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Administration
   Personnel
      - Are there any job openings?
      - How do apply to be a Police Officer?
      - How do I obtain an application?
      - Is Sayreville an Equal Opportunity Employer?
      - Is the Borough of Sayreville a Civil Service town?
      - What is "Civil Service"?
 
Boards
   Cable TV Advisory Board
      - How do I become a member?
 
   S.A.F.E. Sayreville Alliance for Family Education
      - How do I become a member?
 
Clerk
   Clerk's Office
      - Dog and Cat Licensing
      - Peddler/Hawker Licensing
      - Barber & Beauty Shop Licensing
      - Solicitors and Canvasser Licensing
      - Junkyard Licensing
 
Code Enforcement & Zoning
   Zoning & Code Enforcement
      - What are the guidelines for a driveway?
      - What are the guidelines for a residential zoning permit?
      - What are the guidelines for a shed?
      - What are the guidelines for pools?
      - What are the guidelines for signs?
 
Commuter Information
   Commuter Information
      - What options are available?
      - How do I obtain a parking permit?
      - What are the rules and regulations for the parking facilities?
      - Can my permit be transferred to another vehicle?
      - What if my sticker is lost, damaged or stolen?
 
Construction Dept.
   Construction
      - After I receive my permit how long is it valid for?
      - Are permits needed for all home improvements?
      - Do I qualify for the Senior Discount Ordinance?
      - Once I receive my permit, how long does it take to get an inspection?
      - What about zoning?
      - What are permits and why do I need one?
      - What forms of payment do you accept in your office?
      - What happens if I don’t get a permit?
      - What is a building permit?
      - What is the Building Code?
      - What is the cost of a permit?
      - When do I need a construction permit?
      - Where can I obtain the proper permit forms?
      - Who prepares the required plans?
      - When do I need a building permit?
      - How can I obtain a building permit?
      - What are the benefits of having a building permit?
      - What does ICC do?
 
Emergency Medical Services
   MORGAN FIRST AID
      - HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER
 
Finance
   Finance
      - When are the bills paid?
      - How can I get copies of Budget Documents?
      - What is the Borough's Credit Rating?
 
Fire Prevention
   Fire Prevention
      - Can I have a charcoal grill on my balcony?
      - Do all municipalities enforce the same Fire Safety Code?
      - The Fire Inspector was just here when my new building was completed; why do I have another fire inspection within six or seven months?
      - What does the code say about propane fired grills?
      - Where can I obtain a fire report?
      - Where is the Fire Official’s office located?
 
Health
   Health
      - How do I obtain a certified copy of a vital record?
      - How do I obtain a dog/cat license?
      - How do I report a health hazard or concern?
      - What do I need to apply for a Marriage or Civil Union License?
      - When is the annual rabies clinic?
      - Where do I go to get my child's immunizations or shots?
 
Police
   Police Department
      - Where do I go to appear for a Sayreville court appearance?
      - How old must I be to purchase a handgun?
      - How old must I be to purchase a rifle or shotgun?
      - I found what I believe to be an explosive device. Can I bring it to the police for disposal?
      - I have a rifle/shotgun/handgun/ammunition that I would like to dispose of. Can I turn this item in for safe disposition?
      - I inherited a firearm as part of an estate. Can I legally retain ownership of this weapon?
      - Are there any other restrictions regarding the purchase of firearms?
      - Are there fees involved in the application process?
      - Do I have to be fingerprinted as part of the application process?
      - How do I make a complaint about an officer?
      - Who do I contact to arrange a tour of headquarters for my youth/scout group?
      - Are there officers available to speak at my organization's meetings?
 
Recreation
   Recreation
      - Office Hours
      - Location of Recreation Bulding?
      - How do I find out about Recreation programs & special events
      - What type of programs are offered.
      - Use of Boro Facilities
      - Picnic Rental
      - Who needs a boat ramp permit?
      - How do I obtain a boat permit
      - Do I need a fishing permit to fish in Sayreville lakes?
      - How do I obtain a fishing permit?
      - Adult Leagues
      - Use of Skatepark
      - Summer youth employment
 
Tax Collector
   Tax Collector
      - What are the tax collector's office hours?
      - Where is the tax collector office located?
      - When are my taxes due?
      - How can I pay my taxes?
      - When are the bills mailed?
      - I can not find my bill, How can I get a new one?
      - Do you collect any other payments?
      - Where do my taxes go?
 
Water & Sewer Department
   Water and Sewer Dept.
      - At what age am I entitled to a senior discount?
      - Can anyone use a fire hydrant?
      - Do you bill in gallons or cubic feet?
      - Does the Water Dept fix toilet leaks?
      - How can I detect a toilet leak?
      - How do I apply for water/sewer service?
      - How do you calculate the sewer charges?
      - How often are water bills sent out?
      - Is the water hard or soft?
      - What are the little black buttons on my house?
      - What are the office hours?
      - When do you flush hydrants?
      - Who is responsible for the water meter?
      - Who maintains the water and sewer main/service lines?
 


Administration To Top
    Personnel
          Are there any job openings?
Please refer the Employment Opportunities page.


          How do apply to be a Police Officer?
Being we are civil service all applications are processed by the New Jersey Department of Personnel.  Each applicant must pass the State Law Enforcement Exam.  The exam is given every other year.  Please contact the New Jersey Department of Personnel - Law Enforcement for further information on applications and exams.  When available,  exam applications can also be obtained at the Borough Clerk's Office.


          How do I obtain an application?
Applications can be obtained by clicking here.  You can also get them at the Borough Clerk's Office and by contacting Rebecca Garbowski, Personnel Clerk by e-mail at becky@sayreville.com or by phone at 732-390-7022.


          Is Sayreville an Equal Opportunity Employer?
Yes.


          Is the Borough of Sayreville a Civil Service town?
Yes


          What is "Civil Service"?
This means that all our Personnel transactions are mandated by rules set forth by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission.  The purpose of these rules is to establish a personnel system that provides a fair balance between managerial needs and employee protections for the effective delivery of public services consistent with Title 11A, New Jersey Statutes.


 
Boards To Top
    Cable TV Advisory Board
          How do I become a member?
You can go to Borough Hall and pick up an application at the clercks office, fill it out and submit it at the same. 


 
    S.A.F.E. Sayreville Alliance for Family Education
          How do I become a member?
Contact Alliance Coordinator or Mayors office


 
Clerk To Top
    Clerk's Office
          Dog and Cat Licensing

*What documents do I need?

