Mendham Township, NJ

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Here you will find answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions: should you require further assistance please call Township Hall at 973-543-4555 or email them to mpoliti@mendhamtownship.org

General
   General Questions
      - Can you tell me when the monthly Committee meetings are held and where?
      - Does Mendham Township have any rules and regulations regarding noise?
      - How can I dispose of Household Hazardous Waste such as oil based paint or pesticides ?
      - How Do I Recycle Electronics (E-Waste)?
      - I am a new resident in town, who do I use for garbage pickup?
      - I'm thinking of selling my home, is there anything that the Township requires?
      - What Cable Company services Mendham Township?
      - What Utility Companies Service Mendham Township?
 
Construction Department
   Building Questions
      - Do I Need a Permit to Install a Fence around my Property?
 
Dept. of Public Works
   Department of Public Works
      - Does the Township offer a brush pickup?
 
   Recycling
      - When is recycling pickup ?
 
Health Department
   Board of Health
      - Do I Have to License my Dog or Cat?
 
Mendham Planning Board
   Planning Board
      - What is on the next Planning Board Agenda?
 
Police Department
   General Questions
      - How do I obtain a hunting license?
      - What do I do about a stray dog or cat in my neighborhood?
 
   Police Department
      - When am I allowed to park a vehicle on the roadway ?
 
Recreation Department
   Recreation
      - What special events or Recreation programs are being offered by the Township?
 
Township Clerk
   Clerk's Office
      - How do I apply for a Marriage License?
 
   General Questions
      - Can I hang a Banner in town?
 


General To Top
    General Questions
          Can you tell me when the monthly Committee meetings are held and where?


Meetings are held at the Town Hall, 2 West Main St. Bookside. 

Meeting Schedule is as follows:  

Township Committee meets on the 2nd Monday and 4th Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Board of Health meets on the 4th Monday at 7:30 p.m.
Board of Adjustment meets on the 2nd Thursday at 8:00 p.m.
Planning Board meets on the 1st Monday and 3rd Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Recreation Committee meets on the 1st Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.



          Does Mendham Township have any rules and regulations regarding noise?


Yes, the Township does have a noise ordinance.  The purpose of this ordinance is to regulate the hours of construction and the use of power equipment out-of-doors in order to protect and promote the health, welfare and safety of the public and the peace and tranquility of the township.


Restricted Activities:

The construction, maintenance, repair, alteration or demolition of any building or structure or the laying of any pavement, including but not limited to making an excavation movement of earth, clearing of land and loading or unloading of construction material, equipment or supplies shall be unlawful.

Operating any power equipment, including but not limited to a power saw, hammer, sander, drill, grinder, lawn mower, leaf blower, woodchipper, thatcher, generator, air compressor or like power equipment.


Permitted Hours of Restricted Activites:

The activities restricted shall be permitted only during the following hours:

Weekdays:              7:00 am to 8:00 pm

Saturdays:               8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sundays and
Legal Holidays:        9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Such activites on Sundays and legal holidays may be conducted only by the owners or occupants of the premises or their family members and not by contractors or employees.

To Find Out More Information about the Township's Noise Ordinance:

Please contact our Township Clerk at (973) 543-4555 ext. 211.



          How can I dispose of Household Hazardous Waste such as oil based paint or pesticides ?

The MCMUA offers three major programs to help Morris County residents, businesses, and municipalities safely manage their household hazardous (HHW), hazardous, special and universal wastes. Call 973-829-8006 for more informtion or click here to visit their website.



          How Do I Recycle Electronics (E-Waste)?

For MUA Recycling  & E-Waste information click here.


          I am a new resident in town, who do I use for garbage pickup?

The Township employs Blue Diamond Disposal.  Residents pay only for the amount of garbage they produce.  The Township pays a service fee through your taxes that covers the overhead of the garbage route.  You pay a sticker fee to cover the cost of disposal at the Morris County Transfer Station.  For additional information or further clarification, please call Town Hall at 973 543-4555, or contact the haulers directly at 973 598-9800.  Residents not wishing to use the Township garbage collection program may opt to hire their own contractor directly.  For information on private waste haulers consult the local yellow pages of your phone book.


          I'm thinking of selling my home, is there anything that the Township requires?
 
   1.  (By State Law) a Certificate of Smoke Detector/Carbon Monoxide/Fire  Extinguisher  Compliance.  Forms may be picked up at Town Hall or under the Forms and Documents  section of the website.  Filing fee determined by amount of notice given for inspection.

        More than 10 business days' notice:  $50.00
        Less than 10 business days' notice:  $75.00 
        4 business days or less notice:  $125.00.

        Fire Official:  Sal Marino at smarino@mendhamtownship.org.  

    2.  Certificate of Continued Use for septic systems.  System must be tested by a   licensed professional engineer or a registered Environmental Health Specialist, first grade.  Filing  fee:  $40.00.  Health Department (973) 543-4555 x 118.

