Certified copies of a birth, marriage or death that took place in Old Tappan may be obtained from the Registrar's office.

Please contact the Registrar for further information.

Registrar: Lori Langone
Telephone: (201) 664-1849, Ext. 221
E-mail: click here
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

 

Marriage licenses are obtained through the Registrar's office in the Borough of Old Tappan.

Registrar: Lori Langone, CMR
Telephone: (201) 664-1849 ext. 10
E-mail: click here
Hours: Monday - Friday 9 am to 2 pm
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Fee: $28.00 (exact Change cash only)

The Office of Vital Statistics recommends that any couple contemplating marriage should contact the Registrar's office at (201) 664-1849 at least 2 weeks prior for further information and an appointment.

Where to Apply for a Marriage License:

  • Marriage licenses are only valid in the State of New Jersey
  • If the either applicant lives in Old Tappan and is being married in New Jersey, the couple can apply in Old Tappan
  • If both, the bride and groom, live outside of New Jersey but the marriage is taking place in Old Tappan, they would apply in Old Tappan.

 

Building Permit
Zoning Permit
Soil Disturbance Permit
Street Excavation Permit
Dog and Cat Licenses
Marriage Licenses
Birth and Death Certificates
Business License
Raffles License
Liquor Licenses
Animal License
Towing License

Pet Licenses expire on January 31 of each year for all dogs and cats. License applications, available on the Forms page and at Borough Hall, should be submitted with a copy of their current rabies certificate and a check made payable to the Borough of Old Tappan, by February 28 of each year.

In compliance with State Law, proof of rabies vaccination must be furnished with the application. The vaccination must be valid through January of the year that the pet is being licensed. If it is not, you will need to have your pet vaccinated before a license can be issued.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE AWARE THAT RABIES IS PRESENT IN WILD ANIMALS IN NEW JERSEY. IT IS THEREFORE VITAL THAT ALL DOGS AND CATS BE VACCINATED AND LICENSED.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori at the Borough Hall at 201-664-1849, ext. 10.Owners who do not obtain the yearly license by February 28 must pay a late fee. The late fee is $5.00 for the first month that the license application is late and $2.00 for each additional month that the license application is late.

Building permits provide the means for Code Officials to protect the residents' health, safety, and welfare by reducing the potential hazards of unsafe construction. 

 

The building permit process helps to explain the requirements needed to fulfill Old Tappan's local laws and ordinances. An application for a permit must be made before any construction or remodeling work begins. Building permits provide the Code Officials with the means to review the construction documents to ensure that minimum standards are met and appropriate materials are used.  

 

The following work requires a Permit Application:

  • New building/additions/renovations Demolitions
  • Electrical and plumbing work
  • Boiler and furnace replacements
  • Window replacement when changing size or type
  • Oil tank removal
  • Re-roofing
  • Fences
  • Sheds
  • Sewer connections
  • Signs
  • Miscellaneous residential construction such as:
  • Siding, pools, decks, elevated patios, driveways, etc.  

 

The following work does not need a Permit:

  • laying floor (not wall) tiles
  • painting
  • replacing same size windows and doors
  • repaving driveway with the same material and same size, etc.

When in doubt, please call the Building Department.  

 

Permits must be obtained before the start of work.

 

For the Building Department's applications, Click here.
To see the Department of Energy's official Building Energy Codes, click here.

Exceptions include emergency replacement of furnaces, boilers and water heaters. However, the  Building Department must be notified of the emergency replacement at the time of installation. Permits must be obtained within five days from the date of the installation.

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