 

You will need a Rabies Certificate from your vet stating the expiration date of the vaccination.  Vaccinations that expire prior to October 31st of the licensing year are deemed expired, therefore a new inoculation must be received.

 

                If your dog or cat is spayed/neutered proof must be submitted.

 

If your dog or cat cannot be vaccinated due to illness or other reasons a note from your vet is required.

 

*How much does a license cost?

                Licenses for cats that are spayed/neutered are $13.00

                Licenses for cats that are not altered (spayed/neutered) are $16.00

                Licenses for dogs that are spayed/neutered are $15.00

                Licenses for dogs that are not altered (spayed/neutered) are $18.00

                $13.80 – cost of license

                $0.20 -  State Pilot Clinic Fund

                $1.00 -  State Registration Fee

                $3.00 – Animal Population Control Fund (for non altered animals)

 

                (There are no State fees for cat licenses)

 

*Does this license expire?

                All dog/cat licenses expire on June 30th  of each year.

 

*Is there a late fee?

                Beginning July 1st:

                Spayed/neutered cats - $23.00     
                Not altered (spayed/neutered) cats - $26.00
                Spayed/neutered dogs - $25.00   

                Not altered (spayed/neutered) - $28.00

                Beginning August 1st:

                Spayed/neutered cats - $28.00
                Not altered (spayed/neutered) cats - $31.00
                Spayed/neutered dogs - $30.00
                Not altered (spayed/neutered) - $33.00

                Beginning September 1st:

                Spayed/neutered cats - $38.00
                Not altered (spayed/neutered) cats - $41.00
                Spayed/neutered dogs - $40.00
                Not altered (spayed/neutered) - $43.00

 

*When can I renew my pets license?

                We begin licensing for the new year on January 2nd.
 

*Will I receive a renewal notice?

                Yes, usually by the end of January.
 

*At what age does a puppy/kitten need a license?

                All puppy/kitten are required to be licensed by age 7 months.
 

*If I just moved here how long to I have to obtain a license?

                10 days.

 

*Is there a free rabies clinic?

                Yes, usually the 1st Saturday in May.  Please contact the Board of Health for more information at 732-390-7012.
 

*Do I need to notify you if my pet is deceased?

                Yes. We must adjust our records so a renewal notice is not generated.
 

*Do I get a refund if my pet dies?

                No, there are no refunds on dog/cat licenses.

 

 

 

 



          Peddler/Hawker Licensing
 

*How do I  obtain a Peddler’s License?

You must first complete an application, which is available on-line or at the Borough Clerk’s Office.

*What is the procedure?

First submit the application to the Borough Clerk’s office along with the $125.00 application fee.

Applicants must be fingerprinted by our local Police Department.  Please contact the ID Bureau at 732-525-5469 for more information.

Once a favorable report is received from the Police Department the license will be issued.

How long does this procedure take?

                At least two weeks.

*What kind of Peddler’s Licenses are available and what are the fees?

P-1 Food/Beverage Peddler – Mobile – the fee is $125.00.  Persons holding this license must make their sales and then move to a different location.  You cannot be in one location for more than one hour.  Only food/beverage items are permitted to be sold.

Special Event Permit – the fee is $35.00 for first cart/vehicle and each additional cart is $15.00.  It is for the sole purpose of selling merchandise or food/beverage at a special event.  This license shall not exceed two weeks or the actual duration of the special event, whichever is less.  Merchandise and food/beverages are permitted to be sold. 

*Can I permanently remain in one spot?

                No, you must make your sale and move on.

*Can I go on Borough property and parks?

In order to sell items on Borough property and in parks a permit issued by the Recreation Department is required.

*Can this license be transferred?

                No.


*When does this license expire?

                This license expires December 31st of each year.



          Barber & Beauty Shop Licensing

*Is a license required?

 

Yes.   A Barber/Beauty Shop license is required as well as a Business License.  (Please see “Business Licensing” for procedure)


*What is the procedure?

First you must complete an application and submit it to the Borough Clerk’s Office along with the fee which is $5.00 per chair.

It then must be approved by the Mayor and Borough Council at a Regular Meeting.

Then license is issued.


*How long does this procedure take?

                 At least three weeks.


*When does this license expire?

            This license expires December 31st of each year.


          Solicitors and Canvasser Licensing

*Do I need a permit to solicit?

 

                Yes. 


*What is the procedure?

                First you must complete an application. 

The application must be submitted to the Clerk’s Office along with the $100.00 application fee.

Applicants must be fingerprinted and photographed by our local Police Department.  Please contact the ID Bureau at 732-525-5469 for more information.

Once a favorable report is received from the Police Department the license will be issued.


*Is every member of an organization, who will be soliciting, required to be licensed individually?

                Yes.

 

*Are there time restrictions?

 

                You cannot solicit after 9:00 pm. 


*Do I need a permit if it is a non-profit organization?

No.  However the Clerk’s Office and the Chief of Police must be notified of proof that it is a non-profit organization, the name of the organization, the dates of solicitation, and a list of all persons soliciting.



          Junkyard Licensing
  *Is a Junkyard required to be licensed?

Yes.   A Junkyard License is required as well as a Business License. 

(Please see “Business Licensing” for procedure)
 

*What is the procedure?

                First you must complete an application.  

The application must be submitted to the Clerk’s Office along with the appropriate application fee.  The fees are as follows:

                100 cars or less - $200.00

                More than 100 cars - $400.00

                No cars - $200.00

It then must be approved by the Mayor and Borough Council at a Regular Meeting.

License will then be issued.
 

*How long does this procedure take?

                 At least three weeks.



*When does this license expire?

                 This license expires December 31st of each year.


 
Code Enforcement & Zoning To Top
    Zoning & Code Enforcement
          What are the guidelines for a driveway?
  • Driveways must be 5 feet from side of property line.
  • Maximum width twenty (20) feet.


          What are the guidelines for a residential zoning permit?

Purpose

The purpose of acquiring a Zoning Permit is to ensure the proposed use and utilization of a property is in conformance with the Borough Zoning Ordinance. Work that would require a Zoning Permit includes but is not limited to pools, porches, decks, fencesadditions, sheds, driveways, curbs, sidewalks, signs and trailers. The Zoning Department requires the following information in order to review any Zoning Application: NOTE: Subsequent to Zoning approval, CONSTRUCTION PERMITS may be REQUIRED. (see construction office)

 

Basic Requirements

“How to obtain approval”

1.       Obtain and fill out a Zoning Permit Application provided in the Zoning Office.

2.       Provide a certified site survey of the property showing the proposed work. Make sure to include on the survey the setback distances of the proposed work from the property lines and distance from house or shed. See Sample Site Survey.

