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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 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.

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

Mosquito Control Information

Click below for a General Mosquito Question and Answer Sheet from the Essex County Division of Environmental Affairs.

Essex County Summer Camps

Essex County Executive DiVincenzo invites children of all ages to participate in spring and summer camp opportunities at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, Essex County Codey Arena and the Essex County Environmental Center. These affordable programs provide the campers with a fun and enriching experience while school is on recess.
“Come experience Essex County by participating in the many youth-oriented recreational and enrichment opportunities. They can learn about nature and animals through exciting hands-on activities while visiting Essex County Turtle Back Zoo or our Environmental Center, and will have a fun-filled adventure when they go to one of our affordable camps at either facility. For a great physical challenge, they can hit the ice at Codey Arena in our ice skating camps.  Every day brings something new in Essex!” DiVincenzo said.

Register Now! Essex County Environmental Center 2015 Seasonal Nature Camps

Joseph N. Divincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive and the Board of Chosen Freeholders invite children to participate in Essex County Environmental Center’s Nature Explorers Spring, Summer & Wilderness Skills Camps.

Camps vary in price and by grade level. For a full list of available camps please click on the additional information link below.

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.

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.

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.