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You must vote at least once in either a primary or general election every 5 years.
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The Borough Clerk's office has mail-in voter registration forms. In order to register to vote, you must be at least 17 years old (you cannot vote until you are 18 years old), and you must be a U.S. citizen or a naturalized citizen. For further information on elections, see the Bergen County website.
The Borough Clerk's Office has applications for Vote by Mail ballots (formerly absentee ballots).
Please keep in mind that if the voter applies for a vote by mail ballot, the voter must vote by mail, even if his/her plans change and he/she is able to vote at the regular polling location. A voter will not be allowed to vote at his/her regular polling location once he/she has applied for a vote by mail ballot.
No. You must register to vote again, with your new address. In addition, if you change your name due to marriage or divorce, you must register with your new name.
Search by address for your polling location.
No, they are obtained at the Health Department, whose phone number is 201-664-7100, ext. 129.
No. If it is a new application, or if it is a renewal application for a child whose original application was issued prior to the age of 16, then you must go with all of your information (pictures, certified copy of birth certificate, fees) to:County Clerk's OfficeBergen County Administration BuildingOne Bergen County PlazaHackensack, NJ 07601
If it is a renewal for an adult, or if it is a renewal for a child whose original passport was issued after the age of 16, then it may be done through the mail. It takes approximately 8 weeks to obtain a new or renewed passport. The Borough Clerk's office has both new and renewal applications. It is a good idea to call first to see if they are in stock, because the Borough of Westwood must obtain them from the County Clerk's Office in Hackensack.
No. Please note you are not permitted to place signs on telephone poles, streetlights, on public property or in the right-of-way.
The Borough Clerk's office issues Commuter Parking Decals for Westwood residents and non-residents. See our Borough of Westwood Parking handout (PDF) for additional information.
Please bring your vehicle registration and driver’s license to the clerk’s office to obtain a parking decal. The cost is $10 for the calendar year for resident decals, and $20 for non-resident decals.
To obtain senior citizen transportation assistance, call the Senior Van line at 201-664-7100, ext. 170.
You can check the Westwood Regional School District website for information about the school system, or you can call the Board of Education at 201-664-0880.