City Clerk

Robert F. Sloan, Esq., RMC/CMC

630 Avenue C

Bayonne, NJ 07002

(201) 858-6029

RSloan@BayNJ.org

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The City of Bayonne has digitized all of the City ordinances and are now available online. Click the image on the left to begin browsing the database.

The Office of the Clerk handles many aspects of today’s city government. Some of the responsibilities of the Office include private and commercial licensing, marriage licenses, and bingo and raffle licensing. Please follow the appropriate link below for further information regarding each type of license, along with the appropriate fees.

The City Clerk is Robert F. Sloan, Esq., RMC/CMC. Contact the City Clerk at RSloan@BayNJ.org or (201) 858-6029.

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GENERAL LICENSING

Coin – Operated Machines

$75.00 – First Machine

$25.00 – Each Additional Machine

(Annually Jan. 1 – Dec. 31)

Distributor’s of Mechanical Adjustments

$250.00 (Annually Jan. 1 – Dec. 31)

Jeweler’s

$100 – First Year; $25.00 renewals

(Annually Jan. 1 – Dec. 31)

Florist

$100.00 (Annually Jan 1. – Dec. 31)

Must sell for the entire calendar year from a location established at least one year.

Peddler

$150.00 (Annually Jan. 1 – Dec. 31)

Trailer Camps

$100.00 (Annually Jan. 1 – June 30)

Solicitor & Canvasser

$25.00 (Annually Jan. 1 – Dec. 31)

Not selling merchandise; taking orders

Poll & Billiard Room

$100.00 for first table; $25.00 each additional

(Annually Jan. 1 – Dec. 31)

Massage Establishments & Therapists

$100.00 (Annually Jan. 1 – Dec. 31)

Handbills (Distributing Commercial or Non Commercial Handbills

1 Year

$50.00

3 Months

$25.00

1 Week

$15.00

1 Day

$10.00

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BINGO & RAFFLE LICENSING
A qualified organization MUST receive an identification number from the Control Commission prior to making an application for a Bingo or Raffle license.
An organization should register for the identification number from the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission at:
Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission
124 Halsey Street – 7th Floor
Newark, New Jersey 07101
(973) 273-8000
Upon obtaining the identification number from the Legalized Games of Chance, the organization must then go to the municipality where the games are to be conducted. A copy of the identification number must be brought along when applying for the license.
At the time an organization applies to a municipality for a license to hold a Bingo or Raffle, the municipality will give them the application and advise how much the fee will be.
After properly filling out the forms and returning them with payment, the license application must be approved by a Resolution at the Council Meeting and forwarded to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation at the Police Department.
Once this process is complete, the applications are sent to the Legalized Games of Chance for approval. There is a two week waiting period after the application is mailed.
**In order to ensure receipt of all necessary licenses in sufficient time, application and fees should be submitted at least three (3) months prior to the date of the event.
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MARRIAGE / CIVIL UNION LICENSES
Monday-Friday
9am-Noon, 2pm-4pm
 Step 1 – State law requires the parties to apply for a marriage or civil union license in the city where either applicant resides. If both parties reside out of the state, then they must apply in the City where the ceremony will be performed.
Step 2 – Both parties should be 18 years old or older. If either party is under the age of 18, consent must be obtained from both parents and/or Superior Court Judge. Consent forms are available in the City Clerk’s Office.
Step 3 – Identification is required for both parties, (i.e.: Birth Certificate, Driver’s License, or Passport). Social Security Card or Social Security Number is also required. Proof of residency is required.
Step 4 – When applying, both parties and one witness over the age of 18 years must be present. If either party has been married before, final divorce papers or certificate of death must be presented at the time of the application.
Step 5 – State law also requires a 72-hour waiting period before marriage or civil union licenses may be issued. Licenses are valid for 30 days after date of issue. License fee is $28.00.
**Municipal Judge marries on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 11am. Appointments can be made at time of application. For further information, please contact us at (201) 858-6028.
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