3.       A basic description of the proposed work.

4. Payment of any and all applicable Zoning Permit fees. $50

 

Possible Additional Requirements

The Zoning Officer may require more detailed information such as architectural drawings, if deemed necessary, to accurately review the application.

    Pools-indicate on survey the area of water discharge, proposed and pre-existing fences and the location of the required self-latching gate.

    Fences-Specification of proposed fence type and its location on survey.

        Decks/Additions/Sheds/Driveways/Walkways- Indicate on survey the exact size, location and setback distances of the proposed work. In addition townhouse/condominium units require a letter of association approval.

        Signs- Position of sing in relation to nearby buildings or structures. Illustration of sign and dimensions.

        Trailers- Size, location and setback distances indicated on survey.



          What are the guidelines for a shed?

26-82.6 Accessory Structures and Uses

 

 A. General requirements. 
 

1.       No accessory structure may be built upon any lot on which there is no principal building or structure. 
 

2.       Except as provided for in Section 26-82.5, Height Exceptions, accessory structures in the MW, SW and I zones shall not exceed the height limit of the zoning district In the B-1, B-2, B-3, P0, G-1, PRIME and residential zones, no accessory structure shall exceed fifteen (15) feet In height.  
 

3.       Accessory structures in all zone districts shall be at least ten (10) feet from any other structure on the same lot excluding patios. 
 

4.       No accessory structure(s) shall be located in a required front yard or in any area, such as the “side” front yard of a coiner lot, where front yard setbacks apply. 
 

5.       Any accessory structure attached to the main budding shall be considered part of the main building. 
 

6.       Accessory buildings in residential zones shall be no greater than one hundred fifty (150) square feet in area. 
 

7.       On through lots, no accessory structure erected in the rear yard shall be nearer to the “rear street line than the minimum front yard setback for the zone in which such lot is located. 
 

8.       Except as provided in paragraph 7 above, minimum setbacks from side and rear lot lines for accessory structures shall be five (5) feet in residential zones and one-half (1/2) the side yard and/or rear yard setback in non-residential zones.

 

9.       Accessory buildings shall be architecturally similar to the principal building, to the extent possible.



          What are the guidelines for pools?

1.  Swimming pools shall comply with the following requirements: 
 

a.       No swimming pool shall be located closer than ten (10) feet to any side or rear lot line, or to any principal or accessory structure, excluding patios, and/or associated decking. 
 

b.       All pools shall be located behind the rear building line of the principal structure. 
 

c.       No private swimming pool shall be used other than as accessory to the principal use of the premises upon which it is located. 
 

d.       Elevated lights over four (4) feet in height used or maintained in connection with a private swimming pool shall be so located and shielded that the illumination there from is not directed upon any adjacent property and shall be turned off by 10:00 PM. 
 

e.       The yard area or portion of the yard area in which the pool is located shall be completely enclosed with a fence that is in compliance with the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code. 
 

f.        The pool may be lighted by either underwater or exterior lights provided all exterior lights are located so that the light is neither directed or reflected upon adjacent properties. All freestanding standards used for exterior lighting shall be no closer to the edge of the pool than its height All lighting shall be in compliance with the applicable State Uniform Construction Code.



          What are the guidelines for signs?

26-89.4          General Regulations

A.  Signs shall be in harmony and consistent with the architecture of the building and relate to the features of the building in terms of location, scale, color, lettering, materials, texture and depth. Signs shall not be dominant but shall be proportionate and shall complement the building, existing signs and surroundings. 
 

B.  There shall be consistent sign design throughout a particular project. The design elements include style of lettering, construction material, size and illumination. Lettering on signs shall not extend more than fifteen (15) inches from the base face. 
 

C.  Signs intended for permanent use shall be constructed of durable materials and shall be permanently affixed to the ground, building or other structure as permitted herein at the location for which approval was received. 
 

D.  Building signs shall not obscure, conflict with or cover any architectural element and must be aligned with major building elements such as windows, trim and structure lines. 
 

E.  No sign shall extend or project above the highest elevation of the wall to which it is attached or above the lowest part of the roofline of the building, whichever is less. 
 

F.  No sign shall be located less than ten (10) feet from a residential zone boundary.

G.  Illuminated signs.  

1.  Signs lit by external sources shall be allowed but shall be located in such a manner so as to avoid any glare on adjacent property. Sources of sign illumination shall be completely shielded from the view of vehicular traffic using the road or roads abutting the lot on which the sign is located. 

2.  External lights used for the illumination of any sign on a building whether or not such light fixtures are attached to or separate from the building, shall not extend above the highest elevation of the front wall of the building or more than eighteen (18) feet above the street level of the premises, whichever is less.

26.89.5        Prohibited Signs

A.  No off-site advertising sign shall be erected, used or maintained within the Borough of Sayreville provided, however, that this regulation shall not apply to temporary signs otherwise permitted by this Subsection.  

B.  No signs shall be placed on fences, utility poles, trees, railway or road bridges, bridge supports or abutments, retaining walls, or water towers unless approved by the Borough Council. 
 

C.  No sign shall be placed on an accessory building. 
 

D.  No roof-top mounted signs, beacons, inflatable signs and/or tethered balloons shall be allowed.


E.  No sign shall be lighted by means of a flashing light or
exposed neon, nor shall any sign be in whole or in part moving, mobile or revolving or electrically or mechanically activated.


F.  No sign shall be allowed
with optical illusion of movement by means of a design which presents a pattern capable of reverse perspective, giving the illusion of motion or changing of copy. 
 

G.  No commercial sign shall be allowed in a window which serves a residential use. 
 

H.  The use and display of temporary portable signs or windsocks, banners or strings or streamers of flags, pennants or spinners or similar objects and devices across, upon, over or along any premises or building, whether as part of any sign or for advertising or public attraction, or otherwise, is prohibited in any zone, except for 

1.   Temporary displays in business or commercial zones as provided in this section.  


2.  T
emporary decorations customarily used for holidays, or for special events as may be approved by the Borough Council.

