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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

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.

Winners of the Annual Essex Co. Strut Your Mutt Canine Costume Contest

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. welcomed dog owners and their pets to the Annual Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Costume Parades and Contests at the Essex County Brookdale Dog Park Bloomfield/Montclair and the Essex County South Mountain Dog Park in Maplewood/Millburn on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016.

“Our Dog Parks have become popular places for dog owners to bring their pets, and our Canine Halloween Costume Parades are another opportunity for the public to enjoy our historic Park System,” DiVincenzo said. “I am always amazed and impressed with the creativity of the costumes. Congratulations to the winners,” he added.

Strut Your Mutt is the County’s annual Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest. Dog owners were invited to display their creativity and dress their canine pets in costumes. The parade was free and prizes were awarded to the winners in each category.

Award winners at the Essex County Brookdale Dog Park Contest are as follows:

Donate to the Police Department this Movember

Officers will be growing facial hair during November to raise awareness for Mental Illness and Suicide Prevention. Please donate!

The Police Department is located at 255 Roseland Ave. Non-Emergency Phone Number: 973-226-3000.

Family Friendly Halloween Walk

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., the Board of Chosen Freeholders, Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs, and the 4-H Club of Essex County invite the public to a Family Friendly Halloween Walk on Friday, October 28, 2016 at Essex County Environmental Center’s Garibaldi Hall, 621A Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, from 5 to 7:15 p.m. Rain Date: Saturday, October 29th.

Join us for a walk in the woods to meet some friendly ghosts & goblins! Admission: $4.

Register before Monday, October 24th Online Here

For more information, contact Essex County 4-H at

Message from NJDEP - Motorists Cautioned As Deer Breeding Season Begins

With the arrival of the fall breeding season, the Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is reminding motorists to be alert for white-tailed deer, which may unexpectedly dart onto roads and cause accidents.

Motorists are urged to be especially attentive and cautious during morning and evening commutes when visibility may be poor. Deer are involved in thousands of collisions annually in New Jersey, with as many as half coming during the fall mating season, or rutting season, which peaks in November. An adult male deer can weigh 150 pounds or more.

“People should always be alert for deer when driving, but especially at this time of year, when deer can suddenly run onto any roadway, from busy highways to country roads,” said Division of Fish and Wildlife Director David Chanda. “One moment of inattentive driving can result in serious or even life-altering consequences.”

PSE&G Warns Customers About Increase in Payment Scams

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is urging customers to be alert to scams demanding immediate bill payment via a pre-paid card.

“During the last several days, we’ve seen an uptick in the number of phone scams being reported,” said Greg Dunlap, vice president of Customer Operations for PSE&G. “Scammers can – and do – target anyone. But they tend to more often target small business customers, because they have larger bills than residential customers, but don’t have all of the checks and balances to prevent fraud that large business customers typically have.”

Here is how this latest payment scam works:

Leaf Season 2016

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 17th.  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 21st.  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.


“At American Water, we take water quality and safety very seriously. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and state drinking water programs set water quality standards designed to protect public health and American Water treats your water to meet or surpass these standards, including those set for chromium. 
The USEPA does not have specific drinking water regulations for chromium-6, only total chromium, which includes consideration of the health effects due to chromium-6. American Water routinely tests its water supply for total chromium and all results have been in compliance with the USEPA standards.  We are also voluntarily sample for chromium-6 in accordance with USEPA guidance. 
American Water is supporting national research through the Water Research Foundation to better monitor and treat for chromium-6.  The USEPA is also conducting a rigorous and comprehensive review of health effects of chromium-6.  Our water quality experts are closely following this research and if necessary, will be ready to implement changes in our testing and treatment.
Water quality results on chrome-6 and other parameters can be found on American Water’s website .  Enter your zip code or city/state to get information on your specific water quality.  There you will find the annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) and a basic water quality summary with links to additional information on chrome-6.”

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