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Yes. Permits for garage sales (PDF) can be obtained from the Clerk’s Office for $5.
The Borough of Milltown does not maintain a bid or solicitors list to notify potential bidders.
All upcoming bids or requests for proposals are posted on the Milltown Website and will be advertised in the Home News Tribune or Star Ledger.
Generally, there is a Free Rabies Clinic in Milltown in May. For a schedule of Rabies Clinics in Middlesex County, including Milltown, visit the Middlesex County Rabies Schedule webpage.
If they are suspected to be in a hotel/motel in town the DCA- Hotels/Motels Complaints should be contacted at 609-633-6227.
If they are in a home or residential rental property, please call Middlesex County Health Department at 732-632-8504.
Polling district and location can be found on your sample ballot. If you do not have a sample ballot, you can call the Borough Clerk at 732-828-2100, ext. 181.
These requests need to be made in writing. The request should include:
Please submit requests via email to the Clerk's Office.
If you would like a proclamation, please complete and submit a proclamation request form (PDF).
Block parties are allowed once they are approved by the Chief of Police, Supervisor of Public Works and Governing Body.
A completed Block party application (PDF) must be submitted to the Clerk’s Office a minimum of 1 week prior to a regularly scheduled council meeting in order to be considered.
You will need a building permit for most types of renovations,additions or general home improvements including:
The cost of permits is set by Boro Ordinance. The minimum fee is $65.00 Please call the office 732-828-2100 ext. 138 to find out the price for your specific permit.
Permits and inspections are required for all relevant work whether performed by the home owner or contractor. Please contact the construction office at 732-828-2100 ext. 136 to ascertain the necessary permits and schedule inspections.
To schedule and inspection you must call the Construction Office- Monday through Friday 8:30-4:30-at 732-828-2100 ext.138.
Inspection are done on either Tuesday or Thursday between 3pm and 6pm, by appointment.
Please contact the Construction office to schedule an appointment Monday through Friday 8:30AM to 4:30PM at 732-828-2100 ext. 136
Payment must be made in exact cash or check payable to the Borough of Milltown.
Electric is billed monthly. By Resolution, the Borough of Milltown allows a 28-day grace period before charging a penalty for late payments. Failure to receive a bill in the mail does not invalidate the bill. It is the account holder’s responsibility to contact the Utility office to obtain the total amount due.
Ordinance 10-1311 Electric Rate Ordinance explains the rates and charges incurred on electric bills.
Please complete the Address Change Form (PDF) and submit it to the Utility office.
Any accounts that are 45 days past due from the original billing date and have delinquent balances over $250 are sent an electric shut off notice. The customer has 15 days from the date of the notice to contact the Utility office and make payment arrangements or the electric will be disconnected. If the electric service is disconnected for non-payment, a reconnection fee of $50 (during business hours) will be charged. After business hours charge is $100.
If there are any unpaid utility bills owed from the previous year, a lien will be sold against the property which may also include other municipal charges (PDF).
If you are selling your home, please have your Title Agency or Attorney complete the Final Meter Readings Form (PDF) and submit it to the Utility office at least 24 hours in advance of the closing.
If a tenant is moving out, the owner or the tenant can complete the Final Meter Readings Form (PDF) and submit it to the Utility office at least 24 hours prior to the departure of the tenant.
You must call the Court. Please have your ticket number available.
The court does not assess points. You must contact the Motor Vehicle Commission in the state in which you have a license. Learn more about this on the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Website.
A court appearance is always required for criminal matters (assault, shoplifting, harassment, drug charges). In traffic or other matters, if "court appearance required" is checked on the ticket, you must appear in court on the date and time indicated even if you wish to plead guilty. If "court appearance required" is not checked on the traffic ticket, you must still appear in court if:
Your payment is due by the date at the bottom of the summons (where it says "court date") unless "Court Appearance Required" is checked off or if the statute is mandatory court appearance required.
Payment can be made by mail (the address is located on the top right of the summons) or you can pay your ticket online on the New Jersey Courts Website.
Learn about this on the Eligibility Criteria for a Public Defender Page.
The municipal court staff cannot advise you if an attorney is needed.
