responsibility of the property owner to remove.
 
   
  How long does it take for a dead animal in the street to be removed?
Typically the animal is picked up within 24 hours after the deer removal service or animal control is contacted.
 
   
  Recycling  
  When does the recycling hauler pick up items at the curb?
A municipally-contracted hauler picks up the first and third Thursday of every month.
 
     
 

What items does the Borough of Woodland Park recycle for residents?
Glass, aluminum, cans, plastic: Collection is commingled (mixed together in the same container). Curbside pick up by a municipally-contracted hauler on the first and third Thursday of every month. Drop off at municipal recycling center six days a week.
   Glass – clear, brown, green bottles and jarsno glassware, mirrors or light bulbs
   Aluminum – soda and beer cans
   Cans – steel and tin food containers – no paint cans
   Plastic – look for
1 PETE or 2 HDPE recycling symbol – no toys or styrofoamNewspaper, magazines and office paper: Curbside pick up by a municipally-contracted hauler on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. Drop off at municipal recycling center six days a week.
Cardboard and corrugated boxes: Curbside pick up by a municipally-contracted hauler on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. Drop off at municipal recycling center six days a week.
Appliances and scrap metal: Old washing machines, dryers, dishwashers. ovens/ranges, water heaters, and other scrap metal (ferrous and non-ferrous) can be dropped off at the municipal recycling center six days a week. The DPW must be called at 973-256-1264 to arrange for a curbside pick up.
Tires, car batteries and motor oil: Must be brought to the municipal recycling center. Proof of residency is required. A fee may be charged.
Refrigerators and air conditioners: A sticker must be obtained for a fee. Call the DPW at 973-256-1264 to arrange for a curbside pick up. Drop off at municipal recycling center six days a week.

 
     
  What items are not recycled by the Borough of Woodland Park?
Fluorescent tubes and CFL bulbs:
All fluorescents contain mercury, a hazardous chemical. Never place fluorescents at the curb for garbage or recycling pick up or in the commingled items dumpster at the municipal recycling center. The County of Passaic accepts these during “Household Hazardous Waste Collection” events.
Styrofoam packing material: Must not be recycled with commingled items. Place at curb for regular garbage collection.
Plastic toys, trash containers and storage tubs:
Must not be recycled with commingled items. Place at curb for regular garbage collection.
Plastic containers numbered 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7:
Must not be recycled with commingled items. Place at curb for regular garbage collection.

 
     
  Does the Borough of Woodland Park recycle computers and other electronics?
Yes.
As of Jan. 2011, municipalities are now required by the N.J. Dept. of Environmental Protection to collect old computers, monitors, printers, cellphones, TVs, and other electronic equipment for recycling. The Borough recycling center at 901 McBride Ave. will accept these items.
The solid waste hauler is no longer permitted to pick up these items on garbage collection days. And, the recycling hauler is not contracted to collect these at the curb.
The County of Passaic will continue to accept these during their “Computers & Electronics Collection” events. Several retailers are also collecting old computers.
 
     
  Summer Camp  
  Is there a summer camp in the Borough that my child can attend?
Yes. The Woodland Park Recreation department provides a Summer Camp for children entering Grades 1 through 8 in the Fall. The camp is held at Frank Zaccaria Park on Rifle Camp Road. For more information, call 973-345-8100 ext. 213.
 
   
  Property Taxes  
  Is there a grace period for payment of my property tax bill?
Yes, there is a 10-day grace period. Payment is due on the 1st of the month. So, when payment is received on the 10th, there is no interest added on to the payment due. But, if payment is received any time after the 10th of the month in which taxes are due, interest is charged back to the 1st of the month.
 
   
  I bought my home several months ago. Why haven’t I received a tax bill yet?
Tax bills are sent out only once-a-year, in July. If you closed on a the purchase of a home or building in the months after the bills were mailed, you must come into the Tax Collector office to pick up your tax bill or call and request the bill be mailed to you.
 
   
  Who determines the amount of taxes I owe on my property?
Taxes are billed on the basis of the value the Tax Assessor places on the property.
 
   
  Construction Codes  
 

Do I need a permit for . . .
  . . . a new roof?
  Yes.
  . . . putting up a fence?   Yes.
  . . . putting in a pool?   Yes, for both an in-ground and an above-ground pool.
  . . . plumbing or electrical work?   Yes. But, a homeowner can do the work him/herself
        if the home is an owner-occupied single family.
  . . . installing a water heater?
   Yes, for both a new and replacement water heater.

 
  This is a partial list of permits required by state construction codes. For further information, including permit fees, call the Building Inspection office at 973-345-8100 ext. 209  
   
  When is the Code Enforcement Officer / Construction Official in the office?
Felix Esposito is in the Code Enforcement office on the second floor of the Municipal Building at 5 Brophy Lane from 8:30 am to 12 pm, Monday through Friday.
 
   
  When does the Constrction Official do inspections?
Felix Exposito does inspections in the afternoon, Monday through Friday.
 
   
  When do the Subcode Officials do their inspections?
  1) The Electric Subcode Official, Sal Turdo –
      does inspections on Tuesdays from 1 to 3 pm and on Thursdays from 9 to 11 am.
  2) The Plumbing Subcode Official, Tony Dascoli –
      does inspections on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 10 am.
  3) The Fire Subcode Official, Joseph Macones –
      does inspections on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 4 pm.
 
   
  Volunteering  
  I would like to volunteer. Who do I contact?
There are many opportunities to volunteer in Woodland Park. You can serve the community by sitting on a board, giving your time to help with a youth program, and training to fight fires, save lives or aid first responders in an emergency.
 
     
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