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***The online tax & sewer payment portal is temporarily offline due to vendor issues. Please use your bill pay through your bank, mail a check, or use one of the drop boxes at 2 W. Main (Phoenix House) or 6 W. Main St (Bowers Building) for sewer and the 4th quarter tax payments. We anticipate it will be another 4-5 weeks before the online payment portal is live.***     

Mendham Borough Seal BOROUGH OF MENDHAM
973-543-7152 • 2 West Main Street • Mendham, NJ 07945


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Animal Control~Pet Licensing
  • Animal & Pet Licensing-Phoenix House
      Return application form to the Borough Clerk's Office, Phoenix House, First Floor, 2 W. Main St. ***PLEASE NOTE: EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2024 ALL PET LICENSE RENEWAL NOTICES TO PET OWNERS WILL BE SENT OUT VIA E-MAIL ONLY***
    • Cat License
      Copy of current rabies certificate is needed to obtain a cat license.
    • Dog License
      Copy of current rabies certificate needed to obtain a dog license.
    • Domestic Animal & Fowl License
      For Animals Other Than Cats and Dogs
    • Register and Renew OnLine
      Register and Renew Pet Licenses OnLine.
Borough Clerk's Office~Vital Records~OPRA
  • Banners, Event Licensing & Public Service Projects
    • Banner Display Request (Main Street)
      All requests to display a banner across Main Street (Route 24) will require approval from both the Mayor & Council and the Morris County Board of Commissioners (formerly known as the Morris County Board of Freeholders). A certificate of insurance naming the Borough of Mendham as an additional insured is also required. Please review the application for further information and allow adequate time for processing and approval.
    • Blue Light Permit
      Volunteers of the Mendham Borough Fire Department and First Aid Squad who are active members in good standing may apply for a blue emergency warning light for their personal vehicle. Approval is required from the Fire Chief or First Aid Squad Captain. Completed applications should be submitted to the Borough Clerk's office for further approval by the Mayor and MVC processing.
    • Hometown Heroes Banner Request
      The Borough of Mendham's Hometown Heroes Banner Program is open to any honorably discharged U.S. Military veteran, living or deceased, as well as active-duty or reserve members who currently live or lived in Mendham Borough. Applications must be submitted no later than April 1st for the current year’s program.
    • Public Service Project Proposal
      Individuals or local organizations wishing to complete a public service project in Mendham Borough must complete this application and include an attached map/sketch showing the location and scope of the project. Eagle Scout or Girl Scout Service Award Projects require a copy of the completed Scouting Service Award Project Workbook which must also be attached to the application. All proposed public service projects require approval from Mayor & Council approval. Check Borough Council Meeting dates for planning purposes.
    • Raffle License
      Step by step guide on how to apply for a Raffle, Bingo, Etc.
    • Road Closure Application
      All requests to close a portion of a residential street for an event such as a block party requires approval by the Mayor & Council. Applications should be submitted to the Borough Clerk a minimum of 30 days before the date of the event.
    • Special Event/Activity Permit Application
      A Special Event is any event which is conducted, sponsored or permitted by any organized group of persons and which involves any advance publicity or advertising by or from said group.
  • OPRA Open Public Records Act
    • Open Permit Search "SAVE TIME GO ON LINE!"
      For faster up-to-date information on open & closed permits on a property click above on SDL Open Permit Search Link. After logging in search by address or block/lot. (If you do not have an SDL account click on create account and follow the instructions.)
    • OPRA (Open Public Records Act) Request
      Individuals wishing to obtain government records should submit an OPRA (Open Public Records Act) Request Form. The completed OPRA form should be attached as a PDF to your email. Email the completed form to the Borough Clerk (or Police Records Custodian for police records) at the email address stated on the OPRA Request form. Please be specific identifying the record(s) you wish to obtain to help expedite processing.
  • Voting
    • Voter Registration and Election Information
      Visit the Voter Information webpage for more information on voter registration, polling locations, how to apply for a Vote by Mail ballot and all things election-related.
    • Voter Registration Application
      Registered voters who have moved to Mendham Borough from another town within Morris County or are new to the State of New Jersey must file a new Voter Registration Application at least 30 days before the next election date to qualify to vote in that election. This application form can also be used to update a voter's change of name, change of address or party affiliation.
