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UPDATED PAVING SCHEDULE 9/27/22. PLEASE SEE NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS     

How do I & Frequently Asked Questions

Auto-Pay & Online Payments
  • Online Payments
    • Does Butler have a Payment Application for mobile devices

      SmartHub is Butler Borough’s new free online bill payment system that allows members to monitor their daily utility usage. A SmartHub account must be created before members can begin paying their bill's online using recurring payments, credit cards and ATM payments.

      Go to our SmartHub page here!   SmartHub

      Sign up today for the  Auto Pay Program within Smarthub for recurring payment / bank drafts!

    • How do I make a Water & Sewer Bill Payment (Butler, Bloomingdale, Riverdale)

      You can make a Water & Sewer Bill payment in several ways. (Butler, Bloomingdale, Riverdale)

      1. You can come to the billing office at One Ace Road Butler, NJ 07405 and make a payment in-person.
      2. You may place your payment in the night drop at One Ace Road Butler, NJ 07405 (payments placed in the night drop after 8:30 am will post on the next buisness day)
      3. You can mail in your payment. Follow the mailing instructions printed on your water & sewer bill.
      4. You can use our automated online payent service. Butler Payment Center.
      5. You can pay by credit card utilizing our pay by phone option by calling: 844-749-3054. A Service Fee of $3.95 applies.
    • How do I make an Electric Bill Payment

      You can make an Electric Bill payment in several ways.

      1. You can come to the electric billing office at One Ace Road Butler, NJ 07405 and make a payment in-person.
      2. You may place your payment in the night drop at One Ace Road Butler, NJ 07405 (payments placed in the night drop after 8:30 am will post on the next buisness day)
      3. You can mail in your payment. Follow the mailing instructions printed on your electric bill.
      4. You can use our automated online payent service. Butler Electric Payment Center.
      5. You can pay by credit card utilizing our pay by phone option by calling: 844-749-3054. A Service Fee of $3.95 applies.
    • How do I make a Butler Property Tax payment

      You can make a Butler Property Tax payment in several ways.

      1. You can come to the billing office at One Ace Road Butler, NJ 07405 and make a payment in-person.
      2. You can mail in your payment. Follow the mailing instructions printed on your tax bill.
      3. You can use our automated online payent service. Butler Online Tax Payment.
Borough Clerk
  • Licenses
    • How Do I Get A Marriage License?

      REQUIREMENTS FOR A MARRIAGE/CIVIL UNION LICENSE

      1.   Either the Bride or Groom or Applicant A or B must live in Butler, and provide proof of residence such as a current, valid photo drivers license or photo non drivers license or a utility bill or bank statement issued within the last 90 days.
      2.   All applicants must provide either a birth certificate or a passport. Any documents in a foreign language must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
      3.   A witness who is 18 or older, knows both applicants and must speak and understand English fluently. If the witness is to be used as a translator they may not be a family member. 
      4.   If either applicant has been previously married, in a domestic partnership or a civil union, proof of dissolution must be provided such as a divorce decree, certified copy of a death certificate or dissolution of a civil union or domestic partnership. 
      5.   There is a 72 hour waiting period from the time of completion of the application until the license may be issued.
      6.   The name, address and telephone number of the officiant (person who is performing the ceremony) must be provided.
      7.   A $28.00 fee which is payable by either cash or check, check should be made payable to the Borough of Butler.
      8.   Marriage/Civil Union License Applications are taken Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
       

      For a Marriage License please contact the Borough Clerk:
      Contact Borough Clerk at 973-838-7200 ext. 226 to set up an appointment.  Or email the Clerk at Clerk@butlerborough.com
       

Butler Power and Light
Municipal Court
Police Department
Zoning Department
  • Licenses
    • Do I Need a Building or Zoning Permit?

      The work listed below requires a Building Permit ONLY (apply in Bloomingdale only):

      • Roof repairs or replacement
      • Siding
      • Hot water heaters
      • Furnaces
      • Windows
      • Remodeling kitchen or bathrooms
      • Renovating interior rooms
      • Oil tank removal
      • Demolition

      The work listed below requires a Zoning Permit ONLY (apply in Butler only):

      • Driveway installation
      • Fences – 6 feet or shorter
      • Sheds – smaller than 100 square feet

      The work listed below requires a Zoning Permit (First), then a Building Permit (Second):

      • All new construction
      • Additions
      • Decks and porches
      • Pools and hot tubs
      • Fences over 6 feet in height
      • Sheds 100 square feet or larger
      • Garages
      • Converting areas into new uses (ex: Basement into family room, bedroom, etc.)
      • Central Air Conditioning with an outside condenser

      These requirements are for residential properties.
      Non-residential properties will always need a Zoning Permit.