If you plead guilty in court, the judge will:
If you plead guilty or are found guilty in court, the penalties listed on the Violations Bureau Schedule do not apply.
If you plead not guilty, the judge will preside over a trial to determine whether you are guilty or not guilty. The trial may be held that day, but in certain circumstances it may be rescheduled.
You will be required to pay all monetary penalties, as ordered by the judge. Under certain circumstances, the judge may permit you to pay over a period of time. You will be given instructions on how to comply with any other parts of your sentence.
If you disagree with the judge's decision, you may appeal. The appeal must be filed within 20 calendar days of your conviction. Please contact the municipal court to obtain a copy of the appeal packet (PDF) and information on the fees involved.
Plea agreements are negotiated with the prosecutor, an attorney who represents the state. You will be given the opportunity to speak with the prosecutor to try to settle your case. You are not required to speak to the prosecutor. All plea agreements must be approved by the judge.
People face additional punishment, such as a fine, suspension of driver's license, arrest and/or jail time if they do not come to court when:
A warrant can be issued for nonpayment or failure to appear in court. Once issued, bail can be posted at any police department in New Jersey, by mail or in person at the municipal court. In some cases, a bail waiver can be signed which waives your right to a court appearance.
A records request form (PDF) must be submitted to the court with the appropriate fee to obtain a disposition. A disposition with the raised seal has a $10 fee, without the raised seal is $5 per summons/complaint.
Learn about this on the Firearms applications and instruction page.
You can email the Office of the Chief of Police or contact the Office of Internal Affairs at 732-828-1100.
Complete the Police Department Request for Public Records (OPRA) Form and return it to the Milltown Police desk or email it to the Records Division.
There may be fees associated with the request.
Simply text your zip code to 888777 to Opt-In.
Please fill out the Resident Vacation Notification Form (PDF) and mail or return it to:Milltown Police Department39 Washington AvenueMilltown NJ 08850
A Temporary Handicap Placard Application Form must be completed and signed by a physician. The completed form must be submitted to the Chief of Police. Some doctors may provide this form at the office.
Please contact the Milltown Police Department to report an accident when it occurs. An officer will respond to the scene and collect all necessary information to create a report. The accident report will be available at the Police Department by request. There is a fee associated to obtain an accident report.
If police were not called at the time of the accident you must complete a New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Self Reporting accident form. Bring the completed form to our police station for a case number and identification verification.
You can contact us at any time at our police station at 732-828-1100 or by visiting the Crimestoppers Page.
Please report any road hazard to the Police Department by calling the Police Station at 732-828-1100 or by completing the Report A Concern Form.
Any item not made of metal that is too large for a normal garbage can. An example would be: furniture, large rugs, plastic children’s yard toys etc. This collection is not meant to take the contents of a home.
Please secure a dumpster for more than a few items.
Any item that is mostly metal and is too large for a normal garbage can. An example would be: appliances, lawnmowers, grills etc.
Recycling takes place on every other Thursday for the whole town. Please see the recycling schedule or call 732-828-2100, ext. 136 for more information.
Grass and garden waste need to be put out in cans on your garbage day. During the busy seasons of Spring and Summer collection may take a few days.
Leaf Bags are usually available during the first few weeks of October. Leaf bags are for leaves only. They need to be put out on your garbage day for collection.
Read about what you should do to make sure your garbage gets collected:
If these are not the issue, please call 732-828-2100, ext.136.
View the programs available for children and adults:
It is offered throughout the school year for working Milltown Parents, located at both Milltown elementary schools. Summer School Age Child Care (SACC) offered to both Residents and Non-Residents throughout the Summer.
Read about these on our Park Rentals page.
Summer Positions are available each year for Albert Avenue Summer Recreation, Borough Pool and Milltown School Age Child Care (SACC) Program. All applications are available January and are due back by March 1st. All applicants must be 15 by March 31st of year applying.
Payments are accepted at the Recreation/School Age Child Care (SACC) Office, can be placed in the Black Mailbox on the Office door or placed in the black drop box located in the Police Entrance.
Learn about the pool on the Pool Membership Page.