  • Vital Statistics
    • Marriage or Civil Union License
      Apply for a marriage or civil union license in Mendham Borough only if either applicant resides in Mendham Borough OR in instances where neither party is a resident of New Jersey but the marriage or civil union ceremony will be held in Mendham Borough. Applications are taken by appointment only.
    • Request for Certified Copy of Birth, Marriage, or Death Record
      Requests for a certified copy of a vital record must be accompanied by valid forms of ID. There is a $10 fee for each certified copy.
    • Vital Statistics Information
      How to obtain a copy of a Birth/Death/Marriage Certificate or apply for a Marriage/Civil Union License.
Code Enforcement~Rental Inspections
Construction Permits~Inspections
  • Construction, Building Permitting & Inspections
      ALL INSPECTIONS MUST BE SCHEDULED THROUGH THE SDL PORTAL. To schedule or check status of permitting & inspections click on the SDL link above. If you do not have an SDL account click on Create Account and follow the instructions. Login to your account and go to Check a Building Permit Status link and enter the Permit # to review status of permitting & inspections for the property. To schedule an inspection go to On Line Request and scroll down and click on Building Inspections link. To confirm there are No Open Permits go to Find a Property Link and enter the address, block or lot to review status of all permits for the property.
    • Construction Permit Application Packet & Related Forms
      The Mendham Borough Construction Department utilizes the State Department of Community Affairs Construction Permit Application Packet & Related Forms. Please fill out all required application forms from the State site. Please print your completed application forms and deposit the hard copy of your application forms in the Drop Box at the front of the Bowers Building, 6 W Main St. 07945. Completed applications forms may also be sent via US Mail or other delivery service. UCC FORMS MUST BE LEGIBLE AND NOT HAVE OFFICE ONLY SECTIONS BLACKED OUT. The Borough cannot accept application forms electronically due to the State mandating a raised Contractor Seal on most forms. The NJ UCC allows 20 working days for the review and issuing of a construction permit. THE 20 DAYS STARTS WHEN A COMPLETE APPLICATION IS RECEIVED & ALL PRIOR APPROVALS REQUIRED FROM ZONING, ENGINEERING, ENVIROMENTAL, UTILITIES & LAND USE OR PLANNING HAVE BEEN SATISFIED. All Prior Approvals must be obtained before a construction permit can be issued. Prior Approvals & Review include: Zoning; Historic Preservation Commission; Engineering; Joint Land Use Board (Planning & Board of Adjustment); NJDEP; Utility Companies; Morris County Soil Conservation; Mendham Commons Home Owner Association. The size and scope of the construction project will determine the length of time for the review process--i.e.. a single sub-code permit will take less time than a multiple sub-code permit. Due to required prior approvals, additions & alterations can take several weeks. A new home can take several months due to Board & Commission Meeting Schedules. The completeness of the information submitted with your permit can greatly assist with all review and approval process. For detailed information please click on Departments at top of Home Page and go to Construction Department. FOR QUICKEST RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS OR INQUIRIES ABOUT PERMIT APPLICAITONS PLEASE EMAIL CONSTRUCTION@MENDHAMNJ.ORG AT THE LINK BELOW. INCLUDE THE ADDRESS OF THE PROPERTY IN SUBJECT LINE OF EMAIL.
    • Demolition Permit Requirements & Checklist
Emergency Management
  • Office of Emergency Management
    • CERT Registration
      Mendham Borough Office Of Emergency Management Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)Registration Form
Engineer~Lot Development~Driveway~Sewer Connection Permits
  • Road, Driveway, Sewer & Lot Development Permitting
      Please submit completed application and payment to Borough Engineering Administrative Assistant, Lisa Smith at the Phoenix House. Please submit completed application as a PDF and include in the subject line the type of permit requesting and location to the email below.
    • Lot Development Permit
      Activities requiring a lot grading plan. Prior to the issuance of any construction permit, zoning permit or driveway permit involving 500 square feet or more of lot coverage or 5,000 square feet or more of soil disturbance and any land disturbance involving 500 square feet or more of lot coverage or 5,000 square feet or more of soil disturbance where a construction permit, zoning permit or driveway permit is not required, except for normal agricultural operations in connection with a farming operation, an application for a lot grading permit shall be submitted to the Borough Engineer.
