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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.

Spring Leaf Pickup

Fall Leaf Season Cleanup

It’s that time of year when the leaves change color and fall to the ground. Read up on the new leaf clean up guidelines via the link below.

Calling All Veterans

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

Garbage and Recycling

Garbage and Recycling

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.


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.

West Essex Police Departments Seek Volunteers for Domestic Violence Response Team

The West Essex communities of Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, North Caldwell, Roseland, Verona, and West Caldwell, in conjunction with Rachel Coalition and the Safe House, has a team of specifically-trained volunteer advocates available to meet confidentially with the victims of domestic violence at  police headquarters 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. The volunteer advocates, who are civilian members of the community, work in conjunction with the police to provide support, information, and referrals to victims of domestic violence at the time of crisis at your local police departments. The advocates also discuss with the victim their rights to obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order. DVRT volunteers, whose identities are kept anonymous are trained to empower victims to make decisions about their own lives.   

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, have access to transportation, possess a valid NJ driver’s license, be willing to serve on an on-call basis, and submit to a background investigation and fingerprinting. Applicants must live in one of the 8 West Essex area towns. Applicants cannot have a criminal history or a history as a defendant in a domestic violence matter. The 40 hour intensive mandatory training course will be provided to successful applicants. Rachel Coalition will be conducting a 14 week training one night per week beginning in March on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Prior knowledge of domestic violence is not required. The West Essex Police Departments and Rachel Coalition are committed to culturally diverse teams to better serve the community. Bi-lingual capability is a plus.   

To request a DVRT application, please contact Sergeant John Belotta, North Caldwell Police Department at 973-226-0800. Applications must be picked up in person and the deadline to file your application for the March training is January 31, 2015.

2015-2016 Kindergarten & Pre-K Registration

Essex Fells School has scheduled registration for the 2015-2016 kindergarten and preschool classes. Preschool Registration will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 9:30am-2:30pm. Kindergarten Registration will be held on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 9:30am-2:30pm. Registration will be held in the school office, and a brief tour of the school is offered on both days at 9:00am.

For registration, parents should be prepared to present the child’s original birth certificate, immunization records, a three (3) proofs of residency (1. deed, lease, or tax bill; 2. driver’s license; 3. public service bill).

For preschool registration, a $500 non-refundable deposit must be presented at registration to hold a spot in the program.  Parents of current preschool students, please note that you must re-register your child and place the $500 deposit to maintain their enrollment status.  Registrants will be able to indicate a preference for the AM or PM class; however, a lottery system will be used to balance the classes, if necessary. 

Children do not need to be present for registration. Screening, visitation, and parent orientation programs will be scheduled later in the spring. Essex Fells families requiring more information about kindergarten and/or preschool may contact the school at 973-226-0505.

2015 Dog License Application Information

The 2015 Dog License Application is now available and can be downloaded on the online forms page.  Local Ordinance requires that all dogs, six (6) months of age or older, be licensed.  Dog licenses may be obtained at the Borough Clerk’s Office between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. No licenses will be available after hours, on weekends or holidays or prior to January 5th, 2015. Written proof of rabies vaccination and neutering/spaying (if applicable) must be provided. Current dog licenses expire on January 31, 2015. All unlicensed dogs are subject to an additional late fee charge of $10.00 effective March 1, 2015. The fee for a duplicate license is $5.00.

Mayor and Council Award 5th/6th Grade Girls Soccer Team

The 5th and 6th grade girls Soccer team have won first place in their division!  The Mayor and Council awarded them trophies at the Council meeting on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Members of the team are Isabel Smith-goalie, Katherine Hulse, Hyat Pryor, Ava Evangelista, Natalia LaGuardia, Elizabeth Prioletti, Teresa McKiernan, Kelly Wood, Kelly Dingwell, Molly Simon, Reese Biggerstaff, Sophie Kearney, Katie Chodorcoff.

Congratulations girls!

Mayor and Council with Team Member Natalie LaGuardia

Swearing-in of Councilman Greg Hindy

Councilman Greg Hindy being sworn in on November 25, 2014 with Mayor Abbot. He was accompanied by his wife and son.

Essex Co. Environmental Center Winter 2014-2015 Public Programs

The Essex County Environmental Center is located at 621-B Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland in Essex County West Essex Park and is a facility of the Essex County Park System. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Essex County West Essex Park is open to the public every day from dawn until dusk.

Upcoming Events include:

GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING WORKSHOP -  Saturday, Dec. 6 - 11am-1pm


Sustainable Gingerbread Homes will be on display from Wednesday, December 10 through Friday, December 19. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. All entries must be registered by Saturday, Dec. 6; submitted by Monday, Dec. 8. Call the Environmental Center at 973.228.8776 to register or for more information.

GREEN GIFT MAKING WORKSHOP - Saturday, Dec.13 - noon-1:30pm
For children ages 7 through 12. Advance registration is required; call 973.228.8776. Fee: $7 per child


For children in kindergarten to 3rd grade. For more information, call 973.228.8776. Fee: $80 per child for all three days OR $30 per child per day

Pre-registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. Click below for more upcoming events.

For more information, please call 973-228-8776.