229 Trenton Avenue, Barrington, NJ 08007
(856) 547-0706

FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Clerk / Tax Office
Where do I inquire about my tax and/or sewer bill?
Where can I get assessment information about my home?
How can I get a document notarized?
Do I need a permit for a yard sale?
How do I apply for a bingo or raffle license?
How can I get information on Barrington clubs and organizations?
When are Borough Council meetings held?
When does the Economic Development Committee meet?
How do I reach the Barrington School District?

Registrar
Where can I apply for a marriage license and what do I need?
Where can I get a copy of a birth, death or marriage record?

Construction / Zoning
Do I need a permit for a shed, deck, pool or addition to my house?
How do I apply for a building, plumbing and/or electrical permit?
Where can I get information on starting a business within the Borough?
When are Planning/Zoning meetings held?

Public Works
Whom do I call to report property maintenance violations (tall grass, weeds, trash, etc.)?
Whom do I call for a special trash pick-up?
How can I get a new recycling bucket?
What are the regulations that pertain to trash and recycling?
Whom do I call about trash and recycling?
How do I report a pothole?

General
Where is the closest hospital?
Where is the local Post Office branch?
Where is the closest library?

Where do I inquire about my tax and/or sewer bill?

You can contact the Tax Collector’s office at 856-547-0706. The staff is available to provide information about current tax liability along with details on delinquent taxes.

Where can I get assessment information about my home?

The Tax Office can provide assessment information during regular business hours at 856-547-0706. The Borough Assessor, Brian Schneider, is available on Thursdays from 5:45pm to 6:45pm at 856-547-0706.

How can I get a document notarized?

A Notary is available, free of charge to Barrington residents, at the Mayor’s office. All persons signing the document must come in person and sign the document in the presence of the notary. Identification is required. It is recommended that you call the Mayor’s Office at 856-547-8585 prior to coming to the Municipal Building to ensure that the notary is available.

Do I need a permit for a yard sale?

A permit can be issued at the Borough Clerk’s Office in the Municipal Building. The cost of the permit is $5.00 and you are required to remove all signs within 24 hours of the yard sales.

How do I apply for a bingo or raffle license?

All the necessary paperwork for a license is available at the Municipal Building. For specific information, contact the Borough Clerk at 856-547-0706.

How can I get information on Barrington clubs and organizations?

Contact information is available on this web site under Clubs & Organizations and by contacting the Municipal Clerk’s Office at 856-547-0706.

When are Borough Council meetings held?

Borough Council meetings are held every second Tuesday at 6:00pm at the Municipal Building. For additional information, contact the Borough Clerk at 856-547-0706.

When does the Economic Development Committee meet?

The Economic Development Committee meets regularly. Contact the Mayor’s Office at 856-547-8585 for specific meeting dates.

How do I reach the Barrington School District?

Contact information is available in the Borough Directory.

Where can I apply for a marriage license and what do I need?

The marriage license needs to be applied for in the town in which the bride resides. The bride should bring her identification showing proof of residency. There are specific requirements if the bride or groom were previously married. Contact the Mayor’s Office at 856-547-8585 for additional information. It is also recommended to set up an appointment at the Mayor’s Office to ensure that the registrar is available.

Where can I get a copy of a birth, death or marriage record?

A certified copy may be obtained from the city/town where the birth, marriage or death took place. If your event took place in Barrington a certified copy of a Vital Statistics record may be requested through the Mayor’s Office at 856-547-8585. Proof of identity must be provided.

Do I need a permit for a shed, deck, pool or addition to my house?

To verify if you need a permit, contact George Jones, Zoning Officer at 856-547-4040. Zoning Applications, building permits and permit folders are available at the Municipal Building. Please note that you need to include a survey and two (2) sets of drawings with your application.

How do I apply for a building, plumbing and/or electrical permit?

All permit applications can be obtained at the Borough Clerk’s office. Return completed applications and Permit Folder for approval. Once the permit is reviewed, you or your contractor will be contacted to pick up your authorized permit. Questions can be directed to the Construction Department at 856-547-0706, ext 210.

Where can I get information on starting a business within the Borough?

To start a business in Barrington, you need to determine the zoning requirements. Contact the Zoning Administrator George Jones at 856-547-4040.

When are Planning/Zoning meetings held?

The Planning/Zoning Board meetings are held every 4th Monday at 7:00pm at the Municipal Building. For additional information, contact the Planning Board Secretary Pat Farinella at 856-547-0706.

Whom do I call to report property maintenance violations (tall grass, trash, etc.)?

You can contact John Szczerbinski at 547-0706 ext. 210.

Whom do I call for a special trash pick-up?

You can call the Department of Public Works at 547-2486.

How can I get a new recycling bucket?

Recycling buckets can be obtained at the Municipal Building located at 229 Trenton Avenue. There is an $10.00 fee for replacement buckets. New residents can obtain (1) free commingle and (1) free vegetative waste bucket, any additional buckets are extra.

What are the regulations that pertain to trash and recycling?

A trash and recycling regulation schedule can be obtained at the Municipal Building located at 229 Trenton Avenue. This schedule will explain in depth all regulations pertaining to all pickups.

Whom do I call about trash and recycling?

Trash, mixed paper and commingle pick up is provided by the Borough’s contractor South Jersey Sanitation. If you have any problems or questions you can call them at 609-561-0441 or you can call the DPW at 547-2486. All other recycling services are performed by the DPW. If you have any problems or questions you can call the DPW at 547-2486.

How do I report a pothole?

By calling the DPW at 547-2486.

Where is the closest hospital?

Kennedy Health System operates a full-service hospital at 18 East Laurel Road, Stratford, NJ 08084. Main number at the hospital is 856/346-6000. For the hospital’s web site, visit www.kennedyhealth.org.

Where is the local Post Office branch?

Barrington Post Office Branch is located at 191 Haines Ave in Barrington, NJ. The regular hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 9:00AM to 4:30PM and on Saturday from 9:00AM to 01:00PM. The latest collection at the Post Office is 5:00PM Monday through Friday and 3:00PM on Saturday. Contact the Barrington Post Office at 856-546-5491.

Where is the closest library?

Haddon Heights Public Library is located at 608 Station Avenue in Haddon Heights. The hours of operations are Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm and 6:30pm to 9:00pm and from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday. For additional information, contact the Library at (856) 547-7132.

Camden County Library is located in Bellmawr at 35 East Browning Road. The hours of operations are Monday through Thursday from 10:00am to 9:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. For additional information, contact the Library at (856) 931-1400.

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