    3.  Certificate of Potability (private wells only).  Water must be sampled by and tested by a state certified laboratory.  Filing fee:  $40.00.  Please call our Health Department for addtiional information at (973) 543-4555 x 118.


          What Cable Company services Mendham Township?


Comcast provides cable services in all parts of Mendham Township.  To establish a new connection or for technical support for existing connections contact Comcast Customer Service at 1 800 COMCAST.  Additional information on Comcast can be found through their website at www.comcast.net.  Verizon FIOS (cable TV, data & voice) services are also available to a large number of Township residences.  To establish a new connection or for techinical support for existing conections contact Verizon Customer Service at 1-800 VERIZON or via the Verizon website.



          What Utility Companies Service Mendham Township?

Cable:

Comcast:  Customer Service:  1 800 COMCAST.  Website:  www.comcast.net
Verizon:  Customer Service at 1-800 VERIZON  Website:  www.Verizon.com
Verizon FIOS:  (Internet) Customer Service at 1-855-875-8219 Website: Click Here

 
Water Companies: 

For The Water Company By Street Directory Click here
Randolph Township MUA:  973 989-7100 or 973 326-6880  click here for website.
Southeast Morris County MUA:  973 326-6880 click here for website.
New Jersey American Water: 1-800-652-6987 click here for website.
Roxiticus Water: 877 431-3999 click here for website.

Electric and Gas:

PSEG:   Website:  www.pseg.com.
                Customer Service: 1-800-436-PSEG (7734)
JCP&L:  Website:  www.firstenergycorp.com.
                 Customer Service:  1-800-662-3115


 
Construction Department To Top
    Building Questions
          Do I Need a Permit to Install a Fence around my Property?


If the fence is 6 feet or over, or surrounding a pool, a permit is required.  Residents on corner lots should also contact the Building Department prior to installing a fence to ensure there are no issues with roadway sight-lines.  Please call our Building Department at (973) 543-4555 ext. 226 for other specific information you may need.



 
Dept. of Public Works To Top
    Department of Public Works
          Does the Township offer a brush pickup?


The Public Works Department picks up brush and small branches curbside in Spring and Fall.  For specific dates check the Department of Public Works web page or the homepage of the website for date information.



 
    Recycling
          When is recycling pickup ?

Recycling pickup occurs every other Thursday in the Township.  For a copy of the recycling schedule, go to the home page of this website under Recycling Information.


 
Health Department To Top
    Board of Health
          Do I Have to License my Dog or Cat?


Yes, each dog or cat has to be licensed on an annual basis.  A dog has to be six months of age and  proof of rabies shot must be provided.  Contact the Board of Health at Town Hall for further assistance or click here for the application. 

Board of Health Department can be reached at (973) 543-4555 ext.218.



 
Mendham Planning Board To Top
    Planning Board
          What is on the next Planning Board Agenda?


The Planning Board Agenda gets posted twice a month on the Town Hall Bulletin Board.  You can check the calendar on the homepage of the website for meeting updates. 



 
Police Department To Top
    General Questions
          How do I obtain a hunting license?


To obtain a hunting application in Mendham Township click here.



          What do I do about a stray dog or cat in my neighborhood?


Animal control services are provided through Randolph Township.  To contact Randolph Township by phone dial 973 989-7050.



 
    Police Department
          When am I allowed to park a vehicle on the roadway ?
You are allowed to park vehicles on the roadway at any time during the year as long as the roads are not snow covered or if the roadway has been posted with "No Parking" signs.  Additionally, by State Law there are restrictions on how far you may park from an intersection, Stop Sign, Crosswalk, Curves and on vision obstructed hillcrests.   
Should you need to leave your car on the street overnight, you may notify the Police Department by calling the non- emergency number 973-543-2581.

 


 
Recreation Department To Top
    Recreation
          What special events or Recreation programs are being offered by the Township?


We have ongoing events and programs offered during the year.  Information and applications are available on the Recreation web page. 
 



 
Township Clerk To Top
    Clerk's Office
          How do I apply for a Marriage License?

 

 


A marriage license is obtained in the municipality where the bride resides.  If she is a non-resident of New Jersey, the license must be obtained from the municipality in which the groom resides.  To obtain the license a witness must be present who knows both parites.  The license fee is $28.00.  Be sure to contact our Registrar of Vital Statistics at 973 543-4555 ext.211.

 

 



 
    General Questions
          Can I hang a Banner in town?

Banners can continue to be hung over Route 24 with the following parameters:
 

  1. An organization wishing to hang a banner over Route 24, must first obtain the necessary approval from JCP&L and the Freeholders and let the Clerk’s office know the dates.
  2. The individual organization shall be responsible for the hanging of the banner, including providing all necessary fastening equipment.
  3. The organization must come into the Clerk’s office to sign a Hold Harmless Agreement prior to hanging the banner.

Please call the Township Clerk, Mary Beth Zichelli at 973-543-4555 ext. 211 with any questions regarding this matter.
 



 



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