I.   No signs shall be allowed that are placed on or affixed to vehicles and/or trailers which are parked on a public right-Of-way, public property or private property so as to be visible from a public right-of-way where the apparent purpose is to advertise a product service or activity or direct people to a business or activity located on the same or nearby property. This is not intended, however, to prohibit signs placed on or affixed to vehicles or trailers where the sign is incidental to the primary use of the vehicle or trailer.  

J.   No sign shall be allowed which obstructs any window or door opening used as a means of egress, interferes with an opening required for legal ventilation, or is attached to or obstructs any standpipe, fire escape or fire hydrant.



 
Commuter Information To Top
    Commuter Information
          What options are available?
There are a number of options available to commuters who wish to utilize three designated commuter parking areas.

SAYREVILLE PARK and RIDE - RARITAN STREET

The Sayreville Park and Ride on Raritan Street is open to residents and non-residents.

There are three types of permits available:

       Daily permits are available on-site and cost $4 per day (for up to 16 hours)
      
       Monthly permits are available by submitting an
application and cost $30 per month
            
       Quarterly permits are available by submitting an application and cost $90 per quarter (3 months)

       Quarterly permits are available for the following:

              January 1st thru March 31st 

             April 1st thru June 30th 
            
             July 1st thru September 30th
 
             October 1st thru December 31st


NORTH ERNSTON ROAD

The parking site on North Ernston Road is open to residents only.

Monthly parking permits are available by submitting an application and cost $30 per month.

Quarterly permits are available by submitting an application and cost $90 per quarter (3 months)

There are no daily permits available for this site.


OLD BRIDGE PARK and RIDE

There are 70 spots reserved for Sayreville residents at the Old Bridge Park and Ride. The cost is $25 per month. For an application, please contact The Township of Old Bridge at 732-721-5600.

*PERMITS ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE  -  PERMIT IS  ISSUED SPECIFICIFICALLY FOR EACH SITE



          How do I obtain a parking permit?
DAILY

Daily permits are available on-site at the Raritan Street Park and Ride and cost $4 per day, per vehicle (for up to 16 hours).  Daily permits are not available at the North Ernston Road site.

MONTHLY / QUARTERLY

Monthly or Quarterly permits can be obtained by submitting an application.  Applications are available on line or from the Borough Clerk’s Office. If submitting application/payment on-line an original permit will be sent via regular mail.  If submitting the application/payment in person at the Borough Clerk’s Office permit will be issued immediately. Credit card payment is not accepted at the Borough Clerk’s Office, cash or check only. Fees are $30 for a monthly permit and $90 for a quarterly permit. You must complete the application and submit copies of the following information along with your application:

            VALID NJ DRIVER’S LICENSE

            VALID VEHICLE REGISTRATION FOR EACH VEHICLE

            VALID INSURANCE CARD FOR EACH VEHICLE

Permit will not be issued until all information is submitted. 

Quarterly permits are available for the following:

              January 1st thru March 31st

                 
April 1st thru June 30th

                 
July 1st thru September 30th

             October 1st thru December 31st

Said fee(s) must be paid prior to the month to which it applies.  Fees shall not be prorated, refunded or otherwise reduced for any reason.

*PERMITS ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE  -  PERMIT IS  ISSUED SPECIFICIFICALLY FOR EACH SITE


          What are the rules and regulations for the parking facilities?
Please refer to the Permit Parking Rules and Regulations located on the application.


          Can my permit be transferred to another vehicle?
 

Permits cannot be transferred, assigned or re-sold.



          What if my sticker is lost, damaged or stolen?
  Lost, damaged or stolen stickers will be replaced promptly upon payment of the replacement fee of $10.00.  In no event will the Borough be responsible for any value lost or incurred, or for the inability of a permit holder to use the sites due to lost, stolen or damaged stickers.


 
Construction Dept. To Top
    Construction
          After I receive my permit how long is it valid for?

Any issued permit shall become invalid if the authorized work is not commenced within 12 months after issuance of the permit or if the authorized work is suspended or abandoned for a period of six months after the time of commencing the work.



          Are permits needed for all home improvements?

A permit is not needed for wall papering, painting or similar finishing work. Replacement or repair of plumbing, mechanical or electrical fixtures (ie. Changing faucets or replacing switches) does not normally require a permit.



          Do I qualify for the Senior Discount Ordinance?

Please view the checklist to see if you qualify.



          Once I receive my permit, how long does it take to get an inspection?
Although we have up to 72 hours to conduct a requested inspection, most of the time inspections can be made within a 1 or 2 day time frame.  Please call the main number 732-390-7077 to request an inspection.  All inspections must be requested by 3pm the day before desired inspection date.  We always do our best to accommodate inspection requests within reason.


          What about zoning?

Zoning sets up the permitted types of buildings or structures, permitted uses and where they may be located on a property in a defined area. For example a R-3 designation means that each lot of 15,000 square foot in area can contain one single family home.

Zoning is based on maps and ordinances enacted by the Borough Council. A zoning variance may be requested if a property owner wants to build something that is not allowed in the zone or which does not meet the required setbacks.

Questions about zoning can be answered at the counter  or you can call 732-390-7004 with your zoning questions.



          What are permits and why do I need one?

Permits are used to regulate construction. The process is designed to ensure that all construction within the Township is safe. The safety of building occupants is the primary reason for construction codes. Construction codes in effect in New Jersey include the:

  • International Building Code 2006 New Jersey Edition
  • Internation Residential Code 2006 New Jersey Edition
  • National Standard Plumbing Code 2006
  • National Electric Code 2005
  • Internation Mechanical Code 2006
  • International Fuel Gas Code 2006
  • Cabo Model Energy Code 1995
  • Ashrae 90.1 Code 2004 Commerical
  • Ashrae 90.1 Code 2006/ Residential

There are several types of permits, depending on the type of construction- structural, plumbing, mechanical or combination. Most homeowner projects require a “combination permit.” In addition, permits are required for the demolition and relocation of buildings.



          What forms of payment do you accept in your office?
We gladly accept cash, check, money order, Visa, or Mastercard.  Please note that if you plan to pay in cash it must be brought over to the main building and are only accepted between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm.  For your convenience, we strongly suggest using the other payment methods listed.


          What happens if I don’t get a permit?

If a permit is not obtained when needed prior to construction you have violated Borough and State regulations and are subject to fines and penalties. In addition, you will be required to obtain permits for the work and the work must pass inspection or be corrected. Otherwise, the site will have to be returned to its original condition.

Remember… construction codes were created for safety reasons. Work built without a permit can be unsafe, no matter how good it looks to the untrained eye.



