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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.

Santa Run 2017

The volunteers of the Essex Fells Fire Company are very excited to announce that the 2017 Santa Run will take place on Sunday, December 17, from 1:30 to approximately 4:30 p.m.  Attached is a detailed route map, including the anticipated schedule.  We look forward to bringing Santa around to all of our neighbors and friends and continuing this long-standing Essex Fells tradition. 

Holiday Lights Spectacular at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

Come out to the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Holiday Lights Spectacular held every night from 5 to 9 p.m. beginning December 8, 2017 through January 1, 2018. (Closed December 24th and 25th)

Stroll along the sparkling paths of Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season and view over 50 illuminated winter and animal characters. Admission is free!

December 2017 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:

Don’t Spoil the Holidays - Put Food Safety on the Menu

The kickoff to the holidays is about to begin with Thanksgiving on deck. Besides spending time with family, the next best thing about the holidays is of course – EATING! Family recipes passed down from generation to generation will take their place on holiday menus. Unfortunately, there are dangers that lurk in the kitchen and home that can spoil the holidays. 

PSE&G Offers Top Six Tips to Stay Warm for Less

With cold weather on the way, Public Service Electric & Gas Co. (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, offers its top six ways you can help keep the heat in and your heating bills down this winter with little or no cost.

  1. 1. Lower your thermostat by just 1 degree. You will hardly notice and this may reduce your heating bill by as much as 3 percent. Save even more by lowering your thermostat 2 degrees during the day and 5 to 10 degrees at bedtime, if health conditions permit.
  2. 2. Everyone loves a cozy fire on cold days, but be sure to close fireplace dampers when you are not using it. This will help prevent warm air from escaping your home through the chimney.
  3. 3. Sunny out? Open curtains and blinds that face the sun to warm your home, and close them at night to avoid uncomfortable cold drafts.
  4. 4. Set your hot water heater to no more than 120 degrees. You’ll still be able to enjoy a hot shower, while saving energy at the same time.
  5. 5. Rearrange the room. Move furniture and drapes away from heating registers, radiators and baseboard element covers. Open any register or baseboard dampers to allow for maximum heat.
  6. 6. Seal windows and door frames. Use weather stripping or caulk to seal cracks and prevent drafts. While you’re at it, install draft guards beneath doors. Find them at your local hardware or home improvement store.

Carbon Monoxide Warnings & Safety Tips

Today, the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES) consulted on a case where two adults were rushed to a local hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning.  Within several hours of turning on their furnace, both patients’ developed dizziness, lightheadedness and a general feeling of being sick.  While both patients received oxygen therapy and did well, the outcome could have been much worse.

The sudden shift in cold weather caught many off guard, forcing them to turn on their heating systems without having them properly serviced beforehand. Unfortunately, this puts loved ones at risk for serious injury and possible death from carbon monoxide. Just last week, 11 residents in an apartment building became ill from carbon monoxide. Several people required hyperbaric oxygen therapy at hospitals in NJ and NY.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is called the “Silent Killer” because it is a gas that gives no warning – you can’t see it, smell it or taste it. Exposure to carbon monoxide can produce headaches, sleepiness, fatigue, confusion and irritability at low levels. At higher levels, it can result in nausea, vomiting, irregular heartbeat, impaired vision and coordination, and death. During cold and influenza season, symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can easily be confused with symptoms of viral illnesses like the common cold and the flu.

Fall 2017 Programs at the Essex County Environmental Center

Take a look at the upcoming Fall 2017 programs at the Essex County Environmental Center.

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