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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

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.

Notice of Special Planning Board Meeting

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Essex Fells Planning Board will meet to reorganize and to discuss or act upon public business in accordance with the attached agenda on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 255 Roseland Avenue, Essex Fells, New Jersey.  Formal action may be taken.  Notice of revisions or additions to the above schedule will be posted and advertised as required by law.

Dated:  March 23, 2017

                                                     MICHAEL D. SULLIVAN
                                                     Attorney for the Planning Board

View Official Notice Here

Essex Fells Mourns the Passing of Dr. Jan Huston-Pryor

I know that the entire Essex Fells community joins me in expressing our tremendous, heart-breaking sadness over the passing of one of our dear friends and residents, Dr. Jan Huston-Pryor, who died so tragically Tuesday morning, March 21, 2017.  Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to her husband, Jonathan, their twelve children, and family.

Our entire community is in pain and beyond sorrow and despair over Jan’s passing.  To say that Jan/Dr.Pryor/loving wife/adored mother/dear friend touched the lives of literally thousands and thousands of people is an understatement.  Through her work, her vision, her and Jonathan’s definition of “family,” and her commitment to making this world a better place by actions, not words, Jan’s legacy will forever be wonderfully remarkable and pristine.  We, in Essex Fells, were privileged to call her one of ours and we shall miss her very much.

We are a small community – the smallest town in Essex County – and we are a tight, caring, loving community, where neighbor knows neighbor, families know families, and where we all look after each other. The Borough of Essex Fells stands arm in arm, in love and support with Jonathan and their remarkable family.  As we have done when others in our small town have faced such tragic losses, we will respond to them with a tremendous outpouring of love, compassion, support, and faith. We have seen time and again our little blessed community come together in love and support for families who have tragically lost loved ones; and we have seen the inherent goodness in our little community.  As a town, we will mourn and cry with Jan’s family over their loss.

Our Chief of Police, William Theilacker, and I solemnly spoke together on the afternoon of her passing in his office before going to visit with the family.  It was quiet, intimate meeting of just the two of us – one being the leader of our police department and one being the leader of the governing body and the community.   It was a meeting that left us both with the feeling that, despite our ability on the one hand to influence and change certain things, in this instance, we were helpless.  We were only left with our best efforts to try to assuage the anguish of the Pryor family’s bereavement.  This sense of helplessness hurt.  And it hurt a lot.  It was a meeting that this Mayor will never forget.

If there is one thing that I could tell Jan’s family right now, it would be that, please know that the Borough and its people will be there with you as you cry, you mourn, you remember, you love, and with God’s grace, you heal.  And I hope that they know that even in the darkest hour, they will never be alone; for Essex Fells is always with them during this most difficult time and for the time to come, with love and support and faith.

God bless Jan Huston-Pryor, God bless Jonathan and their children and family, and God bless Essex Fells. 

Edward P. Abbot
Borough of Essex Fells

Upcoming Spring & Summer Camps in Essex County

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 participate in the many recreational and enrichment opportunities available for children of all ages. Young people can learn about nature and animals through exciting hands-on activities while visiting Essex County Turtle Back Zoo or our Environmental Center. Youngsters 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 Learn to Skate programs.  Every day brings something new in Essex!” DiVincenzo said.

Spring Hydrant Flushing Program

The Borough of Essex Fells Water Department will begin its spring hydrant flushing program on March 27, 2017 through April 7, 2017. 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.

Summer Camp Application 2017

Applications for the Summer Recreation Program 2017 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 27 to August 2, 2017 - Mondays through Fridays from 9am to noon.

Cost of the program will be $400 Per child; Payable To Essex Fells Recreation Dept. -  No Partial Payments/Fee Non-Refundable. **Early registration by May 18 is appreciated so we can plan on staffing. 

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

Winter 2016/2017 Programs at the Essex County Environmental Center

The public is invited to participate in the Winter 2016/2017 activities at the Essex County Environmental Center.

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 Parks System. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Essex County West Essex Park is open to the public every day from dawn until dusk. Pre-registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. All programs require a minimum number of participants to run. For more information, please call 973-228-8776.

New Jersey Family Names Essex Fells Among Best Towns for Families 2016

Photo by New Jersey Family

On March 24, 2016, New Jersey Family, the essential source for New Jersey parents, announced New Jersey’s Best Towns for Families 2016. The list ranks New Jersey towns based on important family livability factors such as school quality, affordability, diversity and crime rates. Oradell, located in Bergen County, tops this year’s list of more than 500 towns.

The Borough of Essex Fells Ranked Among Top 20

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