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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

Fall Leaf Pickup

2015 Fall Leaf Season Cleanup

Leaf Season will commence on Monday, Oct. 19th thru Monday, Nov. 23rd. Leaves put out prior or after these dates will not be picked up, and may result in a summons.

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.

PSE&G Ready for Frigid Weekend Weather

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is monitoring its gas system and has additional personnel on staff and standby to ensure it can meet the heating demands of customers. The utility is prepared to quickly respond to emergency “no heat” calls and electric outages during the frigid weather predicted for this weekend.

“Throughout the weekend we will operate and manage our gas distribution system to ensure our customers have the gas they need to keep their homes warm and businesses running,” said Joe Forline, vice president of gas operations for PSE&G. “Over the past several years we have replaced critical feeds in our gas distribution system. This and other infrastructure investments have strengthened our system’s performance and reliability.”

Since Tuesday, the utility has received about 2,000 “no heat” calls from customers. “We expect that number to spike this weekend when people are home and furnaces are working extra hard,” said Forline. “Customers should be aware that although their heating systems may be working properly, the frigid temperatures make it difficult for furnaces to maintain the same thermostat setting.”

If your heating system is not working properly or if you need to report a “no heat” incident, schedule an appointment by calling 800-436-PSEG (7734) or online through My Account.

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PSE&G Customers Can Now Send a Text to Pay Bill

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, today announced a new feature that enables customers to simply send a text to pay their PSE&G bill. By texting “PAY” to 4PSEG (47734), customers whose bank account information is on file can resolve last month’s bill with a few clicks on their mobile phone.

To use this feature, customers first must register for MyAlerts, PSE&G’s two-way texting feature, by texting REG to 4PSEG (47734), logging into My Account at, or speaking with a customer service representative at 1-800-430-7734. Once customers have logged into My Account, they can select the “Text/Email Notifications” under “Update My Profile.”

When customers text “PAY” to 4PSEG (47734), they’ll be prompted to:

1.    Choose a service address (if multiple accounts on file).

2.    Choose a bank account (if multiple accounts on file).

3.    Enter an amount to pay.

4.    Confirm payment details.

5.    Receive payment confirmation.

“We want to give our customers choices to accommodate their different lifestyles and preferences,” said Greg Dunlap, vice president - customer operations. “By offering a variety of convenient options for customers to pay – whether in person, online, by phone, and now text – it makes the whole process of paying bills a little easier.”

This is a free service, but standard messaging rates may apply.

February 2015 Events at the Essex County Environmental Center

A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of February 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 February are as follows:

2016 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Division of Senior Services invite Essex seniors ages 60 and older to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2016 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. The deadline is Monday, March 21, 2016.
“Our senior citizens have led interesting lives and I am always impressed by the stories that are submitted. Our Legacies Contest is an opportunity for our older residents to remember their past and share their experiences with family, friends and the younger generation,” DiVincenzo said. “It’s never too early to begin collecting your thoughts and writing your drafts. I encourage all our seniors to start working on their entries now,” he added.

Wood Burning 2015

With colder weather on the way, the Department of Environmental Protection is reminding New Jersey residents to take steps to reduce their impact on air quality when burning wood for heat, whether in fireplaces, wood stoves, or outdoor wood boilers. “As winter approaches, more homeowners turn to wood-burning fireplaces or wood stoves to heat their homes and save on heating costs,” said John Giordano, Assistant Commissioner for Air Quality, Energy and Sustainability. “With simple precautions and care, there’s much that can be done to minimize wood-burning emissions that impact the environment and the health of you and your neighbors.”

The DEP recommends following these guidelines for burning wood at home:

For more information on wood burning in New Jersey, visit:

For more on the EPA’s Burnwise program,

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.

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