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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

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.

Storm Debris Clean-up

Please remember:

If you have tree work being done by a professional on your property, they are responsible to remove the debris.

There are a lot of  trees down, as well as brush, within the borough, and while the DPW Crews are out, it is a lot to cleanup and ask for your patience throughout this process. 

Summer Camp Application 2018

Applications for the Summer Recreation Program 2018 at Essex Fells Elementary School are now available. The summer program, which is for children ages 3 through 6th grade, will run tentatively from June 26 to August 1, 2018 - Mondays through Fridays from 9am to noon. Note: We will be closed July 4th.

Cost of the program will be $425 per child; Payable To Essex Fells Recreation Department -  No Partial Payments/Fee Non-Refundable. **Registration due by May 15th. 

Please fill out all information asked for and send in as soon as possible. For questions, please contact Lauren Lombardy at or

Spring Hydrant Flushing Program 2018

The Borough of Essex Fells Water Department will begin its spring hydrant flushing program on April 9, 2018 through April 20, 2018. The procedure will be carried out weekday evenings between the hours of 7:30 PM and 11 :30 PM.

Flushing will begin near Stocker Road and will progress through the Borough in a westerly direction.

This program is required for the proper preventive maintenance on the water distribution system so that any accumulated sediment can be removed from the main. The procedure also provides the opportunity to test the Borough fire hydrants.

The flushing program will last approximately two weeks, during which time residents are asked to make sure their water is running clear before doing laundry.

If there are any questions, you may contact the Water Department at (973)-226-8582 between the hours of 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

Steve Banchi
Water Superintendent

Borough of Essex Fells Paving Projects

The Borough will be paving Fells Road - (Section 11) with funds made possible by the NJDOT 2017 Municipal Road Aid Grant.

Also being paved is Forest Way – (Section 5) with funds made possible by the NJDOT 2018 Municipal Road Aid Grant.

Work for both projects is scheduled for the spring.

Essex County Environmental Center Public Programming - February & April 2018

Take a look ahead at our upcoming programs:

Advisory: NJ Division of Taxation - Income Tax Exemption for Veterans

Important Message for Veterans:

New for 2017
You are eligible for a $3,000 exemption on your Income Tax return if you are a military veteran who was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States on or any time before the last day of the tax year. Your spouse (or civil union partner) is also eligible for an exemption if he/she is a veteran who was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances and you are filing a joint return. This exemption is in addition to any other exemptions you are entitled to claim and is available on both the resident and nonresident returns. You cannot claim this exemption for a domestic partner or for your dependents.

2018 Recreation T-Ball, Baseball & Softball Registration

Registration for the upcoming 2018 Season of Recreation T-Ball, Baseball and Softball has begun. Rates, dates, and locations can be found below. Deadlines for registration are as follows: T-Ball by April 10th, 1st and 2nd Grade Baseball and Softball by March 13th, and 3rd to 8th Grade Baseball and Softball by February 26th.

T-Ball 2018 at the Academy

1st & 2nd Grade Baseball and Softball 2018

Grades 3-8 Recreation Baseball/Softball 2018

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