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How can I get a notice posted on the Borough's Facebook page?
If you are an Eatontown resident or a member of an Eatontown-based community group or organization, you can have your event or news promoted on our Facebook page by sending an email to Ashley Yates or by calling 732-389-7607.
The Borough Calendar is a not-for-profit project put together by the Administrator's Office for all of the residents of Eatontown. The project is entirely funded through the sale of commercial sponsorships. If you are interested in sponsoring the Borough Calendar, call Janaea Morgan at 732-389-7621 or email her for more information.
Sponsorships are available in any quantity from the entire calendar to 1-month sponsorships but are sold on a first-come first-served basis. The calendar lists all of the information that someone would need to know about Borough operations including meeting and event dates, departmental contact information, garbage/recycling pick-up, and much more. Our deadline for accepting new material for the next year's calendar is October 31st. Don't miss this opportunity to have your information placed in the hands of every Borough resident!
Yes, we accept credit cards, exact cash, checks, or money orders made payable to the Borough of Eatontown.
Who is responsible for obtaining the permit me or my contractor?
You, as the property owner, are responsible for all things related to your property. Some contractors will, as a service, secure the permit for you. But you must ensure that the contractor does this prior to performing any work. Doing work without a permit is subject to penalties of up to $2000.
What forms do I need for my permit?
The proper technical form (building, electric, plumbing, or fire), Two complete sets of plans, a copy of your survey (in some instances), and a folder will need to be filled out when you drop off your permit paperwork.
Other forms, depending on the type of work, may be required.
As required by state law, the Construction Inspection Department shall be self-sufficient. When State legislators enacted the Uniform Construction Code in 1977, they felt that they wanted only those who use the process to pay for the process and not to further burden the taxpayers who don't ever need to use the process.
Not always, some small projects where you are doing the work on your own in a home which is your primary residence, such as a deck, can be drawn by yourself. However, the drawings must be detailed.
For most work, yes. In the house you live in and own, you may perform your own work in all four trades (building, electric, plumbing, fire). You must personally perform the work (not a brother, friend, etc.) Falsification of legal documents subjects you to penalties up to $2000. Underground oil storage tank removal/abandonments must be licensed by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Yes, our database requires a permit number to access your file.
Unfortunately, no we will usually inspect Building and Fire between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm.
Please call for the hours of the Electrical and Plumbing inspectors. There is no feasible way to narrow down a specific time.
Yes, a permit is required to replace your water heater or furnace/boiler. These appliances are probably the most dangerous things in your home.
Yes. Effective January 1, 2006, all home improvement contractors must be registered with the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs. They will have to produce a registration card from the State before any permits can be issued. This is, of course, a benefit to the homeowners. For more information call Consumer Affairs at 888-656-6225. Electrical and Plumbing contractors must be licensed by the State of NJ. They do not have to be registered if they have a license from the appropriate licensing board.
An application for a permit is available from the Construction Department located on the second floor of the Municipal Building 47 Broad Street Eatontown, NJ
Monday through Friday8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Along with the completed application, two copies of the construction plans must be submitted.
For additional information regarding your permit process, you may contact the Construction Department at 732-389-7615 or the Zoning Department at 732-389-7617.
For work such as:
Please note that this list is not all-inclusive. Please call the Building or Zoning Department with any questions.
You do not need a permit to:
They are required by State law and local ordinances to protect public health, safety, and welfare.
A construction permit represents legal permission to begin a construction project. The issuance of a permit indicates plans and other documents for a project have been approved by the construction and zoning official.
Residents may contact the Housing Office and follow the appropriate procedures for filing a complaint.
A certificate will be issued when all required conditions have been met.
A Certificate of Occupancy / Certificate of Continued Use requires an inspection of a dwelling and the property it sits upon to make sure it meets the requirements for the health, safety and welfare of the occupants of that dwelling.
A Certificate of Occupancy is issued for all residential rentals (apartments, houses, mobile homes, condos, co-ops, rooms) and a Certificate of Continued Use is issued for all residential sales (mobile homes, homes, condos and co-ops).
Vital Documents include records of birth, marriage, civil union, domestic partnership, and death. To obtain a certified copy of any document you will need to fill out the request form for the municipality (town) where the event took place.
To request a certified copy of a vital document for an event that took place in Eatontown, please complete and mail in the Application Form (PDF). Also, include a copy of a photo id with address, a self-addressed stamped envelope, and a check or money order for $20.
