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Taxes, Water and Sewer

Look Up Your Property
Taxes Online

Borough Residents wishing to view their Property Taxcharges please click the link below.

Calling All Veterans

Register with the Mayor for upcoming Veteran's events by emailing mayor@essexfellsboro.com. Provide your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, branch and years of service, and rank.

Garbage and Recycling

Garbage and Recycling
Information

Garbage disposal is the responsibility of the resident and they must contract with a private waste hauler for pickup. Residents can bring their recycling to the Recycling Center. Please check the link below for information.

Clean-Up

Prepare Before
Clean-up & Repair

When working on home and/or business repair be sure to both protect yourself when cleaning mold and beware of asbestos. Get further info via the flyer provided below.

Dumpster and POD Permits Required

Dumpster and POD
Permits Required

Essex County Division of Senior Services

Essex County Division
of Senior Services

This Division offers a wide range of services to Essex County Senior Citizens, such as adult day care centers and basic transportation services.

For more information, please call the Division of Senior Services at...
(973) 395-8375

NJ Top Towns

Essex Fells is One
of NJ's "Top Towns"

Essex Fells ranked favorably in New Jersey Monthly's annual list of the top towns in the state. Click the link below to see the full listing.

Buy a Paver and Support Essex Fells

Buy a Brick
Support Our Youth

The Essex Fells Recreation Foundation invites you to participate in the Buy a Brick Program!

When you purchase a personalized brick that will line the entrance to the new Fieldhouse at the Recreation complex, you are supporting the development of the youth in our community.

Car Theft Advisory

Residents Urged to Lock Car Doors After Recent Break-Ins

The Essex Fells Police Department would like to remind residents to always lock their car doors to recent car burglaries and vehicle thefts in the area. The vehicles that were entered were left unlocked.


Residents are also reminded to remove any valuable items inside their vehicles such as GPS units, iPods and other electronic devices. As always please call us to report any suspicious activity.

Milling & Paving Being Done in Borough

Milling is being done on Friday, April 24th & Monday, April 27th, 2015. Paving is being done on Wednesday, April 29th & Thursday, April 30th, 2015.

Paving being done in the Borough on various sections of the following streets: Argyle Road, Oval Road and Stocker Road

Any questions, please contact Roger Kerr, DPW Superintendent at 973-226-3400.

Summer Recreation Program 2015

The Recreation Department announce thier Summer Recreation Program’15 for children ages 3 through Sixth Grade. Tentative Dates are June 30th to August 4th, 2015, Monday through Friday, at the Essex Fells Elementary School  from 9 a.m. to noon. (Three-year-olds must be 3 by June 1, 2015,  Fully Trained,  Birth Certificates May Be Required)

The fee is $300 per child. Checks made payable to Essex Fells Recreation Dept. No Partial Payments/Fee Non-Refundable.

**Early registration by May 15 is appreciated so we can plan on staffing.  Please fill out all the information asked for and send in as soon as possible to: Essex Fells Recreation Department, 255 Roseland Ave., Essex Fells NJ 07021. Contact Lauren Lombardy at Recreation@essexfellsboro.com

Officer Scott Jones Promoted to Sergeant

Police Officer Scott Jones was promoted to Sergeant on April 7, 2015. He was joined by his wife and kids, as well as his mom, dad and sister.

Register Now for Essex Co. Environmental Center’s 2015 Young Engineers Summer Camp!

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive and the Board of Chosen Freeholders invite children to participate in the Essex County Environmental Center’s Young Engineers Summer Camp 2015 for kids entering Pre-K to Kindergarten.

Camp begins in July and will run Mondays through Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A bring your own lunch session will be held at 12:30pm to 1pm.

All camps are held at the Essex County Environmental Center complex, 621 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. Space is limited, Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, please call the Center at 973-228-8776.

Spring Hydrant Flushing Begins

The Water Department will begin it's spring hydrant flushing program on April 13, 2015 through April 24, 2015, weekday evenings between the hours of 7:30 pm and 11:30 pm and last for approximately two weeks.  Flushing will begin near Stocker Road and will progress westerly.

Please make sure your water is clear before doing laundry.

Spring Leaf Pickup

It is that time again, Spring Leaf pickup, beginning the end of April.  Please check back or contact Borough Hall (973-226-3400) for exact dates.

Our leaf collecting equipment will pick up leaves and brush throughout the Borough.  

 Please remember:

  • PLACE LEAVES NO MORE THAN 3 FEET FROM THE CURBLINE.  
  • DO NOT PILE THE LEAVES ON THE ROAD SURFACE.
  • DO NOT PILE LEAVES WITHIN 10 FEET OF ANY CATCH BASIN OR WITHIN 20 FEET OF ANY INTERSECTION.
  • LEAVES WILL NOT BE PICKED UP IF THEY ARE MIXED WITH STICKS, STONES, CANS OR OTHER HARD MATERIAL in the piles. They will damage our leaf collecting equipment!
  • ALL BRANCHES AND BRUSH MUST BE TIED IN BUNDLES, NO MORE THAN 4 FEET LONG, AND WEIGHING NO MORE THAN 50 POUNDS.  PLACE THE BUNDLES AT THE CURB, SEPARATE FROM THE LEAVES.
  • DUE TO STATE REGULATIONS, WE CAN NO LONGER ACCEPT GRASS CLIPPINGS!      

Try these “green” alternatives for your grass clippings:

1.    Leave the grass clippings as a natural fertilizer for your lawn.  Studies show that you can reduce your total annual mowing time by 20-25% in this way!
2.    Collect grass clippings and apply them to your flower or vegetable garden as mulch. 
3.    Mix them directly into garden soil. This will increase drainage in heavier soils, while improving water retention in sandy soils.

Happy Spring!

Mayor Abbot Announces Borough Ranked #19 Best Town For Families

Mayor Edward P. Abbot is proud to announce that the Borough of  Essex Fells has been recognized as a “choice” locale for families.  New Jersey family, the essential source for NJ moms, has ranked the Borough of Essex Fells as number 19 in the state for Best Towns For Families.

This online magazine ranked every municipality in New Jersey.  Of the 565 municipalities in the state of New Jersey, they eliminated those with populations less than 1,500, due to unsubstantial data.  For the remaining 512 municipalities, they collected data for tax rates (NJ Division of Taxation), average home sale prices (NJ Division of Taxation), crime rates (NJ Department of Law and Public Safety), public school district rankings (Great Schools), median household income (US Census), percentage of families with children under the age of 18 (US Census), mean travel time to work (US Census), number of restaurants (Yelp), number of hospitals within 10 miles (Health Grades) and number of grocery/convenience stores within 5 miles (Yelp). Based on the aggregated data for each of the 512 municipalities, they developed an algorithm to determine our ranking.

We are proud to call Essex Fells our home and now the rest of the state knows what we have always known, it is one of the Best Towns in NJ for Families!

View the Full Article Here

View the Entire List of Towns in Rank Order Here

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