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How Do I...?

Welcome to "How do I...?" Use this section to find answers to many questions about South Orange and the services available to you here.

Elections Elected Officials & Representatives
  • ... find out who my elected representatives are?
    • Visit to the governing body page HERE
  • ... find out when and where are Board meetings held?
    • Visit the Village Calendar page HERE
  • ... register to vote?
    • Visit the Voting District page HERE to find what disctrict you are in
      Visit the Polling Locations page HERE to find where each district votes
  • ... reach a town department?
    • Visit the Village Directory page HERE
  • ... contact the Village about an issue?
    • To contact the Village for any matter, click HERE
  • ... see a video of a Board of Trustee meeting?
    • Visit the Village Videos page HERE. You can view or download many meetings and other Village videos.
House Houses, Apartments, & Buildings
  • ... get a permit to do construction?
    • Permits are issued at the Building Department in Village Hall, 101 South Orange Avenue
  • ... pay my property tax?
    • Taxes can be paid in the tax office in Village Hall.
  • ... report a landlord-tenant problem?
    • Landlord-tenant problems can be reported to the Rent Leveling Board. Reports are given to the Clerk's office in Village Hall.
Recycle Streets, Sanitation & Recycling
  • ... find out about curbside pickups for large items?
    • Information for large item collection picked up can be found on the DPW page HERE
  • ... find out when my leaves will be picked up?
    • To know when your leaves will be picked up, check the Leaf Pickup Map (map will be active during leaf pickup season).
  • ... get a recycling Toter?
    • Toter request information and application form can be found HERE.
  • ... find out about the recycling program?
    • Recycling information can be found in the Department of Public Works page HERE.
  • ... report a pothole, broken gaslight, broken traffic signal or other concern?
    • To contact the Village for any matter, click HERE
The Baird Recreation And Arts & Leisure
  • ... register for an activity?
    • All registration of activities and sports teams can be done at the Baird Center located at 5 Mead Street. Many of the activities can also be registered online. Click HERE to find what activities are available.
  • ... get a pool badge?
    • The South Orange Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs issues Photo Identification Badges to all residents of South Orange. Badges are good for the calendar year and must be revalidated every year. For more information on ID Badges, click HERE.
      For information on the pool, click HERE.
  • ... find out about senior activities?
    • Information on senior activites can be found on our Seniors page HERE.
  • ... find out about arts events and exhibits at The Baird?
    • Arts information can be found at the Baird Arts page HERE
      Pierro Gallery information can be found at the Pierro Gallery page HERE.
Law Law Enforcement
  • ... get help in case of emergency?
    • In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1
      For non-emergencies:
      Police: (973) 763-3000
      Fire: (973) 378-7751
  • ... get overnight parking?
    • For overnight paring, call the police dispatch at (973) 763-3000
  • ... pay a parking ticket?
    • parking tickets can be paid at the Village Court, 201 South Orante Ave. or on line HERE
Law Vital Records & Licenses
  • ... obtain a Vital Record (birth, marraiage, death certificate)?
    • Information on obtaining vital records can be found HERE
  • ... apply for a marriage license?
    • Information on applying for a marriage license can be found HERE
  • ... find Village ordinances?
    • Village ordinances can be obtained at the Clerk's office in Village Hall or online HERE
Law Commuting & Travel
  • ... get a jitney schedule?
  • ... get a NJ Train schedule?
    • NJ Transit Train Schedule can be found HERE
      NJ Transit Bus Schedule can be found HERE
  • ... get information about parking in South Orange?
    • Information regarding South Orange parking can be found on the Parking page HERE
  • ... find out about commuter alerts and advisories?
    • NJ Transit alerts can be found HERE
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