          What is a building permit?

A building permit gives you legal permission to start construction of a building project in accordance with approved drawings and specifications. Building permits are very beneficial to you and your community. By working with an expert code official, you will benefit from their knowledge of the building codes to ensure your construction project is built right, will be safe and will last. Safe construction practices help protect you, your family, your friends and your investment. Be sure to get your local code official involved with your project, because the building department is on your side.



          What is the Building Code?

The administrative code that is used throughout New Jersey is known as the Uniform Construction Code (U.C.C.). The U.C.C. adopts other National Code Books as the technical text for each discipline. Those books are :

  • International Building Code 2009 New Jersey Edition
  • Internation Residential Code 2009 New Jersey Edition
  • National Standard Plumbing Code 2009
  • National Electric Code 2008
  • International Mechanical Code 2009
  • International Fuel Gas Code 2009
  • International Energy Conservation Code 2009
  • ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1 2007
  • NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm Code 2007
  • NFPA 13 Installation of Sprinkler Systems 2007 


          What is the cost of a permit?

Complete permit cost breakdowns are available from the Construction Inspection Division. Cost examples are as follows:

  • New Home or additions are $0.025 per cubic ft.
  • Alterations are $20 per $1000 construction
  • Sheds range from $ depending on size
  • Fences are $


          When do I need a construction permit?

A construction permit is needed for all new construction. A plumbing, electrical, or mechanical permit is needed for any change to a buildings system. For example, moving or adding an electrical outlet requires a permit. Feel free to call our office to find out if your specific project needs a permit.



          Where can I obtain the proper permit forms?
Forms are available in our office or can be downloaded in our "forms" section.  You can also request the applications be mailed to you.


          Who prepares the required plans?

A NJ Licensed Architect is recommended for the preparation of plans for major projects. Major projects may need to include floor plans drawn to scale, sections, elevations and details. Structural elements such a girders and columns are required to be drawn by a NJ Licensed Architect. Minor projects such as decks and small additions can be drawn by a homeowner.

The Construction Inspection Office has standard specifications that can be followed within certain limitations for routine projects such as decks and retaining walls. These specs along with a plot plan/survey depicting your project are accepted as the required plans.

There are some projects which require a NJ Licensed Engineer to prepare plans. Examples are an in-ground pool, grading plans and retaining walls no more than four feet in height.



          When do I need a building permit?

The best way to find out if you need a permit is to call your local building department. The staff is there to serve the public by providing information about safety and understanding of your local building codes. Be sure to discuss your plans with the code official before you begin construction to determine whether you need a permit. If a permit is not needed, the code official will answer your construction questions and provide valuable advice. Permits are usually required for the following:

  • New buildings

  • Additions (bedrooms, bathrooms, family rooms, etc.)

  • Residential work (decks, garages, fences, fireplaces, pools, sheds, water heaters, etc.)

  • Renovations (garage conversions, basement furnishings, kitchen expansions, re-roofing, etc.)

  • Electrical systems

  • Plumbing systems

  • HVAC (heating, ventilating and air-conditioning) systems



          How can I obtain a building permit?
  1. Talk to Your Local Code Official
    Your code official wants your project to be a success and will help you avoid potential problems that could cost you time and money. You will be asked some basic questions (What are you planning to do? Where?), advised of any requirements and, if necessary, referred to other departments for their approval. The code official will provide you with the resources and information needed for compliance with the applicable building codes. You will then receive an application for a building permit.

  2. Submit Application
    At this stage you will document the "Who, What, When, Where and How" of the job, along with any sketches or plans of the proposed work. Normally, separate permits are required for electrical, plumbing, and heating or air-conditioning work. In a brief amount of time, the code official will review your plans and determine if your project is in compliance with local requirements. If your plans meet these requirements, a permit is issued. If not, the code official may suggest solutions to help correct the problem.

  3. Receive Permit
    Now that you have been approved for a permit, you have legal permission to start construction. A fee, based on the size of the job, is collected to cover the cost of the application, the review and the inspection process. An experienced code official is available to you should you have any questions concerning your project. You should consider your code official as an ally who will help you make your project a success.

  4. Job-site Visits
    On-site inspections will be required to make certain the work conforms to the permit, local codes and plans. Again, you will have access to the expertise of the code official to help you with questions or concerns regarding the project and to ward off potentially costly mistakes. The code official will let you know approximately how many inspections may be needed for your project. Usually, a one- or two-day notice is needed when requesting visits.

  5. Receive Final Approval
    The code official will provide documentation when construction is complete and code compliance is determined. You will then have the personal satisfaction of a job done right. Enjoy your new surroundings with the peace of mind and the knowledge that they meet the safety standards in your community.



          What are the benefits of having a building permit?

Increased Value -- Your home or business is an investment. If your construction project does not comply with the codes adopted by your community, the value of your investment could be reduced. Property insurers may not cover work done without permits and inspections. If you decide to sell a home or building that has had modifications without a permit, you may be required to tear down the addition, leave it unoccupied or do costly repairs.

Protects -- A property owner who can show that code requirements were strictly and consistently met, as demonstrated by a code official's carefully maintained records, has a strong ally if something happens to trigger a potentially destructive lawsuit.

Ensures Safety -- Your permit also allows the code official to protect the public by reducing the potential hazards of unsafe construction and ensuring public health, safety and welfare. By following code guidelines, your completed project will meet minimum standards of safety and will be less likely to cause injury to you, your family, your friends or future owners.



          What does ICC do?

The International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties and states that adopt codes choose the International Codes developed by the International Code Council.



 
Emergency Medical Services To Top
    MORGAN FIRST AID
          HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER
Call 732-525-5455


 
Finance To Top
    Finance
          When are the bills paid?
Bills are ONLY paid after they are approved at a Regular Meeting of the Borough Council.  There are normally 2 meetings a month (usually the 2nd and 4th Mondays of month) but there are only ONE meeting in June, July and August.  Checks are not printed until the day after the meeting. After all paper work is processed, the check will be mailed the Thursday after the meeting.  Checks can also be picked up in person but we request that you call (732)390-7030 to notify us.


          How can I get copies of Budget Documents?

Summary copies of Budget Documents are available at all public hearings on the Budget and should be available on this website, you may also stop by the Finance Office and pick up a set.  The Official Copy of the Budget document is available for viewing in the Clerk's Office as well as the Sayreville Public Library.  Copies of the Official Document are avaible through the clerks office but a fee will apply (please contact clerks office for more information on obtaining a copy).



