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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.

PSE&G Reminds Customers to Test Heating Systems Now

PSE&G Reminds Customers to Test Heating Systems Now
Utility offers free service call to customers who schedule before Sept. 11
(Aug. 17, 2017 - Newark, N.J.) – The thermometer still says “summer,” but chilly weather will be here before you know it. Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, encourages its residential gas heating customers to test their heating system now, so they can be confident it will operate safely and efficiently when temperatures begin to drop.
If they have a problem starting the system, a PSE&G service technician will come out to start the unit -- at no charge -- for customers who call or schedule online an appointment before Sept. 11. All appointments made before the Sept. 11 scheduling deadline will be honored at no cost to the customer. To make an appointment, customers can call 1-800-436-7734, or schedule online at
“Don’t wait until it gets cold to inspect your gas-fired heating system and make sure it starts and runs properly,” said Joe Forline, vice president of gas operations for PSE&G. “If there is a problem starting the system -- even if it is just an unlit pilot -- it is better to fix it now, so it is ready to heat your home this fall.”
How to check your heating system:
  • Check that the area surrounding the unit is free of combustible items including boxes, paper, clothing, paint and other flammables.
  • Make sure that the flue pipe is connected and in good condition.
  • If you have a hot water boiler, check that the indicator on the pressure gauge falls into the normal range (12-15 psi cold).
  • If you have a steam heating system, check the water level in the sight glass. If it is low, turn on the water supply valve to bring the water level up to the halfway mark, and then turn off the valve.
  • For warm-air furnace systems, check and replace dirty air filters. Check that the blower door is closed tight and correctly secured.
  • Make sure that all controls, valves, and electrical switches are in the “on” position.
How to start your heating system:
  • If the unit is equipped with a pilot, confirm that it is lit. If the pilot is out, follow the instructions on the heating unit to relight it. Let the pilot light burn a few minutes before continuing.
  • Many heating units use a form of automatic ignition. Review the starting instructions located on the unit before continuing.
  • Set each thermostat mode to “heat” (if equipped), and raise the setting five degrees above room temperature. The heating system should start within a minute or two.
  • Let the unit run a few minutes to ensure it is operating normally and then return all controls to their previous settings.
If you're having problems:
  • Need help lighting the pilot? PSE&G will perform this service free-of-charge for customers who schedule this service before Sept. 11.
  • Not working properly? PSE&G customers can call 1-800-350-PSEG (7734) or go to to register their account and schedule repair services online.

2017 Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series Continues

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to visit the Essex County Parks System and enjoy the 2017 Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series. Upcoming concerts feature The Cameos, House Music Festival, and the Essex County Talent Showcase.

“Our Free Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage in venues throughout our historic Essex County Park System. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze and dance to the sounds of classical, rock and roll, jazz, big band, Latin and more,” DiVincenzo said.

Tax Bills Due September 8th

The 2017/2018 Tax Bills have been mailed and are due September 8th, 2017.

Family Nights & Zoo-Vies at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to enjoy summer evenings at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. On Wednesdays and Thursdays during the months of July and August, Turtle Back will have Family Nights with extended evening hours to 8:30 p.m., with the last admission to the Zoo at 8 p.m. In addition, on Wednesday evenings during July and August, Zoo-vies, featuring animal-related movies, will be shown on the top floor of the Turtle Back Zoo Parking Deck.

“Join us for Family Night when the Zoo has extended hours until 8:30 p.m. Take advantage of the late hours when temperatures are cooler and the workday is over,” DiVincenzo said. “In addition, come out for a family-friendly evening under the stars watching great movies on the top deck of our Zoo parking garage. It’s a great way to spend a summer night and experience Turtle Back in a completely different way,” he added.

2017 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to attend the 2017 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series. The free Concert Series brings a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the historic Essex County Park System and provides residents with an evening leisure activity to enjoy the parks. This year’s series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, Friday night concerts in Brookdale Park and nine cultural festivals.

“The Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage throughout our historic Parks System. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze, and dance to the sounds of classical, rock and roll, jazz, big band, Latin and more. We have an amazing line-up that is sure to entertain and impress,” DiVincenzo said.

The SummerMusic Concert Series is being sponsored by Rose Squared Productions, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and TD Bank. The series is also made possible, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State.

Over the course of 12 summer weeks, there are 32 different events, featuring some of the best local and international acts in jazz, rock and roll, big band, reggae and more. The 2017 SummerMusic Concert Series begins Saturday, June 17th with a Gospel Festival in Essex County Monte Irvin Orange Park and concludes Sunday, September 10th with Mike Griot’s Essex County South Mountain International Blues Festival. There will be three Concert and Fireworks Extravaganzas this summer: the first features Fillet of Soul on Thursday, June 29th in Essex County Weequahic Park, the second features the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra on Friday, June 30th in Essex County Branch Brook Park in Newark and the third features Jersey Sound on Monday, July 3 in Essex County Brookdale Park in Bloomfield/Montclair.

The 2017 concert series schedule is as follows:

Information on Mosquitos from Essex County

Please review the General Mosquito Question and Answer Sheet from the Essex County Division of Environmental Affairs.

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.

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