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Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, September 27, 2018

CANCELLED - Zoning Board

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Conference Council

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Planning Board

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Regular Council

Taxes, Water and Sewer

Look Up Your Property
Taxes Online

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

2018 Essex County Summer Music Concert Series

Live FREE Concerts in Essex County Parks.

2018 Essex County Summer Music Concert Series to Take Center Stage in the Historic Essex County Parks System Essex.

County Executive DiVincenzo Invites Public to Experience Spectacular Fireworks and the Hottest Acts in Jazz, Doo Wop, Rock and Roll, Reggae, Latin and More.

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.

Notice of Cancellation of Zoning Board Meeting

Please be advised that the Zoning Board meeting scheduled for September 27, 2018 has been cancelled.

Essex County Paper Shredding Day

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Department of Public Works invite Essex County residents to the Essex County Paper Shredding Day. It will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Essex County Public Works Department, 99 West Bradford Ave., Cedar Grove, from 9 a.m. to 1p.m.

“Along with our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, Computer & Electronics Recycling Day and Used Tire Recycling Day, shredding paper is a great way to reduce our waste stream, promote recycling and protect our personal information,” DiVincenzo said. “We all have accumulated documents that contain our vital information. Shredding is the best way to dispose of these documents because our personal information is destroyed and the paper is recycled,” he added.


Borough of Essex Fells Recreation Department Soccer Day 2018

Pictures courtesy of:  Lauren Lombardy Moussab, Recreation Director

2018 Fall Leaf Letter

To The Residents of Essex Fells:
It’s that time of year again, when the leaves change color and, unfortunately, fall to the ground.  As always, we are requesting your cooperation.  Please read the new leaf clean up guidelines.

Leaf Season will commence on Monday, October 15th.  Please be aware that no leaves are to be put out prior to this date.  The Borough will conclude Leaf Pick-up on Monday, November 19th, weather permitting.  Any leaves put out after this date will not be picked up, and may result in a summons.

** Please Note:  All homeowners are responsible for advising their landscapers of these requirements and procedures.  Violators may be subject to a summons.  Due to the hilly terrain and winding roads of Essex Fells, large landscaping trucks and trailers parked in the street can be hazardous to approaching motorists.  If possible, please allow landscapers to park their vehicles in your driveway.  If this is not feasible, ask that they park close to the curb line.  Warning cones should be placed in front and/or behind these vehicles if they cannot be seen clearly from a distance of 200 feet in either direction.  These measures should improve safety for all.
Leaves must be placed no more than three (3) feet on either side of the curb line and not piled more than three (3) feet high.  This will enable us to more easily reach the leaves with our equipment.  In addition, it will help to eliminate large piles of leaves in the street that can restrict traffic flow and cause a hazard.  DO NOT PILE LEAVES WITH IN 10 FEET OF CATCH BASINS OR FIRE HYDRANTS AND WITHIN 20 FEET OF ANY INTERSECTION.
IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT LARGE STONES, STICKS AND OTHER SOLID MATERIALS BE KEPT OUT OF THE LEAF PILES because these foreign objects will damage our equipment and result in the equipment being out of service for repairs.  Please be advised that if this mixture occurs the leaves will not be picked up by the borough and will be left in front of your home.
BRANCHES:  All branches should be tied in bundles no more than 4 to 5 feet long, 3 to 4 inches in thickness and weighing no more than 50 pounds.  Any twigs should be placed in containers at the curb.  Please contact the Department of Public Works at 973-226-3400 to NOTIFY THEM OF BUNDLED BRANCHES OR TWIGS THAT HAVE BEEN PLACED IN CONTAINERS THAT NEED TO BE PICKED UP.  Please note that you only need to call the DPW for pick-up of Branches and Twigs, not leaves.
Please be sure to place all debris in front of your own home and not on a neighbor’s property.  This is a violation of our litter ordinance and may subject you to a summons.  The assistance of all residents will be helpful and is greatly appreciated.

The Mayor and Council
Borough of Essex Fells

View 2018 Fall Leaf Letter

Essex County Environmental Center’s 14th Annual Fall Family Festival

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. is inviting children, adults and families to the Essex County Environmental Center’s 14th Annual Fall Family Festival. This exciting and fun-filled event is a great way to learn about the environment as you celebrate the arrival of fall. The free day-long activities will be held as follows:

Date:  Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
           621B Eagle Rock Avenue
           Roseland, NJ

The Fall Family Festival will be held RAIN or SHINE.

Admission throughout the day is free, but vendor items will be for sale. For more information, please call 973-228-8776.

In Memory of Lieutenant Richard “Dick” Barrows

Mourning bunting has been placed in front of police headquarters in memory of retired police Lieutenant Richard “Dick” Barrows.

Officer Barrows was hired as an officer in March of 1962.  He retired after 25 years of service at the rank of Lieutenant.

After retirement he resided in Maine and most recently Washington State.  Lt Barrows was 79 year of age.

2018 Essex County Autumn Events

Check out upcoming events in Essex County this fall! See schedule below.

Essex Fells PD Expands Prescription Drug Collection

The Essex Fells Police Department announced today, September 4, 2018 a partnership with The Rite Aid Foundation's Safe Medication Disposal Program, a public safety initiative focused on reducing drug accessibility, medication misuse and accidental poisoning among children and adolescents. Funded by The Rite Aid Foundation's KidCents program, the Safe Medication Disposal Program provides law enforcement agencies in communities served by Rite Aid with free medication disposal units for citizens to safely dispose of expired or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications.


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