          What is the Borough's Credit Rating?
As of November 7, 2014 Moody's rating was "Aa3".


 
Fire Prevention To Top
    Fire Prevention
          Can I have a charcoal grill on my balcony?
Charcoal grills are not permitted on any deck, porch, balcony, or any other portion of a building.


          Do all municipalities enforce the same Fire Safety Code?
Yes; the Borough of Sayreville enforces the same Code used by all municipalities in the State of New Jersey.


          The Fire Inspector was just here when my new building was completed; why do I have another fire inspection within six or seven months?
The Fire Inspection that was performed when you first completed your building or space was performed by the Fire Sub-Code who enforces fire safety for all new work. The inspection that is performed by the Fire Official (sometimes referred to as Fire Marshall) is a maintenance inspection. In most circumstances the Fire Official will visit your place of business once a year.


          What does the code say about propane fired grills?
Portable LP-gas cooking equipment such as barbecue grills shall not be stored or used:

• on any porch, balcony or any other portion of a building;
• within any room or space of a building;
• within five feet of any combustible exterior wall;
• opening in any wall;
• under any building overhang.

These rules do not apply to R-3 structures (one- or two-family dwelling units separated by a 2-hour fire separation assembly).


          Where can I obtain a fire report?
Fire reports are obtained from the Sayreville Fire Prevention Office located at 49 Dolan Street.


          Where is the Fire Official’s office located?
The Fire Official’s office is located at 49 Dolan Street, next to the Mickey Sedlak Recreation Building.


 
Health To Top
    Health
          How do I obtain a certified copy of a vital record?

You can only obtain certified copies of vital records if the event took place in the Borough of Sayreville.  For instance, if you were born at St. Peter's Hospital you need to contact the New Brunswick registrar.  Also note that if you applied for a marriage or civil union license in Sayreville but the ceremony took place in another town, you request a certified copy from that town.



          How do I obtain a dog/cat license?
Cat and dog licenses are handled by the Clerk's Office.  Please contact them at 732-390-7020 for more information.


          How do I report a health hazard or concern?
The health inspectors are available Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to answer any questions you may have.  You can reach them directly at 732-390-7015.  Please note that the inspectors conduct inspections on a daily basis and will return phone calls as soon as they return to the office.


          What do I need to apply for a Marriage or Civil Union License?
Please click to view the marriage or civil union license checklist.  This checklist provides all the information you will need to know in order to apply for a license in Sayreville.  Also the application is available by clicking here.


          When is the annual rabies clinic?
Typically the clinic is scheduled for the first Saturday in May.  If you are unable to attend please click here to view additional clinics that are being offered for Middlesex County residents.


          Where do I go to get my child's immunizations or shots?

You can obtain information by calling the Children's Immunization Program provided by Middlesex County at 732-745-3125 or check out this website for additional information.



 
Police To Top
    Police Department
          Where do I go to appear for a Sayreville court appearance?
The Sayreville Municipal Court is located inside the Sayreville Police Department located at 1000 Main Street, Sayreville, NJ  08872.


          How old must I be to purchase a handgun?
Under NJSA 2C:58-3c(4) you must be at least 21 years old to purchase a handgun.


          How old must I be to purchase a rifle or shotgun?
 

 Under NJSA 2C:58-3c(4) you must be at least 18 years old to purchase a rifle or shotgun.



          I found what I believe to be an explosive device. Can I bring it to the police for disposal?
 NO.  For reasons of safety please call 732-727-4444 and explain the situation to the dispatcher.  Since explosive devices can be unstable it is required that an officer respond to your location to assess the device and determine the safest method of removal.


          I have a rifle/shotgun/handgun/ammunition that I would like to dispose of. Can I turn this item in for safe disposition?
 

Yes, you may surrender any of these items and they will be disposed of according to law.  You will be issued a receipt at the time of surrender.



          I inherited a firearm as part of an estate. Can I legally retain ownership of this weapon?
Yes, as long as you possess or acquire a NJ Firearms Purchaser ID Card or Handgun Purchase Permit.  If you do not meet these requirements you are legally entitled to retain ownership of the firearm for 180 days to effect its legal sale or transfer to a person who meets requirements for ownership.


          Are there any other restrictions regarding the purchase of firearms?
 

Yes, in addition to the age requirements there are several other restrictions according to NJSA 2C:58-3a, No handgun purchase permit or firearms purchaser identification card shall be issued:

 (1)    To any person who has been convicted of a crime or a disorderly persons offense involving an act of domestic violence.

(2)    To any drug dependent person, to any person who is confined for a mental disorder to a hospital, mental institution or sanitarium, or to any person who is presently an habitual drunkard.

(3)    To any person who suffers from a physical defect or disease which would make it unsafe for him to handle firearms.

(4)    To any person who has ever been confined for a mental disorder, or to any alcoholic, unless any of the foregoing persons produces a certificate of a medical doctor or psychiatrist licensed in New Jersey or other satisfactory proof that he is no longer suffering from that particular disability in such a manner that would interfere with or handicap him in the handling of firearms.

(5)    To any person who knowingly falsifies any information on the application form for a handgun purchase permit or firearms purchaser identification card.

(6)    To any person where the issuance would not be in the interest of the public health, safety or welfare.

(7)    To any person who is subject to a restraining order issued pursuant to the “Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991” prohibiting the person from possessing any firearm.

(8)    To any person who as a Juvenile was adjudicated delinquent for an offense which if committed by an adult would constitute a crime and the offense involved the unlawful use of a weapon, explosive or destructive device.

(9)    To any person whose firearm is seized pursuant to the “Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991”.


          Are there fees involved in the application process?
Yes, the fees are set by NJ Law.  The application fee for a firearms purchaser ID card is $5.  The application fee for a permit to purchase a handgun is $2.


          Do I have to be fingerprinted as part of the application process?
Yes, submission of fingerprints is a required part of the application process.


          How do I make a complaint about an officer?
 

The Sayreville Police Department holds its employees to the highest standard of integrity.  Under guidelines issued by the NJ Attorney General we are obligated to accept and investigate complaints regarding the conduct of any member of this department.

Complaint forms are available 24 hours a day at the main desk of the police department.



          Who do I contact to arrange a tour of headquarters for my youth/scout group?
To arrange for a tour of the Sayreville Police Department you should contact Det./Sgt. Sean O'Donnell at 732-525-5422.  If you are coming with a scout group, please indicate the requirements that you are hoping to fulfill so we can accommodate your needs.


