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The COUNTY ROADS in West Orange are: Central Avenue, Eagle Rock Avenue, Laurel Avenue, Main Street, Park Avenue, Northfield Avenue, Pleasant Valley Way, Prospect Avenue, Washington Street, Gregory Avenue (from Mt. Pleasant Avenue to the South Orange border) and Mt. Pleasant Avenue (from Prospect Avenue East to Main Street). Included in this list is Cherry Lane which has a specific designation of a county park road.
CONTACT Essex County Department of Public Works 900 Bloomfield Avenue Verona, NJ, 07044 Department of Public Works (973) 226-8500 Division of Roads & Transportation (973)-239-3366
The STATE ROADS in West Orange are: Interstate 280 (I-280) and part of Route 10 (Mt. Pleasant Avenue), from Prospect Avenue to the Livingston border.
CONTACT NJ Department of Transportation (NJDOT) (609)-588-6211 NJ State Department of Transportation
Dog License Fees:
$15.00 not spayed/neutered
$10.00 add late fee on March 1st
Cat License Fees:
$ 5.00 add late fee on March 1st
Programs are offered to West Orange Senior Citizens at a low cost fee and include events, classes, discussions, and more. To register for programs contact Laura Van Dyke at 973-325-4105 For more info
Social Services are provided via the Township Social Worker. Counseling and referral services are offered by the Social Worker to residents who may require intervention and management. Information pertaining to financial aid programs such as Food Stamps, Social Security, Disability, Medicare, and Medicaid is also available. Appropriate resources and referrals are utilized in working towards resolution of problems. Call 973-325-4105 for Social Services.
West Orange Health DepartmentC/o Alex Caprio, Animal Control Facility66 Main StreetWest Orange, NJ 07052
Your donation will be used specifically for the care and feeding of our animals. Thank you!
Your sewer bill is mailed to you in by March 1. The payment is due April 1.
For additional information, call 973-325-4075 Tax Payment Information
Yes- you should contact the Department of Planning and Development at 973-325-4110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All municipal ordinances are available through our Municipal Clerk's office. Examples of the laws/ordinances on the books are the ones that pertain to parking on our municipal streets, noise and trash. You can also call the West Orange Police Desk non emergency number 973-325-4000.
Programs are offered to West Orange Senior Citizens at a low cost fee and include events, classes, discussions, and more. To register for programs contact Laura VanDyke (email@example.com) or Noelia Perez (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 973-325-4105 for more info
There are several places to find out about volunteer opportunities. 1- The Office of Emergency Management- CERT Volunteers For more information, copy and paste this link into your browser. www.westorange.org/OEM-CERT 2- The Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) is a team of volunteers trained to assist victims of domestic violence. The primary purpose of the team is to offer emergency support, alternatives, and referrals to victims of domestic violence. For more information, copy and paste this link into your browser. www.westorange.org/DVRT 3-Copy and paste this link to your browser for a listing of West Orange Community Organizations www.westorange.org/CommunityOrganizations 4- Copy and paste the following link into your browser: http://www.jerseycares.org/ 5- The West Orange Health Department is recruiting volunteers with medical credentials and non-medical volunteers to assist the Township during times of emergency. The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) has been established to maintain a list of trained people that may be called when staff is not sufficient to meet the needs of the community. Click here:
2- The Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) is a team of volunteers trained to assist victims of domestic violence. The primary purpose of the team is to offer emergency support, alternatives, and referrals to victims of domestic violence. For more information, copy and paste this link into your browser. www.westorange.org/DVRT
3-Copy and paste this link to your browser for a listing of West Orange Community Organizations www.westorange.org/CommunityOrganizations
4- Copy and paste the following link into your browser: http://www.jerseycares.org/
5- The West Orange Health Department is recruiting volunteers with medical credentials and non-medical volunteers to assist the Township during times of emergency. The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) has been established to maintain a list of trained people that may be called when staff is not sufficient to meet the needs of the community. Click here: Medical Reserve Corps
Many factors determine what you will need. A permit is required to construct, enlarge, demolish, install or alter any structure such as commercial property and residential homes. Permits are also required for installation and replacement of equiptment such as air conditioning and furnaces. Permits are not required for minor work that is considered ordinary repair such as exterior and interior painting and roofing/siding that is LESS than 25%. Permits are also not required for direct replacement of windows that remain the same size; replacement of plumbing fixtures such as sinks and tubs in the same location.
