Village Services During COVID-19

  • All municipal offices will be closed to the public until further notice. All departments will remain staffed to ensure the continued delivery of essential services. At this time, our staff will remain available through phone, email and our website SouthOrange.org. While we are limiting in-person interactions with staff, they are prepared and eager to continue serving residents in a safe way.
  • Most Village Services are available online, by phone or mail. Appointments can be made for Marriage License Application (forms available online, but in-person application required), Vital Records Application (there is a procedure for applying via USPS), Raffle (Games of Chance) Application, and Liquor License Renewals and Transfers.

  • The Township is unable to accept cash for any transactions including, taxes, sewer fees, permits, etc. Payment may be made online, over the phone, check by mail or left in the drop box at Village Hall.

  • Residents wishing to deliver documents, applications, etc. may do so utilizing the drop box at Village Hall.

  • The Village’s Health Department will be fully staffed and closely monitoring any local cases or situations as well as keeping informed and notifying our community about the most current information, restrictions, guidelines and recommendations from Federal, State, County and international officials and agencies.

  • Police, Fire and EMS emergency services will continue uninterrupted and 9-1-1 emergency lines will be available and answered at all times.

  • Garbage and Recycling services are provided through contracts with private companies. At present the Village has not been notified of any changes to regular services and schedules. Any changes to services will be posted on the Village website and disseminated via the Village’s SO Alert emergency notification system.

  • Residents who have not registered with the Village’s SO Alert emergency notification system are encouraged to do so at: http://www.southorange.org/610/SO-Alerts

  • Administration will still be available through phone and e-mail.

  • The Tax Assessor will continue communication with residents through phone and e-mail.

  • Building Department/Code Enforcement will be accepting permits and applications via e-mail and the United State Postal Service. Inspections are continuing at this time. Permits and payments can be dropped off in a box in Village Hall.
     
  • Clerk’s Office encourages residents to utilize their online forms for most services. Appointments can be made for Marriage License Application (forms available online, but in-person application required), Vital Records Application (there is a procedure for applying via USPS), Raffle (Games of Chance) Application, and Liquor License Renewals and Transfers.
     
  • Engineering/Zoning will be accepting permits and applications via e-mail, the drop box and the United State Postal Service. In-person consultations are not happening at this time.
     
  • The Department of Health and Animal Control will continue communication with residents through phone and e-mail. In-person consultations are not happening at this time. Animal Control issues should be directed to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center. Pet licenses can be sent in via the USPS.
     
  • The Office of Emergency Management will continue communication with residents through phone and e-mail.
     
  • The Tax Collector will continue communication with residents through phone and e-mail. The department encourages residents to pay tax and sewer bills online. There will also be a drop box located in 76 South Orange Avenue, Suite 302 for payments. No cash payments will be accepted.
  • Residents are encouraged to check the Village’s website, regularly for important comprehensive updates and information and to follow the Village on Facebook or Twitter.