          Are there officers available to speak at my organization's meetings?

There are a variety of programs that the Saryeville Police Department offers to schools, youth groups and community organizations.  To request a speaker for a specific topic please contact Det./Sgt. Sean O'Donnell at 732-525-5422 to see if there is an available officer. 



 
Recreation To Top
    Recreation
          Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8am to 4pm
Registrations and payments accepted
until 3:30pm daily.



          Location of Recreation Bulding?
Enter the Borough Hall parking lot drive around
to Basketball Courts, Mickey Sedlak Recreation Building is on your
left red brick building.  The recreation office is located up the stairs on the left side of the building looking from the basketball courts.


          How do I find out about Recreation programs & special events
The Recreation Department advertises with the Suburban Newspaper, Home News Tribune, Cable Channel 15, flyer distribution throughout the public & parochial schools in Sayreville and our Website.  Special events sponsored by the Recreation Department that are held at Kennedy Park will be posted at the park entrance.


          What type of programs are offered.
Instructional Programs
Mommy & Me  
Ages:          12months to 35months   one hour class once per week
Sessions:     Winter   Spring   Fall (each session is for 10 weeks)
Location       Mickey Sedlak Recreation Center  Dolan Street

Little Chefs
All By Myself
Ages:          3 to 5      3 hour class once per week
Sessions:    Winter  Spring  Fall (each session is for 10 weeks)
Location:     Mickey Sedlak Recreation Center Dolan Street

Little Kid's Playtime @ Kennedy Park
Ages:         3 to 5      2 1/2hours two to five days per week
Sessions     Winter  Spring  Fall (each session is 10 weeks)
Location:    Kennedy Park Recreation Building

Adult Aerobics
Ages:         Adult
Sessions:   Call office for schedule
Location:    Mickey Sedlak Recreation Center Dolan Street

Summer Fun
Ages:         3 to 5    2 1/2 hours once per week for 6 weeks
Session:     Summer
Location:    Mickey Sedlak Recreation Center  Dolan Street

Co-Ed Crafts  
Ages:        6 to 13   2 1/2 hours once per week for 6 weeks
Session:    Summer
Location:   Mickey Sedlak Recreation  Dolan Street

Mommy & Me
Ages:       18 months and up    one hour once a week for 6 weeks
Session:   Summer
Location:   Mickey Sedlak Recreation Center  Dolan Street

Little Chefs
Ages:        3 to 5   2 1/2 hours once per week for 6 weeks
Session:    Summer
Location:   Mickey Sedlak Recreation Center  Dolan Street

Gymnastics  Dance  Cheer

Ages:        6 to 13   3 hours once per week for 6 weeks
Session:    Summer
Location:   Truman School Taft Place

Summer Park Program - Burke's Park
Ages:       4 to 11   3 hours per day for 6 weeks
Session:   Summer      Monday & Wednesday   and/or   Tuesday & Thursday
Location:   Burkes Park   Washington Road

 Sport Organizations
Sayareville Athletic Assocation
Boys & girls  Baseball
Youth Basketball
Cricket
Field Hockey
Competive Cheerleading

Sayreville Little League
Baseball

Sayreville Soccer Organization
Soccer

Morgan/Parlin Panthers
Pop Warner football & Cheerleading

Sayareville Leprechauns
Pop Warner Football & Cheerleading

Sayreville Girls Little League
Girls softball

Sayreville Adult Softball
Mens-Womens & Co-Ed softball leagues


Special Events

Kids Bingo
     (offered throughout the year)
Ages:            6 & up
Location:       Mickey Sedlak Recreation Center  Dolan Street

Movies          To Be Announced      (offered throughout the year)
Ages:            open to all residents  (children accompanied by an adult)
Location:       Mickey Sedlak Recreation Center  & Kennedy Park

Fishing Derby     (on site-registration)
Ages:             3 to 14
Location:        Kennedy Park  (rain or shine)

Community Flea Market     8am-1:00pm
Registration: Mickey Sedlak Recreation Center -Dolan Street
Residents & Non-Residents Invited
Location:        Borough Hall Fields

Annual Memorial Day Parade -  10:00am
In cooperation with the American Legion Post 211 and the VFW Post 4699 
All service men & women are invited to march in the parade 

Independence Day Celebration   Kenned Park
Live Entertainment, Childrens Games, International Food Court
Childrens Rides and culminating the days events a spectular
Fireworks Display (approximately 9:30pm)

Sayreville Day    Kennedy Park 
Community participation childrens games, rides, foods from around the world,
entertainment, craft vendors, and much, much, more. 

Woofstock - Responsible Dog Ownership Day  
Location:     Kennedy Park

Sayreville's Hit the Bricks 6th Annual 5 Miler
A morning of Fun, Food & Music  Run or Walk / Rain or Shine

Time:         9:30am
Location:  Borough Hall Lot
Care & Share by donating a non-perishable food item to the Food Bank
Race proceeds to benefit Brain Injured Children of Sayreville

Halloween Parade & Trick or Treat Trunk
Time:       6:30pm
Ages:       12 years and under (residents only please)
Location:   Borough Hall Football Field 
               

Annual Toy Drive
Date:        Starts November
Time:        8am to 3:30pm   Monday through Friday
Location:    Recreation Department Dolan Street
New toys only please.....................Help us to provide
some holiday cheer for those special residents of Sayreville.




            


          Use of Boro Facilities
A facility use application is necessary for use of all outdoor areas and buildings. Applications are available at the Recreation Office or may be downloaded from our website and can be e-mailed directly to our office.  E-mail address:  just@sayreville.com.
A certificate of insurance naming the Boro of Sayreville as additionally insured is required. 
Vendors participating at any of these sites must provide their certificate of insurance.



          Picnic Rental
A facility use application must be completed.  The application is available on our website or may be obtained at the Recreation Office.  A certificate of insurance is required by the applicant and any vendor hired for the event.

Park Hours:  11:00am-6:00pm

Fee:     Resident:  $300.00
    Non-Resident:   $500.00

9:00am opening:   additional $40.00

Allow 4-6 weeks for processing

Raindates are not available


          Who needs a boat ramp permit?
A boat ramp pemit is required by all residents and non-residents who lauch a boat or watercraft from the docking facility.  This includes all powered and non-powered watercraft.


