Township of Mahwah, NJ
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   Township Clerk
      - How and where do I license my dog or cat?
      - How do I obtain a parking permit to park in the municipal parking lots?
      - How do I request a copy of a municipal record?
 
   Voting
      - How and where do I register to vote?
      - How do I find out where I can vote?
 


    Township Clerk
          How and where do I license my dog or cat?
In accordance with the Township Code, dogs and cats over seven months of age are required to be licensed.

A Rabies Vaccination Certificate, valid through and including November 1 of each year is required.  If applicable, written proof of spaying or neutering from a licensed Veterinarian is required. If the dog or cat has previously been licensed and the Municipal Clerk's Office records reflect same, proof of spraying/neutering and rabies vaccination are not required.

Fees for Dog and Cat Licenses:
$7.00 per spayed or neutered dog and/or cat.
$10.00 per unspayed or unneutered dog and/or cat.
$2.00 replacement fee for lost tag.

After February 15, of each year, the $10.00 late fee per animal is imposed which is in addition to the licensing fee.


Licenses may be renewed in person between the hours of 8:30AM and 3:30PM, Monday through Friday except Municipal holidays in the Minicipal Clerk's Office, or by mailing the Rabies Vaccination Certificate, Proof of Spaying/Neutering Certificate and a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Township of Mahwah, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430, Attention: Municipal Clerk's Office. Please do not send cash. If licensing cats and dogs, separate checks are necessary.


          How do I obtain a parking permit to park in the municipal parking lots?
Parking Permits are only issed to Mahwah residents.   A Driver's License and Vehicle Registration in your Mahwah address must be shown for proof of residency.   Parking Permits are valid for as long as you own your vehicle.   Parking is on a first come, first serve basis.   Parking Permits may be obtained in the Municipal Clerk's Office between 8 AM - 4 PM weekdays, except for Municipal Holidays. 

The Municipal Parking Lots are located on East Ramapo Avenue.   One is located by the Red Caboose / Train Station and the other is directly across the street along side Winter's Pond. 


          How do I request a copy of a municipal record?
Forms to request copies of municipal records are availabe in the Municipal Clerk's Office or on the Townships's Website; mahwahtwp.org.  Go to  "Forms Center", scroll down to "Towhship Clerk" and click on desired form.


 
    Voting
          How and where do I register to vote?
Voter registration forms are available at the Township Clerk's office. Absentee Ballot Request Forms are also available at the Township Clerk's office.  Deadline for requests must be received by the Bergen County Clerk's Office in Hackensack is seven days before election for which you are requesting the absentee ballot.  You may apply in person to the Bergen County Clerk, One Bergen County Plaza, Room 130, in Hackensack up until 3:00PM the day before the election.


          How do I find out where I can vote?
You can find out where to vote within the Township by viewing the Voting Districts & Locations web page in the web site (which is located within the Township Clerk web site section.)    


 



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