To report a complaint of an odor from the Monmouth County Reclamation Center, please call 732-922-2666
The Municipal Clerk receives all requests under the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). OPRA applies to requests for records, not requests for isolated facts.
In order to be considered a valid request under OPRA, the request must identify the specific record(s) desired and the request must be submitted to the records custodian of the public agency that maintains the record.
A New Jersey Appeals Court recently ruled that those requesting records do not need to use the agency's records request form but any request must include all required information. A printable copy of the OPRA request form (PDF) is available in the Forms section under Clerk / Registrar and can be mailed, emailed, or faxed to the Clerk's Office.
OPRA requests are addressed within seven business days unless extended with the consent of the requestor.
You may review How to Apply Marriage License (PDF) which explains the marriage license application process and lists the required documents you will need to present.
Please call the Registrar at 732-389-7601 to set up an appointment. Registrar hours are Monday through Friday between 9 am and 4 pm. You may download and complete your Marriage Application (PDF) prior to your appointment (only complete the first two pages - please, do not sign the application until you are at your appointment). For more information visit the State of New Jersey Office of Vital Statistics or contact the Registrar's Office at 732-389-7601 or by email. Thank you and best wishes.
To obtain a raffle license, the member in charge must provide proof of a background check. Information can be found in the application. Please submit four notarized copies of the application form for Raffle License (PDF) / or Bingo Licenses (PDF), making sure to allow for at least twenty (20) days to lapse between submitting the application and the date the raffle begins.
The most up-to-date information can be found at New Jersey Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission which oversee all Legalized Games of Chance, including information regarding fees (PDF), application amendments (PDF) and filing raffle operations reports (PDF).
Read about Pet Waste Pollutants (PDF) and how you can help protect our water. You may also visit New Jersey Storm Water or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
To obtain a passport for the first time, you need to go in person to one of over 9,000 passport acceptance facilities located throughout the United States with two photographs of yourself, proof of U.S. citizenship, and a valid form of photo identification such as a driver's license.
Acceptance facilities include many Federal, state and probate courts, post offices, some public libraries and a number of county and municipal offices. There are also 13 regional passport agencies, and 1 Gateway City Agency, which serve customers who are traveling within 2 weeks (14 days), or who need foreign visas for travel. Appointments are required in such cases.
You'll need to apply in person if you are applying for a U.S. passport for the first time: if your expired U.S. passport is not in your possession; if your previous U.S. passport has expired and was issued more than 15 years ago; if your previous U.S. passport was issued when you were under age 16; or if your currently valid U.S. passport has been lost or stolen.
For more information on getting a new passport, please visit the How to get a passport page.
You can renew by mail if: Your most recent passport is available to submit and it is not damaged; you received the passport within the past 15 years; you were over age 16 when it was issued; you still have the same name, or can legally document your name change.
You can get a passport renewal application form by downloading it from this site.
If your passport has been, altered or damaged, you cannot apply by mail. You must apply in person.
For more information on how to renew a passport, please visit the How to renew a passport page.
Visit Monmouth County Votes for the most up-to-date information and to obtain the Voter Registration Application (PDF).
Please download and complete the dog license application (PDF). All dog licenses must be renewed by January 31st of each year. Your dog's rabies vaccination must be valid through October 31 of the licensing year unless an exemption form (PDF) is submitted with the application.
Please contact the Clerk’s Office with any questions.
For information or registration for any of the adult programs, you can contact the Community Center staff at 732-389-7666
Registrations will be accepted beginning July 1st for the September to June school year. Registration is then ongoing throughout the school year. However, spots in our program are on a first-come, first-serve basis. When a maximum capacity is reached (based on student-to-staff state followed regulations), a waiting list will begin. All registration is being taken online at www.eatontownkids.com. More information can be found on our Community Center Children's Programs page.
To find out information about our preschool you can call 732-389-7647 or stop in at 68 Broad Street (an appointment is needed for a tour). You can also find general information, as well on our Community Center Children's Programs page. All registration is being taken online at www.eatontownkids.com.
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The library is no longer accepting donations. We will not be featuring a book sale at this time. Please call the library for information 732-389-2665.
Monday and Friday10 am to 5 pm.
Wednesday10 am to 7 pm.
Tuesday and Thursday10 am to 2 pm.
Saturday10 am to 1 pm
Eatontown Municipal Court is held at the Borough of Tinton Falls Municipal Court, 556 Tinton Avenue, Tinton Falls, New Jersey 07724
Eatontown Court Code is 1311
You can make a payment in the following ways:
The Municipal Court does not and cannot get involved in the issuance of points.
