Borough Clerk & Registrar of Vital Statistics: Dorothy S. Hicks
Deputy Borough Clerk & Deputy Registrar: Marina Yoler
Assistant to the Borough Clerk:
t: 908.234.0611 f: 908.234.0918
h: Monday through Friday - 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. or by appointment
Our goal is to assist all residents and members of the public in a friendly, helpful and courteous manner. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us or stop by in person at the municipal building located at 6 Prospect Street.
The Office of the Clerk is historical in its tradition serving as a direct link between residents and their local government. The role of the Municipal Clerk is so diverse serving all levels of government, that state legislation was enacted to define the “Core Duties” of the statutory office. In the Borough of Far Hills, the Municipal Clerk is also the Registrar of Vital Statistics.
The duties and responsibilities of the Municipal Clerk are established by N.J.S.A. 40A:9-133.
- Secretary of the Municipal Corporation
- Secretary to the Governing Body
- Chief Administrative Officer for Municipal Elections
- Chief Registrar of Voters in Municipality
- Administrative Officer for Licenses and Permits
- Manager and Custodian of all Government Records
- Other duties imposed by state statutes and regulations or municipal ordinances
ELECTION AND VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION
New Jersey Election information.
Somerset County Election information.
WHO MAY REGISTER TO VOTE?
You are eligible to register to vote if:
- You are a citizen of the United States
- You are a resident of Somerset County at least 30 days before the next election
- You will be 18 years of age on or before the next election
- You are not incarcerated, on parole, or on probation
Application for Voter Registration
Application for Vote By Mail Ballot
HOW DO I UPDATE MY VOTER INFORMATION?
Registered voters who have moved to another town within Somerset County must update their address. Registered voters who are new to Somerset County or move out of the county must file a new voter registration application.
HOW CAN I CONFIRM THAT I AM REGISTERED TO VOTE?
Search the New Jersey Division of Elections Voter Registration records to confirm if you are registered.
REGISTRAR OF VITAL STATISTICS
In municipalities with populations under 5,000, the Clerk also serves as the Registrar of Vital Statistics.
MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATION
You must be at least 18 years of age and not be a party to another civil union, domestic partnership or marriage to be married in the State of New Jersey.
Where to apply:
If you are applying for a marriage license and are a resident of New Jersey, the license may be obtained from the Registrar of Vital Statistics in the municipality in which either applicant resides. If neither applicant is a resident of New Jersey, the application would be submitted in the municipality where the ceremony will be performed and will only be valid in that issuing municipality. The application is filed together with the applicants as well as one (1) witness over the age of 18.
It is recommended to make an appointment to ensure that the Registrar or Deputy Registrar is available to accept your application.
Do not sign the Marriage License Application form before coming to the Borough of Far Hills, as each applicant must sign, under oath, in the presence of the issuing authority.
Required documents when applying for a marriage license:
- Proof of identity by presenting your driver’s license, passport or state/federal I.D.
- Proof of residency by one applicant, if a NJ resident
- Social Security number*
- A witness, 18 years of age or older
- The $28.00 application fee, check or cash only
* Your social security number is required by law for US citizens and will be kept confidential.
Any documents in a foreign language must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
After you apply:
There is a 72-hour waiting period before the license can be issued. The waiting period begins when the application is filed with the Local Registrar.
IMPORTANT: Please do not rely on the mailing address to indicate the municipality in which the ceremony is to be performed. As a convenience, below are a few wedding venues that have a Far Hills mailing address but are actually located in another municipality.
- Bamboo Brook Park - Chester Township
- Hamilton Farms - Bedminster Township
- Natirar - Borough of Peapack and Gladstone
- Willowwood Arboretum - Chester Township
For a complete list of local registrars throughout the state of New Jersey, visit NJ Department of Health/Vital Statistics.
OBTAINING A CERTIFIED COPY OF A VITAL RECORD
Certified copies can only be obtained from the registrar in the municipality where the event occurred or from the NJ Department of Health/Vital Statistics. The Borough of Far Hills charges $5.00 per copy, cash or check only.
Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order #18, the registrar may only issue a certified copy of a vital record to persons who establish themselves as the subject of the vital record, the subject’s parent, legal guardian or legal representative, spouse, child, grandchild or sibling, if of legal age.
In addition to authenticating your relationship to the subject of the vital record, you must submit proof of your identity. Acceptable forms of identification are as follows:
- a valid photo driver’s license OR
- a valid non-photo driver’s license plus an alternate form of ID with address OR
- a photo ID non-driver’s license OR
- two alternate forms of ID with address
To obtain a certified copy of a vital record, please complete the Application for a Certified Copy of a Non-Genealogical Vital Record
Requests for a certified copy of a vital record may be made in person, by mail, or online.
The application and proof of your identity must accompany your request whether it is made by mail or in-person.
In Person - bring this application, two forms of original identification from the above list, and a check or money order made payable to the Borough of Far Hills.
By Mail - send the completed application, photocopies of two acceptable forms of identification from the above list, and a check or money order made payable to the Borough of Far Hills. The mailing address is Borough of Far Hills, 6 Prospect Street, Far Hills, NJ 07931 Attn: Registrar of Vital Statistics
ANNUAL PET LICENSING
Why is it important to license my pet?
Dog License Fee: $18.00 per dog
Cat License Certificate: $15.00 for up to six cats
Not Spayed or Neutered: $3.00 per animal
Application Deadline: January 31st of the licensing year
Late Fee: After a ten-day grace period a fee of $10.00 per application will be assessed
Please complete the Annual Pet License Application and provide a copy of the rabies vaccination certificate with an expiration date valid through November 1st of the licensing year. If the rabies vaccination expires prior to November 1st of the licensing year, contact your veterinarian to discuss options that may be available to you.