Kathy A. VanScoy, RMC/CMC/CMR
(856) 423-1500

Kathy Van Scoy

Municipal Clerk/Registrar

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Tracey Robinson

Deputy Registrar
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Cat Licenses: The Borough does not license cats but does require all cats to be inoculated against Rabies.Dog Licenses and Information: Dog Licenses are required for any dog in the Borough of Paulsboro that meets the following: six months of age and has first rabies vaccination.

Once again, it is time to renew the 2021 Dog Licenses. In order to obtain a 2021 Dog License, a certificate of Rabies Vaccination must be presented and the vaccination must not expire before
October 31, 2021. If the dog is spayed or neutered, a certificate of spaying/neutering is needed. The cost to obtain the cost to obtain a dog license is as follows:


A late fee will be charged after March 31st in the amount of $10.00.

It is illegal in the State of New Jersey to surgically de-bark a dog. If the dog is de-barked due to health issues, you must have documentation from the Veterinarian.

At this time, the Borough of Paulsboro will hold the annual free Rabies Clinic on Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M. at the Borough Garage, Baird Avenue, Paulsboro, NJ 08066.


You may purchase a Dog License at Clinic time. All Dog Licenses shall expire January 31,  2022. Proof of spaying/neutering & Rabies Vaccination is required.


Payment can be made by cash, check or money order. If paying by cash, please have the exact amount.

A late fee will be charged after March 31st in the amount of $10.00.

Dog Licenses can be obtained at the Municipal Building weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
However, the Municipal Building is closed to the public due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Licenses may also be obtained by mail or by drop box on the Buck Street side entrance. The mailing address is Borough of Paulsboro, 1211
Delaware Street, Paulsboro, NJ 08066. When using the mail or the drop box, please enclose the following:
1. Copy of rabies certificate valid until October 31st, 2021.
2. Copy of spay or neuter information if applicable.
3. Name, color, breed, age of dog and if the dog has been surgically de-barked.
4. Telephone and address.
5. Check or Money Order made payable to the Borough of Paulsboro in the amount
indicated above. After March 31st, please add $10.00 to your amount.

REGISTRAR OF VITAL STATISTICS:  Applications and Certificates

The Municipal Clerk/Registrar handles all requests for Marriage/Civil Union and Domestic Partnership License Applications and requests for certified copies of Birth, Marriage, Civil Union, Domestic Partnerships and Death Certificates.  Records on file are those events that occurred in the Borough of Paulsboro.  To obtain a certified copy of any birth, marriage or death that occurred in the Borough of Paulsboro, an application must be completed. Click here  for the application.  The Borough of Paulsboro uses the same application as the State.  The cost for all certified copies is $5.00 for each certified copy of a birth, marriage, civil union, domestic partnership or death certificate.  Please pay by cash, check or money order.

To obtain a Marriage/Civil Union/Domestic Partnership License Application, click here. Please refer to the following requirements:

  1. Applicant A and/or Applicant B must be a resident of the Borough of Paulsboro.  Current Photo I.D. with proof of residency in the Borough of Paulsboro
  2. A Witness over the age of 18.

All three must have photo I.D.

  1. If either applicant has been married before, please show divorce papers.

If filling out the application, please do not sign the application until all has appeared in front of the Registrar.

Cost of the application is $28.00 made payable to the Borough of Paulsboro in cash, check or money order.

Please contact the Registrar at #856-423-1500 to schedule an appointment to obtain all applications.  An appointment must be scheduled.

LICENSING: The Borough Clerk's Office handles applications and licenses for:


Peddlers & Solicitors:  For applications,  click here. For rules and regulations, see Code Book.

Seasonal  Peddlers & Solicitors: For applications, click here. For rules and regusations, see Code Book.


Taxi Cabs

OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS ACT REQUEST FORM: Requests for government records should be directed to the Borough Clerk's office by email or letter. Click here on to open the request document.

ORDINANCES: Ordinances such as bond ordinances, street vacations, or property acquisition are not codified and requests for information on these items should be directed to the Borough Clerk's office by telephone or letter.


To be eligible to vote at an election:
You must be 18 years of age by election day.
You must have registered to vote at least 29 days before the election. Voter Registration Forms can be printed from the Board of Elections at

If you are a registered voter and have changed your name through marriage, divorce or legal decree, you may go to the polls and vote by signing both names. Your records will be corrected accordingly.

Applications and instructions for Vote by Mail Ballots are available on the Board of Elections page at
The Borough of Paulsboro has Election Districts. Your district and polling place are printed in the lower left corner of the sample ballot you receive approximately 10 days prior to every election. If you do not know your polling place or need directions, call the Township Clerk's Office at 856-423-1500.