1. Minor work shall mean and include the construction or total replacement of any porch or stoop which does not provide structural support for any roof or portion of a building; the construction or alteration of any rooms within an existing one or two-family dwelling, provided that no structural members are altered in any way; the removal and replacement of more that twenty-five percent (25%) of the exterior siding of a one or two-family dwelling;
2. Minor work shall also mean and include the replacement of any existing plumbing piping work with new and approved material of like capacity; the installation of drinking fountains and condensate drains in existing structures; the replacement of existing low-pressure hot water heaters with new ones of like capacity; and the new installation of lavatories, water closets, tubs, showers, washers or diswashers, and garbage disposers in existing space of one and two-family dwellings where the new installation of additional fixtures can be accommodated with no increase in the size of the water distribution system, water service or house drain;
3. Minor work shall also mean and include new electrical work incidental to the installation of air conditioning, equipment, clothes dryers, and ranges or ovens in one and two-family dwellings; the installation of five (5) or less 110 or 220 volt receptacles or fixtures where existing circuits and/or available space circuits and service are adequate to support the load; the replacement of existing wiring with new wiring of the same capacity provided that the new wiring shall be of a type approved for the use by the code;
4. Minor work shall also mean and include the installation of any fire detection or suppression device in any one or two-family dwelling; installation of a radon mitigation system in an existing detached one or two-family dwelling; the installation of a burglar alarm or security system in any structure and the installation of a low voltage communication system in any structure other than a one or two-family dwelling;
5. Minor work shall not include lead abatement;
6. Minor work on elevator devices shall also mean and include work as outlined below and not involving any structural alteration to a building and as scoped within the applicable sections of Part XII of ASME A17.1 referenced in the building sub-code.
Once the OPRA request has been received by the Clerk's office, they will send it to our office; within seven (7) business days we will advise you if we have records available for your review. There is only a fee if you request printed copies of records. OPRA Request Form
Your application for appeal must be in writing setting forth your address and name, the address of the building or site in question, the permit number, the specific sections of the Regulations in question, and the extent and the nature of your reliance on them. You may include a brief statement setting forth your position and the nature of relief sought by you. You may also append any documents that you consider useful.
If you are installing an in-ground pool, an approval from the Engineering Department is required before you can secure a building permit. You need to submit two (2) copies of a grading plan to their office, located at 25 Lakeside Avenue, West Orange, for approval BEFORE submitting your permit application package to the Building Department.
You must also provide the Building Department with a copy of your property survey (marked to indicate the location of the pool), the specifications on the pool, filter and ladder. Additionally, you must submit building, plumbing and electrical permit applications providing all descriptions of work. (Link to Requirements for Pool Installations.) Pool Installation Information
The Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL), 40:55D, sets forth statutory law guiding the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Postcards are mailed to property owners the end of January. This statutory requirement is intended to inform property owners of their assessment for the current tax year. If a property owner does not agree with their assessment, they may file an appeal. The appeal deadline is April 1st.
A taxpayer does not file an appeal of his/her taxes but rather the assessment. West Orange Township taxpayers who believe that their assessments are not fair as of October 1st, of the pretax year (the assessing date) have the right to file an appeal with the Essex County Board of Taxation on or before April 1st of the tax year. A Petition of Appeal may be obtained from the Essex County Board of Taxation located at 50 South Clinton Street, Suite 5200, East Orange, NJ 07018 973-395-8525 or visit http://www.essextaxboard.com/appeal.html
The Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights states property taxpayers in New Jersey have the following rights:
• The right to understand the property assessment process and the requirements of the state Constitution concerning the assessment of real property;
• The right to understand the calculation of the assessment on their property;
• The right to detailed information about how to appeal an assessment of property; and
• The right to view the property assessment of any other parcel of property in the municipality.
Read More: NJ now has a 'bill of rights' for taxpayers — Here's what you need to know | http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/lpt/LocalPropertyTax.pdf
A revaluation program seeks to spread the tax burden equitably within a municipality by appraising each property according to its true value and assessing it based on such value. This process is almost always accomplished by hiring a revaluation company under the direct supervision of the municipal tax assessor in accomplishing this task and involves the interior & exterior inspection of every property in a municipality.
Get the brochure, “What is Revaluation” from the New Jersey Tax Website. https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/lpt/revaluation.pdf
Click here for NJ State Foreclosure Resources
1-The applications are available at your local US Post Office. You can obtain the application, complete it and mail it from there.
2- You can apply (you need to bring a completed application with you) through Essex County and their Outreach Program.
3- You can complete an application online
Click Here for Essex County Passport Info