When do the Mayor and Council hold public meetings?
Stanhope’s Mayor and Council hold public meetings two times per month. They meet at 7pm on the second Tuesday and the fourth Tuesday of the month.
If I want to speak to the Mayor and Council in person, how do I get on the Agenda?
All meetings have an “Open to the Public” portion to afford the public time to speak to the Mayor and Council about questions or concerns.
How do I request a copy of a municipal record?
Government Records Request Forms are available in the Municipal Clerk’s office (OPRA Form) or by clicking here. The Government Records Request Form contains complete instructions and fee schedule.
How can I report a street lamp out?
Street lamp outages can be reported directly to the power company at this site: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/service_requests/report-lighting-problem.html. You will need the nearest house address, cross street, and pole number. Use this site for street lamps only. Please report traffic light outages to the Stanhope Police at 973-347-4533.
Must I be a Stanhope resident in order to obtain a Parking Permit?
Yes, proof of residency is required at the time you submit an application for a Parking Permit.
What if I no longer own the car for which I purchased the Parking Permit. Must I purchase another Parking Permit for my new car?
Replacement/Transfer Decals are available through the Municipal Clerk�s office for a fee of $4.00. You must submit proof the original Decal was removed from your previous vehicle.
How do I obtain a Parking Permit?
Parking Permits are available through the Municipal Clerk’s office. When applying for a Parking Permit you must provide proof of residency and a valid registration card for the vehicle for which the Parking Permit is issued.
What is the fee for a Parking Permit?
Parking Permit fees are as follows:
Calendar Year (Jan. 1st to Dec. 31st) -$50.00
Permits issued after July 1st – $25.00
Can I park my car on the street?
Vehicles cannot be parked on any Stanhope street from November 1st through April 1st between the hours of 4 AM and 6 AM or at any time when the DPW is removing snow from the roadways.
What do I do if my dog or cat loses their license tag?
If your dog or cat has lost their tag you may obtain replacement tags through the Municipal Clerk’s office for a fee of $5.00.
What is the annual license fee?
Annual license fees are as follows: Dog, neutered/spayed – $10.00 Dog, not neutered/spayed – $13.00 Cats – $10.00 Replacement Tag – $ 5.00 (this is for lost tag in same calendar year) (There is no fee for licensing a seeing/hearing or service dog for the handicapped.)
How do I license my dog or cat?
Residents can license their dogs and cats at the Municipal Clerk’s office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please remember to bring proof of your pets rabies vaccination (must be valid through October 31st of the licensing year) and alteration papers if not already on file with the Municipal Clerk’s office.
How old must a dog or cat be in order to need a license?
All dogs and cats kept within Stanhope must be licensed by the time they are seven (7) months or have their permanent teeth.
When must my dog/cat be licensed?
Your pet must be licensed annually by April 30th. Licenses issued after April 30th are subject to a $5.00 per month late fee.
How do I find out where to vote?
The sample ballot that registered voters receive in the mail contains all polling information. Or you may find out by visiting this link.
How do I get an absentee ballot?
The Municipal Clerk’s office can provide you with an absentee ballot application which you mail to the Sussex County Clerk’s office. The application must be received by the Sussex County Clerk at least seven days prior to the election if mailed; or by 3:00 p.m. on the day prior to the election if you appear in person at the Sussex County Clerk’s office.
How do I register to vote?
You can register to vote at the Sussex County Clerk’s office or by mail. Voter Registration Forms are available at the Municipal Clerk’s office, or can be downloaded from the Sussex County Clerk’s website: http://sussexcountyclerk.org/forms2/
What is the deadline to register to vote in an upcoming election?
Voter registration deadline is 21 days prior to an election. Voters may register after the deadline, but will not be eligible to vote in the election immediately forthcoming.
How do I declare or change my party affiliation?
The Municipal Clerk’s office can provide you with a “change of party” application. The application must be received by the Sussex County Clerk’s office fifty-five (55) days prior to the Primary Election. Forms can be obtained at the Sussex County Board of Elections website.