Note: Some of the FAQs here were duplicated from our sister property Lord Essex Apartments as we complete the Montclair Mews specific answers. Everything will be slowly updated over time.

Here are some frequently asked questions and their answers. If your question is not answered here, feel free to contact us.
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I found this site through a search engine, what is Montclair Mews Apartments?

Montclair Mews Apartments is a rental apartment complex. It is located at 77 Grove St, Montclair, NJ 07042. New Jersey is located in the United States of America. The USA is located in the North-western hemisphere of planet Earth.

Montclair Mews Apartments is an Affiliated Management managed property.

Montclair Mews has 2 buildings with a total of 20 apartments.

SEE ALSO: Montclair, New Jersey, USA, Wikipedia: Montclair, New Jersey

[ Lord Essex and Montclair Mews are not located in Upper Montclair, this is just to answer a FAQ ]

No. Upper Montclair is a neighboorhood in Montclair.

Upper is counted separately in the US Census. The primary Zip Code for Montclair is 07042 and it is 07043 for Upper Montclair. ...but Upper Montclair is part of Montclair, the northern or upper part.

Wikipedia: Upper Montclair, New Jersey

Yes. There is a $25 non-refundable application fee that goes directly to this property. The fee covers the cost of the credit check requested by our management company office.

The fee is required for each person that would be living in the apartment, including children that are 18 or older.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the application may be available to complete electronically - PDF via e-mail, PayPal/Venmo the fee. You may also request an application to be mailed and may return it completed via USPS/UPS/FedEx with the fee enclosed. Contact the Resident Managers for details.

The application must be filled out in-person, at an appointment scheduled in advance, with one or both Resident Managers. Every applicant must be there in-person. If there are two applicants that can not come at the same time, two appointments is OK, but the application is not complete, and will not be submitted, until both applicants have completed the application paperwork in full.

We can not provide an application for you to fill out off-site.

You can come with a family member, friend, or a realtor that you hired to help you look at apartments, but everything must be done with you directly.

If applying, each person will need:

  • Their own personal contact info
  • Info about all provable income, employer contact info and/or tax forms & paystubs
  • Previous/current landlord
  • Vehicle info - if it would be parked here, year color make model & license plate

1 and ½ month's rent. You pay this when you sign the lease.

Heat & hot water are included.

All apartments have radiators. Each building has it's own boiler room. "A" building radiators are steam and "B" building radiators are hot water.

"A" building ranges are electric. "B" building ranges are gas.

You would need to pay a PSE&G electric/gas bill and whatever telephone, TV, and Internet access services you get.

The rent for each specific apartment is different depending on whether or not it was renovated and other factors. If there are any openings (see the Openings page), you'll find information specific to each available apartment there.

When you move in to an apartment, the first month's rent is the pro-rated amount for the part of that month that you'd be living there. If you move in on the 15th, you pay for that day and the rest of that month. You pay this when you get the keys.

If you're driving, route 23, 280, 3, and 46 are nearby, and the Garden State Parkway crosses through Bloomfield.

NJ Transit and DeCamp bus lines go through Montclair. DeCamp #33 goes to PABT or Wall Street in Manhattan.
Note: DeCamp Bus Lines shut down commuter service in August 2020, resumed limited service June 2021, expanded service November 2021, then shut down again as of April 7, 2023

The Montclair-Boonton train line goes through Montclair.
Wikipedia: Montclair-Boonton Line
NJ Transit
Montclair Mews distance to:

  • 0.3 of a mile to Walnut Street Station
  • ½ mile to Bay Street station
  • 1.5 miles to Watchung Street Station

The NJ Transit #11 bus goes from Bloomfield Ave / Maple Place in Montclair to Willowbrook, then the Willowbrook Mall bus 197 goes to PABT in New York.
The Willowbrook Mall

There are various bus options to get from Montclair to Newark Penn Station. Use the NJ Transit Bus Point-to-Point on for an itinerary.

If you drive 280 East to Newark Penn Station, you can take several NJ Transit trains & busses, the PATH train, and Amtrak trains.

If you drive 280 East to the Harrison PATH station, which is close to Newark Penn Station, but less crowded and has large parking lots around it, you can take the the PATH train from there.

If you take 280 east to NJ Turnpike north to exit 15X (one exit away), or you can get there via Route 3 to Meadowlands Parkway, you can take many different NJ Transit train lines and busses:
Secaucus Junction (Frank R Lautenberg Rail Station)

If you take 280 east to the Garden State Parkway south to to the Metropark Station, which is approximately 30 miles from here, you can take Amtrak and NJ Transit trains.

Of course there's always a taxi, Lyft, Uber, etc. also...

