Clerk/Registrar: Kathleen P. Krueger, RMC, CMR ..........................732.741.4200
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Deputy Clerk/Deputy Registrar: Bonnie Brookes, CMR................ext. 108
To contact the Deputy Borough Clerk click here
Assistant: Karen Lloyd, ext. 109
– 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday thru Thursday – 8:00AM to 4:00 PM
Friday – 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Monday – 8:00 AM to 5:00
Tuesday thru Friday –
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The Municipal Clerk’s Office handles a wide range of services, including but not limited
to the following:
REGISTRAR OF VITAL STATISTICS (Birth, Death & Marriage License)
DOG & CAT LICENSING
BUSINESS LICENSES & FOOD LICENSES
PROCESS INSURANCE CLAIMS
SECRETARY TO THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL
New Rules for Sickles Tennis Courts/Badge
Info (click to view)
Vaccine Clinic Monmouth
Hours: every Friday 10:30-2:00 PM, in the Community
Room at 260 Wall Street, Eatontown. No appointment
needed. Cats & Dogs only please!
Vaccine • Distemper Vaccine • Bordetella • Lyme: $28 each
Heartworm Test: $30
FELV/FIV Test: $40
For more information
Monmouth County SPCA
Population Control Program
The NJ Department of
Health & Senior Services offers a quarterly program available only
to people who show proof of adoption through an eligible NJ shelter,
or who are on a public assistance program. There is limited funding
available for this program. For more information, visit their
Registrar of Vital Statistics
To request a certified copy of a marriage, birth or death certificate:
Please note that certified copies of your marriage license are not automatically issued, you need to request them.
INSTRUCTIONS: Please fill out the Application for a
Certification or a Certified Copy of a Vital Record form.
Please note this form can be used to obtain different vital records,
you will need to fill in the applicant portion and the areas on the
form that relate to the vital record you are requesting. You can
either mail the required information or drop the information off
along with a check for $10.00 per requested copy made payable to the
Borough of Shrewsbury. Our address is as follows:
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Please enclose either a copy (front and back)
of your valid photo driver's license or a valid non-photo driver's
license with an alternative form of ID with your current address.
If you do not have a driver's license, you will need to provide
two alternative forms of ID - one of which must have your current
Acceptable alternative forms of ID
include: Valid vehicle registration, vehicle insurance card,
voter registration, passport, green card, county ID, or school ID.
A utility bill or bank statement from within the last 90 days or a
tax return from the current or previous year.
In some situations, other documentation may be needed
to prove relations.
Our fax number is (732) 741-6549 if you should
need it. Certified copies will not be released until all required
documents and payment is received in the Registrar’s office.
Where should you apply for a marriage license?
- If the bride is a resident of New Jersey, the marriage license must be obtained from the
Registrar of Vital Statistics in the municipality where she lives.
- If she is a non-resident of New Jersey and the groom is a resident of New Jersey,
the license must be obtained from the Registrar in the municipality in which the groom resides.
A license issued under either of the preceding circumstances is good for use anywhere in New Jersey.
- If both the bride and groom are non-residents of New Jersey, the license must be obtained
from the Registrar of the municipality where the marriage is to be performed and is only
good for use in that municipality.
- A license may never be used outside of New Jersey and a license issued in another
state may never be used in New Jersey.
- Be sure to contact the Registrar well in advance of the wedding to find out on what
days and during what hours the Registrar will be available to take your application by APPOINTMENT.
The license fee is $28.00. ($25.00 of which goes to the State of New Jersey ).
When should you apply for a marriage license?
A local Registrar can not issue a marriage license sooner than 72 hours after
the application for a marriage license has been made, unless ordered to do so
via an appropriate court order.
If the marriage is scheduled for a Sunday, the application should be made no
later than the preceding Tuesday. If the application is made on a Wednesday
or Thursday, the 72 hours will end on Saturday or Sunday, and the Registrar will
not be available on those days or any public holiday.