Special Events are posted on the Website, Channel 15, Borough Pool and you can sign up with your email to receive news and updates through Constant Contact.
This is when the annual community events are:
MCFOODS collects and distributes nonperishable items at no cost to about 80 local food pantries and soup kitchens throughout the County, as well as an additional 25 agencies including:
There are drop off bins located in the front entrance hallway of Borough Hall.
Yes. If an appointment is not made, there is no guarantee a registrar will be in the office or available to assist you in any matter needed to address. Please call 732-828-2100, ext. 181 or email Catherine Beardsley to schedule an appointment.
Yes, please complete the certified copy application (PDF) and read the instructions (PDF) on how to obtain certified copies. Copies of identification, completed application and fee will need to be submitted in order to be processed.
Certified copies are not automatically mailed to newlyweds. An application for certified copies must be made by the couple or someone eligible to obtain their records. For security purposes we are unable to confirm or deny if we have the requested document. A completed application with supporting documentation must be submitted for review.
A certified copy is the official document of your marriage with a raised seal. A marriage certificate, or your pink copy, is not a legal document.
You will need one witness at the time of application. The witness needs to be 18 years of age or older.
You will need two witnesses at the ceremony.
No. It means that you have begun the process to get married. You will need an ordained officiant to perform your ceremony and two witnesses.
No, you must go to social security with your certified copy to begin the name change process.
No, only one eligible individual is needed for the certified copies.
Yes, but a new application (PDF) will be required and documentary proof.
No. All requested items on the application (PDF) for certified copies must be completed and accurate. Failure to complete or correctly identify will result in the request being denied.
If you would like to request the Mayor to perform your marriage ceremony, please send the request via email to Catherine Beardsley. Please include dates you are requesting, time and location of the event. If there is flexibility on the date/time, please state same in your request.
We are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are closed on Saturday and Sunday.
We have a monthly newsletter which can be picked up at the Senior Center, Milltown Borough or the Milltown Library. It has a list of daily activities and contact information.
We provide transportation to Milltown residents Monday through Thursday. This includes transportation to:
No, you don’t need to be a resident to participate in activities sponsored by the Department of Social Services.
There is a nominal fee for some activities and some are free, these are listed in the monthly newsletter.
Contact the Director to set this up. Meal delivery is set up according to individual needs and preferences.
No there is no need to call in advance for activities.
Yes the congregate lunch program is served Monday through Friday.
Please contact the Director for specific item donations and drop off times and dates. Donations of wool, knitting and crocheting items are always welcome. (We do not accept donations of durable medical equipment or medications.)
Yes participants are encouraged to visit the Milltown Senior Center when it is open and stay as long as they would like to.
Tax bills are mailed in July. Each bill contains 4 perforated stubs for the 3rd and 4th quarter of the current year, and the 1st and 2nd quarters of the next year. Original bills are mailed to those who pay their own taxes, and to banks and mortgage companies.
Property owners who pay their taxes through their mortgage company receive an advice copy of the tax bill. This advice copy can be used to make tax payments if a mortgage has been paid off by the property owner. Please read both the front and the back of the bill.
The total tax levy to be collected is the sum of the local budget and the budgets of the school board and county board. This figure is divided by the total assessments in the township to produce the tax rate. That tax rate is then applied to individual assessments.
The 1st half of your tax bill is estimated, and equal to half of the total prior year taxes. It is estimated because the rate cannot be computed until all budgets have been approved; budget approval occurs in June. The 2nd half tax bill is computed by applying the new tax rate to the current year assessment, then deducting the amount billed in the 1st half.
Complete the Address Change Form (PDF) and return it to the Tax Collection Department.
If you have paid off your mortgage and will now make tax payments to the Borough directly:
NJSA 54:4-64 states that failure to receive a bill does not invalidate the tax due; it is the property owner’s responsibility to ascertain from the proper official (Tax Collector) the amount due. If you have recently purchased the property, or lost your bill, you should call the Tax office to obtain the amount due and request a copy of the bill.
