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Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Zoning Board

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Conference Council

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Planning Board

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Zoning Board

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

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.

Help Protect the Environment by Recycling Your Used Tires


Cedar Grove, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Department of Public invite Essex County residents to bring used and unwanted tires to the Essex County Used Tire Recycling Day. It will be held as follows:

Date:           Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time:          9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Place:          Essex County Public Works Department
                    99 West Bradford Avenue
                    Cedar Grove, NJ

“We are always looking for new and innovative ways to protect our environment and reduce our waste stream. Along with our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day and Computer & Electronics Recycling Day, turning in old tires is another great way to remove hazardous materials from our waste stream and have them disposed properly and safely,” DiVincenzo said. “Not only are old tires a nuisance, but they pose a serious health hazard. Rain water can collect in tires that are left outside. This can become an ideal environment for mosquitoes to breed and creates a serious public health and quality of life problem,” said the County Executive.

During the Essex County Used Tire Recycling Day, rubber tires with or without metal rims will be accepted. Rims will not be returned to residents; they will be recycled. The collected tires will be delivered to a State-licensed transfer waste facility, which will recycle the tires into new uses.

The Essex County Used Tire Recycling Day is for Essex County residents only. Residents are not charged when they bring materials, but they must provide proof of residency at the site. Commercial businesses may not drop off materials. For more information, please call the Essex County Department of Public Works at 973-226-8500, Ext. 2580.

Essex Fells Emergency Notification Platforms

This is a reminder that Essex Fells Borough delivers public safety alerts through CodeRED, our Reverse 9-1-1 system and NIXLE, our traffic and road status notification platform.

Our reverse 9-1-1 alerts are intended for residents.  The system will be used to notify residents of incidents which will impact their public safety or wellbeing.

Our NIXLE alerts are intended for residents and visitors who wish to be notified when an emergency, public event or construction will affect travel on our roads.

You can sign up for notifications online using the links at the bottom right of our website or by following these links;
CodeRED -

Both systems also offer apps, which are free to download on the App Store and Google Play.  The apps will allow Essex Fells residents and visitors to receive free emergency, missing person and community alerts via push notifications directly to their iPhone and Android devices. If you have the app downloaded and are in an affected area of the alert, a notification will be sent through the app to alert you of the issue.

Residents who have already enrolled for the CodeRED system will continue to receive voice calls, text messages and emails. However, the app is designed to keep users safe and informed while on the go. If an Essex Fells resident is traveling to another state that also uses the CodeRED system; they will receive any community or emergency alerts from that specific area while there. It’s just one additional means to stay safe when you’re away from home. 

2018 Essex County Fall Events

Essex County is a wonderful place to celebrate Halloween.

Join us this month and enjoy our festive events, including Gardens Aglow in Upper Montclair, our three Strut Your Mutt events in our dog parks and safe trick or treating at Howl-O-Ween at Turtle Back Zoo.

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.  Essex County Executive

“Strut Your Mutt” Canine Halloween Parade

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites Essex County dog owners to display their creativity and participate in Strut Your Mutt, Essex County’s Annual Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest. This year, three parades have been scheduled for the weekend of October 20, 2018, with the newly-opened Essex County Hilltop Dog Park hosting its first event on October 21, 2018. Participation is free. The costume parades and contests will be held as follows:

Registration for Youth Basketball 2018 Begins

The 2018 Youth Basketball Application for boys and girls in grades 3 through 8 is now available. This is for Essex Fells Residents ONLY.

Anticipated practices may begin the week of November 26, 2018. All planned times subject to change based on gym availability/coach’s schedules.

Cost- $125 each (All Fees Non-Refundable) - Registration deadline is November 2, 2018. Applications received after this date are subject to a $30 late fee per family. No applications will be processed after this date. Applications are placed on a waiting list for possible placement, with no guarantee that the applicant will be assigned to a level.

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

2018 Essex County Autumn Events

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

Essex County Environmental Center Public Programming - Fall 2018

Take a look ahead at our upcoming programs:

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