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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 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

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.

2018 Fall Leaf Pick-up Continues if Bagged or in Containers

The 2018 Fall Leaf pickup was October 15th to November 19th and extended to November 25th.

After November 25th - Department of Public Works is performing leaf pickup street by street making one last sweep of the town.

Once a street has been completed loose leaves will not be collected anymore on that street.

Borough Ordinance prohibits placing leaves at the curb unless they are bagged or in a container. 

Leaves will be picked up after November 25th if bagged or in containers.

View 2018 Fall Leaf Letter

2018-2019 Tax Bills Distribution

The chart above shows how the Essex Fells 2018-2019 Tax Bills money is distributed.

Winter Wonderland Club

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Board of Chosen Freeholders invite the youth to participate in the Winter 2018 - 2019 Winter Wonderland Club for children ages 4 to 8 years old. The program runs on Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m., and is $10 per child per class.

Let your child enjoy the winter landscape and outdoor play every Saturday from December through February. Drop off your grade-school child for a fun adventure. This is an exploratory club.

Advance registration, pre-payment and a minimum number of participants are required. For more information, please call 973-228-8776.

Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of President George H.W. Bush

United States Flag at Half-Staff until sunset, Sunday, December 30, 2018 honoring George H.W. Bush.

December 2018 Programs at the Essex County Environmental Center

A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of December that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our environment. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites children and adults to visit the Environmental Center where they can enjoy an enriching recreational experience through nature and conservation activities.
“Our Environmental Center has become the premiere location for environmental education and nature appreciation. With the help of our partner groups, our dynamic schedule of events and activities will captivate all ages,” DiVincenzo said. “Walk in our woods, discover habitats, get pointers on gardening, learn about nature photography and much more. It’s all about nature and it’s all at our Environmental Center,” he added.
Events scheduled for December are as follows:

Essex County Environmental Center Public Programming - Winter 2018/2019

Take a look ahead at our upcoming programs:

Holiday Candlelight Tour of Essex County Kip’s Castle

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to take a Holiday Candlelight Tour of Essex County Kip’s Castle to view the stained glass Tiffany windows and learn the history of this hidden gem. They will be held as follows:
Dates:           Thursdays, December 6, 13, 20 & 27
                      Fridays, December 7, 14, 21 & 28
                      Saturdays, December 8, 15, 22 & 29

Time:             7 p.m.

Place:             Essex County Kip’s Castle Park
                       22 Crestmont Road
                       Verona, NJ

“Essex County Kip’s Castle Park is a unique historical treasure that gives us a glimpse of our County’s unique past. We invite you to visit this holiday season and learn about the history of the Tiffany Windows that are found throughout the Castle,” DiVincenzo said.
Admission is $10 and includes coffee, hot chocolate and cookies. Registration is required and can be done online at Space is limited and is on a first come, first served basis. Visitors should meet at the front door of the Castle building for the beginning of the tour. Please note that not all areas of the tour are handicapped accessible.

Upcoming 2018 Essex County Holiday Events

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., and the Board of Chosen Freeholders invite you to these special winter events!

  • 2018 Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex - Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. Admission as free. Please see below for all dates and times in November and December.
  • Holidays at Kip’s Castle will be held Wednesdays to Sundays from Nov. 28th to Dec. 30th from 12 to 4 p.m. (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays) Visit Kip’s Castle for a self-guided tour of the first floor and experience the holidays circa 1920s.
  • Historic Holiday House Tour will be December 1st and 2nd at various times. Decorated for the holidays, historic homes throughout Essex County will open their doors for one spectacular weekend. 
  • Holiday Candlelight Tours at Kip’s Castle this December. Please see below for all dates and times. Take a one-hour, guided twilight tour when the holiday décor shines. $8 admission. Space is limited.
  • Sustainable Homes & Habitat Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center. Register by Dec. 1st; Drop off by Dec. 3rd. Exhibit will be held from Dec. 5th through 15th; Mon. to Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Create a unique gingerbread house with natural accents and green building design features.


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