Contact Motor Vehicle Services by calling 609-292-7500 or by visiting MVC at www.njmvc.gov for that information.
In almost all cases the "Notice to Appear" date is your PAY DATE.
You only have to appear in court if the box next to "Court Appearance Required" is checked.
However there are certain instances that the Court Appearance box is mistakenly not checked, and a Court Appearance is in fact required. Call the Court at 732-542-3400 x 373 to verify.
You must contact the court at least seven (7) days prior to your PAY DATE to plead Not Guilty. The date given under the "Notice to Appear" is not your court date, it is your pay date (unless the Court Appearance Required box is also checked).
Contact the Court at 732-542-3400 ext 373 to verify or contact the Court to plead not guilty.
Once you have paid your ticket, take your receipt to Motor Vehicle Commission before you drive. The receipt will provide proof that you resolved the matter. The MVC will (in most cases) required you pay a $100.00 restoration fee before you can drive again. Restoration fees can also be paid online at www.njmvc.gov
Come to the Eatontown Police Department to report the incident/complaint. The Police Department will provide you with a Civilian Probable Cause Form to be filled out by you. The Civilian Probable Cause will then be forwarded on to the Municipal Court to determine Probable Cause/issuance of your complaint.
Zoning Approval is required for (but not limited to) the following improvements: Additions, Awnings, Commercial Use, Concrete Slabs, Decks, Drainage, Driveways (repairs or replacement), Fences, Finished Basements, Gazebos, Generators, Grading, Interior Alterations, Patios, Pools (above ground and inground), Signage, Solar Panels (roof and ground-mounted), Walkways.
Agendas are posted on the borough website and are available at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
In the Council room on the second floor of Borough Hall at 47 Broad Street.
The Planning Board meets on the first and third Monday at 7:30 pm. The Zoning Board meets on the second Monday at 7:30 pm Special meetings on an alternate date would be at the discretion of the Board and would be noticed and the agenda would be on the Borough website.
The entire ordinance, which is updated biannually, is available on the ecode360 website.
Please contact the Zoning Office for setback information. Setback determinations can be influenced by easements, setbacks, corner lots and prior conditions imposed by a Board.
Call our office and we will advise you of the zone in which your property is located.
If you have several projects you wish to apply for, you may combine them all in one permit for one fee if you will be completing them all within a 12 month period.
The basic zoning permit fee is $50 This fee would be in addition to any Construction Permit fees.
Work cannot be started until the permit is issued. In some instances variances may be required and a Board approval would be necessary to proceed.
If you can't locate your survey, call our office as we may have it on file in the zoning files. If not, you can contact the original surveyor listed on your deed or the attorney who handled the closing when you bought the property.
A completed zoning permit application, a copy of the survey with an indication of where the work is going to be done and the setbacks to the property line. An application fee is also required.
Both permits may be applied for at the same time, however, the construction permit cannot be issued until the zoning is approved.
Instructions for applicants ( Initial Firearm Identification Card, Duplicate/Change of Address and all E-Permits)
A few things to remember…
You may call the Department of Public Works (DPW) at 732-389-7651 which will put you in contact with the Shade Tree Commission.
Yes, download the form below via the link or call the Department of Public Works (DPW) Office at 732-389-7651 to make arrangements. Garbage containers will only be replaced if they cannot be repaired.
Call the Department of Public Works (DPW) Office at 732-389-7651. You must put your garbage can/recycling bin at the curb the night before by 6 a.m. on your designated pick-up day.
The holidays that garbage is not picked up are Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. If your pickup date, falls on one of these holidays. Your Garbage will be picked up on your next scheduled day.
The operations of the Monmouth County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility is contracted out to Radiac Environmental services. The hours of operation for household hazardous waste drop off at the facility will be as follows:
Tuesday and WednesdayNoon to 4 pm
Thursdays and FridaysNoon to 8 pm
Saturdays8 am to 4 pm.
You can always call the office at 732-389-7607 or check out our Recreation website at www.eatontownrenj.com for current and ongoing registrations.
You can register for a program by either going online to www.eatontownrecnj.com, coming into the office or downloading a registration form from our program menu on our Recreation website and mailing it to 47 Broad Street, Eatontown NJ 07724. Please note that registration is not complete until payment is made. Payment can be made online through the MuniciPAY website, cash, check, or money order.