    • Reservation of Allocated Sewage Capacity
    • Road Opening and Driveway Permit
    • Sanitary Sewer Connection
  • Utility Mark Outs
    • New Jersey One Call 811
      New Jersey Law requires anyone digging to call at least three full business days (excluding weekends and holidays) prior to beginning work. This includes excavators as well as property and home owners’ contractors. Contact New Jersey One Call at 811 or 800-272-1000 any time, day or night.
Fees & Rates Schedule
Fire Prevention~Home Sale & Commercial Insp
  • Fire Safety Registrations
Health Department Services
Planning~Land Use~Master Plan
Public Works~Service Request
Recreation Programs~Events
  • Facility, Field & Court Reservations
    • Reservation Tennis Courts
    • Facility Schedule (indoor)
      Here you will find the reserved schedules for the Garabrant, Botti Pavilion, Carriage House and Phoenix House Garden. Maximum capacity of the Garabrant Center is 150 Standing, 100 Chairs only, 60 Tables and Chairs. Use the drop-down filters to see when times have been booked or when times are open. To make a reservation, email Bruce DiBisceglie, Recreation Director at the email link at top.
    • Field Schedule (outdoor)
      Attached is the current Field Schedule for Borough Park (Doubleday Field, Elliott Field, Lenape Field, First Responders Turf Court), Botti Park (Upper/Lower), Franklin Field and Pastime Field. No changes can be made to this schedule without the written authorization from Mendham Borough Recreation Director, Bruce DiBisceglie
    • Reservation Facility (Indoor)
      Please submit this form to the Department of Recreation to reserve a non field recreation facility.
    • Reservation Field (Outdoor)
      Please submit this form to the Department of Recreation by Dec 31 to reserve a field for the upcoming year. After Dec 31, fields will be assigned based on remaining availability. Review the USE OF BOROUGH FIELDS - FACILITIES (Regulations) before submitting a Field or Facility Request Form
    • Regulations Facility & Field
      Please review all terms and conditions on this form before submitting a Field or Facility reservation request.
Selling Your House~Inspections
  • Mandatory Inspections & Open Permit Search Link
      Prior to closing on the sale of your home all mandatory inspections must be completed.
      To confirm there are No Open Permits click on the SDL OPEN PERMIT SEARCH link above and log in. If you do not have an SDL account click on create account and follow the instructions. After logging in go to Find a Property. Enter the property address or block and lot numbers and click Go. You will be directed to the Property Page. To review the status of permits for the property being sold, scroll down and click on Permit Applications.
    • Certificate of Smoke Alarm, Carbon Monoxide Alarm, Portable Fire Extinquisher Compliance
      The New Jersey Uniform Fire Code 5:70-2.3(a) requires: “Before any one or two family structure is sold, leased or otherwise made subject to a change of occupancy for residential purposes, the owner shall obtain a Certificate of Smoke Alarm, Carbon Monoxide Alarm and Portable Fire Extinguisher Compliance (CSACMAPFEC), evidencing compliance with N.J.A.C 5:70-4.19. This is a mandatory inspection and must be completed prior to sale, lease, or change in occupancy by the Borough Fire Prevention Bureau.
    • Sewer Connection Inspection
      This inspection is mandatory and is required for all residential property on the Borough public sewer system. The Borough of Mendham does not require an inspection on private septic systems.
    • Sewer Utilitiy Account
      Selling or purchasing a home? There is no need to contact the Borough to transfer service.  The name of the new responsible party for the service will automatically transfer in the Borough Billing System from the sellers name to the new property owners name upon transfer of the property deed.
Sewer Utility Billing
Tax Assessor~Tax Map
Tax Collector
Zoning~Compliance Review & Permits
  • Maps
  • Zoning Permits
  • Zoning Compliance
    • Zoning Compliance Review & Permit Application
      A Zoning Compliance Review & Permit is required for variances, construction permits, exterior improvements including, but not limited to, Sheds, Additions, A/C Unit Replacements, Whole House Generators, Patios, and Fences. A Zoning Compliance Review & Permit Application must be submitted to the Zoning Office and reviewed prior to Joint Land Use Board (JLUB), Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) and Construction Permit Applications. Submit original and one (1) copy of application with property survey that has a raised surveyor seal showing the size of the lot; bounding streets; and the size, type, and location of existing and proposed structures with distances to all property lines denoted. Draw to scale on the survey any proposed structures on each survey.