Delinquent prior year taxes, utility charges, and other Borough charges will be sold to the highest bidder in the form of liens. The borough holds an annual tax sale for those properties delinquent for the prior year. The state requires that any property listed for tax sale be publicly published and posted in the borough. The costs of publication and sale are added to the amount to be sold.
Upon the sale of these liens, the purchasers (Lien Holders) may pay current year delinquencies and add those balances to the lien. Lien holders must wait 2 years before they can begin to foreclose a property. The property owner may redeem the lien at any time prior to foreclosure, through the Office of the Tax Collector.
Find more information about Tax Sales (PDF).
You must request (PDF) in writing to the Collector a statement of redemption. At no time should you approach the lien holder. The request must include the date that you anticipate making payment and a statement of your legal interest in the property. The Collector will provide you with a payoff figure that is computed to the date of the Borough's next Council meeting. You may be required to provide proof of identity. New Jersey Tax Sale Law only allows "interested parties" the right to redeem.
The only forms of payment are cash, certified check or money order. The Collector will notify the lien holder that payment has been received and request the lien certificate from the lien holder. This certificate will be forwarded to you and you will then have the lien removed at the county.
Find information about the programs available to reduce taxes:
Use this information to correctly fill out your check:
Tax and utility payments may be paid by mail or in person. When paying by mail, please send a check with the appropriate payment stub. The cancelled check will be the receipt. If paying in person and would like a receipt, please bring your check and the entire bill.
You can also pay by drop box, payments can be placed anytime in the drop box at Borough Hall. Payments must be in a sealed envelope - no cash! Payments will be posted the next business day.
A lien will be sold against the property if there are any unpaid utility bills owed from the previous year, this may also include other municipal charges.
Who buys these liens? Usually people who are looking to invest money. The interest rate starts at 18%. However, if there is more than one person interested in the same parcel, they will start bidding down the interest rate. Once the bidders bid down to 0%, it will go into a premium starting at multiples of $100.
The person who purchased the lien will receive a legal document referred to as a "tax certificate" which must be recorded with the Middlesex County Clerk. The certificate must be held for 2 years from the date of sale. After 2 years they may start to foreclose on the property. The homeowner has the right to redeem the tax sale certificate (PDF) any time prior to the final judgment being filed.
The interest rate is 8% for balances of $1,500 or less and 18% for balances in excess of $1,500. This will be charged back to the original due date. Year End Penalty of 6% on properties that owe more than $10,000, including principal, interest and water / sewer combined.
An "Advice Copy" of your bill will be mailed, if your mortgage company pays your taxes. If an original copy of the tax bill received, forward a copy to your mortgage company.
It is in the best interest to you, your mortgage holder and the new buyer that you have your current tax bill on hand at closing. Whether this is a refinance or sale, the new owner or your mortgage company will need to know the next quarterly amount of tax due.
On or before March 1, taxpayers who receive certain tax deductions must file an annual post tax year statement certifying their income for the prior year.
Learn more about senior and veteran tax deductions.
A lien will be sold against the property if there are any unpaid taxes owed from the previous year, this may also include any water, sewer and electric charges or any other municipal charges.
Learn more about tax sales (PDF).
Usually people who are looking to invest money. The interest rate starts at 18%. However, if there is more than one person interested in the same parcel, they will start bidding down the interest rate. Once the bidders bid down to 0%, it will go into a premium starting at multiples of $100.
The person who purchased the lien will receive a legal document referred to as a "tax certificate" which must be recorded with the Middlesex County Clerk. The certificate must be held for 2 years from the date of sale. After 2 years they may start to foreclose on the property. The homeowner has the right to redeem the tax sale certificate any time prior to the final judgment being filed.
Water and sewer are billed quarterly. By Resolution, the Borough of Milltown allows a 28 day grace period before charging a penalty for late payments. Failure to receive a bill in the mail does not invalidate the bill. It is the account holder’s responsibility to contact the Utility office to obtain the total amount due.
To see the rates for Borough of Milltown, please review Ordinances 18-1458 (PDF) and 1459 (PDF).
If you are selling your home, please have your Title Agency or Attorney complete the Final Meter Readings Form (PDF) and submit it to the Utility office at least 24 hours in advance of the closing.