Montclair Mews Apartments has twenty 1-bedroom apartments.
The "A" building has 3 floors and indoor hallways.
The "B" building has upstairs and downstairs apartments with the apartment entrance off of an indoor stairwell.

All apartments are 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom.

The same Resident Managers also handle Lord Essex Apartments which has 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments:

Yes, there is a laundry area in each building with coin-op machines.

If necessary - if you have a very large amount of laundry, or have large items to wash such as a comforter, you can also go to one of these laundromats listed below as well. Strongly suggest calling or stopping by (without laundry) first. They change hands from time to time, change hours, ...


April 2023: Montclair Local and Baristanet are merging. There will be no further paper deliveries of Montclair Local, but at least for now you can go to both of these web sites:
Montclair Local

US/state/regional newspapers will probably be left outside by a young person on a bicycle or by an adult in a car with a paper route. Contact the newspaper or that delivery person for details.
Local newspapers are usually delivered by mail, or in the case of Montclair Local, may appear in a pile in the "A" building foyer on the mail table.

The Montclair Dispatch
Montclair Local Montclair / Montclair Times
The Montclair Times online
The Star Ledger
The New York Times
USA Today

For a list of some of the NJ and NYC-area newspapers, see the Info & Links Links/Info page

The lease, which is used at > 90 apartment complexes, says no pets.

...however, as this is written (and for decades preceeding), you are allowed to havee one or two 100% indoors-only cats, but you fill out some paperwork to be authorized to have a specific cat, pay a one-time fee for that cat. Once that is done, the Resident Managers need the cat's name, gender, and a picture. Montclair Township does require licensing cats (and dogs). For more information, see or call the Montclair Department of Health and Human Services at 973-509-4973.

If you are interested in living at Montclair Mews Apartments with a dog, or being allowed to have a dog visit you, ask the Resident Managers for the current management company policy well before you get one. You would need to complete paperwork, pay a fee, and have in-advance written permission from the management company before a dog could even visit you.

Due to the risk of one leaking and causing damage to the apartment (and anything below), fish tanks are not allowed. A fish bowl would be fine.

A turtle in a tank would be fine, but let the Resident Managers know that you have one.

For any other pets, contact the management company to check. Even if you would assume it is OK. Don't assume, ask.

Anyone authorized to have a pet must remove all traces of it at move-out time. You would be responsible for repairs due to damage caused by the pet, and all fur and dander must be removed to avoid allergy effects for future tenants.

"Carpet" refers to wall-to-wall carpeting, and carpet tile, and rugs - a cut piece of carpet with a border edge. You would need to get enough to cover 80% of the floor in each room/area.

If the apartment is on the bottom floor, you would not need to get carpet. So large area rugs, runners for narrow areas, or a significant amount of carpet tile, for example.

If it is in the "A" building and is on the 2nd or 3rd floor, and is not already carpeted, you would need to get carpet.

If it is in the "B" building and is on the 2nd floor, and is not already carpeted, you would need to get carpet.

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Jason & Ann, The Resident Managers of Montclair Mews Apartments were 2-dose vaccinated, then boosted, then received the updated bi-valent booster. If an annual booster becomes available similar to how the flu-shot is handled, they will get that as well.

If the CDC and/or State of NJ Dept of Health and/or Montclair, NJ Health Department determine that masks are mandatory again due to COVID-19 numbers at that time, or a new highly contagious variant, we will follow their recommendations. Although COVID-19 still exists, as this is written, the state of emergency for all parties involved has ended and Affiliated Management no longer requires masks for Affiliated Management, Inc office staff, Affiliated Development, Inc (ADI) carpenters & masons, apartment complex/building Resident Managers, or contractors.

They will usually have a mask available to them anyway, but if you would like them to wear a mask during an apartment showing, let them know in advance of the appointment.

If you will be seeing an occupied apartment and would us to ask the current resident(s) to wear a mask, or wait outside if they are unwilling or unable to do so, we can certainly ask.

COVID-19 resources:

Water utility

Montclair Water Bureau & Sewer Utility:
Director: Gary Obszarny 973-744-4600

Water supplier

North Jersey District Water Supply Commission (NJDWSC)

Backup supply

After the Nutley large water main break in October of 2022, temporary water supplies were set up. Montclair received extra gallons per minute from New Jersey American Water Company and hooked up Montclair fire hydrants across streets to neighboring towns' fire hydrants. Then a more long term/higher supply backup connection was set up by digging channels through Grove St and making a connection to Passaic Valley Water Commission. As long as that connection is maintained, we have a backup in case of future issues.

A "mini" dishwasher is 18 inches wide. A full-sized dishwasher is 24 inches wide. The only difference is the width, the mini one obviously holds less dishes than a full-sized one.

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