Once the marriage license is issued, it is good for 30 days from the date of
Who can perform a marriage ceremony?
According to a new state law, judges of a Federal District Court, United States
magistrates, judges of a Municipal Court, judges of the Superior Court,
judges of a Tax Court, retired judges of the Superior Court or Tax Court or
judge of the Superior Court or Tax Court who has resigned in good standing,
and any mayor/deputy mayor or chairman of any township committee, village
president of New Jersey, County Clerks, and every minister of every religion
may solemnize a marriage.
What should you bring with you when you apply?
If one or both of the applicants are divorced, you should both bring copies
of the final decree for examination by the Registrar or a statement by the judge
as to when the final decree was signed (not the date of the final hearing).
Both the bride and groom should bring their drivers license and a bill
(utility bill, credit card bill, etc.) showing their current addresses.
Consent of both parents is necessary if an applicant is under 18 years of age.
Both parental consents and judicial approval of such consents are necessary if
the applicant is younger than 16 years of age. These consents should be on
forms supplied by the Registrar.
Where should the marriage record be filed?
The person performing a marriage ceremony must file (send) the license
(signed and dated) with the Registrar of the municipality in which the marriage
was performed. Since failure to record the marriage may cause considerable
inconvenience later, when proof of marriage is needed, you should make sure
that this has been done.
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Dog and Cat License
All dogs and cats in the Borough of Shrewsbury must be licensed each year.
The deadline is January 31. Please Note: All rabies inoculation certificates
must show duration of immunity at least until November 1 by state law, complete
a license form and return it to the Municipal Clerks office with a
self-addressed stamped envelope and a check. We will return your documents and
The fees for Dogs is $12.00 if neutered/spayed and $15.00 if not neutered;
Cats are $10.00 if neutered and $13.00 if not neutered.
IMPORTANT NOTICE!: An ordinance has been adopted requiring the payment of a
$5 late fee per month
for each license renewed after the January 31st deadline.
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Business and Food Licenses:
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Solicitors and Canvassers
In the Borough of Shrewsbury, please be aware that charitable nonprofit
organizations are exempt from payment of license fees provided they can
comply with the following:
- Supply a copy of Tax Exempt Status (on government letterhead).
- Supply a copy of the by-laws (of your organization).
- List names of all volunteers who will canvass/solicit in the Borough of
- Supply a copy of the last complete Financial Statement of the organization.
For profit organization must obtain a business license in order to
solicit in the Borough of Shrewsbury.
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Elections and Voting Districts
|ELECTIONS ARE HELD ON THE FIRST TUESDAY AFTER THE FIRST MONDAY IN:
- June: Primary Election Polls Open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM ; you may only vote democratic or republican.
- November: General Election Polls Open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
School Board Elections are held in April, Polls Open from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM; election date to be determined
|Shrewsbury Borough has three (3) voting districts. Districts 1 & 3 are
located at the Shrewsbury Hose Co. No. 1 Firehouse located on
Route 35/ Broad Street.
District 2 is located at the First Aid Squad building on Haddon Avenue.
|Pick up a "mail-in" voters registration form at the Borough Clerk's Office,
no postage needed. Make sure the Registration is postmarked on the twenty
ninth day preceding any Primary or General Election.
|Absentee Ballot Application
|Pick up an Absentee Ballot Application at the Borough Clerk's Office. Complete the application in full,
sign it and mail the application to the Office of County Clerk, Market Yard, PO Box 1251, Freehold,
NJ 07728. The County Clerk will
send you an Absentee Ballot. In order for your vote to count, the County
Board of Elections must receive your ballot before the close of the polls
on Election Day.
For further information about elections visit
Monmouth County NEW Legislative Districts
(as of April 3, 2011)
Allenhurst, Asbury Park,
Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Freehold Borough, Freehold
Township, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Long Branch, Neptune City,
Neptune Township, Ocean Township, Red Bank, Shrewsbury
Borough, Shrewsbury Township, Tinton Falls, West Long Branch
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