          How do I obtain a boat permit

Boat permits may be obtained at the Recreation Office, Mickey Sedlak Recreation Center, Dolan Street - Monday thru Friday - 8:00am - 3:30pm.  Permits are available to residents and non-residents.  A copy of the boat and trailer registration & driver license of owner are required. 

Rates:  Resident - $75.00 1st watercraft - $25.00 2nd craft
        Senior-65+- $50.00 1st watercraft - $20.00 2nd craft

   Non-Resident - $150.00 1st watercraft - $50.00 2nd craft
      Senior 65+ - $100.00 1st watercraft - $40.00 2nd craft

Jet Ski-Resident - $100.00 1st watercraft - $35.00 2nd craft
Non-Resident     - $200.00 1st watercraft - $70.00 2nd craft

Note:  Trailers transporting two (2) Jet Ski's must have permits affixed and display for each Jet Ski.

Daily
Resident                    $10.00
Non-Resident              $20.00
Jet Ski Resident          $15.00
Jet Ski Non-Resident   $30.00

Yearly permits can be purchased at the boat ramp.  A temporary 2 week pass will be issued by the boat dock attendant   Boaters must come to the Recreation Office within this 2 week period to obtain the yearly  stickers.  Copy of registrations and driver license is required.  Two stickers will be issued.

Boat dock attendants are on duty from May thru September 8:00am - 8:00pm.


          Do I need a fishing permit to fish in Sayreville lakes?

If you want to fish at the Capik Nature Preserve Wellfields, a permit from the Recreation Department is required.  Wellfield lakes are open for fishing for Sayreville residents only.
If you want to fish at Kennedy Park lakes no permit is required. 

A valid NJ Fishing License is required for ages 16 thru 70 to fish at any location.



          How do I obtain a fishing permit?

Fishing permits for the Wellfield area on Bordentown Road are available to Sayreville Residents only.  This is a catch and release area. Proof of residency & state fishing license is required. Permit may be obtained at the Recreation Office, Monday thru Friday - 8:00am - 4:00pm.  Parking is available in the Capik Nature Preserve by the dog park.  No vehicles are permited at the lake area.

Fishing permits are not required at Kennedy Park.  This is a green acres park and is open to the public.  A state license is required for ages 16 thru 70 to fish in the park.


          Adult Leagues
The Recreation Department offers: Co-Ed Volleyball, Men's Basketball, Women's Softball & Men's Softball-Sunday league, weeknight league and fall weeknight league..
Notification of league registration dates and meetings  are through The Suburban Newspaper, The Home News Tribune, Cable Channel #15 & this website.


          Use of Skatepark

A permit is not required for use of the Skatepark located in Kennedy Park.
Rules and regulations are posted and is a skate & bike at your own risk facility.
This facility is open to the public and closes at dusk.



          Summer youth employment
The Recreation Department offers summer employment for its' 6 week  parks program.  Applicants must be 15 years of age.  Applications are accepted each year January - February and may be obtained at the Recreation Office Monday thru Friday - 8:00am - 4:00pm.


 
Tax Collector To Top
    Tax Collector
          What are the tax collector's office hours?
The tax collector's office hours are 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Monday-Friday.


          Where is the tax collector office located?

The Sayreville Tax Collector's Office is located on the second floor of the Borough Hall building at 167 Main Street.



          When are my taxes due?
The First Quarter taxes are due February 1
The Second Quarter taxes are due May 1
The Third Quarter Taxes are due August 1
The Fourth Quarter Taxes are due November 1


          How can I pay my taxes?
You can mail in a check or money order, or stop in our office and pay in person with cash, check or money order. You can also now make online payments directly through this website. (Sorry, credit cards are not accepted at this time.)


          When are the bills mailed?
Lately we have been mailing out an estimated bill in July that would be due on August 1st.  Then in September or October (after budget is adopted and rates are struck by the county) the final bills are then mailed, these bills are for the 4th Quarter (due November 1) and for the 1st and 2nd Quarters of the next calendar year.


          I can not find my bill, How can I get a new one?
You may stop by or call the office and we can print out a duplicate bill or tax account print out which can either be picked up or mailed to you.


          Do you collect any other payments?
In our office, you can pay for recycling containers, garbage cans, building and zoning permits, and even your current water/sewer bills if you choose to do so, but we would require a seperate check for the water/sewer bill.


          Where do my taxes go?
The taxes you pay at our office are collected for:
Sayreville Board of Education  (approximately 59.79% of your tax is for Education)
Borough of Sayreville             (approximately 22.97% of your tax is for local uses)
Middlesex County                   (approximately 14.93% of your tax is for County uses)
Middlesex County Open Space (approximately 1.76% of your tax is for County Open Space)
Sayreville Open Space            (approximately .55% of your tax is for Sayreville Open Space)


 
Water & Sewer Department To Top
    Water and Sewer Dept.
          At what age am I entitled to a senior discount?
You must be 65 years if age and must be owner occupied.


          Can anyone use a fire hydrant?
No, you must obtain a fire hydrant permit from the office at the cost of $75.00


          Do you bill in gallons or cubic feet?

We bill usage in cubic feet.



          Does the Water Dept fix toilet leaks?
No, we do not fix a toilet leak.  The homeowner is responsible for all repairs.


          How can I detect a toilet leak?

Put a few drops of food coloring in the back of the toilet tank.  Wait 20 minutes. If the color of the water in the toilet bowl changes to the same color as the dye..the toilet is leaking



          How do I apply for water/sewer service?
You can fill out a service fee card (soon to be available online) in our office and pay a transfer fee of $10.00.


          How do you calculate the sewer charges?
The residental sewer charges are based upon water consumption of the previous quarters(fall and winter usage).
The business sewer charges are based upon actual water consumption.


          How often are water bills sent out?

Water and Sewer bills are on a quarterly billing schedule 



          Is the water hard or soft?
The Sayreville Water is moderate.


          What are the little black buttons on my house?
The little black buttons are wired to your meter in your house and we obtain readings from the button outside


          What are the office hours?
The Water Dept  Office is open Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Summer hours for July and August are Monday-Friday from 8am to 4pm.


          When do you flush hydrants?
We flush our hydrants once a year during the months of September and October.


          Who is responsible for the water meter?
The homeowner is soley responsible for all damages to meters whether due to freezing or any other cause.


          Who maintains the water and sewer main/service lines?

The borough is responsible  for the water and sewer main lines.
The homeowner is responsible for their service lines.



 




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